Ohio State mens volleyball look to avenge early season losses against Penn

Redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz (11) strikes the ball during a match against Grand Canyon Feb. 21 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Jonathan McAllister / Lantern photographerWill the third time actually be the charm for the Ohio State men’s volleyball team?The Buckeyes are preparing to redeem themselves in what be their third match against Penn State in 2014, after falling to the Nittany Lions in previous matches 3-0 and 3-1.“The past two matches we played them this season we lost, one in Hawaii and one at their place,” redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous said. “The last match was very close and could have gone either way. Speaking for me personally, I have been looking forward to getting another shot at them since that last match.”OSU played the Nittany Lions Jan. 11 in Hawaii and Feb. 5 at State College.Coach Pete Hanson said he hopes the team has learned from its previous mistakes made against Penn State, and will improve on them in Friday’s match.“We had a chance to win some of those games and perhaps win the match. We just didn’t make enough of the right types of plays at the end of the games, and again those are lessons that these young guys just have to keep going through and learn over time, and hopefully we have learned some of them and are going to be better,” Hanson said. “It will be a competitive match.”Redshirt-junior setter Peter Heinen said the Buckeyes have a solid understanding of how the Nittany Lions play.“We have seen this team play many times the past couple of years and know their tendencies very well,” Heinen said. “We just need to be able to execute our scouting report and play hard with a lot of energy.”Heinen said the Nittany Lions’ style of play is comparable to OSU’s.“We are both hard-hitting teams,” Heinen said. “So it will be an exciting match to watch as both teams work to outhit each other.”The coaches and players on each team know each other well, which leads to an intense rivalry, Hanson said. Penn State assistant coach Colin McMillan is a former Buckeye player who was coached by Hanson.The players on both teams also have had history competing with or against each other since their early volleyball careers, which makes this rivalry even stronger, Guessous said.“They (Penn State) are able to recruit great players and a lot of guys that we have played with or against in high school,” Guessous said. “That also contributes to the heightened atmosphere whenever we play those guys, because for a lot of us, it’s personal.”The Buckeyes are preparing for another tough match this week, after losing to No. 15 IPFW 3-2 Wednesday. However, OSU will not have a problem playing with high energy and confidence Friday despite the loss, Guessous said.“The match is going to be a grind. It is going to come down to which team has more desire, hustle, and a little bit of luck. This is one of those matches where it is easier to get fired up to play and I think that will be reflected through the effort we show in our plays,” Guessous said.The match is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John Arena. read more

Record Night for Detmers Louisville Pitching Staff in Loss to Georgia Tech

first_img PDF Box Score Story Links Detmers punched out two more in the sixth before finally running into trouble one inning later. The Yellow Jackets tied the game up in the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly, but Detmers limited the damage to just the single run. Xzavion Curry (3-0) shut out the Cardinals over his eight innings before turning the game over to the closer in the ninth. Detmers carved up the Yellow Jackets in the early innings, striking out a pair in each of the first three innings. The lefthander then struck out the side in order in the fourth, the sixth time he’s accomplished the feat on the year. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It was a record-setting night for Reid Detmers and the Louisville pitching staff, but the fourth-ranked Cardinals were defeated 3-1 by Georgia Tech on Friday night at Jim Patterson Stadium. Next Game: Georgia Tech 3/23/2019 | 1:00 PM ACC Network Extra Louisville (17-5, 5-2) took an early lead on Friday night, scoring in the opening inning for the seventh consecutive game. Jake Snider doubled on the second pitch he saw and eventually scored on Logan Wyatt’s sacrifice fly. The sophomore punctuated his night with strikeouts for the first two outs of the eighth, but his four-pitch walk with two away proved costly. Georgia Tech followed with a double into the right field corner bringing the runner all the way around from first to score the go-ahead run. GT went on to add another via a solo home run in the ninth. Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Detmers (4-1) struck out a Jim Patterson Stadium record 16 in 7.2 innings, breaking the previous record of 15 by Brendan McKay against Pittsburgh on March 10, 2017. The 16 strikeouts were a new career high for Detmers, who has set a new career high on three occasions this season.center_img Preview Video: Reid Detmers Postgame Live Stats Georgia Tech (15-7, 4-3 ACC) finally got into the hit column with consecutive singles with one away in the fifth, but Detmers buckled down and struck out the next two hitters to give him 11 through five innings. Video Highlights Video: Dan McDonnell Postgame Photo Gallery From there, the Cardinals would not record another hit until Tyler Fitzgerald dropped a single into right field with one away in the ninth inning. UofL managed just four baserunners on the night, with the two hits and a pair of walks from Wyatt. Michael McAvene struck out two in his 1.1 innings of relief work to give Louisville 18 for the night. The Cardinals tied the stadium record for strikeouts by a team as well. Louisville and Georgia Tech will continue the series on Saturday, with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SBI Foundation helps RKM set up 201 toilets at Belur Math

