Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson focused on his team’s growth, rather than the defeat, after Thursday’s semi-final.
The three-headed hydra of senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes and redshirt junior middle Blake Leeson, each notched double-digit kills and hit nearly .600 or better, lifting Ohio State to a close 25-13, 25-23, 25-18 win over King in the NCAA play-in match Thursday night.
Ohio State coach Pete Hanson says of his team’s NCAA three-peat hopes beginning with Thursday’s play-in match: “You are going to have to beat three good teams, or four, to win the thing, so let’s line them up and play them. Last man standing gets to put on the ring.”
#12 Ball State upset #5 Ohio State in five sets on Saturday night to finish MIVA regular season play.
Results from Wednesday night included #18 CUI’s first-ever MPSF win, a sweep at home by #7 Ohio State, and a four-set victory for (RV) Charleston in a non-conference match.
#7 Ohio State made quick work of #12 IPFW Saturday night in St. John Arena, sweeping the ‘Dons.
Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson says a three-peat is in the conversation for the Buckeyes, but that his team won’t judge success in 2018 on wins and losses.
Defending champions Ohio State knocked off Stanford in a hard-fought four-set win Friday night.
In case you missed any of our releases this past week, here is our cumulative VolleyMob Top 20 Men’s Power Rankings (Preseason).
VolleyMob Men’s Power Rankings #1-5 (Preseason): After two straight National Titles, Ohio State picks up where they left off to start 2018.