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Fri Nov 03
Final
1 Kenyon
3 vs. Denison
@ Wittenberg NCAC Tournament in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Nov 04
Final
0 Denison
3 at Wittenberg
NCAC Tournament in Springfield, Ohio
Fri Aug 31
8:00 PM
Denison
at Mount Union
in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Sep 01
10:00 AM
Mass.-Boston
vs. Denison
@ Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio
Sat Sep 01
12:00 PM
Thiel
vs. Denison
@ Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio
Wed Sep 05
7:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Sat Sep 08
12:00 PM
Mt. St. Joseph
vs. Denison
@ Kenyon in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Sep 08
2:00 PM
Grove City
vs. Denison
@ Kenyon in Gambier, Ohio
Tue Sep 11
7:00 PM
Marietta
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 15
11:00 AM
Denison
vs. Franciscan
@ Wooster in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Sep 15
3:00 PM
Bethany (W.V.)
vs. Denison
@ Wooster in Wooster, Ohio
Tue Sep 18
7:00 PM
Denison
at Heidelberg
in Tiffin, Ohio
Sat Sep 22
1:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Sep 25
7:00 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Sep 26
7:00 PM
Earlham
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 29
1:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Tue Oct 02
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 06
3:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Oct 10
7:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 13
1:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Tue Oct 16
7:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
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Big Red falls to ONU in three sets

Elena Lein hit .353 with seven kills against Ohio Northern on Tuesday.
Elena Lein hit .353 with seven kills against Ohio Northern on Tuesday.

In a battle of two 8-1 squads, Denison dropped three hard-fought sets (25-23, 25-22, 25-22) to Ohio Northern University on Tuesday evening from Livingston Gymnasium.

The Big Red jumped out to an early 3-1 lead in the opening set, but six-straight DU miscues and a solo block gave the Polar Bears a five-point lead.  The home team quickly battled back and squared the match at 10-10.  The back-and-forth battle carried on throughout the set, eventually reaching 21-all which forced an ONU timeout.  After falling behind 24-22, Denison head coach Lynsey Whisner called her second timeout of the set.  Out of the stoppage, sophomore setter Jessica Borsani quick passed the ball over the net to narrow the margin to 24-23.  However, Ohio Northern's Kristen Davidson secured the first set with a kill.

The two teams battled closely for the early stages of the second set until a 9-2 run gave the Polar Bears a 14-6 advantage.  The Big Red continued to hang around and slowly trimmed away the deficit.  Trailing 23-20, a thunderous kill by Kenzie Kuhn brought the DU fans to their feet and forced Ohio Northern coach Kate Witte to call a timeout.  The two teams traded off points out of the timeout, but it was a kill by Kelsie Zumberger that ended the second set in ONU's favor.

The third set saw the home team fall behind by as many as nine points at 18-9.  However, the resilient Big Red fought back for a third time to close the margin to 23-19.  After a ball handling error put DU one point away from defeat, Kuhn kept Denison alive with another kill.  Junior Sarah Blum followed with an ace, while an ONU miscue made it a 24-22 contest.  Despite shrinking a once nine-point margin to two, it was the Polar Bears who came up with the final strike as a Kaitlann Hogrefe kill secured the three-set win for Ohio Northern.

Denison was led offensively by Kuhn's 13 kills and two service aces.  First-year Brittany Perry also logged 10 kills, while Elena Lein had seven finishers.  Borasni finished the night with 32 assists.  Defensively, Emily Marguerite and Blum logged 26 and 11 digs, respectively.

Denison falls to 8-2 on the year, while Ohio Northern improves to 9-1.  The Big Red returns to action on Thursday (Sept. 13) when they travel to John Carroll for a 7 p.m. match.