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Feb. 10, 2007

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 10th-ranked Ohio State (9-1, 1-0 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team defeated Mercyhurst (0-9, 0-4), 3-0 (30-16, 30-18, 30-18) Saturday night in the MC Athletic Center. OSU’s Layne Dreven (5th/Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Matthew Hankey (Sr./Jr., Naperville, Ill.) each recorded 10 points to share match-high honors for the Buckeyes. Each had seven kills (.600), two ace serves and two assists blocks with Dreven hitting .600 and Hankey .700. Laker Dave Newman had a team-high six points with six kills (.417).

Ohio State opened game one with a 3-0 lead from a Dan Meske (Sr., Willow Springs, Ill.) kill, a Laker error and a Dreven ace serve. Leading, 10-7, a John Albertson (Jr./So., Ballwin, Mo.) kill, a Daniel Mathews (Jr., Shorewood, Wis.) – Albertson – Sam Stevens (5th/Sr., Miami, Fla.) block, a Mercyhurst error, an Albertson kill and a Meske ace serve opened up a 15-7 lead. At 15-9, two Laker errors and a Robbie Klein (Jr./So., Cincinnati, Ohio) kill gave the Buckeyes an 18-9 lead. A Newman kill made it 18-10. A five-point OSU run began with a Meske kill. Two Dreven kills, one by Klein and an Albertson ace serve put the Ohio State lead to 23-10. Leading, 28-15, a Laker error set the game point at 29-15. A Jeff Hartman kill stopped the game point at 29-16. Meske, with a kill, ended the game at 30-16. Ohio State hit .458 for the game to .000 for Mercyhurst. Tied at three in game two, two kills from Hankey, a Laker error and an Albertson-Hankey block gave Ohio State a 6-3 lead. Leading, 9-7, Ohio State scored the next six points to open a 15-7 lead. Blocks by Mathews and Klein and Mathews and Dreven and four Mercyhurst errors completed the run. After a Tim Wagner kill (15-8), kills by Dreven, Hankey and Brett Versen (Sr./Jr., Centerville, Ohio) opened the lead to 11 at 19-8. Leading, 22-13, two Albertson kills, an Albertson-Hankey block and a Versen ace serve took the margin to 13 at 26-13. A Bryan Ritter kill and a Laker error moved the score to 27-14. A Mathews-Albertson block gave OSU a 28-14 lead. Two Buckeye errors and a Pete Swauger ace serve cut the lead to 28-17. A Klein kill set game point at 29-17. A Joe Montroy kill stopped the game point at 29-18. The Buckeyes closed out the game with a Dreven kill to win the game, 30-18, and take a 2-0 lead in the match. The Buckeyes hit .417 for the game to -.148 for the Lakers.

Ohio State broke a 2-2 tie with a Laker error, a Dreven ace serve and an Albertson kill to take a 5-2 lead. A Buckeye error made it 5-3. OSU then scored the next six points to open an 11-3 lead. The run contained two Hankey kills, two Laker errors, a Versen ace serve and an Albertson kill. An OSU error made it 11-4. A Versen kill, a Hankey ace serve and a Mercyhurst error took the lead to 10 at 14-4. At 19-9, a Laker error, a Versen ace serve and a bad Mercyhurst set made the lead, 22-9. A 24-11 OSU lead expanded with two Laker errors and a Klein kill to 16 at 27-11. Three Buckeye errors cut the lead to 27-14. A Versen kill and an OSU error made it 28-15. A kill by Conor Martin (Jr., Avon Lake, Ohio) set match point at 29-15. An OSU error made it 29-16. Two Laker ace serves by Mike Palaschak cut the margin to 29-18. A Mercyhurst error ended the game at 30-18 to give the Buckeyes a 3-0 victory in the match. OSU hit .550 for the game to .000 for Mercyhurst.

Ohio State hit .417 for the match to -.057 for Mercyhurst. The Buckeyes had a 40-17 advantage in kills and a 10 to three margin in ace serves. Versen posted a match-high three aces in the match. Ohio State gave up 19 service errors to 14 for the Lakers. Defensively, the Buckeyes had a 23-19 edge in digs with OSU’s Martin recording a match-high seven. At the net, the Buckeyes had a team-high 8.5 blocks while the Lakers did not record a block in the match. OSU’s Albertson posted a match-high five assist blocks for the Buckeyes. OSU setter Mathews recorded 32 assists in the match while David Hatten had nine and Swauger, seven for the Lakers.

Ohio State returns home next Saturday at 7 p.m. to host George Mason in St. John Arena.

Volleyball Box Score Ohio State Men’s Volleyball #10 Ohio State vs Mercyhurst (Feb 10, 2007 at Erie, Pa.)

Ohio State | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 1 Meske, Dan………. 2| 5 0 8 .625| 0| 1 2| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 1| 6.0 4 Mathews, Daniel….. 3| 0 0 1 .000| 32| 1 3| 0| 2| 0 4 0| 3| 3.0 5 Albertson, John….. 3| 6 2 9 .444| 1| 1 1| 1| 0| 0 5 0| 0| 9.5 9 Stevens, Sam…….. 1| 2 1 5 .200| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 1 0| 0| 2.5 13 Klein, Robbie……. 3| 6 1 13 .385| 0| 0 4| 0| 1| 0 2 0| 0| 7.0 14 Dreven, Layne……. 3| 7 0 9 .778| 0| 2 3| 0| 1| 0 2 0| 0| 10.0 6 Versen, Brett……. 2| 5 1 6 .667| 0| 3 1| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0| 8.5 11 Westendorf, Mike…. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 15 Martin, Conor……. 3| 1 3 6 -.333| 1| 0 1| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 16 Hankey, Matthew….. 3| 7 0 10 .700| 0| 2 4| 1| 2| 0 2 0| 0| 10.0 17 Kues, Brian……… 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 18 Schoenfeldt, Ted…. 1| 1 0 1 1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 40 8 68 .471| 34| 10 19| 3| 23| 0 17 0| 4| 58.5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.5 Game K E TA Pct 1 13 2 24 .458 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS 2 13 3 24 .417 Ohio State………. (3) 30 30 30 10-1, 2-0 MIVA 3 14 3 20 .550 Mercyhurst………. (0) 16 18 18 0-9, 0-4 MIVA

Mercyhurst | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 2 Hartman, Jeff……. 3| 4 3 9 .111| 0| 0 4| 1| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 4.0 3 Hatten, David……. 2| 0 0 0 .000| 9| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 8 Montroy, Joe…….. 3| 2 1 7 .143| 0| 0 1| 3| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 2.0 9 Wagner, Tim……… 3| 2 12 28 -.357| 0| 0 2| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 2.0 15 Palaschak, Mike….. 3| 2 3 10 -.100| 0| 2 4| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 4.0 19 Newman, Dave…….. 3| 6 1 12 .417| 1| 0 2| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 6.0 4 Swauger, Pete……. 2| 0 0 0 .000| 7| 1 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 1| 1.0 11 Ritter, Bryan……. 3| 1 1 3 .000| 0| 0 0| 4| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 12 Coad, Gary………. 3| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 2| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 17 21 70 -.057| 17| 3 14| 10| 19| 0 0 0| 1| 20.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 0.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 7 7 25 .000 Site: Erie, Pa. (MC Athletic Center) 2 6 10 27 -.148 Date: Feb 10, 2007 Attend: 183 Time: 1:05 3 4 4 18 .000 Referees:

1 2 3 Total Tie scores 0 3 2 5 Lead changes 0 1 0 1