VOLLEYBALL - Sept. 15-16 preview

VOLLEYBALL - Sept. 15-16 preview

FRIDAY

WHO: Cedarville University (2-7, 1-0 G-MAC) at Hillsdale College (7-2, 0-1 G-MAC)

FIRST SERVE: 7:00

LINKS: Live Stats  |  Webcast

THE SERIES: Hillsdale is 4-0 all-time vs. Cedarville, but this is the first in-conference matchup between these programs.

SATURDAY

WHO: Ohio Dominican (1-8, 0-1 G-MAC) at Hillsdale College

FIRST SERVE: 1:00

LINKS: Live Stats  |  Webcast

THE SERIES: Hillsdale leads the all-time series with the Panthers 8-1...The Chargers have won two straight vs. ODU after losing a 5-set marathon on Oct. 24, 2014 in Columbus.

OVERVIEW: A crucial early season stretch for the Chargers continues at home this weekend...After losing a 3-2 nailbiter to West Division favorite Findlay Tuesday, the Chargers now take on the other team picked ahead of them in the preseason conference poll, Cedarville University Friday night at home...The Yellow Jackets have won four of the five G-MAC tournament titles, winning each year of the conference's existence except for 2015...Hillsdale junior Kara Vyletel entered play this week leading the G-MAC with 4.47 kills per set...Her 22 kills in the season opener vs. Michigan Tech are a single-match high in the conference this season...Last Friday, Paige VanderWall had a hitting percentage of .909 in a win over St. Michael's, the second-highest hitting percentage in a single match in conference history and the best by any G-MAC player in three years...Ohio Dominican lost its first seven matches of the season...The Panthers lost to the Yellow Jackets 3-1 in each team's 2017 G-MAC opener Tuesday night...Cedarville leads the G-MAC in blocks per set as a team (2.13)...Seven of Hillsdale's nine matches have been 3-0 sweeps, with the other two going the full five sets...The Chargers are 1-1 in five-set matches, 6-1 in three-set matches...Hillsdale's match with Findlay couldn't have been much closer than it was, with three of the five sets being decided by the minimum two points...The Oilers outscored the Chargers in total 114-113 in that match.

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