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Feb. 28, 2004

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (9-6 overall, 4-3 Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team edged out the University of Findlay (10-7, 3-6) in a close 3-0 (35-33, 31-29, 34-32) match Saturday night in St. John Arena. OSU’s Andy Cole (So., Glendale, Wis.) scored a team-high 16 points for the Buckeyes with Mark Greaves (So., Fenton, Mo.) adding 13. Cole had a team-high 14 kills and added four assist blocks while Greaves recorded 11 kills, an ace serve and two assist blocks. For Findlay, Jeff Overfield produced a match-high 18 points with David Franklin contributing 17.5 and Jim Dziczkowski, 15. Overfield recorded a match-high 17 kills for the Oilers, adding two assist blocks. Franklin picked up 13 kills, two ace serves and five assist blocks while Dziczkowski had 14 kills and two assist blocks.

Tied at four in game one, Ohio State took a 6-4 lead with kills by Cole and Mike Wauligman (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio). With OSU leading, 11-9, a Greaves kill and an Oiler error made it 13-9. Buckeye blocks by Scott Spurlock (Jr., Stow, Ohio) and Mark Peckham (Sr., London, Ontario) and Spurlock and Wauligman and an error by Findlay gave OSU a six-point lead at 15-9. Trailing by five (23-18), continued to cut into the OSU lead. At 27-24, a Franklin kill followed by his ace serve cut the lead to 27-26. Kills by Greaves and Dziczkowski made it 28-27, OSU. An Oiler service error set game point for OSU at 29-27. OSU returned the favor with a service error making it 29-28. OSU’s second game point was a Buckeye error to tie the game at 29. An Overfield kill made it 30-29, Findlay with the Oilers serving game point. A UF service error tied the game at 30. A Buckeye error made it 31-30, Findlay with the Oilers serve game point two. A Layne Dreven (So., Pittsburgh, Pa.) kill tied the game at 31. Cole’s kill gave OSU a 32-31 lead and serving game point three. A Buckeye error tied the game at 32. OSU regained the lead at 33-32 with a Wauligman kill and had its fourth game point. Oiler Jeff Rossetter tied the game at 33 with a kill. Another Oiler service error gave OSU a 34-33 lead and serving its fifth game point. Ohio State, with a block by Adam Pedersen (Sr., Muskego, Wis.) and Cole ended the game at 35-33. Ohio State hit .257 for the game to .178 for Findlay.

Game two saw five lead changes and four ties in the first nine points resulting in a 5-4 OSU lead off an Oiler error. OSU would hold a two-point lead with the score at 9-7. A Dziczkowski kill and two Buckeye errors switched the lead to Findlay at 10-9. The teams continued to exchange point to reach a 16-16 tie. A Dziczkowski kill and a block by Matthew Buttermore and Dziczkowski gave Findlay an 18-16 lead. At 19-17, an ace serve by Chris Keen and a Buttermore-Overfield block opened a 21-17 Findlay lead. At 24-20, Oilers, a Findlay service error and two hitting errors cut the lead to 24-23. Kills by Franklin and Greaves made it 25-24. A Buckeye block by Greaves and Pedersen tied the game at 25. A Franklin kill and an Oiler error moved the game to 26-all. Pedersen and Peckham blocked for a point to give OSU a 27-26 lead. Keen’s kill tied the game at 27. Greaves responded with a kill to take a 28-27 lead for OSU. The game was tied at 28 on a Dziczkowski kill. OSU’s Pedersen made it 29-28 with a kill and gave OSU its first game point. Overfield’s kill tied the game at 29. An Oiler service error made it 30-29 with OSU serving its second game point. The Buckeyes, with a block from Sam Stevens (So., Miami, Fla.) and Dreven, closed the game at 31-29. For the game, Findlay hit .225 to Ohio State’s .152.

Game three stayed true to form with 22 lead changes and 21 ties. With the game tied at 12, an OSU serve error, an Overfield kill and a Buckeye error opened up a 15-12 Findlay lead. Kills by Brett Hamilton (Jr., Rockville, Md.) and Dziczkowski made it 16-13. An Oiler service error made it 16-14. Findlay kills from Overfield and Dziczkowski and a Franklin-Keen block opened a 19-14 lead for the Oilers. Ohio State responded with kills from Peckham and Dreven and with three hitting Findlay errors tied the game at 19. Tied at 25, Buckeye kills by Hamilton and Greaves gave OSU a 27-25 lead. An OSU service error and a Buckeye kill from Ricardo Garcia (Sr., San Juan, Puerto Rico) moved the score to 28-26. Findlay put together a three-point run to take a 29-28 lead. A Franklin kill started the run. A Buckeye error and then a block by Franklin and Dziczkowski gave Findlay a one point lead and serving game point. An Oiler service error tied the game at 29. A Buckeye error made it 30-29, UF and serving game point two. Greaves responded with a kill to tie the game at 30. Findlay took a 31-30 lead with a Dziczkowski kill and was serving its third game point. OSU’s Cole got the kill to tie the game at 31. An Overfield kill gave the Oilers a 32-31 lead and it fourth game point. A bad Findlay serve tied the game at 32. An Oiler hitting error shifted the lead to Ohio State at 33-32, giving the Buckeyes its first match point. OSU closed the game with a Garcia-Hamilton block to capture the game at 34-32, winning the match, 3-0. The Buckeyes hit .116 for the game to Findlay’s .098.

