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Feb. 20, 2004

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (7-5 overall, 3-2 Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team lost a 3-1 (30-28, 27-30, 30-20, 30-24) decision Friday night to UC-Irvine (7-8) in the semifinals of the Volleyball Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. OSU’s Andy Cole (So., Glendale, Wis.) scored a team-high 18 points with Mark Greaves (So., Fenton, Mo.) adding 16. UC-Irvine’s Jimmy Pelzel scored a match-high 23.5 points for the Anteaters with Matt Webber added 23.0. Greaves collected 16 kills an ace serve and two assist blocks with Greaves adding 14 kills and four assist blocks. Pelzel had a match-high 20 kills, adding an ace serve and five assist blocks. Webber added 15 kills, six ace serves and four assist blocks.

UC-Irvine took an early lead in game one and expanded it to six at 13-7 with a block by Pelzel, Webber and Kyle Weichert. Ohio State cut into the lead until a UC-Irvine error tied the game at 17. After several ties, a kill by Greaves and a Greaves-Scott Spurlock (Jr., Stow, Ohio) block gave OSU a 21-19 lead. UC-Irvine regained the lead at 25-24 with an ace serve by Webber. The squad’s exchanged points to a 27-27 tied. Two kills by Pelzel gave UC-Irvine a 29-27 lead, serving game point. Greaves cut the lead to 29-28 with a kill but Pelzel countered with a kill to end the game, 30-28. Ohio State hit .303 for the game to .194 for the Anteaters.

Ohio State had an early 10-8 lead in game two. The Buckeyes expanded the lead to four at 22-18 with a Spurlock kill. Leading 22-20, two Webber ace serves and an OSU error tied the game at 22. After three ties the score advanced to 26-all. Kills by Adam Pedersen (Sr., Muskego, Wis.) and Greaves and an UC-Irvine error gave OSU a 29-26 lead. A Weichert kill cut the margin to 29-27. The Buckeyes ended the game with a Spurlock kill at 30-27. Ohio State hit .455 in the game to .270 for UC-Irvine.

After trailing, 3-1, UC-Irvine broke a 7-7 tie with a Webber ace serve. The Anteaters continued to expand the lead, winning the game, 30-20. UC-Irvine hit .345 in the game to .107 for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State opened a 4-0 in game four off two Anteater errors and kills by Petersen and Cole. Tied at eight, two Buckeye error made it 10-8, UC-Irvine. The Anteaters took the lead to four at 17-13. At 19-15, OSU cut the margin to 19-18 with a Greaves kill, a block by Mark Peckham (Sr., London, Ontario) and an Anteater error. The Buckeyes would get no closer as UC-Irvine built a lead, winning the game, 30-24. For the game, Ohio State hit .423 to UC-Irvine’s .400.

For the match, Ohio State hit .325 to UC-Irvine’s .295. The Anteaters had a 67-60 kill margin and had a 12-1 advantage in ace serves with UC-Irvine’s Webber serving up a match-high six aces. The Buckeyes gave up 14 service errors to 11 for UC-Irvine. The Anteaters had a 30-27 edge in digs with OSU’s Peckham collecting a match-high 13. UC-Irvine had a 12.5 to nine margin in team blocks. UC-Irvine’s Weichert recorded a match-high nine block with one solo and eight assists. Anteater Brett Reid had 60 assists in the match with OSU’s Peckham recording 49.

BUCKEYE MATCH NOTES:

Mark Peckham equaled his career-high 13 digs against UC-Irvine. He set the career high at Ball State in 2003. His 13 digs is his season high.

Mark Peckham had two solo blocks against the Anteaters. It equaled his career-high for the third time, last set against Loyola this season.

Volleyball Box Score 2004 Ohio State Men’s Volleyball Ohio State vs UC-Irvine (Feb 20, 2004 at Springfield, Mass.)

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……. 4| 3 0 4 .750| 49| 0 1| 0| 13| 2 1 0| 0| 5.5 8 Greaves, Mark……. 4| 14 7 31 .226| 1| 0 4| 6| 4| 0 4 0| 0| 16.0 10 Pedersen, Adam…… 4| 7 2 13 .385| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 7.0 11 Spurlock, Scott….. 4| 7 2 13 .385| 0| 0 2| 1| 0| 0 6 1| 0| 10.0 12 Cole, Andy………. 4| 16 6 34 .294| 3| 1 3| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0| 18.0 13 Wauligman, Mike….. 4| 11 3 21 .381| 1| 0 2| 2| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 11.0 1 Meske, Dan………. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 3| 4| 0 0 0| 1| 0.0 4 Garcia, Ricardo….. 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 7 Hamilton, Brett….. 1| 1 0 2 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 1.5 9 Stevens, Sam…….. 2| 1 1 2 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 4| 60 21 120 .325| 55| 1 14| 12| 27| 2 14 1| 1| 70.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 14 4 33 .303 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS 2 20 5 33 .455 Ohio State………. 28 30 20 24 7-5 3 10 7 28 .107 UC-Irvine……….. 30 27 30 30 7-8 4 16 5 26 .423

UC-Irvine | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 1 BEMUS, Spencer…… 1| 0 4 4-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 2 PELZEL, Jimmy……. 4| 20 7 35 .371| 0| 1 0| 1| 4| 0 5 0| 0| 23.5 8 REID, Brett……… 4| 2 1 3 .333| 60| 1 2| 0| 8| 0 2 1| 0| 4.0 14 WEBBER, Matt…….. 4| 15 7 29 .276| 0| 6 4| 0| 1| 0 4 2| 0| 23.0 15 SMITH, David…….. 4| 13 4 19 .474| 1| 1 1| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 1| 15.0 16 WEICHERT, Kyle…… 4| 10 2 23 .348| 3| 1 0| 0| 2| 1 8 1| 0| 16.0 6 FORD, Greg………. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 10| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 9 SPITTLE, Paul……. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 1 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 11 JABLONSKY, Jayson… 2| 1 1 4 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 1| 0| 1.0 12 FELL, B.J……….. 3| 6 2 15 .267| 0| 1 3| 0| 2| 0 2 0| 0| 8.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 4| 67 28 132 .295| 65| 12 11| 1| 30| 1 23 5| 1| 91.5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.5 Game K E TA Pct 1 19 12 36 .194 Site: Springfield, Mass. (Blake Arena) 2 16 6 37 .270 Date: Feb 20, 2004 Attend: 668 Time: 1:45 3 15 5 29 .345 Referees: Hansen Leong, Dave Carson 4 17 5 30 .400 1 2 3 4 Total Tie scores 12 12 4 2 30 Lead changes 3 4 2 2 11