The Bobcats (0-5) are headed west for the K-State Invitational this week. 

They will take on Loyola Chicago, Kansas State and Fresno State in the two-day tournament. The trip to Manhattan, Kansas, will be the farthest the Bobcats travel for a tournament this season. They are also still searching for their first win this season

Here is what you need to know for this week: 

Thursday 

Match One

Ohio starts the day with a match against Loyola Chicago (4-2). The match marks the first time the two have faced off against each other.

Time: 11 a.m. 

Venue: Bramlage Coliseum

Notes: Loyola Chicago has been heating up as of late. It swept the Hampton Inn Chicago North/Loyola Station Rambler Challenge last weekend, defeating Eastern Kentucky, SIU Edwardsville and Xavier.

Last season, the Ramblers fell short of a spot in the NCAA Championships after losing to Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. That performance earned them a third place ranking in this season’s MVC Preseason Coaches Poll. 

Stats: Live stats for the match can be found here

Match Two

Ohio ends Thursday with a match against Kansas State (3-2). The two last played each other Sept. 20, 2019, when Ohio defeated Kansas State 3-2. 

Time: 8 p.m. 

Venue: Bramlage Coliseum

Notes: The Wildcats are coming off the back of a successful run at the Gaucho Invitational. They came back from a 3-0 loss to No. 21 Pepperdine and defeated UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State.

Ohio will be Kansas State’s only opponent Thursday.

Stats: Live stats for the match can be found here.

How to watch: The match can be watched here.

Friday 

The Bobcats will catch a break in the last day of the invitational. They will only play one match on Friday against Fresno State (2-1). 

The last time Ohio played Fresno State was Aug. 30, 2019. The Bobcats dropped the match to the Bulldogs 3-1.

Time: 12 p.m. 

Venue: Bramlage Coliseum

Notes: The Bulldogs have only played in one invitational this season — their own. They defeated UC Riverside and California State University-Northridge, but they lost to Loyola Marymount. 

Stats: Live stats for the match can be found here

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