Ohio State men’s volleyball will face defending national champion Long Beach State, national runner-up UCLA and fellow Volley Four participant BYU in 2019, according to its schedule release.
The 2019 seasons will be Ohio State’s last in historic St. John Arena before moving to the new Covelli Center.
Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
#1 LBSU outlasted #6 OSU in an epic national semifinal Thursday night in four sets. The 49ers move on to the national championship Saturday to await the winner of 2-seed BYU and 3-seed UCLA.
Despite winning back-to-back National Championships, the pressure isn’t on Ohio State in 2018 as they prepare for LBSU.
A strong service game and relentless hitting nights by senior outside Nicolas Szerszen and redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes lifted Ohio State to a thrilling five-set win over UC Irvine Tuesday night in the NCAA Tournament.
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.
The top four seeds of the MIVA Conference faced off in semifinal matches Wednesday night with Ohio State and Loyola moving on to battle it out for the championship and the league’s automatic NCAA berth on Saturday.
#12 Ball State upset #5 Ohio State in five sets on Saturday night to finish MIVA regular season play.
Harvard held on to fend off Princeton in five sets and keep its EIVA playoff hosting hopes alive, while Ohio…