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Final
1 Denison
3 vs. Carnegie Mellon
@ Cleveland, Ohio in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Aug 31
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3 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Aug 31
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0 Utica
3 vs. Denison
@ Cleveland, Ohio in Cleveland, Ohio
Tue Sep 03
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0 Denison
3 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Fri Sep 06
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3 Denison
0 vs. Adrian
@ Unknown MIAA/NCAC Crossover Showcase
Sat Sep 07
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1 Denison
3 at Alma
in Lansing, Mich.
Sat Sep 07
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3 Denison
0 at Trine
in Lansing, Mich.
Tue Sep 10
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3 #21 Ohio Northern
1 vs. Denison
@ Granville, Ohio in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 14
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0 vs. Albion
@ Earlham in Richmond, Ind.
Sat Sep 14
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3 Denison
1 vs. Ind.-Southeast
@ Richmond, Ind. in Richmond, Ind.
Wed Sep 18
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0 Wilmington (Ohio)
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 21
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3 Denison
0 at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Sep 21
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0 La Roche
3 vs. Denison
@ Capital University Tournament in Columbus, Ohio
Tue Sep 24
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1 Bluffton
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Sep 28
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0 Kenyon
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Oct 02
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3 Denison
0 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Hiram
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 08
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3 Denison
2 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Oct 12
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1 Denison
3 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Tue Oct 15
Final
0 Franciscan
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Oct 17
Final
3 Denison
0 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Wed Oct 23
Final
0 Oberlin
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Oct 26
Final
0 Allegheny
3 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Oct 29
Final
0 Denison
3 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Kenyon
3 vs. Denison
@ Springfield, OH in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
3 DePauw
1 vs. Denison
@ Springfield, OH in Springfield, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Championship
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Big Red suffers 3-1 loss to Yeowomen

Payton McElfresh  |  Photo by Brett Dunbar
Payton McElfresh | Photo by Brett Dunbar

OBERLIN, Ohio--  Payton McElfresh set a new career-high with 17 kills but it wasn't enough as Denison suffered a 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 26-24, 25-22) loss to Oberlin.

Oberlin took the first set by winning seven of the final eight points to take a 1-0 lead.  In the second, Denison bounced back, winning three-straight points on kills by McElfresh, Olivia Burnside and an error by Oberlin to go up 23-20.  The Yeowomen got to within one point but kills by Kalia Kasper and Alex Tubbs gave the second set to the Big Red.

The third and fourth sets also came down to the wire.  In the third, DU had set-point but an error gave the Yeowomen new life at 24-24.  An ace followed by a kill from Lexi Mitchell gave Oberlin a 2-1 lead in the match.  In the fourth set, Oberlin held a three to five point advantage throughout and Mitchell's 24th kill of the match ended things at 25-22.

Mitchell racked up 20+ kills for the sixth time this season.  She also posted 23 digs and six service aces.

Denison got a 17 kill and 17 dig effort from McElfresh who hit at a .310 clip on 42 attempts.  Emma Woerner returned after missing the last four contests and finished with nine goals, 10 digs, and five blocks.  Burnside had eight kills while Tubbs finished with seven kills and a team-high six blocks.  Julia Miller posted 38 assists and 16 digs for Denison.

The Big Red falls to 7-12 overall and 2-3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.  The loss snaps an 11-match winning streak against Oberlin that dated back to 2009. Denison returns to action on Friday, October 19 when they take on Finlandia and Olivet in Olivet, Michigan.