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Charger Volleyball Week 6 Preview

Charger Volleyball Week 6 Preview


#17 Hillsdale College (12-2 overall 3-0 G-MAC) at Tiffin University (9-7 overall 4-0 G-MAC) - Fri. Oct. 11  7 p.m.  |  Live Stats  |  Webcast
#17 Hillsdale College at Cedarville University (9-5 overall 4-0 G-MAC) - Sat. Oct. 12  1 p.m.  |  Live Stats  |  Webcast

LINKS: G-MAC Schedule  |  G-MAC Standings  |  G-MAC Statistical Leaders

THE SERIES: Hillsdale leads the all-time series with Tiffin 18-1...Hillsdale leads the all-time series with Cedarville 7-1

WEEKEND PREVIEW: The road gets no easier for the Charger volleyball team this weekend, as Hillsdale heads back to the state of Ohio for matches against two of the remaining undefeated teams in conference play, Tiffin Friday night and Cedarville Saturday afternoon...Both Tiffin and Cedarville are 4-0 in the G-MAC, earning wins over Ursuline, Lake Erie, Ohio Valley and Alderson Broaddus...The Yellow Jackets went four sets with three of those opponents and needed a fifth set to beat the Battlers, while Tiffin went five with Ursuline in the midst of sweeping the other three teams...Cedarville was the last team to beat Hillsdale in a G-MAC match, back on Sept. 15, 2017, however the Chargers have won both meetings with the Yellow Jackets on their home court in the two years they have competed in the G-MAC...Walsh is the only other G-MAC team unbeaten in conference play entering this weekend...In 2019, the G-MAC adopted the single round-robin format for its conference schedule, meaning this is the only time Hillsdale will face Tiffin and Cedarville in the regular season.


  • Junior setter Lindsey Mertz was named the G-MAC Offensive Player of the Week last's the fourth time in five weeks a Charger player has won the award and Lindsey is the third different player - joining Allyssa Van Wienen and Taylor Wiese - to win a G-MAC weekly award this season
  • Hillsdale has won 43 straight G-MAC matches, dating back to a home loss to Cedarville on Sept. 15, 2017
  • Hillsdale and Cedarville are the top two blocking teams in the G-MAC, with the Chargers' 2.55 per set leading the conference
  • The Chargers lead the G-MAC as a team, in opponents' hitting percentage (.129), assists per set (12.32), kills per set (13.42), blocks per set (2.55) fewest opponents' service aces per set (0.89) and digs per set (18.43)
  • Hillsdale and Tiffin rank 1-2 in the G-MAC in digs per set
  • Friday's match will feature two of the two middle hitters in the G-MAC with the Chargers' Allyssa Van Wienen lining up across from Tiffin's Jenna Huffman
  • Van Wienen leads the G-MAC in hitting percentage (.422) while Huffman's 4.75 kills per set lead the conference
  • Middle play also figures to loom large in Saturday's match, as Hillsdale's Hannah Gates faces off with Cedarville's Lauren Willow...They rank 1-2 in the G-MAC in blocks per set