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Olympic Recap: Men’s Volleyball Wins Three Straight, Men’s and Women’s Swim Win In Hawaii

By January 12, 2024 (6:00 pm)Sports, Swimming & Diving, Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball Opens Season With Three Straight Wins

The men’s volleyball season began on Jan. 3, and the Buckeyes kicked it off by beating North Greenville 3-0, following that with two straight 3-1 wins over Daemen University on Jan. 7 and St. Francis on Jan. 8.

In the three matches, Jacob Pasteur led the team with 53 kills followed by 31 from Shane Wetzel. Michael Wright had 70 assists while Noah Platfoot had 58, and Justin Howard had 11 blocks while Thomas Poole led the team with 21 digs.

Ohio State is coming off of a season in which it finished 23-10 and lost 3-1 to Penn State in the NCAA quarterfinals and is looking to make another postseason appearance this year.

The Buckeyes next match is at home again when they face UC San Diego on Saturday. It will be available to watch on Big Ten Plus.

Men’s And Women’s Swim Teams Come Back From Hawaii With Wins

The men’s and women’s swim teams both picked up wins in Honolulu on Jan. 5, beating Hawaii 154-109 and 160-96, respectively.

For the No. 5 women, Tristan Harrison, Hannah Bach, Katherine Zenick and Teresa Ivan opened the competition with a win in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:40.84. Gwen Woodbury followed with a 9:55.85 win in the 1000-meter freestyle with Maya Geringer, Mia Lachey and Mia Rankin following in second, third and fourth place.

The men took the top three spots in the 1000-meter freestyle with Charlie Clark (8:54.84) finishing first, Sam Campbell (9:14.78) in second and Alex Metzler (9:22.20) in third.

The Buckeyes remained dominant for the entire meet and took home two wins, both teams remaining undefeated when they go head-to-head with other schools.

Both teams will host Michigan on Jan. 20.

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