Sophomore outside hitter Lizzie Stephens (Dallas, Texas) recorded a match-high 19 kills, and freshman middle blocker Tia Jimerson (Sugar Hill, Ga.) hit .609 with 16 kills and added four total blocks (two solo, two assisted) to help the Ohio volleyball team (7-9, 1-1 MAC) pick up its first conference win of the 2017 season with a 3-1 (25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23) victory over Mid-American Conference East Division rival Akron (5-9, 1-1 MAC) on Saturday (Sept. 23) at James A. Rhodes Arena.
RESULTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
The Ohio volleyball team (6-9, 0-1 MAC) could not capitalize on a first-set victory and fell to Mid-American Conference East Division rival Buffalo (8-4, 1-0 MAC), 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-17), in the opening match of 2017 league play on Friday (Sept. 22) at Alumni Arena.
To an outsider, the transition might look daunting.
The Ohio volleyball team (6-8) fought hard but was swept by No. 2-ranked Penn State, 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-19) in its final match at the Penn State Classic on Saturday (Sept. 16) at Rec Hall.