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Feb. 17, 2007

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The eighth-ranked Ohio State (11-1, 2-0 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team won a 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-25) victory over George Mason (4-3) Saturday night in St. John Arena. Ohio State’s Dan Meske (Sr., Willow Springs, Ill.) scored a team-high 14.5 points to lead the Buckeyes while William Price had a match-high 15 for the Patriots. Meske had a team-high 14 kills (.435) and an assist block, while Price had a team-high 14 kills and two assist blocks.

Ohio State took the early lead in game one, leading by as many as four (10-6). At 18-15, two Buckeye errors and a kill from Kyle Gramit tied the game at 18. After ties at 19 and 20, Ohio State kills from Meske and Sam Stevens (5th/Sr., Miami, Fla.) and a Patriot error opened a 23-20 Buckeye lead. At 26-23, an OSU error cut the margin to 26-24. Two George Mason errors and a Robbie Klein (Jr./So., Cincinnati, Ohio) kill set game point at 29-24. A Buckeye error and a Patriot block by Price and Colton Naill stopped two game points to make the score, 29-26. Ohio State closed out the game with a Klein kill to win, 30-26. The Buckeyes hit .500 for the game to .083 for George Mason.

The Buckeyes broke a 2-2 tie in game two with back-to-back ace serves from Klein for a 4-2 lead. A Buckeye error made it 4-3. An OSU kill from Layne Dreven (5th/Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) and two from Stevens opened a 7-3 lead. Two OSU errors and a John Albertson (Jr./So., Ballwin, Mo.) kill made it 8-5. A Patriot solo block by Ryan Kwiatkowski and four OSU errors gave George Mason a 10-8 lead. With George Mason leading, 14-12, two Dreven kills, a Klein ace serve and a Patriot error gave Ohio State a 16-14 lead. At 17-15, a kill and solo block by Mark Burik and an OSU error returned the lead to George Mason at 19-17. The Buckeyes tied the match at 19 with a Meske kill and a Stevens-Albertson block. Tied at 22, a Dreven kill gave OSU a 23-22 lead. Two OSU errors returned the lead to George Mason at 24-23. The Buckeyes, with a Dreven kill and three Patriot errors took a 27-24 lead. A Buckeye error made it 27-25. A kill from Stevens and a Patriot error set game point at 29-25. An OSU error stopped the first game point at 29-26. A George Mason serving error ended the game at 30-26 to give Ohio State a 2-0 lead in the match. The Buckeyes hit .121 for the game to -.077 for the Patriots.

Tied a four in game three, an OSU error, a Price kill and a Price-Kyle Swanson block gave George Mason a 7-4 lead. Kills from Stevens and Price made it 8-5. Two Patriot errors and a Price kill made it 9-7. A Daniel Mathews (Jr., Shorewood, Wis.) kill cut the Patriot lead to one at 9-8. George Mason kills from Swanson and Gramit made it 11-8. A Meske kill and an OSU error made it 12-9, George Mason. A Dreven kill, a Klein ace serve and a Patriot error tied the game at 12. Stevens’ gave OSU a 13-12 lead with a kill. Price countered with a kill to tie the game at 13. A Patriot error and Buckeye kills from Albertson and Stevens gave Ohio State a 16-13 lead. At 20-17, two Buckeye errors cut the lead to 20-19. Three kills from Meske countered two kills from Price and one from Burik to move the score to 23-22. A Swanson solo block tied the game at 23. Two Patriot errors and a kill from Mathews opened a 26-23 lead for Ohio State. Two kills from Price and a Patriot error cut the lead to two at 27-25. A Dreven kill followed by a George Mason error set match point at 29-25. Ohio State won the game, 30-25, off a Patriot error, to win the match, 3-0. Ohio State hit .344 for the game to .267 for George Mason.

Ohio State hit .320 for the match to .100 for George Mason. The Buckeyes had a 51-28 margin in kills and a four-to-one advantage in ace serves. OSU’s Klein served all four aces for the Buckeyes. Ohio State gave up 24 service errors to 14 for George Mason. Defensively, OSU had a 32-22 margin in digs with Mathews recording a match-high 11 and OSU’s Conor Martin (Jr., Avon Lake, Ohio) adding 10. At the net, George Mason had a six-to-five edge in team blocks. Three players for each squad recorded a match-high two total blocks. OSU Mathews produced a match-high 42 assists while Patriot Kwiatkowski had 27.

Ohio State closes out a two week home stand next week by hosting Lewis (4-3, 9-3) Friday and seventh-ranked IFPW (4-1, 9-1) Saturday in 7 p.m. matches in St. John Arena.

Volleyball Box Score Ohio State Men’s Volleyball George Mason vs #8 Ohio State (Feb 17, 2007 at Columbus, Ohio)

George Mason | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 2 Price, William…… 3| 14 7 39 .179| 0| 0 4| 0| 5| 0 2 1| 0| 15.0 4 Naill, Colton……. 3| 2 4 8 -.250| 0| 1 2| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0| 4.0 11 Gramit, Kyle…….. 3| 4 6 13 -.154| 0| 0 1| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 0| 4.5 14 Kwiatkowski, Ryan… 3| 0 0 1 .000| 27| 0 0| 0| 4| 1 0 0| 0| 1.0 15 Swanson, Kyle……. 3| 3 0 7 .429| 1| 0 1| 0| 2| 1 1 0| 0| 4.5 18 Burik, Mark……… 3| 5 1 10 .400| 0| 0 3| 2| 4| 1 0 0| 0| 6.0 1 Sheppard, Graham…. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 17 Maloney, Luke……. 3| 0 2 2-1.000| 0| 0 3| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 TEAM……………. | | | | 1| | | | 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 28 20 80 .100| 28| 1 14| 4| 22| 3 6 1| 0| 35.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 7 5 24 .083 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS 2 6 8 26 -.077 George Mason…….. (0) 26 26 25 4-3 3 15 7 30 .267 Ohio State………. (3) 30 30 30 11-1

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………. 3| 14 4 23 .435| 1| 0 3| 0| 3| 0 1 1| 0| 14.5 4 Mathews, Daniel….. 3| 3 2 5 .200| 42| 0 7| 0| 11| 1 1 0| 0| 4.5 5 Albertson, John….. 3| 4 2 11 .182| 1| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 1 1| 0| 4.5 9 Stevens, Sam…….. 3| 11 5 22 .273| 3| 0 2| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0| 12.0 13 Klein, Robbie……. 3| 8 5 19 .158| 0| 4 5| 0| 5| 0 1 0| 0| 12.5 14 Dreven, Layne……. 3| 11 1 16 .625| 1| 0 4| 0| 3| 0 2 0| 0| 12.0 6 Versen, Brett……. 1| 0 1 1-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 15 Martin, Conor……. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 10| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 17 Kues, Brian……… 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 TEAM……………. | | | | 1| | | | 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 51 20 97 .320| 48| 4 24| 1| 32| 1 8 2| 0| 60.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 20 4 32 .500 Site: Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena) 2 14 10 33 .121 Date: Feb 17, 2007 Attend: 773 Time: 1:27 3 17 6 32 .344 Referees: Tom Joseph, Brian Hemelgarn