For the match, Ohio State hit .171 to Findlay’s .167. The Oilers had a 51-47 advantage in kill for the match. Each team had three ace serves while Findlay gave up 18 points in service errors to 10 for Ohio State. Defensively, the Buckeyes had a 34-25 advantage in digs with Findlay’s Dziczkowski and OSU’s Peckham each collecting a match-high eight. At the net, Ohio State had a 13 to 10 margin in team blocks. Oilers Franklin (5 assists) and Buttermore (one solo, four assists) shared match-high honors with five blocks each. Findlay’s Keen posted 42 assists in the match to OSU’s Peckham with 41.

Ohio State will next play Wednesday against 10th-ranked Penn State in a 7 p.m. match in St. John Arena with will be taped for replay by CSTV (College Sports Television). The replay will be at 9:30 p.m. ET, Friday, March 6.

BUCKEYE MATCH NOTES

The match had 46 lead changes and 44 ties. In the three games, each squad had six game points. The Buckeyes won each game with a block: Game 1 – Pedersen-Cole; Game 2 – Stevens-Dreven; Game 3 – Garcia-Hamilton.

Mike Wauligman switched from outside hitter to libero in game two. Sam Stevens came in to fill the outside hitting position.

Several players off the bench saw considerable action against Findlay. Ricardo Garcia play in two games collecting two kill, an ace serve, one dig and one assist block. Brett Hamilton played in two games recording four kills and three assist blocks. In two games, Sam Stevens had two kills, three digs and an assist block. Layne Dreven saw action in all three games and recorded three kills and three assist blocks.

Brett Hamilton had a season-high four kills against Findlay. His previous high was three set Friday night at Ball State.

Volleyball Box Score 2004 Ohio State Men’s Volleyball Findlay vs Ohio State (Feb 28, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)

Findlay | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 1 Keen, Chris……… 3| 2 4 9 -.222| 42| 1 3| 0| 3| 0 4 0| 0| 5.0 7 Rossetter, Joey….. 3| 5 4 17 .059| 0| 0 3| 1| 3| 0 1 0| 0| 5.5 8 Franklin, David….. 3| 13 3 29 .345| 0| 2 2| 0| 0| 0 5 1| 0| 17.5 11 Buttermore, Matthew. 3| 0 1 2 -.500| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 1 4 0| 0| 3.0 13 Dziczkowski, Jim…. 3| 14 10 33 .121| 2| 0 6| 1| 8| 0 2 0| 0| 15.0 15 Overfield, Jeff….. 3| 17 8 36 .250| 2| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 2 0| 0| 18.0 5 Breen, John……… 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 10 Noblet, Josh…….. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 12 Monroe, Scott……. 2| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 TEAM……………. | | | | 1| | | | 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 51 30 126 .167| 47| 3 18| 3| 25| 1 18 1| 0| 64.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 18 10 45 .178 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS 2 17 8 40 .225 Findlay…………. 33 29 32 10-7, 3-6 MIVA 3 16 12 41 .098 Ohio State………. 35 31 34 9-6, 4-3 MIVA

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 ———————————————————————————— 6 Peckham, Mark……. 3| 2 0 2 1.000| 41| 1 0| 0| 8| 0 2 0| 0| 4.0 8 Greaves, Mark……. 3| 11 5 23 .261| 0| 1 3| 1| 7| 0 2 0| 0| 13.0 10 Pedersen, Adam…… 2| 5 3 10 .200| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 1 3 1| 0| 7.5 11 Spurlock, Scott….. 1| 1 0 2 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 1 2 1| 0| 3.0 12 Cole, Andy………. 3| 14 7 35 .200| 1| 0 4| 0| 4| 0 4 2| 1| 16.0 13 Wauligman, Mike….. 3| 3 4 11 -.091| 0| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 1 0| 0| 3.5 1 Meske, Dan………. 2| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 1| 2| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 4 Garcia, Ricardo….. 2| 2 3 6 -.167| 0| 1 1| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 3.5 7 Hamilton, Brett….. 2| 4 1 7 .429| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0| 5.5 9 Stevens, Sam…….. 2| 2 3 7 -.143| 0| 0 1| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 0| 2.5 14 Dreven, Layne……. 3| 3 2 7 .143| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 3 1| 1| 4.5 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 47 28 111 .171| 42| 3 10| 3| 34| 2 22 5| 2| 63.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 13.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 18 9 35 .257 Site: Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena) 2 13 8 33 .152 Date: Feb 28, 2004 Attend: 703 Time: 1:31 3 16 11 43 .116 Referees: Mike Rolfes, Emi Vishoot