No. 5 Wittenberg Beats Oberlin For 45th Straight NCAC Regular Season Win

10/17/2008

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OBERLIN, Ohio - The Wittenberg Tigers haven't lost in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) regular season play since 2005, and it doesn't appear they have any plans to start a new pattern anytime soon after they took care of business with a 3-0 win at Oberlin.

The win was Wittenberg's 45th straight in NCAC regular season play and the Tigers' 10th consecutive in the 2008 season in shutout fashion. The fifth-ranked Tigers improved to 22-2 overall with the 25-14, 25-18, 25-17 victory.

If Wittenberg is to round into national championship caliber form in the coming weeks, senior libero Laura Fender (Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula) will have a lot to do with that continued improvement. Ranked No. 2 in school history for career digs at the start of the season, Fender continued to close in on the record with a team-high 17 digs against Oberlin.

Also making contributions of note - at least on the stats sheet - were senior middle hitter Jessica Kimble (Dennison, Ohio/Claymont) with team-highs of four blocks and 10 kills and freshman middle hitter Katie Sumner (Dublin, Ohio/Watterson) with seven kills and three aces.

The quarterbacks were up to form against the Yeowomen as well, as junior setters Erin Slattery (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) and Kendall Obreza (Gainesville, Fla./Oak Hall) teamed up for 37 assists.

Article courtesy of Wittenberg athletics.

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