Fresh off their first Ohio Athletic Conference win against Otterbein University on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the John Carroll University volleyball team made it two in a row on Saturday, Oct. 10, defeating Wilmington College in straight sets, 3-0.
It was a dominant performance overall for the Blue Streaks, as they came out of the gates firing, claiming the first set 25-11.
The final two sets weren’t much closer, as JCU won both sets by double digits, cruising to the squad’s second OAC win of the year.
Senior Sarah Orlandi (11 kills), junior Kit O’Shaugnessey (19 assists) and senior Sara Kaminski (23 digs) all led the team in statistical categories over the three-set sweep.
Unfortunately for the Blue Streaks, when Heidelberg University came to University Heights on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the result was not in their favor.
Heidelberg took down JCU in the night contest, defeating the Blue Streaks in four sets, 3-1.
Despite a strong opening frame, in which the Blue and Gold controlled the set and won 25-17, the consistency that JCU displayed against Wilmington was nowhere to be found, and Heidelberg took the final three sets, and in turn, the match.
With the loss to the visitors from Tiffin, Ohio, the Blue Streaks fall to 10-11 on the season, and 2-2 in OAC play.
The matchup with Heidelberg was the first of three straight home matches at the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center for JCU. The Blue Streaks host Buffalo State on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and then host Marietta College on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.