After losing three of four games earlier this month, Ohio Volleyball (22-6, 12-3) was able to collect it’s second straight victory at home, sweeping the Buffalo Bulls (9-20, 6-9) in straight sets (25-15, 25-14, 25-15), improving to 8-2 at home this season.
The green and white jumped out to an early 8-1 lead in the opening frame and never looked back–winning all three sets by double-digits.
Ohio fell behind 2-0 in the second set, which would stand as the only time they trailed during the entire match. They rallied off four consecutive points to take a 4-2 advantage and once again put their drive in cruise-control–winning by 11 points to take a two-set lead going into the intermission.
The third and final set was more of the same in favor of the Bobcats. They took a 14-4 lead and forced a Buffalo timeout. The Bulls were able to cut the lead to four (18-14), but Ohio would finish the final set on a 7-1 run to earn their 12th conference win of the season.
Jaime Kosiorek led Ohio’s attack with 12 kills, Mallory Salis was the only other Bobcat to tally double-digit kills with 11.
Meredith Ashy had a team-high 15 digs.
Buffalo’s offense and defense did not feature a single player with double-digit kills or digs.
Megan Lipski had a team-high nine kills, while Niki Bozinoski had nine digs.
Ohio had a season-best .415 kill percentage, converting on 46 of their 94 total attacks.
Ohio will now stay home and finish the regular season by hosting the Akron Zips (8-20, 2-13), a team currently in the cellar of the MAC-East.
Although the Bobcats cannot claim the number one seed in the MAC-tournament for the third consecutive season, they can clinch the number two seed and the Eastern division-crown with a win on Saturday against the visiting Zips.
The Bobcats plan to honor their seniors on Saturday, as well.