VB: Student Princes finish NOFA Inv. undefeated

Photos courtesy of Becca Radabaugh
Photos courtesy of Becca Radabaugh

TIFFIN -- Day two of the No One Fights Alone Invitational was highlighted by a milestone win for Heidelberg University volleyball coach Jason Miller.  

The Berg finished the weekend 4-0, defeating Mt. St. Joseph University in three sets and Hanover College in four. The win over MSJ capped Miller's 400th career victory as head coach of the volleyball program at Heidelberg over an illustrious 19 year career.

With the two victories on Saturday, the Student Princes improved their record to 12-5 on the year.

GAME ONE - BERG 3  MSJ 0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-18)

The Student Princes enjoyed total control of the opening set, winning 25-13.  Heidelberg attacked at a .233 clip while the Lions struggled with a -.047 percentage.  

The second set stayed fairly even throughout.  Tied at 22, HU scored the final three points -- capped by a kill from Alyssa Crusey.  

Hotly contested, the third set was much like the second. Holding a slight 16-14 edge, the Student Princes went on a 7-0 run to usurp control.  HU capped the match with a block, one of seven in the match.

Morgan Strenk stood out with 11 kills and a .385 attacking percentage.  Amy Feczer (.471) and Laura Schrag (.421) each had nine kills. Anna McNabb dished out 36 assists.  

Schrag led the charge at the net, picking up four blocks.  Taylor Arbogast flew all over the court and amassed 20 digs.    

GAME TWO - BERG 3 HANOVER 1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16)

The Student Princes dropped their only set of the weekend to a competitive Hanover team in match two, but finished strong, taking the fourth set by a nine-point margin for the victory.

McNabb was once again the engine for the Student Princes amassing 55 assists, 14 digs and 3 service aces. Three hitters collected double-digit kills as Schrag pounded 13, and Strenk and Feczer hit 11 a piece.

Defensively, Arbogast scooped up 27 digs, while Sarah Oney added 11 in the back row. At the net, the Heidelberg blockers sent back seven total blocks, led by Schrag's four.

For her efforts over the four matches, Taylor Arbogast was named to the No One Fights Alone All-Tournament team. She compiled an incredible 78 digs to average 6.0 per set. To go along with her stellar defensive efforts, Arbogast nailed five service aces, including a string of three in a row vs. Case Western Reserve University that sealed the victory for the Student Princes. 

UP NEXT

The Student Princes return to action on Tuesday, a 7 p.m. start at Kenyon College.  They return home to host Wilmington College on Saturday to start conference play.