Updated Wed, Aug 21, 2013 1:24 pm
Ohio Athletic Conference coaches voted the Marietta Pioneers women's volleyball team fifth in its preseason poll. The Pioneers finished 2012 fourth in the conference with a 17-12 overall record and 5-4 within the OAC.
Mount Union won eight first place votes, the most of any OAC squad, giving the Purple Raiders the preseason top spot.
Five starters return for Marietta as the Pios open the season with the Bluffton University Tournament starting Aug. 30.