Errors hurt volleyball in OAC match

Errors hurt volleyball in OAC match

TIFFIN -- Attack errors proved costly for the Heidelberg University volleyball team as it dropped its OAC opener, 3-1, to Muskingum University. The Muskies improve to 13-3, 1-1, as the Berg falls to 9-9, 0-1. Heidelberg committed 25 attack errors in the match.

The Muskies held the lead for most of the first set, but the Student Princes kept the score close. With a 20-17 lead, Muskies scored five straight points to take the first set, 25-17.

Muskingum held a 24-23 lead in the second, but a timely kill from Alyssa Crusey tied the game at 24. Once more, Muskingum was a point away before another sophomore -- this time Jordann Gudorf -- recorded a kill to force extra points. A MU kill and a Berg attack error ultimately gave the Muskies the win, 27-25.

Looking to force more sets, Heidelberg took the third by a score of 25-18. With Morgan Strenk back to serve, HU took an 8-6 deficit and turned it into a 13-8 lead. A Taylor Valentine kill forced a game four.

Muskingum scored five straight to extend the lead to seven. The lead would hold for the Muskies, as the visitors took the final set, 25-16.

Junior Laura Schrag recorded 11 kills for the Student Princes, while Anna McNabb tallied 39 assists.

Sydney Moore led the defense with 17 digs. Taylor Valentine (15), Taylor Arbogast (14), and Rachel Raimondo (13) anchored the back row for HU.

Muskingum attacked above a .275 clip for each set except the third, where the Muskies hit at a -.020 clip. Heidelberg hit at a mere .124 percentage for the match.

The Berg travels to John Carroll University for a match on Tuesday evening. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.