Redshirt sophomore Mike Hanes (16) prepares hitting the ball within the internet in the game against George Mason on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena
The Ohio Condition men’s volleyball team will follow-up its straight-set victoryLees-McRae with a vacation to Condition College, Pennsylvania, Tuesday to defend myself its final non foe this year at Penn Condition.
The Nittany Lions (8-12, 5-2 EIVA) go into the matchup using the Buckeyes (7-14, 2-6 MIVA), getting lost four straight matches to top-15 teams, which have formerly defeated Ohio Condition.
In matches against then-No. 11 USC, then-No. 5 UCLA, No. 13 Purdue Fort Wayne with no. 15 Ball Condition, Penn Condition were able to win four from 16 sets. In matches against individuals same teams, Ohio Condition won three from 15 sets.
As the Buckeyes and also the Nittany Lions haven’t fared well against common opponents, both teams have experience against one another.
Inside a Jan. 5 match at St. John Arena, a proper Ohio Condition team defeated Penn Condition in four sets. Senior setter Sanil Thomas led the Buckeyes to some .360 hitting percentage and added 46 assists while sophomore opposite hitter Mike Hanes hit in a .413 clip, tallying 24 kills.
On Tuesday, Thomas will probably return for his begin since injuring his right hands at the end of The month of january, and Hanes, his most typical collaborator, is going to be in the game once more after resting against Lees-McRae.
Hanes’ 202 kills and 21 aces lead they, while Thomas will consider adding to his team-leading 284 assists, 25 which he put in two sparks the bench against Lees-McRae.
For that Nittany Lions, redshirt junior outdoors hitter Henrik Falck Lauten paces Penn Condition with 181 kills, adding 13 aces, 41 total blocks and 86 digs.
Defensively, redshirt newcomer libero Will Bantle and redshirt junior middle blocker Jason Donorovich lead the way in which, accruing 130 digs and 63 total blocks around the season, correspondingly.
Together with his defense, Donorovich ranks No. one in thewith no. 11 in the united states together with his .387 hitting percentage.
The Buckeyes aspire to thwart Donorovich and also the Penn Condition offense having a defense which has totaled 125 blocks and 623 digs this year.
Redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson and redshirt senior libero Aaron Samarin have performed a huge part within the defensive success for Ohio Condition this year, comprising 63 total blocks and 117 digs, correspondingly.
Leeson and Samarin would be the 3 Buckeyes who’ve began every match this year, and Ohio Condition will have to rely on its defense to accomplish a season sweep of Penn Condition Tuesday.
Ohio Condition assumes Penn Condition at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Condition College, Pennsylvania.