Owens Moves to 2-0 in OCCAC Play

Owens Moves to 2-0 in OCCAC Play

By Chris Schmidbauer, Sports Information Director

Toledo, OH -- After full weekend of matches at their home invitational, the Owens Volleyball team made quick work of the Lakers on Wednesday night at the SHAC, winning in straight sets. The match start was delayed due to travel issues with Lakeland, and both teams seemed eager to play when the match started. 

The first set was the tightest of the match. Both teams went back and forth, before the Express were able to win the first set 25-20. The next two sets were dominated by the Express. Owens won the second set 25-13, and they won the third and final set 25-12. 

Several Express players had terrific matches in on the attack front. Sophomore Michaela Eisenhauer led the team in kills with eight, but several of her teammates had seven kills each. Freshman Kara Evers, Carlie Bengela, and Mornay McBroom all finished with seven kills during the match.

Summer Sweeting and Kara Schafer were assists machines, with Sweeting finishing with 21 while the freshman Schafer had 15 total assists. Eisenhauer was the team leader in service aces with three while Sweeting finished with two for the Express. 

Not to be outdone by her fellow sophomores, Kennedy Ames led the team with 12 digs on the night while freshman Shyah Wheeler also had a dozen digs against the Lakers. 

Owens moved to 12-1 overall on the season and are 2-0 in OCCAC play. Lakeland fell to 1-7 overall and 1-3 in OCCAC play. Owens is now on a 12 game winning streak. The team has not lost since their first match of the season. The team will get a well deserved break after playing 13 matches over the past week and a half. The team will next be in action on September 12 on the road against Cuyahoga Community College. The Express return home on Friday September 14, when they host Hocking College. Then on Saturday September 15, the Express will participate in a quad meet with Columbus State, College of DuPage, and Schoolcraft.