No Event
Fri Sep 02
Final
1 Earlham
3 vs. Denison
@ Capital in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Sep 03
Final
3 Denison
1 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Sep 03
Final
3 Otterbein
1 vs. Denison
@ Capital in Bexley, Ohio
Wed Sep 07
Final
2 Denison
3 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Fri Sep 09
Final
2 Denison
3 vs. Berry
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Fri Sep 09
Final
2 Denison
3 vs. Rochester Inst.
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
Final
0 Denison
3 vs. Bethany (W.V.)
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Sep 10
Final
0 Denison
3 vs. Defiance
@ Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio
Tue Sep 13
Final
0 Denison
3 at Ohio Northern
in Ada, Ohio
Fri Sep 16
Final
1 Grove City
3 vs. Denison
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Fri Sep 16
Final
3 Case Western Reserve
2 vs. Denison
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
Final
3 Adrian
0 vs. Denison
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 17
Final
2 Westminster (Pa.)
3 vs. Denison
@ Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio
Tue Sep 20
Final
3 Denison
2 at Heidelberg
in Tiffin, Ohio
Sat Sep 24
Final
3 Denison
2 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Thu Sep 29
Final
3 Wittenberg
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Sep 30
Final
3 Bluffton
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 05
Final
2 Muskingum
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
Final
1 Denison
3 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Oct 08
Final
3 Denison
0 vs. Pittsburgh-Greensburg
@ Hiram in Hiram, Ohio
Wed Oct 12
Final
3 Ohio Wesleyan
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 15
Final
3 Denison
1 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Oct 19
Final
2 Wooster
3 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 22
Final
3 DePauw
1 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 26
Final
3 Denison
1 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 29
Final
3 Case Western Reserve
0 vs. Denison
@ Wooster in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Nov 04
Final
3 Denison
1 vs. Kenyon
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Tournament - Quarterfinals
Sat Nov 05
Final
0 Denison
3 vs. DePauw
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Tournament - Semifinals
Sat Nov 05
Final
1 Denison
3 vs. Ohio Wesleyan
@ Springfield, Ohio NCAC Third Place Match
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Big Red falls to No. 17 Otterbein

Carly Newell had 16 assists and 3 digs against Otterbein on Wednesday.
Carly Newell had 16 assists and 3 digs against Otterbein on Wednesday.

The 17th-ranked Otterbein Cardinals ended Denison's six-game winning streak with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-18) victory over the Big Red on Wednesday night at Livingston Gymnasium in Granville.

The two squads battled back-and-forth in the opening set, trading off points for the majority of the set. Neither team held more than a two-point lead through the first 22 points of the set.  Tied at 11-11, sophomore Elena Lein hammered down a kill to give DU the lead once again.  A pair of Cardinal miscues allowed Denison to take a three-point edge.  Ahead 14-12, the Big Red rattled off a 6-2 run to take a 20-14 lead.   Otterbein committed four errors during the run, while the Big Red got a solo block from sophomore Kenzie Kuhn and a thunderous kill by sophomore Annemarie Fischer.  The Cards rallied to trim the deficit to 24-22, but a kill to the back right corner by Lein secured the set victory for DU.

After dropping the opening set, Otterbein showed why they were a nationally-ranked squad as they made the proper adjustments and rattled off three-straight wins to secure the match.  After posting a sub .200 hitting percentage in the first two sets, the Cardinals hit .211 in the third set and .500 in the fourth to nail down their 22nd victory of the season.

The sophomore quartet of Fischer, Brittany Perry, Lein and Kuhn all recorded six kills, while senior Lauren Gustafson had four finishers. Freshman setter Carly Newell dished out 16 assists, while junior Jessica Borsani logged 12 helpers.  Junior libero Emily Marguerite paced the defense with 26 digs in four sets.  At the net, Lein and Kuhn each had a solo block, while Lein also had two block assists.

Annie Juenger paced the OC attack with 16 kills, while Kendel Kellogg recorded 13 kills.  Setter Tabatha Piper had 34 assists and nine kills to go along with five digs.  Gracie Staten served up three aces and registered 10 digs, while Juenger led the squad with 13 digs.

Denison falls to 17-6, while the Cardinals improve to 22-6.  The Big Red resumes North Coast Athletic Conference play on Saturday when they host Kenyon in their home finale.  Match time from Livingston Gymnasium is slated for 2 p.m.