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October 23, 2018
 

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Ada spikers battle hard but knocked out by top-seeded Arlington

By Cort Reynolds

FINDLAY - Top-seeded Arlington eliminated spunky Ada in four sets at the Div. IV district volleyball semifinals in Findlay Monday night, ending the season of the defending district champions.

The Bulldogs tied it up at one set apiece after winning game two. But the Red Devils held off a late rally to win the final set and knock out the third-seeded Lady Bulldogs by a 25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22 score.

With the defeat, Ada finished its campaign with a 12-12 record. Arlington improved to 19-5 and advanced to the district finals Oct. 25 against conference rival McComb with the win.

Photos from Ada vs Bluffton

Ada's Bryce Paul (52) and the Bulldogs battle Pirates in the  
trenches during the loss at Bluffton last Friday.

Photos by Sue Mattson

ONU junior quarterback recognized.

Junior quarterback Anthony McFadden has been tabbed the OAC Offensive Player of the Week.

 

McFadden racked up a career-high 373 yards through the air and accounted for five Polar Bear touchdowns in last Saturday's 49-46 victory over OAC foe Capital in Columbus. The junior completed 24-of-34 passing attempts and toss four touchdowns in the weekend shootout. His remaining touchdown was scored on the ground as the third-year signal caller registered a one-yard rushing touchdown to give Northern a 49-39 lead late in the fourth quarter.

Gierson wins honor for 3rd time

Junior goalkeeper Meagan Grierson has claimed her third Ohio Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award this season.

 

In a pair of 1-0 victories over Heidelberg and Capital last week, the junior netminder registered two clean sheets and six total saves while playing all 180 minutes in net. All six saves would come in Saturday's triumph over the Crusaders after she would go uncontested in Wednesday evening's win.

Freshman best in OAC last week

Freshman middle hitter Madi Ellis (Delphos/St. John's) has been awarded OAC Player of the Week honors.

 

Last week, Ellis paced the Polar Bear offense with 24 kills (3.43 kills per set), five blocks, and an impressive .524 hitting percentage in 3-2 and 3-0 victories over Heidelberg and Capital, respectively. In seven sets, the freshman would also register 42 total attacks with just two errors.

Ohio Northern is slated to return to action Tuesday evening, October 23 as they travel to Otterbein for a pivotal OAC clash. 

Pride on line in Bulldog/Mustang rivalry finale

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - Struggling Ada will attempt to finish the 2018 season on a high note by continuing its dominance over backyard league rival Allen East this Friday.

But extending their 13-game win string over the traditional foe Mustangs will be a tough task on the road for the Bulldogs, who enter the fray having lost five in a row by an average of 41 points a game.

AE (4-5, 3-3 NWC) competed hard but fell at home to co-league leader Columbus Grove in week nine by a 28-14 score, but will be fired up to end their long losing skid to the rival Bulldogs. CG defeated Ada 56-7 in week six.

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