Quakers fall to Ohio Northern in four
Fisher leads WC with 13 kills
October 18, 2011
Tessa Bailey (at right) provides one of her six digs during Wilmington's match with Ohio Northern.
Wilmington College saw the peaks and valleys in a 3-1 Ohio Athletic Conference loss to Ohio Northern University at Fred Raizk Arena Tuesday night.
The Quakers are now 1-6 in the OAC, 10-15 overall. Ohio Northern moves to 3-3 in the conference, 12-14 for the season.
Ohio Northern squeaked out a 25-19 win in set one, but Wilmington responded to take set two, 25-23.
In the first two sets, the Quakers put down 25 kills and committed just six hitting errors.
“It was pretty good stuff at times. We had two good games with them,” Wilmington head coach Ron Mullikin said. “We played several freshmen, and they gave us good performances. Jessika Wise has come a long way. She is not afraid to hit under pressure.”
Despite rolling into set three with some serious momentum on their side, the Quakers’ attack sputtered. Wilmington committed eight hitting errors en route to losing set three, 25-9, and misfired on seven attacks in dropping set four, 25-14.
“It’s tough to keep the level up. We always seem to have a bad game in there somewhere. It came at an inopportune time tonight,” Mullikin said. “We had to be firing on all cylinders to stay with them, and we didn’t.”
Sara Fisher (London/Madison-Plains) led Wilmington’s attack with 13 kills. Anne Keenan (Beavercreek) sent down eight kills and Ashley Miller (Arcanum/Franklin Monroe) added six. Wise (Dayton/Stebbins) finished with five kills.
Courtney Hurley (DeGraff/Riverside) led Wilmington’s defensive effort with 13 kills. At the net, Fisher had a solo block and a block assist.
Wilmington will travel to Central State for a 6 p.m. match Thursday.