November 2, 2021

No. 7 Ohio State Hosts No. 11 Minnesota and No. 9 Nebraska

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No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Minnesota and No. 9 Nebraska

Dates: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 and Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021

Venues: Covelli Center (Columbus, Ohio)

Matches:

  1. No. 11 Minnesota (Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET) | Live Stats | BTN
  2. No. 9 Nebraska (Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET) | Live Stats | B1G+

Rosters: Ohio State | Minnesota | Nebraska

Game Notes: Ohio State

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s volleyball team (18-4, 8-4 Big Ten) is slated for two top-11 matchups inside the Covelli Center this week, hosting No. 11 Minnesota on Thursday and No. 9 Nebraska on Saturday. Both matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Thursday’s match will be broadcast live on BTN (TV login required) while Saturday’s match will air on B1G+ (subscription required).

Thursday’s match is redcoat/usher appreciation night and Saturday’s match is military appreciation night.

Last weekend, Ohio State won both of its matches. On Friday, the Buckeyes swept (RV) Michigan (33-31, 25-18, 25-17) in Ann Arbor. OSU returned to Columbus to defeat Michigan State in four sets (26-24, 15-25, 25-16, 25-22) inside Covelli.

  • OSU was ranked seventh in Monday’s AVCA poll, tying a program record of 10-consecutive weeks in the top 10.
  • Junior setter Mac Podraza was named Big Ten Co-Setter of the Week on Monday.
  • Junior outside hitter Gabby Gonzales tallied a career-high 22 kills against the Spartans to lead all players and reach double-figure kills for the seventh-straight match.
  • Podraza recorded her seventh double-double of the season against Michigan State, totaling 42 assists and 15 digs.
  • Senior defensive specialist Hannah Gruensfelder moved into third in program history in career digs against Michigan. She now has 1,409 digs in a Buckeye uniform.
  • No. 11 Minnesota enters the match with a 14-6 overall and a 9-3 Big Ten record after beating No. 6 Nebraska in five sets (25-22, 28-30, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9) on Saturday in Minneapolis.
  • Ohio State trails in the all-time series 34-49 against Minnesota after dropping a four-set (25-22, 21-25, 21-25, 21-25) decision to the Gophers on the road in October.
  • The Buckeyes hold a 20-18 record when playing the Gophers in Columbus.
  • No. 9 Nebraska enters the week with a 16-5 overall record and shares the lead in the Big Ten with a 10-2 conference record. The Huskers are slated to travel to No. 25 Illinois on Thursday night.
  • Ohio State trails Nebraska 8-16 in the all-time series and is 1-8 against the Huskers when playing in Columbus. The teams split a pair of five-setters in Nebraska during the spring season.

Be sure to come cheer on Ohio State women’s volleyball inside the Covelli Center this season. Season tickets and single match tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.com.

The NCAA Final Four will be held in Columbus at Nationwide Arena on Dec. 16 and 18. Visit HERE for more information.

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