CIRCLEVILLE, OH - On Saturday afternoon, the Lady Trailblazers entered the Maxwell Center looking to build on their early success in the 2017 season. Coming off of two consecutive wins over Central State and Wilmington, OCU was set to face the Yellow Jackets from Defiance College in weekend double header.
The first game of the day would controlled by Defiance, as Marissa Windau and Emma Seitz would lead the team in kills while also providing quality defense. For the Lady Trailblazers, Megan Morrison would lead the way with seven kills and six digs, as well as one block assist. Set one would remain close throughout, however a late push from the Yellow Jackets would lead to the victory as well as the three set sweep to take the day's first match. In the second match, the Lady Trailblazers would improve their offensive looks, allowing for more opportunities to convert. A strong Defiance counter attack, however, would be present once again. OCU would keep the match close throughout, but in the end the Yellow Jackets would prevail, sweeping the match 3-0. Costly errors as would be the story of the day for the Lady Trailblazers, keeping them from getting momentum built on offense.
Two positive notes from the day were the recognitions of both Megan Morrison and Karee Neff. Senior Megan Morrison achieved her 1,000th career dig in the 2016 season and was recognized before the day's first game. Junior Karee Neff also achieved a milestone by getting her 1,000th career dig in the first match. Neff would then be recognized in between games for her accomplishment. Next up, the Lady Trailblazers will prepare for their RSC home opener on Tuesday evening against the University of Rio Grande.
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