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Football earns bowl bid, volleyball season ends in second round of NCAA tournament
Dec 7, 2009
By George Mauzy

The weekend was filled with both good news and bad news for Ohio University's football and volleyball teams.

The football team (9-4, 7-1 in Mid-American Conference) lost to Central Michigan, 20-10, on Friday in the MAC championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, but earned a return trip to the same venue on Dec. 26 to play in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Marshall
University (6-6, 4-4 in Conference USA).

During Friday's game, senior wide receiver Taylor Price became the school's all-time leading pass catcher with his 145th career reception. Junior linebacker Noah Keller set a MAC Championship game record with 16 tackles and junior wide receiver Terrence McCrae established new career highs with 141 yards on seven catches.

The bowl game is set for 1 p.m. and tickets can be purchased by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-575-CATS. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

The volleyball team defeated the University of Notre Dame on Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich., in the first round of the NCAA Championships, but was eliminated on Saturday in the second round in five sets by host school, the University of Michigan. Senior and two-time MAC Player of the Year Ellen Herman set a new Mid-American Conference record for career kills (1,984) during the match. The Bobcats finished the season with a 27-7 record and won its sixth MAC championship in seven years.   

For more information about Ohio University Athletics teams, visit www.ohiobobcats.com.

 

Published: Dec 7, 2009 8:50 AM

 
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