Ohio State Back At Home To Host Nebraska, Iowa

  0 volleymob | November 15th, 2017 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

Press Release courtesy of Ohio State Athletics

After spending the last two weeks on the road, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team is back in St. John Arena for a pair of matches this weekend. The Buckeyes welcome No. 5 Nebraska on Friday at 6 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. Ohio State’s rematch with Iowa is slated for Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.


Friday, Nov. 17 | 6 p.m. ET | Columbus, Ohio | St. John Arena

Ohio State (14-13, 7-9 B1G) vs. Nebraska (22-4, 15-1 B1G)

Live Stats | Live Stream ($) | TV: Big Ten Network

Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 p.m. ET | Columbus, Ohio | St. John Arena

Ohio State vs. Iowa (17-12, 6-10 B1G)

Live Stats | Live Stream ($)


Please allow extra time to get to campus and St. John Arena on Saturday with the additional football traffic that will be in the area.


The Buckeyes have found recent success versus Nebraska, having been victorious in three of the last four meetings. Ohio State has only won once at home in St. John Arena since the pair first faced off in 1978. The Huskers own an 11-7 edge in the all-time series.

Ohio State has taken 62 of 72 all-time meetings against the Hawkeyes. The Scarlet & Gray had a 15-match winning streak snapped last Saturday when Iowa claimed a 3-1 triumph on its home court. Head coach Geoff Carlston has only lost to the Hawkeyes twice during his 10 years at the helm for OSU.


Senior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer is looking to join the exclusive 1,000-kill club during her final season. Schirmer has 990 career kills – just 10 swings away from the milestone that few are able to reach.


Hannah Gruensfelder bumped her average to 4.39 digs per set, which is good for third in the league. Taylor Hughes is also representing the Buckeyes with 10.25 assists per set (11th) while Lauren Witte averages 1.08 blocks per set (8th) and has a .323 hitting percentage (16th).  Luisa Schirmer’s 3.19 kills per set comes in 14th. As a team, Ohio State stands fourth in digs per set (14.87).


The Huskers are riding a nine-match winning streak since suffering their only Big Ten loss at the hands of Wisconsin over a month ago. Nebraska ranks 13th in the country and leads the conference after holding its opponents to a .153 hitting percentage.


The Hawkeyes are hoping to sweep the season series with the Buckeyes after last Saturday’s victory, 3-1. Iowa has one of the top defensive specialist in the league in Annika Olsen, who leads the Big Ten with 4.89 digs per set.


To park in the Gray 1, Gray 2, or Scarlet parking lots:

– Take the Ackerman Road exit off of 315

– Turn eastbound onto Ackerman Road

– Turn southbound onto Fred Taylor Drive

– Turn eastbound onto Borror Drive and follow the direction of parking attendants to park in Gray 1 or 2 (located on west side of Schottenstein Center) or Scarlet lots (located around the Jack Nicklaus Museum)

Please see the attached map — solid red line showing these turn-by-turn instructions to access match day parking, and dotted red line showing the pedestrian route to take from these lots to St. John Arena.

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