By Bob Ratterman
Three conference matches next week will decide where the Miami University Hamilton campus Harriers finish in the final conference standings.
The Harriers will be at home on Saturday, Oct. 8, hosting a nonconference match with Clark State and then begin a stretch of three Ohio Regional Campus Conference West Division matches in seven days.
Two of those conference showdowns will be on the home court in the Hamilton campus gym.
They will be on the road Sunday, Oct. 9, for an ORCC match at OU Chillicothe but will be home for West Division matches with OSU Lima on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. and with Wright State Lake on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.
The Harriers enter this crucial stretch of games with a league record of 4-1 (8-5 overall) and winners of their last two ORCC matches on the road, at WSU Lake and Miami University Middletown. The win over MUM was the harriers’ second in league play and came in five games Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Those two league wins were sandwiched around a non-league loss in three games to UC Clermont.
Senior Dana Hamblin leads the team with 184 digs while freshman Erin Sharp leads in blocks with 31. Hamblin’s season high was 41 digs in the team’s first league meeting with Middletown while Sharp had her season-high nine blocks in that same match.
Wednesday’s match with OSU Lima will also be Senior Night for the Harriers, who will celebrate the contributions of two seniors, Hamblin and Devon Wells.