Updated Mon, Sep 12, 2011 12:25 am
The Ohio Bobcats struggled all day, as they tried to end the Baymont Invitational with a win over the University of Virginia. Ohio and Virginia battled back and forth, but the Cavaliers pulled away and won the match 3-1.
After taking a 2-0 set lead over the ‘Cats, Virginia looked poised to close out the match, but Ohio fought back late and took third set by a score of 25-23. Rally time in the Convocation Center never came, as Virginia dominated in the fourth set, 25-14, and closed out the match.
The difference for the Cavaliers was outstanding play by their back row, which saved everything Ohio slammed at them. Virginia was able to muster up 73 digs through four sets, out-digging the Bobcats by 14.
“Our biggest issue was giving up point runs,” Ohio head coach Ryan Theis said. “We did that a few times in the first two sets and in the third set we only did that once.”
Senior outside hitter Katie Post had positive thoughts about Ohio’s play today while recognizing good play by Virginia.
“The other team worked really hard so we took our caps off to them,” Post said.
The Bobcats ended this weekend’s Baymont Invitational 1-2 in match play and head to Pittsburgh to play the Panthers on Tuesday.
Conference play starts September 23 at the Convocation Center when Ohio will host Bowling Green.