By: Randy Payton Special to OVP
September 17, 2013
RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande volleyball team will wrap up a three-game Mid-South Conference roadtrip when they travel to face the University of Cumberlands on Wednesday evening.
First serve is set for 5 p.m. at the O. Wayne Rollins Center in Williamsburg, Ky.
The RedStorm (1-4 overall, 0-3 MSC) is coming off of a straight-set loss to #15 Lindsey Wilson last Thursday and are still seeking their first victory in conference play.
Rio Grande was held in check at the net by the Blue Raiders the entire night, losing each set by at least nine points.
Junior outside hitter Betsy Schramm (Marietta, OH) leads the attack for the RedStorm this season with 38 kills on her record. Freshman middle blocker Autumn Snider (Marion, OH) is right behind Schramm with 32 kills.
Snider is also hosting the block party for the RedStorm as she leads the team with 16 total blocks.
Assisting on the bulk of kills recorded this season is freshman setter Kayla Briley (Marion, OH), who has recorded an impressive 118 helpers in the 2013 campaign.
Senior defensive specialist Nicole Ogg (Albany, OH) has recorded a team-best 50 digs thus far.
Cumberlands (5-3, 1-3) enters Wednesday’s match fresh off of a straight-set demolishing of Shawnee State on Monday night. The victory marked the third straight-set victory this season for the Patriots.
Leading the way for UC is senior outside hitter Kelsey Eastham with 63 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Morgan Schlatter sits second on the squad with 57 kills of her own.
Sophomore setter Samanthan Stuckwisch has been the beneficiary in the assist category for many of those kills, recording 131 helpers to her credit.
Cumberlands has an impressive four players with over 53 digs on the season with freshman outside hitter Sydney Beck leading the quartet with 71.
Live video of the match will be available at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/cumberlands.portal# beginning at 4:50 p.m.