DePauw Advances to NCAC Tournament Title Match with Win over Denison

DePauw Advances to NCAC Tournament Title Match with Win over Denison

Springfield, Ohio - DePauw advanced to the North Coast Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament Championship match for the third straight year and fourth time in the last five after it blanked Denison 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-10). The Tigers, now 24-4, will face Wittenberg at 7 p.m. tonight. Denison dropped to 12-16.

DePauw outhit Denison .451-.059 as it totaled 45 kills and just four errors in the win. Suzanne Peters led DePauw with 13 kills, while Gabi Allread followed with 10. Morgan Stearley followed with eight kills and a .615 hitting percentage, while Elisabeth Wilson followed with seven kills and hit a team-best .636. Leah Reinfranck paced Denison with 11 kills.

Keegan Kollias assisted on 34 of the Tigers' kills, while Kaileigh Poe had 13 for Denison. Peters and Wilson each had two of DePauw's five aces. 

Kaylee Nichols led DePauw with 11 digs with Denison's Kristin Thewes posting a match-high 15. Kollias, Haley Bitzer and Wilson each totaled three blocks.