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Ladies look ahead to NCAC tournament

Ladies look ahead to NCAC tournament

Katie Howard ’22 prepares to dig the ball. The Ladies are now 5-19. | Courtesy of kenyon college athletics

Last Saturday, the Kenyon volleyball team welcomed Wittenberg University’s Tigers to Tomsich Arena.  Wittenberg came into the match with a record of 14-7 and undefeated in all seven of their NCAC matchups. It was a rough outing for the Ladies, as they committed 23 errors during the 3 set sweep, their second highest total of the season. The Tiger defense was also superb, holding the Ladies to a .000 attack percentage.

On Tuesday, the Ladies traveled to Delaware, Ohio to take on Ohio Wesleyan University for their final regular season NCAC match of the year. Despite an eight-kill, 11-dig performance from Mackenzie Bruzzio ’20, the Ladies lost in straight sets to the Battling Bishops, 25-17, 25-22, 25-13.

Kenyon will have two more out-of-conference games before beginning NCAC tournament play. The Ladies will enter into the tournament with an overall record of 5-19 and a conference record of 2-6, making them the seventh seed for the field.

Sophomore Ellie Luciani ’22 is confident in the team’s ability to perform well and advance in the upcoming NCAC Tournament.

“I think we’re excited to prove some people wrong,” said Luciani. “We can come in with an underdog mentality and show people that our record doesn’t reflect the work ethic and talent level of our team.”

The next match for the Ladies will be on the road against Kalamazoo College (Mich.) on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2:00 p.m.


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