first_imgKolkata: Rajnish Kumar, Chairman of SBI inaugurated ‘Swachh Belur Math’ project on Friday. Swami Suvirananda, General Secretary of Ramakrishna Math & Mission was present at the function. Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, SBI Foundation supported Ramkrishna Mission to construct 201 toilets at Belur Math that will serve 13 lakh visitors each year.To provide sanitation facilities to visitors at Belur Math, that witnesses thousands of pilgrims a day, SBI Foundation contributed Rs. 1.67 crore to this project. Partha Pratim Sengupta, CGM of Kolkata Circle, Shri Mahendra Kumar Rekhi, MD of SBI Foundation and other monks of the Ramakrishna Order and functionaries of the Bank were present at the inauguration event. It may be mentioned that after the Belur Math was constructed, Swami Vivekananda used to clean the toilets along with his brother monks. Swamiji was very particular about clean toilets and drinking water. On special occasions, the footfall of visitors at Belur Math is over lakhs. But, despite such huge gatherings, the visitors do not throw plastic cups. Soiled papers are on the road because of vigil by the monks and volunteers. Cleanliness is the biggest USP of the Ramakrishna Mission and Math centres. Thousands of foreigners visit Belur Math every year and are attracted by the serene environment.last_img read more

SC reserves verdict on enomination in Bengal panchayat polls

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on a plea by the West Bengal State Election Commission challenging the Calcutta High Court order allowing e-nominations for the panchayat elections in the state, as the apex court once again declined to lift its stay on the notification of results of candidates elected unopposed to rural local bodies. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud declined to lift its order barring the notification of the candidates elected unopposed, even as senior counsel Vikas Singh appearing for the state said that it was hampering the release of funds to rural local bodies. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Not accepting the plea of the state government, the Chief Justice Misra said that they would pronounce the order with a week or so. The top court had ordered the State Election Commission (SEC) on May 10 not to notify the results of candidates declared elected unopposed. Pointing to over 20,000 uncontested seats going to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), senior counsel P.S. Patwalia told the court that such a large under of seats went uncontested because of obstruction by the ruling party members. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Appearing for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior counsel Patwalia pointed to large-scale violence and irregularities in the conduct of the election. In his rejoinder arguments, senior counsel Vikas Singh said that the allegation being made by the BJP and others are general and not specific. He sought to draw distinction between violence and seats going uncontested. Referring to the Uttar Pradesh and Haryana which have much large uncontested victors — more than 50 per cent — in rural local bodies elections, Vikas Singh said “if merely a seat goes uncontested”, it does not become wrong. The court is hearing an SEC plea against the Calcutta High Court’s May 8 order permitting e-nominations and reading the provision of the Information Technology Act into the Representation of the People Act, 1954. On July 3, the apex court had said that it would examine whether the high court, in exercise of its powers under Article 226 of the Constitution, could do so.last_img read more

Rep Lyons bill prepares students through more graduation requirement flexibility

center_img Tags: #SB, 21st century skills, computer coding, grad requirements, HB 5463, Lyons, Michigan Merit Curriculum last_img