Oct. 28, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Despite a solid individual effort from Elizabeth Campbell, the No. 17 Ohio State University women’s volleyball team fell in three sets on the road at No. 6 Penn State (25-15, 25-22, 25-12). Campbell attacked .292 on 24 swings for a match-high 12 kills while digging eight balls defensively to pace the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes move to 16-7 overall and 7-4 in Big Ten action while PSU goes to 21-3, 9-2. These same teams meet again Friday night (Oct. 31) inside St. John Arena. First serve for the Buckeye home match is slated for 7 p.m. ET.
Campbell came out firing right away, terminating five kills in the opening set. Ohio State was unable to impede the Nittany Lion assault, however, as Penn State hit .652 and pulled ahead 25-15.
Ohio State responded well early in the second set, grabbing the 1-0 edge right out the gates via Campbell’s sixth kill of the evening. The Buckeyes then built a 7-2 advantage with Campbell toeing the service line. Later in the set, a service ace from Lainy Pierce handed Penn State’s its first lead at 18-17. Andrea Kacsits snagged the lead right back by pairing with Campbell for a block before dropping in an ace of her own on back-to-back points. Moments later the Nittany Lions would rip off a three-point spurt though and go ahead for good en route to a 25-22 winner. The third and final set went in favor of Penn State as well, 25-12.