Oct. 25, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s volleyball team plays host for a pair of Big Ten matches this weekend in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes are looking to earn a season sweep when they face No. 17 Purdue Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Action continues on Saturday with an 8 p.m. ET matchup with Indiana.
PROMOTIONS: Saturday, Oct. 28 – $1 tickets with Football vs. PSU ticket stub | Trick or Treat during second intermission
PARKING: 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. | Saturday Parking Map
Friday, Oct. 27 | 7 p.m. ET | Columbus, Ohio | St. John Arena
Ohio State (11-10, 4-6 B1G) vs. No. 17 Purdue (16-5, 6-4 B1G)
Saturday, Oct. 28 | 8 p.m. ET | Columbus, Ohio | St. John Arena
Ohio State vs. Indiana (12-10, 1-9 B1G)
HISTORY WITH THE BOILERMAKERS & HOOSIERS
Ohio State improved to 44-42 all-time against Purdue after the first meeting of the season on Sept. 23 resulted in a 3-1 upset of the then-ranked No. 13 Boilermakers in West Lafayette. The Buckeyes handed the Boilermakers their first home loss of the 2017 campaign. It was also the first time since 2012 that the Scarlet & Gray defeated Purdue on their turf. OSU has won the last three meetings, including a pair at home in St. John Arena.
The Buckeyes have taken 51 victories from their 78 meetings with the Hoosiers. Saturday’s match will be the only contest between the two teams during the regular season. When Indiana came to Columbus last year, Ohio State clinched a five-set thriller over the Hoosiers.
HUGHES CLOSING IN ON 3,000
Junior setter Taylor Hughes currently ranks eighth in program history with 2,996 assists. She only needs four more helpers to become the eighth player in Ohio State history to reach the 3,000-assist plateau.
BUCKEYES IN THE B1G
Hannah Gruensfelder bumped her average to 4.85 digs per set, which is good for second in the league. Taylor Hughes is also representing the Buckeyes with 10.2 assists per set (11th) while Lauren Witte averages 1.07 blocks per set (9th) and has a .344 hitting percentage (10th). As a team, Ohio State stands fourth in digs per set (15.26).
WENZ THE TIME IS RIGHT
For the last five matches, senior outside hitter Ashley Wenz has led the Buckeyes in kills, including a career-high 18 daggers vs. Rutgers on Oct. 7. During the stretch, Wenz is averaging 4.50 kills and 5.22 points per set.
CARLSTON APPROACHING 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’s amassed 397 career wins and is on track to check off No. 400 this season.
DIRECTIONS TO ACCESS PARKING
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.