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Volleyball | Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM

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– Ottawa won its third straight game with a 3-0 victory over Bethel College at Wilson Field House on Tuesday night. The Braves finished the game in straight sets with 35 assists, 0.258 attacking percentage, 31 assists, 11 aces on serve, 40 digs, two solo blocks and two assists.

– Over 14 games, OU averages 13.1 eliminations per set, 12.1 assists per set, 1.4 blocks per set, 1.6 service aces per set and 18 recoveries per set. The Braves have an attack percentage of .213.

– The Braves are ranked 21st in the NAIA for kills per set (13.1), 45th for percentage of attacks (0.213), 22nd for assists per set (12.1) and 20th for recoveries by set (18).

– Ayona Tharps leads the Braves in eliminations with 162. She averages 3.1 eliminations per set. Kaitlyn Haller is the OU leader in assists with 361 and an average of 7.1 assists per set. Ava Taton averages 0.5 aces serving per set and has 25 aces for the season. Emily Jackson leads the team in digs with 255. She averages five digs per set. Randi Johnson has 33 blocks over the season and is averaging 0.6 per set.

– This is the first meeting between the University of Ottawa and Montana Tech University. OU and Trinity Christian College have met once before. The Trolls and the Braves met on November 29, 2018 at the NAIA final site in Sioux City, Iowa. TCC took the victory 3-1; 20-25, 25-20, 20-25, 23-25.

– Montana Tech is 15-5 and ranked no. 17 in the latest NAIA survey of 25 women’s volleyball coaches. The Diggers are on a two-game winning streak with wins over Montana Western (3-0) on October 6 and MSU-Northern (3-0) on October 9.

– MTU averages 12.5 kills per set, 11.7 assists per set, 2.4 blocks per set, 2.2 service aces per set and 16.3 digs per set. The Diggers have an attacking percentage of 0.231.

– The Diggers are ranked 41st in the NAIA in eliminations per set (12.5), 22nd in attacking percentage (0.231), 40th in assists per set (11.7), 29th in serve ace (149), 19th in service errors (190), 16th for serving aces per set (2.2), 21st for assists (248), 34th for total blocks (160), 13th for blocks per set (2 , 4) and 24e for blocking errors (37).

– Maureen Jessop leads the MTU in kills with 193. She averages 2.9 kills per set. McKenna Keelber leads the Diggers in assists per set (9.8) and has 653 this season. Emma Carvo is the MTU leader in serving aces with 34. She averages 0.5 per set. Sarah Hopcroft leads the team in digs with 339 and averages 5.1 digs per set. Sydney Parks leads MTU in blocks with 72. She averages 1.1 blocks per set.

– Trinity Christian College is 7-15 overall. The Trolls are on a three-game losing streak with losses to Indiana Tech (3-0) on October 9, Saint Xavier (3-0) on October 12 and Cardinal Stritch (3-0) on October 14.

– Over 22 games, the Trolls have averaged 12 assists per set, 11, 3 assists per set, 1.4 blocks per set, 1.2 service aces per set and 14.6 digs per set. Trinity Christian has an attack percentage of .169.

– TCC is ranked 42nd in the NAIA for attack errors (466) and 42nd for receive errors (140).

– Sarah Kiwan leads the TCC in kills (220) and is averaging 3.1 per set. Amanda Lichtenstein leads the Trolls in assists with 520 and an average of 8.6 assists per set. Shannon Simpson averages 0.3 aces serving per set and is 17-22 games in the game. Kenzie Gibson leads Trinity Christian in digs (357) and is averaging 4.7 per set. Taryn Hinken leads the TCC in total with 49 blocks. She averages 0.6 per set.

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