Quakers drop two at Marietta

WC falls to Marietta, Franciscan

October 15, 2011

Natalie Sparks (at left) and Ashley Miller look to roof an attack.

Natalie Sparks (at left) and Ashley Miller look to roof an attack.

MARIETTA — Wilmington dropped both ends of a tri-match played at Marietta College Saturday.

The Quakers lost to Marietta, 3-0, in the opener and fell to Franciscan, 3-0.

Wilmington is now 1-5 in the OAC, 10-14 overall.

“We just couldn’t get our offense going,” Wilmington head coach Ron Mullikin said. “We were getting our hits; we just couldn’t get them down.”

In the opener with Marietta, the Pioneers (4-1 OAC, 12-10 overall) jumped out quickly, taking the opening set, 25-13.

Things got no better in set two as Marietta posted a 25-12 win.

The Quakers got their attack untracked in set three, but fell, 25-20.

Chelcey Lyons (Springfield/Shawnee) finished with six kills and 13 digs.

Sara Fisher (London/Madison-Plains) put down four kills while Ashley Miller (Arcanum/Franklin Monroe), Caitlin Baker (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) and Anne Keenan (Beavercreek) contributed three kills apiece.

Amy McClelland (Xenia) put up 21 assists.

Against Franciscan (9-10), Wilmington lost the opening set, 25-21. Set two went to the Barons, 25-19, and set three ended, 25-20.

Miller led Wilmington’s attack with seven kills.

McClelland added 23 assists.

Tabitha Biegler (Columbus/Briggs) led Wilmington’s defensive effort with 16 digs. Tessa Bailey (Urbana/West Liberty-Salem) and Courtney Hurley (DeGraff/Riverside) added 10 digs apiece.


Wilmington @ *Marietta; Franciscan (@Marietta)

Saturday, October 15, 2011 Game 1 Final
*Marietta; Franciscan (@Marietta)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Game 2 Final
*Marietta; Franciscan (@Marietta)