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Volleyball Falls 3-1 At Ashland

Volleyball Falls 3-1 At Ashland

OVERVIEW – ASHLAND

SCORE: Ashland 3, Northwood 0, (25-15, 25-19, 26-28, 25-13)

RECORDS: Northwood (12-8, 3-6 GLIAC), Ashland (14-8, 5-5 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Kates Gymnasium – Ashland, Ohio

RECAP: Northwood drops 3-1 road match at Ashland Friday night (October 21).

INSIDE THE MATCH

  • The opening set was close early before the Eagles broke things open. AU led 11-10 when Ashland took control, scoring 12 of the next 15 points to go up 23-13 en route to a 25-15 win. The Eagles hit .407 (13-2-27) while holding the Timberwolves to a .121 clip  (10-6-33)
  • While the second set was closer, Ashland led from the 5-5 point on the rest of the way. AU scored five straight points when the score was 5-5 to earn the lead for good. The Eagles continued their strong offensive attack in the 25-19 win, hitting .303 (14-4-33) while holding Northwood at .162 (13-7-37).
  • The Timberwolves fought back to in the third set thanks to an improved offense and defensive performance. Northwood had 16 kills in the third and hit .222 while holding AU to a .114 mark (13-8-44).  Ashland had a pair of match points in the set (24-23, 25-24), but a block by Meredith Collins and Sydney Greulich gave Northwood the set 28-26.
  • Ashland responded well to the dropped third set by controlling the play in the fourth. The Eagles scored the first five and eight of the first 10 points to earn the early advantage. NU go no closer than four points after AU's 5-0 start. Ashland hit .406 (15-2-32) compared to Northwood at .000 (7-7-34).

MATCH STATS

  • HITTING: Ashland .287 (55-16-136), Northwood .134 (46-29-149)
  • DIGS: Ashland 63, Northwood 57 (Allison Getty - 14)
  • BLOCKS: Ashland 6, Northwood 5 (Sydney Greulich – 4)
  • ACES: Ashland 9, Northwood 0

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•    Northwood will travel to Tiffin Saturday morning (October 22). Match time is set for 11 a.m.