By Zane Kieffer
The Ohio Wesleyan women’s volleyball team snapped a 10-game losing streak in a victory over Ohio Christian University.
It was the first win in over a month for the Bishops as they overcame a 2-sets-to-1 deficit to come out with the victory.
Ohio Wesleyan won the game by scores of 25-15, 19-25, 24-26, 30-28 and 15-11 on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
“Ending the losing streak was just what we needed going into the final weeks of our season,” said senior middle hitter Tamara Londot. “It felt good to finally finish a game with a win and not a close loss. Ohio Christian was a good team and we had to fight, so not quitting after losing two sets was key.”
Senior outside hitter Katie Fain said the victory gave the team a great sense of relief.
“A lot of the games we have lost should have been ours, but things just didn’t fall our way,” she said. “It gives us a lot of motivation to finish out the rest of the season on a good note and to continue to work hard in practice to hopefully beat Wooster and Kenyon and make it into the NCAA tournament.”
The Bishops have four games left before they begin the NCAC tournament, including two important conference games.
The players are hoping to carry the winning ways from this game into their last stretch of the regular season before the tournament.
“Some things I think we can salvage for the rest of the season is to not give up on each other, and continue to work hard and good things will happen,” Fain said. “For us seniors, I think to continue to give it our all is important because our time is limited so we need to play every day like it’s our last.”
With the senior leadership, the Bishops can beat their overall record from last year if they win the rest of their regular season games.
“Our goals as a team are to win out,” Londot said. “We only have four games left and all the teams are very beatable if we decide to show up and play.”