BALDWIN CITY — A 4-0 weekend puts Ottawa University volleyball in a good spot heading into a stretch where it plays three top 10 NAIA teams in five matches.
The Lady Braves earned their first undefeated tournament of the season, winning all four of their matches at the Baker Invitational just up U.S. 59 in Baldwin City. Ottawa defeated No. 22 Doane University 25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22; Benedictine College 25-13, 22-25, 25-10, 25-21; Haskell Indian Nations University 25-11, 25-8, 25-13; and capped off the Friday-Saturday tournament with a five-set thriller against host Baker University 22-25, 25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 15-13.
Kenna Hall, senior middle blocker, earned Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Attack of the Week honors for tallying 55 total kills and a .495 attacking percentage through the tournament. She was a major catalyst against Baker, finishing with a career high 23 kills and a .526 attacking percentage. She added 12 blocks, 10 digs and five aces through four matches.
Morgan Berry, freshman setter, had a career-high 67 assists and 20 digs against Baker, and Liz Heit, senior libero, had 32 of OU’s 113 total digs in the match.
Ottawa (9-3) shifts out of tournament play to start a five-match stretch on the road. The team plays 7 p.m. Thursday at No. 1 Park University, followed by matches at Sterling College, at York College, at the Missouri Baptist Triangular where it plays No. 9 Missouri Baptist and No. 4 Lindsey Wilson College.