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ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio volleyball team will compete in four events as part of its spring 2018 schedule, as announced by fifth-year head coach Deane Webb on Monday (March 12).
The Bobcats open their spring season with matchup against longtime rival Marshall on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Convocation Center.
On April 7, Ohio will host a home spring tournament featuring Indianapolis, Wheeling Jesuit and West Virginia. The Bobcats will take on Wheeling Jesuit at 9 a.m. ET and Indianapolis at 10:15 a.m. ET, with both matches set to be held at the Ping Recreation Center. Ohio will then square off against West Virginia at the Convo at 3 p.m. ET.
Ohio's final two matches of the spring will be played on the road, with the Bobcats visiting Pittsburgh on April 14 and West Virginia on April 21.
The Bobcats went 17-15 in 2017 -- including a 10-6 mark in Mid-American Conference play. Ohio earned the No. 4 seed in the 2017 MAC Championship and a bye to the tournament quarterfinals. Ohio topped Eastern Michigan, 3-1, to advance to the league tournament semifinals for the 16th year in a row. Returning for Ohio in 2018 will be 2017 MAC Setter of the Year Vera Giacomazzi (San Vendemiano, Italy), 2017 MAC Freshman of the Year Tia Jimerson (Sugar Hill, Ga.) and 2017 First Team All-MAC outside hitter Lizzie Stephens (Frisco, Texas). Outside hitter Jaime Kosiorek (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) -- a 2016 All-MAC Honorable Mention selection -- will also be back for a final season after redshirting the 2017 campaign due to injury.
2018 Ohio Volleyball Spring Schedule
Monday, April 2 | vs. Marshall | 7:30 p.m. ET | Convocation Center
Saturday April 7 | Ohio Tournament
vs. Wheeling Jesuit | 9 a.m. ET | Ping Recreation Center
vs. Indianapolis | 10:15 a.m. ET | Ping Recreation Center
vs. West Virginia | 3 p.m. ET | Convocation Center
Saturday April 14 | at Pittsburgh
Saturday, April 21 | at West Virginia