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April 28, 2000

COLUMBUS, OHIO – %^$Number two seed Indiana-Purdue (21-7) needed five games to defeat Lewis (21-11) 15-11, 15-5, 10-15, 15-9, 15-10 in the first semifinal of the MIVA Tournament. IPFW’s Hector Soto had a match-high 47 kills with Scott Lane adding 20, Jeff Ptak 15 and Angel Ruiz 15. Eduardo Quinones of Lewis had a team-high 28 kills with Jorge Alifonso adding 23 and Paul Aviles 19.%^$

%^$Indiana-Purdue held a 7-4 lead in game one before Lewis scored four consecutive point to take an 8-7 lead off an IPFW error. Another Ft. Wayne error put Lewis up 9-7. Indiana-Purdue tied the match at 10 and at 11 before taking a 12-11 lead off a Ptak kill. Two Lewis errors set game point at 14-11. Lewis stopped the game point with a kill by Aviles, but a block by Ruiz and Hoto ended the game at 15-11. IPFW hit .375 for the game to .191 for Lewis. Lane connected on 10 kills in the game while Quinones had six.%^$

%^$Game two saw a large number of side outs early. After a 4-4 tie, a Soto kill and two Lewis errors put IPFW up 7-4. A Mike Cummings kill and seven Lewis errors ended the game at 15-5. IPFW hit .613 in the game to .133 for Lewis. Soto had nine kills in the game while Quinones had five.%^$

%^$IPFW had a 7-1 lead in game three but four Ft. Wayne errors and a kill by Alifonso cut the lead to 7-6. IPFW was ahead 8-6 off a Lewis error but kills by Quinones and Ptak tied the game at eight. Two IPFW errors and an ace serve by Quinones put Lewis up 12-8. A Lewis error cut the lead to 12-9 and a Soto kill made it 12-10. An Alifonso kill and an IPFW error set game point at 14-10 for Lewis. IPFW stopped two game points before a block by Marty Zambo and Aviles ended the game at 15-10. Lewis hit .319 for the game to .372 for IPFW. Soto had a game-high 13 kills but Lewis got six each from Quinones, Aviles and Alifonso.%^$

%^$In game four, after ties at two, four and seven, a block by Aviles, Ken Regan and Zambo and an IPFW error put Lewis ahead 9-7. Quinones scored on an ace to put Lewis up 10-7. A Soto kill and a Lewis error cut the lead to 10-9. Three IPFW errors put Lewis ahead 13-9. An ace serve by Zambo set game point at 14-9 and a Ft. Wayne error ended the game at 15-9. Lewis hit .386 in the game to .269 for IPFW. Soto collected 12 kills in the game to nine for Alifonso and seven for Quinones.%^$

%^$The rally scoring fifth game opened up with four consecutive points by IPFW on kill by Chris Gisslen and Soto and two Flyer errors. Lewis cut the lead to 4-2 on kills by Aviles and Quinones but a Soto kill and a Lewis error made it 6-2. The lead was 6-3 off an Alifonso kill. A Soto kill made it 7-3 but an IPFW service error made the score 7-4. A Ruiz kill and a Flyer error put IPFW ahead 9-4. An Alifonso kill cut the lead to 9-5 but a Soto kill made it 10-5. The score was 10-6 after a Quinones kill, but a kill by Cumming made it 11-6. Quinones cut the lead with a kill to 11-7, but another Soto kill put the lead at 12-7. A Quinones kill and a Ft. Wayne error closed the lead to 12-9. Soto responded with a kill to put the lead at 13-9. A block by Ruiz set match point at 14-9, but an IPFW service error resulted in a Flyer point at 14-10. On the second match point, a kill by Ruiz finished the game at 15-10. IPFW hit .692 for the game to .214 for Lewis. Soto had six kills in seven swings while Quinones had four kills for Lewis.%^$

%^$For the match, Indiana-Purdue hit .377 to .254 for Lewis. Ft. Wayne had 106 kills to 92 for the Flyers. IPFW outblocked Lewis 20-12and had a 50-46 edge in digs. Lewis outserved IPFW seven to one.%^$

%^$MIVA Semifinals%^$Game 1 – Lewis vs. Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne%^$Player/Coach Quotes%^$

%^$Lewis head coach Dave Deuser%^$”In our last six games with IPFW, four have gone five games. They (IPFW) always jump out quick in the fifth game. It doesn’t matter what we do, they always get out quick and we have to fight back.%^$”Give IPFW credit. Some teams will back off on their serve in the fifth game. But they came out more aggressive in the fifth game.%^$(On rallying from 7-1 down in the third game) “We’ve had two similar scenarios this season. At Hawaii, we were down 11-1 and I told them to look for a spark. We outscored them 14-1 and won 15-12. Last week at Loyola we were down 13-6 and we outscored them 10-1 to win 16-14. Today I simply told them to look for a spark and hang in there. The next thing I knew we were up 8-7. That’s the nature of volleyball.”%^$

