No. 13 Loyola overpowers No. 10 Ohio State remain undefeated in MIVA play

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Middle attacker Nicodemus Meyer had a career-best performance to put No. 13 Loyola in sole possession of first place.

Meyer finished with a career-high seven kills and zero errors on a .636 attack percentage and had a match-high five blocks as Loyola swept No. 10 Ohio State 25-20, 25-21, 25-18 on Saturday in Chicago.

The middle attacker was one of three Ramblers to have more than a .400 attack percentage in this match-up between the only two remaining undefeated teams in MIVA play. Outside attacker Cole Schlothauer contributed 12 kills and hit .429, while setter Dan Mangun had four kills and zero errors against Ohio State (10-4, 3-1 MIVA).


Mangun also guided the offense to out-hit Ohio State .355 to .198 with the Ramblers having more than a .300 attack percentage in all three games.

Opposite Parker Van Buren in the victory led all players with 13 kills and added four blocks. Van Buren with the Ramblers (11-2, 4-0 MIVA) trailing 19-18 in the second game also had a kill to jumpstart a 7-2 run to close out the game.

Opposite Sameuel Clark in the loss led Ohio State with 10 kills.

This loss ends Ohio State’s four-match winning streak and is the team’s first road loss of the season. The Buckeyes entered this match tied with Ramblers for first place in the MIVA and had dropped two games in their first three conference matches.

Loyola with this victory remains undefeated at home and is on a four-match winning streak.