Volleyball hot in time for OACs

As the saying often goes: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” and that is the case for  Yellow Jackets volleyball.

BW got off to a rough start in OAC play, but they have flipped the switch recently. After starting OAC play 1-4, the Jackets won their last four matches to clinch a position in the OAC Tournament in head coach Kacie Ehinger’s first season at BW. The Jackets finished the regular season at a 22-5 (5-4).

The run began with a sweep at home against John Carroll on Oct. 22 in three sets. Then the Yellow Jackets travelled to Wilmington on Oct. 26 and won 3-0.

The following week, the BW had two matches to determine whether they would make the OACs.

On Oct. 29, the Jackets dueled Mount Union in a thriller at home on senior night. They split the first four sets before BW won the match. It was the first time BW had defeated Mount Union since 2006.

Perhaps the Jackets most impressive win during their streak was against Marietta. BW fell lost the first two sets, but were able to rally to win the next two. It came down to the fifth and final set, which the Jackets won 15-5 to clinch a spot in the OACs.

The Jackets, the No. 5 seed in the Tournament, matched up against Heidelberg. Despite having lost to them in October, BW was able to defeat Heidelberg 3-1 to advance to the tournament semi-finals at No. 1 seed Ohio Northern University on Nov. 7. The results were not available as of press time