January 18, 2023

No. 14 Buckeyes Host Maryville, Missouri S&T


No. 14 Ohio State vs. Maryville, Missouri S&T

Dates: Jan. 20/21
7 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Covelli Center
Watch: B1G+($)
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Maryville | Missouri S&T | MIVA
Rosters: Ohio StateMaryville | Missouri S&T
Season Stats: Ohio State | Maryville | Missouri S&T | MIVA | NCAA

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 14 Ohio State (2-2) to the Covelli Center this weekend to play host to Maryville (1-0) Friday and Missouri S&T (1-2) Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m. with B1G+ streaming the action live.

Tickets and parking at all Ohio State men’s volleyball matches are free.

  • Ohio State split its matches at the 2023 Patriot Invitational vs. No. 9 Grand Canyon (L, 2-3) and vs. George Mason (W, 3-1) last weekend in Fairfax, Virginia. Jacob Pasteur lead with 33 kills to go with 35 points. Samuel Clark was next with 30 kills and a team best 39.5 points.
  • Both Maryville and Missouri S&T are facing the Buckeyes for the first time this weekend.
  • The Buckeyes opened the 2023 season vs. Central State and No. 4 Penn State. Ohio State is 3-0 vs. the Marauders after a 3-1 win in the season opener. The Buckeyes are 48-82-1 vs. the Nittany Lions all-time following a 3-1 loss to PSU.
  • Samuel Clark was named the first Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday after leading the Buckeyes with 26 kills in the opening two games of the season. He hit .400 for the weekend and led with 31.5 points.
  • Clark and junior Jacob Pasteur were named to the 2023 Preseason All-MIVA squad. Pasteur led Ohio State a year ago in sets played (104), kills (417), total attacks (808) and aces (38). He was second in total blocks with 59.
  • Clark played in 103 sets in 2022 with 377 kills, 796 attacks, 35 aces and 42 blocks.
  • The Buckeyes will play in a couple in-season events this year, both away from Columbus. George Mason, the host institution for the 2023 NCAA Championships, played host the Patriot Invitational Jan. 14-15. The annual Pac 12/Big Ten Challenge will take place in State College, Pa. with Ohio State taking on USC Feb. 2 and UCLA Feb. 4 at Rec Hall on the Penn State campus.
  • The MIVA regular season gets underway Feb. 9 with McKendree traveling to the Covelli Center for the league opener.