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Senior Jaime Kosiorek goes up to spike the ball while playing Samford University in the first game of the Bobcat Invitational. (FILE)

Volleyball: Ohio returns home to face Ball State and Toledo

Ohio returns home this weekend with a big match against Ball State on Friday followed by Toledo on Saturday. 

Both teams coming to Athens are in the Mid-American Conference West Division, so these matches are the only ones of the regular season between these teams. The Bobcats (12-7, 4-2 MAC) are looking to go 2-0 for the second weekend in a row, something they haven’t done since 2015.


vs Ball State (10-8, 4-2 MAC)

Match time: 7 p.m.

How to watch: An ESPN+ stream will be available via


-Ball State also played Purdue early in the season, losing in three sets.

-Ball State is second in the MAC West, the same position as Ohio in the East.

-The Cardinals are fourth in the MAC in hitting percentage.

-Setter Amber Seaman was the 2018 MAC setter of the year.


vs Toledo (7-11, 0-6 MAC)

Match time: 6 p.m.

How to watch: An ESPN+ stream will be available via


-Toledo’s last win came on Sept. 21 against North Alabama.

-The Rockets have been swept five times this season.

-Elise Wilcox is fourth in the MAC with .33 service aces per set.

-Toledo went to five sets with Central Michigan, who leads the MAC West.


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