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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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Wooster eliminates DU from NCAC Tournament

Marija Pavlick  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Marija Pavlick | Photo by Jace Delgado

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Denison volleyball suffered a 3-1 loss (19-25, 19-25, 25-20, 19-25) to the seventh-seeded College of Wooster on Friday afternoon in the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament hosted at Wittenberg University.

Entering the conference tournament as the No. 6 seed, the Big Red dropped the first two sets to the Scots 25-19, despite a .258 hitting percentage in the second set.

Trailing Wooster 2-0, Denison rallied in the third set after dropping the first two points of the frame. Led by kills from Emma Woerner and Alex Tubbs, along with a service ace from Julia Miller, DU jumped to a 5-3 advantage.

Tied at 18-18 in the third set, five combined kills from Woerner and Tubbs helped the Big Red force the fourth frame after taking seven of the last eight points from Wooster.

Starting the final set with a 4-0 lead following four-straight kills from Woerner, Tubbs, and freshman Payton McElfresh, the Scots used back-to-back DU attacking errors to tie the set at 4-4.

Denison jumped back out to a 9-7 advantage after Marija Pavlick connected on a service ace and Woerner notched another kill, but Wooster collected eight of the next 11 points to go back in front, 15-12.

A kill from Kaila Kasper cut the DU deficit to 19-18, but the Scots won the next four points on kills from Ashley Plassard and Mayia Karagianni and secured the match with a 25-19 victory. The loss dropped the Big Red from the conference tournament and sent their overall record to 11-15. Wooster improved to 15-11 on the season as they advance to play No. 3 Hiram on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Woerner led the Big Red with 14 kills and 10 digs while totaling a kill rate of .222. Tubbs followed with nine kills and McElfresh finished with eight kills and 17 digs. Pavlick added 18 digs and Miller paced DU with 33 assists. Friday's performance for Miller vaulted her over 2,000 assists for her career, finishing her time in Granville with 2,017.

Wooster's Eleri Miller finished in a tie for the match-high with 14 kills, while Botsch added 44 assists and Gabrielle Basinski chipped in 28 digs.

Denison finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 11-15 while going 3-5 in conference play.