|Olivet Nazarene (6-7, 1-1 CCAC)||22||25||25||23||13||2|
|St. Francis (IL) (6-9, 2-1 CCAC)||25||10||21||25||15||3|
|Olivet Nazarene||Indv. Leaders||St. Francis (IL)|
|#19 Jackson, Lizzie - 17||Kills||#5 Perinar, Brenna - 21|
|2 Players (#7,#20) - 2||Blocks||2 Players (#6,#10) - 3|
|#10 Ewalt, Alex - 32||Digs||#1 Alles, Leah - 39|
|#5 Quakenbush, Micki - 5||Aces||#6 Withey, Brooklyn - 2|
|Olivet Nazarene||Team Statistics||St. Francis (IL)|
JOLIET, Ill. – Competition with friendly rivals should always bring out the best of everyone and come down to the wire. On Tuesday, Sept. 13 Olivet Nazarene University Head Volleyball Coach Brenda Williams led her Tigers into battle for the 17th consecutive season against Cara Currier and her Fighting Saints of the University of St. Francis (Ill.). The Tigers and the Saints didn't disappoint the fans at the Pat Sullivan Center, playing a five-set back-and-forth marathon. Unfortunately, Olivet couldn't hold on to their lead, falling 3-2 to open Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
Five Tigers finished with double-digit digs, making it nearly impossible for the Saints to find any open floor. The defense was led by libero Alex Ewalt (JR/Danvers, Ill.) with 32 with Jeslyn Roat (SR/Greenview, Ill.) adding 24 and Kassidy Heeringa (FR/Kent City, Mich.) 21. Micki Quakenbush (SO/Normal, Ill.) also accounted for 14, while Kayleigh Kastelein (FR/Dunlap, Ill. ) added 12.
Offensively, Olivet was led by Lizzie Jackson (JR/Brown County, Ind.) with 17 kills in 44 attempts with just seven errors (.227). Roat added 15 kills and Quakenbush nine. Rachel Kirby (SR/Overland Park, Kan.) came off the bench to add seven kills in 22 attempts with just two errors (.227). Kastelein finished with season-high 51 assists.
Olivet (6-7, 0-1) returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 19 on the road at Trinity Christian College (Ill.). The CCAC match is schedule to start at 7 p.m. in Palos Heights, Illinois.
- Today - Volleyball vs Calumet College of St. Joseph - W 25-13,25-6,25-8
- Sep. 19 - Volleyball vs Trinity Christian College - L 23-25,25-22,13-25,25-20,15-4 - recap
- Sep. 12 - Volleyball vs University of Saint Francis - L 25-22,10-25,21-25,25-23,15-13 - recap
- Sep. 9 - Volleyball vs 23University of Jamestown - L 25-18,25-23,25-13 - recap
- Sep. 9 - Volleyball vs 10Cornerstone University - W 25-16,25-22,25-22
- Sep. 8 - Volleyball vs 2Viterbo University - L 25-13,25-10,25-22
- Sep. 8 - Volleyball vs Aquinas College - W 25-21,14-25,25-22,22-25,15-13 - recap
- Sep. 5 - Volleyball vs Indiana University-South Bend - W 25-14,25-18,25-20 - recap
- Sep. 2 - Volleyball vs 3Park University - L 25-18,25-18,22-25,25-17 - recap
- Sep. 2 - Volleyball vs 12Missouri Baptist University - L 22-25,20-25,25-19,26-24,15-10