Muskingum womens volleyball dominates at home for 11th-straight win


Muskingum sophomores Brynn Guist (32) and Erin Dickson block Wilmington freshman Karrah Woods’ attempt.

By Nick McWilliams, Sports Director

The Muskingum womens volleyball team wasted little time disposing of Wilmington at home on Tuesday night.

Taking the match in three sets — 25-14, 25-19, 25-11 — the Muskies have now won 11-straight games, allowing just four set wins to opponents. Kicking off the heart of the Ohio Athletic Conference season, Muskingum took down their conference rival in less than an hour and a half.

Powered by 11 kills from sophomore Brooke Fatheree and 18 digs from sophomore Jessica Cottle, Muskingum was deadlocked with the Quakers 7-7 early in the first set, before rattling off eight straight points. That stretch proved vital in the Muskies opening set win.

Erin Dickson served up a team-leading 34 assists, while Cottle, Fatheree, Dickson and freshman Grace Lawrie combined for eight services aces.

Muskingum never trailed in the second set, and produced a .344 percent hitting percentage, compared to Wilmington’s .123 percentage. All night, the Muskies fluid offense and responsive defense proved to be far too much for the Quakers.

Two service aces rounded out the game for the Muskeis to end the match on a high note, both recorded by Lawrie. Wilmington was led by freshman Karrah Wind with seven kills and sophomore Karley Schlensker with 13 digs.

Muskingum returns home on Saturday to face a tough, 12-4 Ohio Northern team that is coming off a three set loss against Baldwin Wallace.