The Lady Braves topped Kansas Wesleyan Saturday in Salina in five sets. Ottawa won 26-24, 25-20, 20-25, 28-25, 15-10.
Ottawa is the No. 3 seed in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Tournament, which begins today. Ottawa (17-13) plays 7 p.m. in Wilson Field House against No. 6 Sterling.
Ottawa was coming off a 3-0 sweep Friday against McPherson (26-24, 25-19, 25-19).
Nicole Gingery had a record night for Ottawa against Kansas Wesleyan. She led the Lady Braves with 27 kills in 39 attempts with only five errors for a .564 hitting percentage.
The 27 kills ranks sixth all-time in single-game kills and she broke the school record for hitting percentage in a five-set match (.564).
It broke Emily Mader’s .406 hitting percentage that she set against Southwestern College on Oct. 1, 1996.
Gingery and Taylor Bridge tied a school record in block assists for a five-set match with six. They tied Mader’s school record that was set against Tabor College on Oct. 25, 1997.
Bridge had 23 digs, giving her a double-double. Haley Thompson had 19 digs and Mohsani Hoveyda tallied 10.
Gingery paced Ottawa with 15 kills against McPherson. She finished with a .400 hitting percentage. Bridge and Sandra Foster had 10 kills. Foster had 10 kills in 20 attempts for a .500 hitting percentage.
Hill led Ottawa with 21 assists and Widen had 19. Thompson had a team-high 16 digs and Arnold led Ottawa with six blocks.
Ottawa had 48 kills in 125 attempts for a .272 hitting percentage. The Lady Braves had three solo blocks and 18 block assists.