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Inexperience proves costly in ONU’s regional final loss to Wittenberg

Nov 14, 2017 - Comments: 0

The way volleyball works, there are very little breaks come tournament time. The opening weekend consists of three rounds, played on consecutive days, in which eight teams arrive to a regional destination but only one makes it out alive.

Making it out of the first weekend is a draining endeavor. Coaches must prepare for three different opponents in three days, with less than 24 hours in between each match and each opponent tougher than the last. Players must perform at their peak on short rest, staying mentally sharp during the biggest weekend of their volleyball careers.

Volleyball in the NCAA Tournament: Five things to know

Nov 08, 2017 - Comments: 0

The 20th-ranked ONU volleyball team will be making their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday, when they face DePauw (Ind.) at Otterbein’s Rike Center in the first round.

They made it in as an at-large bid after falling to Otterbein in the OAC Tournament championship on Saturday, 3-0. Northern clinched a share of the OAC regular season title with Otterbein two weeks ago, as both teams went 8-1 in conference play this year.

OAC Championship Week Preview

Oct 31, 2017 - Comments: 0

This week, three ONU teams will play for OAC Tournament trophies. The 13th-ranked women’s soccer team will look to win their first OAC Tournament title in five years, the 18th-ranked volleyball team will try to win their second straight tournament, and the men’s soccer team will attempt to pull off an upset or two to make it back to their third consecutive tournament final.

While anything could happen during Championship Week, one thing’s certain: what happens this week will definitely have an impact on these teams’ chances of making it into the NCAA Tournament.

Closing time: Where each ONU fall sports team stands down the stretch

Oct 15, 2017 - Comments: 0

There are two weeks until ‘Championship Week,’ when the OAC Tournaments for volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer take place, the ONU men’s and women’s cross country teams run in the OAC Championship meet, and the football team heads toward the end of their regular season (although their last game isn’t until Nov. 11).

This means that it’s time to evaluate where each ONU fall sports team stands coming down the stretch, and which games, meets or matches might play a pivotal role in determining their place in the conference.

Read below for a team-by-team breakdown:

 

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