LIMA - The roll continued for the University of Northwestern Ohio women's volleyball team Wednesday night. The Lady Racers returned home for the first time in three weeks and held off a pesky UM-Dearborn team 3-1 in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference match.
The victory moved the Lady Racers to 17-1 on the season and 2-0 in the WHAC. They received 25 votes in the latest Tachikara-NAIA Top-25 poll . Their previous best start in 18 games came during the 2008 season when they started 14-4.
The Lady Racers swept the first two sets 25-18, 25-17, before stumbling to a 17-25 loss in the third. They got off to a 9-2 start in the fourth and won 25-19.
One area the Lady Racers fell flat was serve receive; the Wolves (10-4, 0-2 WHAC) had seven service aces.
The match was also a benefit to raise money for Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Thanks to the support of the fans, UNOH was able to raise over $500 for pediatric cancer research.
The Lady Racers host a tri-match Saturday, taking on IU-Kokomo at 11 a.m. and Ursuline College in the third match. They are home at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Urbana University.