%^$Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne head coach Arnie Ball%^$”I think we were looking ahead, but not before the match. It was when we were at 7-1 in the third game. I thought we’d be done in three and get an early dinner. Once we got in that different gear, it was difficult to get back out. To our credit, we came back. We knew if we lost that it was all over for the season.%^$(On not speaking to his team before the fifth game) “When I don’t talk they know I’m really (ticked). They know when they play poorly.”%^$

%^$IPFW’s Hector Soto%^$(On playing the fifth game) “I was starting to get tired and my throat was really dry, but I really just wanted to get it over with. When push came to shove, I knew it would’ve been my last game if we didn’t start playing well. This was my best MIVA (Tournament) match ever. I came out here to prove something.”%^$

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%^$%^$ Volleyball Box Score%^$

%^$ 2000 Ohio State Men’s Volleyball%^$

%^$ Lewis vs Indiana-Purdue (Apr 28, 2000 at Columbus, Ohio)%^$

%^$ Lewis | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN%^$ No Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE%^$ —————————————————————————–%^$ 5 Quinones, Eduardo… 5| 28 14 61 .230| 0| 2 3| 0| 11| 0 0 1| 0%^$ 6 Bindon, Grant……. 5| 9 8 23 .043| 2| 1 3| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0%^$ 7 Johnwick, Bryan….. 5| 6 1 13 .385| 1| 0 2| 0| 1| 1 3 2| 0%^$ 8 Deniz, Edgardo…… 5| 5 1 11 .364| 75| 2 2| 0| 11| 0 0 3| 1%^$ 9 Aviles, Paul…….. 5| 19 3 31 .516| 1| 0 2| 0| 5| 2 6 0| 0%^$ 16 Alifonso, Jorge….. 5| 23 12 53 .208| 3| 1 3| 0| 5| 0 4 2| 0%^$ 10 Ludden, Kevin……. 5| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0%^$ 12 Zambo, Marty…….. 3| 2 3 5 -.200| 0| 1 0| 0| 6| 0 4 0| 1%^$ 13 Regan, Ken………. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0%^$ Team……………. | | | | 1| | |%^$ —————————————————————————–%^$ Totals………….. 5| 92 42 197 .254| 83| 7 15| 1| 46| 3 19 8| 2%^$

%^$ TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.5%^$ Game K E TA Pct%^$ 1 20 11 47 .191 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS%^$ 2 19 13 45 .133 Lewis…………… 11 5 15 15 10 21-11%^$ 3 22 7 47 .319 Indiana-Purdue…… 15 15 10 9 15 21-7%^$ 4 24 7 44 .386%^$ 5 7 4 14 .214%^$

%^$ Indiana-Purdue | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN%^$ No Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE%^$ —————————————————————————–%^$ 5 Ptak, Jeff………. 5| 15 10 37 .135| 1| 0 4| 2| 11| 1 1 0| 0%^$ 10 Gisslen, Chris…… 5| 4 2 7 .286| 97| 1 6| 0| 7| 2 8 2| 1%^$ 11 Cummings, Mike…… 5| 7 2 11 .455| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 8 1| 0%^$ 12 Ruiz, Arcangel…… 5| 13 2 17 .647| 1| 0 5| 0| 0| 1 5 0| 0%^$ 13 Soto, Hector…….. 5| 46 8 72 .528| 0| 0 4| 3| 10| 0 5 0| 0%^$ 15 Lane, Scott……… 5| 20 8 44 .273| 2| 0 3| 0| 9| 0 4 0| 0%^$ 6 Eracleous, Aris….. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0%^$ 8 Eracleous, Panos…. 5| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 2| 10| 0 0 1| 0%^$ 9 Sanders, Josh……. 1| 1 2 3 -.333| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0%^$ 14 Thompson, John…… 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0%^$ —————————————————————————–%^$ Totals………….. 5|106 34 191 .377|101| 1 22| 7| 50| 4 33 4| 1%^$

%^$ TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 20.5%^$ Game K E TA Pct%^$ 1 23 8 40 .375 Site: Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena)%^$ 2 21 2 31 .613 Date: Apr 28, 2000 Attend: 568 Time: 2:30%^$ 3 28 13 55 .273 Referees: Patty Salvatore, Angelo Iasillo%^$ 4 24 10 52 .269 MIVA Tournament Semifinal%^$ 5 10 1 13 .692