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Feb. 25, 2003

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The unranked Ohio State (9-4 overall, 5-0 Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball squad overcame a game one 30-25 loss to 15th-ranked Indiana-Purdue (6-4, 3-2) to upset the Mastodons, 3-1 (25-30, 30-25, 34-32, 30-26) Tuesday night in St. John Arena. Ohio State’s Tom Trantow (Sr., River Forest, Ill.) and Indiana-Purdue’s Matt Zbyszewski (Jr., Toronto, Ontario) shared match-high honors with 26 kills each. Trantow’s kill total is a career high. Joining Trantow in double-figure kills were Andy Cole (Fr., Glendale, Wis.) and Mike Wauligman (So., Cincinnati, Ohio) with 15 kills each and Scott Spurlock (So., Stow, Ohio) adding 14. Both Wauligman and Spurlock set career-high kills tonight. IPFW’s Jeff Ptak (Sr., Hamburg, N.Y.) had 18 kills and Arcangel Ruiz (Sr., Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico) 11 for the Mastodons.

Ohio State took the early lead in game one from a seven-all tie with two Trantow kills and an IPFW error to go ahead, 10-7. After an Indiana-Purdue time out another IPFW error and a Ruiz kill made it 11-8. OSU took the lead to 12-8 with a Mastodon service error. Indiana-Purdue came back to tie the game at 13. After six more ties, at 19-all, a Ptak kill and an OSU error put Indiana-Purdue ahead, 21-19. A Zbyszewski kill and a Buckeye error opened up a 23-19 IPFW lead. The Mastodons held the lead and won, 30-25 off a Buckeye error to take a 1-0 lead in the match. Indiana-Purdue hit .393 for the game to .290 for Ohio State.

Game two had 10 early ties with the last at 14-14. Three consecutive kills by OSU’s Wauligman gave Ohio State a 17-14 lead. At 20-17, kills by Trantow and Spurlock made the Buckeye lead, 22-17. With OSU leading 14-20, a Buckeye error made it 24-21, OSU. Two kills by Adam Pedersen (Jr., Muskego, Wis.) and one from Mark Peckham (Jr., London, Ontario) gave Ohio State a 27-21 lead. IPFW rallied with a kill from Dennis Santiago (So., Bayamon, Puerto Rico) and two from Zbyszewski to close within three at 27-24. OSU’s Wauligman and IPFW’s Ptak exchanged kills to move the score to 28-25. Another Peckham kill made it 29-25 and a Spurlock overpass kill ended the game at 30-25 for the Buckeyes, tying the match at one game each. The Buckeyes hit .417 for the game to .300 for Indiana-Purdue.

From a two-all tie in game three, a Buckeye error and an Angel Ruiz-Rivera (Fr., Arroyo, Puerto Rico) kill made it 4-2, IPFW. An OSU kill by Cole and a Buckeye error made it 5-3. A Zbyszewski kill and an OSU error made it 7-3, Mastodons. A Cole kill cut the margin to 7-4. An IPFW kill by Ptak, a Santiago-Ruiz block and a Ruiz kill opened a 10-4 Indiana-Purdue lead as OSU called time out. Cole stopped the run with another kill at 10-5. Zbyszewski countered with a kill at 11-5. Kills by Trantow and Wauligman cut the lead to 11-7. The Mastodons ran the next three points with a Santiago kill, a block by Serdar Sikca (Fr., Istanbul, Turkey) and Ruiz-Rivera and a Sikca kill to go ahead, 14-7. A Trantow kill and an IPFW error cut the lead to 14-9. Zbyszewski and Spurlock exchanged kill to move the score to 15-10. A Mastodon error and a Zbyszewski kill made it 16-11. A four-point run by Ohio State cut the Indiana-Purdue lead to 16-15. A Spurlock kill started the run. An IPFW and two Wauligman kills forced Indiana-Purdue to call a time out. The Mastodons responded the three straight points from a Zbyszewski kill and blocks by Santiago-Ruiz and Ruiz-Ruiz-Rivera to open a 19-15 lead. After Spurlock and Ptak exchanged kills to make the score, 20-16, two Wauligman kill and an IPFW error cut the IPFW lead to 20-19. A Buckeye error made it a two-point game at 21-19. Ohio State tied the game at 21-all with kills from Pedersen and Peckham. Kills by Zbyszewski and Peckham moved the score to 22. An error by each team made it 23-all. A Zbyszewski-Sikca block and a Trantow kill made it 24-all. An OSU error and a Wauligman kill advanced the score to 25-25. A Buckeye triple block by Pedersen, Cole and Wauligman by offset by a Zbyszewski kill at 26-all. OSU kills by Cole and Peckham gave the Buckeyes a two-point lead at 28-26. IPFW’s Ruiz countered with two kills to tie the game at 28. OSU reached game point at 29-28 with a Pedersen kill. Zbyszewski tied the game at 29 with a kill. A Ptak kill set game point for Indiana-Purdue at 30-29. Trantow responded with a kill to tie the game at 30-all. An IPFW error made it 31-30 for OSU’s second game point. Ptak countered with a kill at 31-all. Trantow’s kill made it 32-31 for OSU’s third game point. Ptak responded again with a kill to tie the game at 32. Trantow answered with another kill to give OSU a 33-32 lead and serving its fourth game point. The Buckeyes captured the game at 34-32 from a Mastodon error to five Ohio State a 2-1 lead in the match. For the game, Ohio State hit .333 to .318 for Indiana-Purdue.

