Defiance, Ohio – September 15, 2009 – The Heidelberg University volleyball team won its fifth-straight match following a 3-1 (25-14, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19) victory over host Defiance College tonight, Sept. 15. The victory extends Heidelberg’s overall record to 8-2, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 6-4.
Pacing the Berg’s attack game was Amanda Atchison (Frankfort, Ohio / Frankfort Adena). Atchison tied her career-high of 15 kills, in 27 attempts with just errors for a .481 attack percentage. In 10 matches thus far, Atchison had recorded double-digit kills in eight outings, including three matches where she has tied her career high that she set a season ago.
Backing Atchison was Jacki Street (Grafton, Ohio / Midview) and Venessa Haase (Miamisburg, Ohio / Miamisburg) with nine kills apiece. Not to be outdone, Haase added five more points off of service aces. Haase has registered five service aces in three of the last four matches, including two-straight. For the year she leads the way with 28. As a team, Heidelberg had 12 service aces, which marks the fifth time, second-consecutive, that the Berg has finished with at least 12 aces.
Controlling the offense was All-American setter Morgan Magers (Green Springs, Ohio / Old Fort). Magers dished out 35 assists, to go along with two kills and six digs.
Defensively, the back row was led by Brittany Donelan (North Olmsted, Ohio / North Olmsted). Donelan had a team-high 16 digs followed by Jackie Reinhart (New Reigel, Ohio / New Reigel) with 13 and Haase with 12.