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Fri Aug 31
Final
0 Denison
3 at Mount Union
in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Sep 01
Final
3 Mass.-Boston
1 vs. Denison
@ Alliance, Ohio in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Sep 01
Final
0 Thiel
3 vs. Denison
@ Alliance, Ohio in Alliance, Ohio
Wed Sep 05
Final
0 Denison
3 at #19 Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Sat Sep 08
Final
3 Mt. St. Joseph
1 vs. Denison
@ Gambier, OH in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Sep 08
Final
0 Grove City
3 vs. Denison
@ Gambier, Ohio in Gambier, Ohio
Tue Sep 11
Final
1 Marietta
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 15
Final
3 Denison
0 vs. Franciscan
@ Wooster, Ohio in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Sep 15
Final
1 Bethany (W.V.)
3 vs. Denison
@ Wooster, Ohio in Wooster, Ohio
Tue Sep 18
Final
0 Denison
3 at Heidelberg
in Tiffin, Ohio
Sat Sep 22
Final
3 DePauw
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Sep 25
Final
3 Muskingum
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 26
Final
3 Earlham
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 29
Final
0 Denison
3 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Tue Oct 02
Final
3 Ohio Wesleyan
0 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 06
Final
3 Denison
1 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Oct 10
Final
3 #4 Wittenberg
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 13
Final
3 Denison
0 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Tue Oct 16
Final
1 Denison
3 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri Oct 19
Final
3 Denison
0 vs. Finlandia
@ Olivet, Mich. in Olivet, Mich.
Fri Oct 19
Final
3 Denison
0 at Olivet
in Olivet, Mich.
Sat Oct 20
Final
3 #14 Wis.-Eau Claire
0 vs. Denison
@ Albion, Mich. in Albion, Mich.
Sat Oct 20
Final
1 Denison
3 at Albion
in Albion, Mich.
Wed Oct 24
Final
0 Wooster
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 27
Final
3 Denison
0 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Fri Nov 02
Final
3 Wooster
1 vs. Denison
@ Springfield, OH NCAC Tournament - First Round
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Big Red suffers 3-1 loss to Yeowomen

Payton McElfresh  |  Photo by Brett Dunbar
Payton McElfresh | Photo by Brett Dunbar

OBERLIN, Ohio--  Payton McElfresh set a new career-high with 17 kills but it wasn't enough as Denison suffered a 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 26-24, 25-22) loss to Oberlin.

Oberlin took the first set by winning seven of the final eight points to take a 1-0 lead.  In the second, Denison bounced back, winning three-straight points on kills by McElfresh, Olivia Burnside and an error by Oberlin to go up 23-20.  The Yeowomen got to within one point but kills by Kalia Kasper and Alex Tubbs gave the second set to the Big Red.

The third and fourth sets also came down to the wire.  In the third, DU had set-point but an error gave the Yeowomen new life at 24-24.  An ace followed by a kill from Lexi Mitchell gave Oberlin a 2-1 lead in the match.  In the fourth set, Oberlin held a three to five point advantage throughout and Mitchell's 24th kill of the match ended things at 25-22.

Mitchell racked up 20+ kills for the sixth time this season.  She also posted 23 digs and six service aces.

Denison got a 17 kill and 17 dig effort from McElfresh who hit at a .310 clip on 42 attempts.  Emma Woerner returned after missing the last four contests and finished with nine goals, 10 digs, and five blocks.  Burnside had eight kills while Tubbs finished with seven kills and a team-high six blocks.  Julia Miller posted 38 assists and 16 digs for Denison.

The Big Red falls to 7-12 overall and 2-3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.  The loss snaps an 11-match winning streak against Oberlin that dated back to 2009. Denison returns to action on Friday, October 19 when they take on Finlandia and Olivet in Olivet, Michigan.