• Brandon Main/Special to the News Matt McManaway (15) of North Greenville University
  • Brandon Main/Special to the News Matt McManaway (15) of North Greenville University spikes the ball against Ohio State on Saturday at St. John Arena. McManaway, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, had five kills in the match.
  • Brandon Main/Special to the News Matt McManaway (15) of North Greenville University spikes the ball against Ohio State on Saturday at St. John Arena. McManaway, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, had five kills in the match.

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COLUMBUS — Not many athletes get the opportunity to play against the defending national champion.

Add in the fact it was a team you were a fan of growing up — and you got to play them in front of family and friends — and the level of excitement rises even more.

Mount Vernon’s Matt McManaway got that opportunity Saturday.

McManaway and his North Greenville University (South Carolina) men’s volleyball team played their season opener against Ohio State, the two-time defending national champions.

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Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or fmain@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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