No. 19 Polar Bears drop Fightin’ Quakers in 3

ADA – The Wilmington College volleyball team fell to No. 19 Ohio Northern University in straight sets Wednesday evening 25-8, 25-11, 25-21 in Ohio Athletic Conference action.

The Fightin’ Quakers showed a little spunk in the third set, taking a 13-10 lead thanks to a kill from Karrah Wind and an ONU service error. The hosts answered before kills from Wind and Jillian Wesco gave the Quakers a 15-14 edge.

That lead would be the last lead Wilmington would have, however, as the Polar Bears won four consecutive points and never looked back.

Ohio Northern finished the match with 41 kills and just nine attack errors for a .348 hitting percentage while Wilmington put down 22 kills compared to 20 errors and a .021 hitting percentage.

Wesco and Wind both had six kills for the Quakers while Mariella Szrom added five. Wesco also led Wilmington’s back row with eight digs while Jacie Koontz dished out 11 assists.

Wilmington dips to 5-16 overall and 0-4 in the OAC with the loss. ONU improves to 14-4 and 4-1 in conference play with the win.

The Quakers return home for a tri-match with Marietta College and Ohio University-Chillicothe Saturday.