In another close game that had 16 ties just to reach a 17-all score. Thanks to three Ohio State errors and a triple block by Santiago, Ptak and Ruiz, Indiana-Purdue took a 21-17 lead. Kills by Wauligman and Ruiz made it 22-18. A block by Wauligman-Pedersen kill and a Mastodon error cut the margin to 22-20. Zbyszewski and Wauligman exchanged kills to make the score, 23-21. A Ptak error and a Trantow kill tied the game at 23. A Mastodon error and a Ptak kill made it 24-all. A service error by Indiana-Purdue and a Cole kill gave Ohio State a 26-24 lead as Indiana-Purdue called time out. Buckeye kills from Trantow and Wauligman gave Ohio State a four-point lead at 28-24. Trantow and Spurlock combined for a block to set match point at 29-24. A Ruiz kill and a Ruiz and Ruiz-Rivera block stopped two OSU game points and closed the score to 29-26. Trantow’s 26th kill of the match ended the game at 30-26, giving the Buckeyes a 3-1 victory over Indiana-Purdue. Ohio State hit .289 in the game to IPFW’s .196.

Ohio State hit .337 for the match to .291 for Indiana-Purdue. The Buckeyes recorded a season-high 87 kills to 71 for the Mastodons. Each squad recorded one ace serve in the match and each gave up six service errors. OSU had a season-high 52 assists in the match to 44 for IPFW. OSU libero Stuart Katz (Fr., Port Washington, N.Y.) collected a match-high 14 digs with Trantow adding 12 and Wauligman 10. The Mastodons had a 16-10 advantage in team blocks with IPFW’s Ruiz recording a match-high 11 assist blocks. OSU’s Peckham had a season-high 69 assists in the match with his counterpart, Santiago, recording 53.

Ohio State returns to the road this weekend with a Friday, Feb. 28 match at 12th-ranked Loyola (8-3, 5-1) and then plays at Clarke College (4-10, 0-8), Saturday, March. 1.

BUCKEYE NOTES:

Tom Trantow had a career-high 26 kills against IPFW. His previous high was 25 against Loyola-Chicago in 2002. He also equaled his season-high of 12 digs set against St. Francis.

Mark Peckham had a season-high seven kills tonight and equaled his career-high for the third time. Peckham also had a season-high 69 assists in the victory over the Mastodons.

Scott Spurlock recorded a career-high 14 kills against Indiana-Purdue. His .545 hitting percentage on 14 kills, two errors in 22 attempts was also his career high.

Mike Wauligman come off the bench to start game two and finished the match with a career-high 15 kills. His previous best was 10 against Mercyhurst in 2002. His 10-digs equaled his career-high for the third time and his eight assist blocks in the match established a career-high. His previous best was three in the second Springfield match this season.

Adam Pedersen recorded six assist blocks in the match against Indiana-Purdue. He now has 293 career total blocks and have moved into a tie for eighth on the OSU career list with Angel Aja (1997-00).

As a team, Ohio State established four season highs in the match. Against Indiana-Purdue, the Buckeyes had 87 kills, 172 hitting attempts, 78 assists and 52 digs.

Volleyball Box Score 2003 Ohio State Men’s Volleyball #15 Indiana-Purdue vs Ohio State (Feb 25, 2003 at Columbus, Ohio)

Indiana-Purdue | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE —————————————————————————– 1 Santiago, Dennis…. 4| 6 1 8 .625| 53| 0 1| 0| 8| 2 6 0| 2 5 Ptak, Jeff………. 4| 18 10 42 .190| 1| 0 3| 0| 5| 0 2 1| 0 10 Ruiz-Rivera, Angel.. 4| 7 1 13 .462| 5| 1 0| 0| 9| 0 2 0| 0 11 Zbyszewski, Matt…. 4| 26 9 62 .274| 3| 0 0| 0| 9| 0 5 2| 0 12 Ruiz, Arcangel…… 4| 11 4 21 .333| 2| 0 2| 1| 7| 0 11 0| 0 13 Sikca, Serdar……. 4| 3 0 11 .273| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 2 2| 0 9 Daiga, Mike……… 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0 15 Garcia, Javier…… 4| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0 —————————————————————————– Totals………….. 4| 71 25 158 .291| 64| 1 6| 1| 44| 2 28 5| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 16.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 16 5 28 .393 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS 2 17 5 40 .300 Indiana-Purdue…… 30 25 32 26 6-4, MIVA 3-2 3 21 7 44 .318 Ohio State………. 25 30 34 30 9-4, MIVA 5-0 4 17 8 46 .196

Ohio State | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE —————————————————————————– 5 Trantow, Tom…….. 4| 26 12 51 .275| 1| 0 1| 1| 12| 0 1 0| 0 6 Peckham, Mark……. 4| 7 1 11 .545| 69| 1 0| 0| 9| 0 1 1| 3 8 Greaves, Mark……. 1| 1 4 6 -.500| 0| 0 3| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0 10 Pedersen, Adam…… 4| 9 0 20 .450| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 6 1| 0 11 Spurlock, Scott….. 4| 14 2 22 .545| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 3 1| 1 12 Cole, Andy………. 4| 15 3 33 .364| 6| 0 1| 0| 4| 0 1 1| 1 2 Katz, Stuart…….. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 14| 0 0 0| 0 9 Dillon, Aaron……. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0 13 Wauligman, Mike….. 3| 15 7 29 .276| 1| 0 1| 0| 10| 0 8 0| 0 16 Lehman, Mark…….. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0 —————————————————————————– Totals………….. 4| 87 29 172 .337| 78| 1 6| 1| 52| 0 20 4| 5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 17 8 31 .290 Site: Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena) 2 25 5 48 .417 Date: Feb 25, 2003 Attend: 251 Time: 1:53 3 25 9 48 .333 Referees: Terry Miller, Bill Zehler 4 20 7 45 .289