Ohio is preparing for what may be its toughest match so far this season. After sweeping Buffalo in both of its matches last week, Ohio will travel to Bowling Green to take on the undefeated Falcons. The Falcons swept Ball State in their last series and have swept six of their eight matches this season. Ohio will have to bring its high energy and solid communication to Stroh Center in order to be able to get a pair of wins this week.
Notable players to watch include Ohio defensive specialist/libero Sam Steele, who has just won her third MAC East Defensive Player of the Week award this season. On the other side of the net, watch for Bowling Green outside hitter Katelyn Meyer, who already has 122 kills this season.
Opponent: Bowling Green (8-0, 8-0 Mid-American Conference)
Time: Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m.
Place: Stroh Center (Bowling Green, Ohio)
How to watch: ESPN3 (Thursday), ESPN+ (Friday)
Live Stats: Here
The Bobcats are 28-12 against the Falcons since 1999 but have failed to win a match versus them since Nov. 3, 2017. Fourteen of Ohio’s last 28 wins in the past 22 years were away matches. However, the last time Ohio and Bowling Green played, the Falcons swept the Bobcats 3-0 in the Stroh Center. Ohio will get their rematch in the Stroh Center on Thursday night.