TIFFIN, Ohio – Heidelberg University's volleyball team fell to #10 Otterbein University in a closely contested five-set match (15-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-7). Heidelberg drops to 16-7, 4-2 OAC.
The Student Princes raced out to a two set lead, attacking .338 through the first two sets.
Otterbein, which, due to traffic snarls, didn't arrive to Seiberling Gymnasium until 45 minutes before the start of the match, won sets three and four in dramatic fashion to force a fifth set. The Cardinals broke out in the fifth set and won it handily.
Heidelberg was led by senior Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway), who had 16 kills and four blocks. Senior Jacki Street (Grafton/Midview) and junior Amber Welfle (Norwalk/St. Paul) chipped in 12 kills each.
Senior Rachel Ferguson (Brighton, MI) notched 22 assists to lead The Berg.
Sophomore Tessa Benanzer (Ft. Loramie) had 21 digs against a potent Otterbein attack.
Heidelberg will face rival Ohio Northern in Ada on Tuesday. Gametime is 7 p.m.