No Event
No Event
No Event
Fri Sep 01
Final
1 Geneseo
3 vs. Denison
@ Alliance, OH in Alliance, Ohio
Fri Sep 01
Final
1 Denison
3 at Mount Union
in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Sep 02
Final
0 Grove City
3 vs. Denison
@ Alliance, OH in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Sep 02
Final
0 Alma
3 vs. Denison
@ Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio
Tue Sep 05
Final
1 Mt. Vernon Naz.
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Sep 08
Final
0 Denison
3 vs. Otterbein
@ Gambier, OH in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Sep 09
Final
0 Geneva
3 vs. Denison
@ Gambier, OH in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Sep 09
Final
0 La Roche
3 vs. Denison
@ Gambier, OH in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Sep 13
Final
2 Capital
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Sep 19
Final
3 Heidelberg
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 23
Final
2 Denison
3 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Tue Sep 26
Final
3 #22 Ohio Northern
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Sep 28
Final
2 Denison
3 at Bluffton
in Bluffton, Ohio
Sun Oct 01
Final
2 Hiram
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Oct 01
Final
3 Otterbein
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 03
Final
0 Denison
3 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Oct 07
Final
2 Kenyon
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 11
Final
1 Denison
3 at #1 Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Oct 14
Final
0 Allegheny
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 17
Final
1 Oberlin
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Oct 20
Final
0 Denison
3 vs. Cabrini
@ Pittsburgh, Pa. in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Fri Oct 20
Final
1 Denison
3 at Carnegie Mellon
in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sat Oct 21
Final
3 Denison
1 vs. Haverford
@ Pittsburgh, Pa. in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sat Oct 21
Final
2 Denison
3 vs. DeSales
@ Pittsburgh, Pa. in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wed Oct 25
7:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Oct 28
2:00 PM
Denison
vs. John Carroll
@ Muskingum in New Concord, Ohio
Sat Oct 28
4:00 PM
Denison
at Muskingum
in New Concord, Ohio
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Big Red splits five-setters in Sunday doubleheader

Photo by Jace Delgado
Photo by Jace Delgado

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Highlighted by a comeback performance in the first match, Denison volleyball went 1-1 on Sunday afternoon, defeating Hiram College in the first match, 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-11), before falling to Otterbein University, 3-2 (20-25, 32-30, 26-24, 22-25, 7-15) at Livingston Gymnasium.

Against Hiram, the Big Red dropped the first two sets as the Terriers opened an early 2-0 advantage. Denison then countered in the next two sets, led by sophomore Alex Tubbs' five kills in the third and Leah Reinfranck's five total points in the fourth set.

Entering the fifth set, DU jumped out to an early 7-1 lead thanks to back-to-back kills from Kaila Kasper. Hiram's Jessica Fontana recorded the next two points for the Terriers but kills by Emma Woerner and Isabella Pivec finalized the 3-2 victory and earned Denison their first North Coast Athletic Conference win of the season.

The Big Red totaled four players with 11 or more kills in the match, led by Woerner's 13 kills. Junior Julia Miller paced DU with 48 assists while Kristin Thewes added 37 digs. Hiram's Kiara Franks led all players with 14 kills and added 23 digs, as the Terriers dropped to 12-6 on the season.

Against Otterbein, Denison fell in the first set 25-20, but Kasper's three consecutive kills late in the second set helped the Big Red tie the match at 1-1 with a back-and-forth 32-30 victory. DU wrapped up the third set with a 26-24 win, but late kills from Otterbein's Alana King-Mendenhall and Emily Shuk gave the Cardinals a fourth set victory, tying the match at 2-2.

In the final set, an error by Otterbein's Olivia Harris gave the Big Red an early advantage, but three straight points from the Cardinals were too much to handle as Denison endured their first loss of the day, 3-2.

Woerner's 22 kills tied for the match lead, while Kasper finished second on the team with 16 kills. Miller recorded a new season-high with 56 assists and Thewes tied her season-best with 39 digs, a mark set on Sept. 28 in a 3-2 loss at Bluffton University.

The Cardinals were led by Hadley Sterett's 22 kills and a match-high 67 assists from Andrea Miller. The loss moves the Big Red to 8-7 overall, while Otterbein improves to 17-1.

Denison will hit the road on Tuesday, October 3 as they head to Delaware, Ohio to take on Ohio Wesleyan University at 7 p.m.