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Ohio’s Vera Giacomazzi (#6, left) sets a ball for Sara Januszewski (#4, center) and Katie Nelson (#2, right) during the Bobcats’ game against Kent State on Sept. 20. (FILE)

Volleyball: Everything you need to know for Ohio's MAC Tournament match against Northern Illinois

No. 7-seeded Ohio will play No. 6 Northern Illinois in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Thursday at Millett Hall in Oxford. It will be the Bobcats’ 18th consecutive appearance in the conferences tournament, and the winner of Thursday’s match will play No. 3 Ball State on Friday at 7 p.m.

First round

vs. Northern Illinois

Match time: 7 p.m.

Ohio record: 12-17, 7-9 MAC

Northern Illinois record: 11-20, 9-7 MAC

Previous matchup: Northern Illinois defeated Ohio in five sets on Oct. 20.

How to watch: An ESPN3 stream will be available on


  • Tia Jimerson, Vera Giacomazzi and Lizzie Stephens were named to the All-MAC First Team on Wednesday. Ohio was one of four teams to have three players honored on the 18-member list.
  • Jaime Kosiorek was named to the All-MAC Second Team.
  • Northern Illinois had two players, outside hitters Jori Radtke and Meg Wolowicz, named to the All-MAC First Team.
  • Ohio last played Northern Illinois in the MAC Tournament in the second round in 2016. The Huskies swept the Bobcats en route to winning the MAC Tournament.


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