It is all about teamwork, Jill Starling said.
The senior outside hitter on the Ottawa University women’s volleyball team was an integral part of her team’s sweep of Saint Mary. The Lady Braves topped the Spires in straight sets 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 Wednesday in Wilson Field House on the OU campus.
Starling missed a chunk of the beginning of the season due to injury, but is back in the lineup producing for the Lady Brave offense. She led the team in kills Wednesday with 10.
“I’m feeling really good,” Starling said. “The team really brought me up when I came in, and it is all about the team. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am. Every set and every pass, I couldn’t get the kills I get.”
Ottawa didn’t pick up its fourth conference win of the season without a little push back from its opponent. Saint Mary rallied to tie each set after falling behind early, but only had a one-point advantage over OU the entire match.
Kenna Hall, junior middle blocker, had eight kills for the Lady Braves. Breanna Vail, freshman outside hitter, and Taylor Fortner, junior outside hitter, each had six
Ottawa (10-5, 4-0 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) plays 3 p.m. Saturday at McPherson College.