Ohio State Women's Volleyball Advances to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championships After Sweeping USC

By George Eisner on December 3, 2022 at 8:25 pm
Rylee Rader of the Ohio State Buckeyes Women's Volleyball Team
Adam Cairns | The Columbus Dispatch, USA TODAY NETWORK

The Buckeyes' women's volleyball squad just became the second Ohio State sports team in the last 24 hours to benefit from a USC loss.

While football got some indirect help from the Trojans falling in the Pac-12 Championship yesterday, the Ohio State women's volleyball team took matters into their own hands tonight and defeated USC three games to none. The Buckeyes won all games in their best-of-five match 25-21, 25-17, and 25-16 to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Championships.

This is the second straight sweep of the tournament for Ohio State following the team's 3-0 victory over Tennessee State in the opening round. The Buckeyes will next face either Northern Iowa or Minnesota as their next opponent. Ohio State split their regular season series with the Golden Gophers 1-1, as the Buckeyes swept Minnesota in their October trip to Minneapolis prior to the Gophers getting even with a three-games-to-one victory in Columbus last month.

The Sweet 16 regional semifinals will commence on Thursday, Dec. 8 between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. All matches will be available for viewing on the ESPN2 and ESPNU networks.

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