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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s volleyball team is back in the Covelli Center to open Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) action with two matches against No. 3 Lewis. The Buckeyes and Flyers will face off at 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Ohio State vs. Lewis | Feb. 5 | 1 p.m. | Covelli Center | Live Stats | BTN+
Ohio State vs. Lewis | Feb. 6 | 1 p.m. | Covelli Center | Live Stats | BTN+
LAST TIME OUT
The Buckeyes (1-3) are coming off a pair of straight-set road losses at No. 11 Penn State last weekend. Freshman Jacob Pasteur led Ohio State’s offense in both matches. He had a career-high 13 kills on Friday before setting a new mark with 21 kills on Saturday. Pasteur averaged 5.67 kills per set and hit .328. Luke Lentin tallied 7.67 assists per set.
HISTORY WITH LEWIS
Ohio State has a 35-24 advantage in the all-time series with Lewis. The Buckeyes are 22-12 when hosting the Flyers in Columbus. Lewis has won the last three meetings between the programs, including a 3-0 decision last season.
SCOUTING THE FLYERS
Lewis heads into the weekend ranked third in the NVA/AVCA Poll after extending its win streak to five matches. The Flyers erased a 2-0 deficit to beat NJIT last Saturday and remain undefeated. Lewis ranks in the top 10 nationally in five categories, including second in blocks per set (3.22) and fourth in hitting percentage (.318).
Jacob Pasteur is averaging 4.33 kills per set and 4.88 points per set, which ranks sixth and seventh respectively, among the nation’s leaders. As a team, the Buckeyes check in at 14th in aces per set (1.33) and 22nd in assists per set (9.92).
Ohio State visits McKendree for a pair of matches Feb. 12-13.