Press Release courtesy of Ohio State Athletics
It’s a midweek outing for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team as it prepares for the final road trip of the regular season. The Buckeyes travel to Maryland for a 7 p.m. ET matchup on Wednesday.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 7 p.m. ET | College Park, Md. | XFINITY Center Pavilion
Ohio State (14-15, 7-11 B1G) at Maryland (17-13, 6-12 B1G)
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HISTORY WITH THE TERPS
The Buckeyes own a 9-3 edge in the all-time series versus Maryland, first facing off back in 1978. Ohio State took the first meeting of the season in straight sets on Sept. 20 when the Terps visited Columbus.
SCHIRMER NABS 1,000
At home in St. John Arena, senior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer joined the exclusive 1,000-kill club on Nov. 17 with 10 kills versus Nebraska.
BUCKEYES IN THE B1G
Hannah Gruensfelder bumped her average to 4.40 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 1.03 blocks per set (9th). Luisa Schirmer’s 3.23 kills per set comes in 14th. As a team, Ohio State stands fourth in digs per set (14.94).
The Terps are coming off a 3-0 loss to Nebraska on Saturday. Maryland has dropped five of its last six matches, all of which were against teams ranked in the AVCA Coaches Top 10. Erika Pritchard currently stands second in the Big Ten with 46 service aces.
HUGHES DISHES 3,000
On Oct. 27, junior setter Taylor Hughes became the eighth player in Ohio State history to surpass 3,000 career assists. She currently ranks eighth in the history books with 3,143 assists. She has dished double-digit helpers in every match this season.
CARLSTON REACHES 400 WINS
Head coach Geoff Carlston has been in charge of three programs during his 18-year career, having spent the last 10 seasons at the helm for Ohio State. Carlston picked up the 400th victory of his career when the Buckeyes swept Rutgers on Nov. 8.