UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 10 Penn State women's volleyball is set for a rematch with No. 19 Ohio State at Rec Hall on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The match will stream on Big Ten Network+. Wednesday's match is the first of three matches in four days for the Lions, who will host No. 11 Purdue on Friday and Saturday.
HOW TO FOLLOW Wednesday, March 3 | 6 p.m. Watch BTN+ ($) | Live Stats
OPENING NOTES • Penn State and Ohio State meet for the second time this season when the teams play at Rec Hall on Wednesday. The first match was held in Columbus. • The match will stream online on Big Ten Network+ • Coaches throughout the country recognized Penn State's recent tough stretch of play, keeping the Lions in the top 10 of the national rankings with a 4-3 record.
SCOUTING THE BUCKEYES • Ohio State sits in first place in the Big Ten with a perfect 11-0 record under first-year head coach Jen Flynn Oldenburg. • The Buckeyes have wins over Maryland (2), Michigan State (2), Iowa (2), Illinois (2), Rutgers (2) and Penn State. • Ohio State is off to its best start in the Big Ten since 1991 and has its best winning streak since 2013.
SERIES HISTORY • Penn State leads 50-17 in the all-time series with Ohio State. • The teams first played in 1981. • The Lions have won 22 of the past 25 matches in the series dating back to 2007. • The Buckeyes won the first meeting this season 3-2. The Lions were up 2-0. • Penn State is 27-5 at home against Ohio State.
BIG TEN LEADS WAY IN NATIONAL RANKINGS Six Big Ten teams appeared in the top 20 of the most recent AVCA national rankings — No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 4 Nebraska, No. 5 Minnesota, No. 10 Penn State, No. 11 Purdue and No. 19 Ohio State.