Two Bobcats Earn Player of the Week

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Ohio Volleyball has gotten used to receiving player of the week honors lately. This week, however, they earned not one but two.

For a third straight week, senior outside hitter/libero Mallory Salis has earned the title of Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week after a phenomenal performance this last weekend.

Despite a tough five-set loss to Northern Illinois on Friday, Salis put on a show for spectators. She earned herself 29 kills in the match, the most by a Bobcat since 2010. The senior also added 12 digs in that match, as well as a service ace.

Salis was not finished however. In Saturday’s sweep over Western Michigan, she got 16 more kills, totaling 45 between both matches. By the end of the weekend, Salis racked up a total of 25 digs [3.12 per set], four service aces, and attacked at a pace of .261.

Sophomore libero Erica Walker was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week following a pair of strong performances.

Walker logged herself 25 digs, a career high, in the loss to Northern Illinois. She also had three service aces and an assist. The following night, Walker once again led the way with 20 digs and another assist in the sweep over Western Michigan. The sophomore finished the weekend with 45 digs, an average of 5.62 per set, with a receiving percentage of .967.

The Bobcats will look to move pass .500 when they travel to Buffalo this Friday to take on their East Division rivals. Ohio swept the Bulls in their last meet back in September.