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Ohio University middle blocker Tia Jimerson swings at the ball in a game against Ball State in Athens, Ohio on October 19, 2019. (FILE)

Volleyball: Ohio starts second half of conference schedule on the road

The Bobcats begin the second half of their Mid-American Conference schedule with four straight road games. Ohio will travel to Western Michigan and Northern Illinois on Friday and Saturday.

Both teams are in the MAC West Division, so these will be the only time the Bobcats will play them in the regular season. Ohio (13-8, 5-3 MAC) is tied for third in the East and is looking to separate itself from Bowling Green this weekend.


@ Western Michigan (11-9, 2-6 MAC)

Match time: 7 p.m.

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


-Western Michigan has lost its last five matches, and its last win came on Oct. 4th

-Rachel Bontrager has averaged 3.7 kills per set, the most in the MAC

-Kathleen Reilly is third in the MAC with 5.34 digs per set

-The Broncos have been swept five times this season


At Northern Illinois (6-16, 3-5 MAC)

Match time: 8:30 p.m.

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


-The Huskies have the worst overall win percentage in the MAC but are still third in the MAC West.

-NIU was swept in its last two matches and has lost three in a row.

-The Huskies have the worst hitting percentage and have allowed the worst hitting percentage in the MAC.

-Jasmine Kemp is ninth in the conference with a .316 hitting percentage.


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