TIFFIN -- Led by Mariah Sullivan's career-high 19 kills, Heidelberg University volleyball team defeated Muskingum 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.The Student Princes took the match 17-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23.
Muskingum's season comes to an end at 15-14. The Berg improves to 22-8.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Muskies jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first set and never looked back. The Tricolor attacked at a .065 clip in the opening set.
In the second set, the Berg went on a 7-2 run to distance themselves from the Muskies.
Trailing 21-18 in the third set, Heidelberg scored seven straight points to take the set 25-21. Sarah Parker tallied four kills in the seven point run.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Sullivan attacked at a blistering .375 clip in the match. Parker chipped in with 18 kills.
QUOTES FROM THE COACH
Head coach Jason Miller on the match: "Muskingum came to play ... It's the OAC Tournament, everyone's going to come out fighting."
Miller on his team's fight: "We certainly had some kids step up and do what we needed to get a win ... At this pond in the season it's win and move on."
Heidelberg hosts the No. 3 seeded University of Mount Union on Thursday for the semifinals. Game time in Tiffin is scheduled for 7 p.m.