Fri Sep 02
7:00 PM
Denison
vs. Earlham
@ Capital in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Sep 03
10:30 AM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Sep 03
2:00 PM
Denison
vs. Otterbein
@ Capital in Bexley, Ohio
Wed Sep 07
7:00 PM
Denison
at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Fri Sep 09
5:30 PM
Denison
vs. Berry
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Fri Sep 09
7:30 PM
Denison
vs. Rochester Inst.
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
11:00 AM
Denison
vs. Bethany (W.V.)
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
1:00 PM
Denison
vs. Defiance
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Tue Sep 13
7:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Fri Sep 16
5:00 PM
Denison
vs. Grove City
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Fri Sep 16
7:00 PM
Denison
vs. Case Western Reserve
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
12:00 PM
Adrian
vs. Denison
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
4:00 PM
Denison
vs. Westminster (Pa.)
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Tue Sep 20
7:00 PM
Denison
at Heidelberg
in Tiffin, Ohio
Sat Sep 24
2:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Thu Sep 29
7:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Sep 30
7:30 PM
Bluffton
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 05
7:00 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
1:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
3:00 PM
Denison
vs. Pittsburgh-Greensburg
@ Hiram in Hiram, Ohio
Wed Oct 12
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 15
5:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Oct 19
7:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 22
1:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 26
7:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 29
1:00 PM
Denison
vs. Case Western Reserve
@ Wooster in Wooster, 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.