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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 looks to move up in conference standings during final weekend of the season

Ohio is at home for the final time of the season this weekend when it hosts Buffalo and Akron in The Convo. This weekend is pivotal for seeding in the Mid-American Conference Tournament with regular season ending Saturday.

The Bobcats (15-12, 7-7 MAC) are currently sixth in the MAC with Buffalo right behind them at seventh. Ohio holds the tie breaker, but could jeopardize that with a loss to the Bulls. Akron is two games ahead of the Bobcats, sitting at fourth, but with two losses it could easily drop down the rankings this weekend.


vs. Buffalo (11-15, 7-7 MAC)

Match time: 7 p.m.

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


-Ohio beat Buffalo in five sets last time the teams played.

-Buffalo beat Bowling Green and Miami last weekend, which snapped Miami’s nine-match win streak.

-The Bulls have the second-worst defense in the MAC and give up a .236 hitting percentage.

-Lexi Nordmann is ninth in the MAC with a .325 hitting percentage.


vs. Akron (16-9, 9-5 MAC)

Match time: 5 p.m.

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


-Ohio was the first team in the MAC to beat Akron.

-Akron lost its last two matches to Bowling Green and Miami.

-The Zips have the second-best defense in the MAC and only allow a .180 hitting percentage.

-Emily Weigand is second in the MAC with .45 service aces per set.


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