Volleyball's Win Streak Continues With 3-1 Victory Over OU-Chillicothe

Edan Jones led the Cougars in kills and digs.
Edan Jones led the Cougars in kills and digs.

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The Columbus State Community College volleyball team continued its winning streak, picking up a 3-1 victory (17-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-14) over OU-Chillicothe on Friday evening.

The Cougars are now 7-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play, which has been their best start since the 2014 squad, who were 8-0 at this time.

Edan Jones led the balanced attack with 16 kills, 18 digs, and four blocks. She produced a .500 attack percentage and had one service ace. Bobby Diamond was right behind Jones with 15 kills on .393 hitting along with a four digs and a career-best eight blocks.

As usual, Audrey Jenkins and Georgia Payne directed the offense as Jenkins dished out 25 assists and Payne contributed 20 helpers.

Tanya Yeauger accumulated 11 kills on .360 hitting while Whitney Staggs recorded six kills and a .385 attack percentage.

Several Cougars posted double-digit digs, including Samantha Dunn who had 17, along with tying her career-high five service aces. Jenkins added 12 digs while Megan Mechlin chipped in 11 digs.

Next up, Columbus State travels to Westerville to face Otterbein University's JV squad on Tue, Sep. 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Key Statistics

-Columbus State has competed with OU-Chillicothe three times in program history. Each time, the Cougars have won 3-1.

-The Cougars are fifth in the nation in overall hitting with .300. They have three players in the top-50 in hitting: Diamond (7th), Yeauger (14th), and Jones (33rd).

-Columbus State recorded a season-high 56 kills, 73 digs, and 15 total blocks in the win.

-The Cougars produced its second-best attack percentage of .320.

-Jones has had two double-doubles on the season in kills and digs, while posting double figures digs in 6/8 matches.

-Jenkins had her first career double-double (assists & digs).

-Diamond has had double-figure kills in 4/8 matches while Mechlin had has double-figure digs in 4/8 matches.