Stephens played in her first match since Oct. 5.
Ohio could move up to fifth in the Mid-American Conference standings with a win Saturday.
Ohio holds the tiebreakers over both Akron and Buffalo.
The Bobcats swept their opponent for the second match in a row.
The Bobcats swept Kent State for the second time this season.
Ohio lost its fourth straight match Saturday.
Ohio is trying to stay in contention in the MAC East.
Ohio could put itself back in contention in the MAC East with two wins this weekend.
The Bobcats dropped to .500 in MAC play with two losses this weekend.
Both Western Michigan and Northern Illinois are on losing streaks of at least three matches.
Ohio is tied for third in the MAC East.
Ohio beat Toledo in the regular season for the first time since 2015.
Ohio was swept for the second time this season.
Ohio could be in first place in the MAC East after this weekend.
Stephens became the tenth player to hit 1,000 kills against Kent State.
The Bobcats have gone 1-1 in each of their first two weekends of Mid-American Conference play.
Ohio is 1-1 in the Mid-American Conference this season.
Giacomazzi leads the Mid-American Conference in total assists and assists per set.
Ohio beat Miami 3-1 at home Saturday.