Ohio State Follow Friday: Volleyball

Go Buckeyes! Senior Sarah Mignin
Go Buckeyes!
Senior Sarah Mignin
Go Buckeyes!

Dec. 2, 2011

Attention Buckeye Nation! Looking for more ways to stay up-to-date with the latest Ohio State happenings? Check this out! Every Friday, OhioStateBuckeyes.com features one of the many Ohio State athletic Twitter accounts to follow. Competing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament tonight is the Ohio State volleyball team: @ohiostatewvball

The Buckeyes were selected to their third-consecutive NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship this season after finishing 19-14 in the regular season. Under the direction of head coach Geoff Carlston, Ohio State (20-14) advanced to the second round of the tournament after defeating Middle Tennessee State Thursday, 3-1, at the Thompson-Boling Arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Ohio State is led by All-Big Ten selection Mari Hole, who is averaging a team-best 4.03 kills per set. The Oslo, Norway, product totaled 18 kills in the team’s win over MTSU Thursday. Junior Emily Danks, who tallied 16 kills in the victory, is second on the squad this season with a 3.29 kills per set average and has a team-best 60 service aces on the year.

Defensively, the Buckeyes are led by seniors Sarah Mignin and Kelli Barhorst and junior Mariah Booth. Mignin, a libero from Sylvania, Ohio, leads the squad with a 4.27 digs per set average, while Booth is averaging 1.03 blocks per set and Barhorst has a 0.97 average.

The Buckeyes face 14th-seed and host Tennessee (28-3) Friday at the Thompson-Boling Arena beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Click here for live results and here for live video. 

Site: twitter.com/ohiostatewvball
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Ohio State Women’s Volleyball in 140 characters…
Advanced to 2nd rd of NCAAs after 3-1 win over MTSU…faces Lady Vols Fri. @ 7…led by Mari Hole & Emily Danks…third-straight NCAA selection.