ADA — Ohio Northern swept area-rival Bluffton 25-14, 25-20, 25-22 at the ONU Sports Center, giving head coach Kate Witte her 700th career victory in the process.
The 20th-ranked Polar Bears (7-2 overall) got 11 kills from Madi Ellis (Delphos St. John’s) and 10 kills from Chelsea Huppert.
The Beavers (2-6 overall) were led by Bethany Martini with 11 kills.
Witte is now 700-229 in 28 seasons at ONU, a winning percentage of .753. She is the winningest coach in Ohio Northern volleyball history and in the history of the Ohio Athletic Conference.
“I am just so grateful to be the head coach at such a fine institution as Ohio Northern University,” Witte said. “This is a testament to the quality of women we have had in our program. I love the ladies on the team right now and I love all of the players that have played for me through the years. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to continue the outstanding tradition of Ohio Northern volleyball that I inherited 28 years ago.”
HCAC recognizes O-G graduate
BLUFFTON — Bluffton freshman libero and Ottawa-Glandorf graduate Brooke Kleman, who averaged 5.59 digs per set for the Beavers last week, has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on defense.
Liming receives conference award
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University senior and St. Marys graduate Skylar Liming, who led the Beavers to a 3-2 victory against Hiram on Saturday, has been named the HCAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on offense.
Liming scored two goals and assisted on the other in the win.
Bluffton’s Duncan receives honor
BLUFFTON — Adam Duncan, who scored all 13 points in Bluffton’s points in a 34-13 loss at No. 19 Trine, has been named the HCAC Football Player of the Week on special teams.
The junior drilled 25 and 34-yard field goals and kicked the extra point after he hauled in a 70-yard touchdown reception.
Jon P. Speiss Memorial
WAUSEON — Bluffton (337) finished 10th and UNOH (343) 12th at Tuesday’s event at Ironwood Golf Course behind champion Trine (293).
Takoda Pratt led Bluffton with an 82 and Dakotah McClain paced UNOH with a 76, putting him in 10th place.
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