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April 30, 2005

Final Stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 10th-ranked Ohio State (24-7 overall) men’s volleyball team has advanced to the NCAA Championship semifinals next Thursday, hosted by UCLA, with a 3-1 (30-23, 30-18, 27-30, 30-24) victory over IPFW (13-17). The win over IPFW came in the championship match of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament and gives the Buckeyes the automatic bid from the MIVA. Ohio State’s Andy Cole (Jr., Glendale, Wis.) scored a team-high 23 points for the Buckeyes with Mark Greaves (Jr., Fenton, Mo.) adding 14.5. Mastodon Matt Zbyszewski collected a match-high 24 points for IPFW with Serdar Sikca adding 16.

Ohio State, with game one tied at three, used a block by Scott Spurlock (Sr., Stow, Ohio) and Cole, and an ace serve and kill from Cole to take a 6-3 lead. At 12-10, a kill by Sikca and a Mike Daiga-Sikca block tied the game at 12. After several more ties the score moved to 19-all. An IPFW error and a Cole kill gave OSU a 21-19 lead. A Buckeye error closed the score to 21-20. A Cole kill and a solo block by Greaves put OSU ahead, 23-20 as IPFW called time out. A triple block by Daniel Mathews (Fr., Shorewood, Wis.), Greaves and Spurlock and an IPFW error made it a five-point lead for OSU at 25-20. A Zbyszewski kill and a Jerrod Quillen ace serve made it 25-22. A Greaves kill and an OSU error moved the score to 26-23. Three consecutive kills from Mike Wauligman (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio) set game point at 29-23. Layne Dreven (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) ended the game with a kill for a 30-23 win. Ohio State hit .419 in the game to .103 for IPFW.

In game two, OSU broke a 2-2 tie with kills from Dreven, Cole and Greaves to take a 5-2 lead. After a Sikca kill, OSU scored the next four points to open a 9-3 lead. The run began with kills from Cole and Mathews, a Greaves-Spurlock block and a Spurlock kill. The Buckeyes expanded the lead to 10 at 28-18 and with a Spurlock kill reached game point at 29-18. A Cole ace serve ended the game at 30-18. The Buckeyes hit .429 in the game to .125 for the Mastodons.

Tied at five in game three, the Buckeyes committed three consecutive errors to give IPFW an 8-5 lead. At 11-8, IPFW, a Zbyszewski kill and a Zbyszewski-Josh Stewart block made it 13-8. At 21-15, three IPFW errors cut the lead to 21-18. Trailing, 24-21, kills by Mathews and Wauligman and a Greaves ace serve tied the game at 24. A Zbyszewski kill and an OSU error put the Mastodons ahead, 26-24. Buckeye kills by Spurlock and Wauligman tied the game at 26. Two Zbyszewski kills and an IPFW error put the Mastodons ahead, 28-27. Jason Hemphill’s kill set game point at 29-27 and a Buckeye error ended the game at 30-27, IPFW. The Mastodons hit .464 for the game to OSU’s .000.

In game four, IPFW broke a two-all tie with kills from Hemphill and Brock Ullrich, and a Zbyszewski block to lead, 5-2. Following a Spurlock kill (5-3), kills by Zbyszewski and Ullrich and a Hemphill ace serve gave the Mastodons an 8-3 lead. With IPFW leading 13-9, two kills by Cole, a Sam Stevens-Spurlock block and two IPFW errors gave the Buckeyes a 14-13 lead. Tied at 19, a Cole kill and two from Stevens gave OSU a 22-19 lead. At 27-24, a Mathews kill and a Wauligman solo block set match point at 30-24. With a kill from Cole, OSU won the game, 30-24 and the match, 3-1. The Buckeyes hit .333 in the game to IPFW’s .194.

Ohio State had three student-athletes, Dreven, Cole and Mathews, named to the All-Tournament team. Mathews was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. Also named to the team were Sikca and Zbyszewski of IPFW and Krystian Krzyzak of Loyola.

For the match, Ohio State hit .303 to .222 for the Mastodons. The Buckeyes had a 67 to 50 margin in kills and had a six to two advantage in aces. The Mastodons gave up 18 service errors to 10 for the Buckeyes. Defensively, Ohio State had a 37-20 margin in digs with Wauligman collecting a match-high 13 for the Buckeyes. At the net, Ohio State had a 15 to 13 edge in team blocks with Buckeye Spurlock collected a season/match-high 11 assist blocks in the contest. Ohio State setter Mathews had 51 assists in the match with IPFW’s Daiga recording 39.

Ohio State is one of four teams that will advance to the NCAA Championship semifinal next Thursday at UCLA. The EIVA and MPSF tournament champions will advance and the NCAA committe will select an at-large team to complete the field. ESPNews will announce the semifinal pairings between 3:30 and 4 p.m. ET Sunday.

Buckeye Notes:

Setter Daniel Mathews, named the Tournament MVP, had a career-high seven kills in the match and hit a career-high .600 (7-1-10) against the Mastodons. Mathews previous high in kills was five in four matches and his previous high percentage was .400 (5-1-10) against Loyola.

Mark Greaves equaled his career high of four assists against the Mastodons. He equaled his season-high of six total blocks with a solo and five assists against the Mastodons.

Scott Spurlock had a season-high 11 assist blocks against IPFW. His previous high this season was nine (1-9) at IPFW.

For Ohio State the MIVA Tournament Championship was the 10th for the Buckeyes and the first since 2001.

With the Tournament Championship, Ohio State receives the MIVA automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. This marks the 14th trip for the Buckeyes to the NCAA. The last came in 2001.

Sam Stevens came in to serve in the first three games. His tough serving help produce OSU’s final three points in game one, another three points in game two. He entered game four, replacing Mark Greaves and produced five kills (.667), three digs and two assist blocks.

Volleyball Box Score 2005 Ohio State Men’s Volleyball IPFW vs #10 Ohio State (Apr 30, 2005 at Chicago, Ill.)

IPFW | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 4 Ullrich, Brock…… 4| 4 4 11 .000| 0| 0 2| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 4.0 5 Collins, Josh……. 3| 0 2 6 -.333| 0| 0 0| 1| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 9 Daiga, Mike……… 4| 1 2 6 -.167| 39| 0 2| 0| 5| 0 4 0| 1| 3.0 11 Zbyszewski, Matt…. 4| 21 10 47 .234| 2| 0 6| 0| 5| 1 4 0| 0| 24.0 13 Sikca, Serdar……. 4| 11 2 22 .409| 0| 0 3| 0| 2| 2 6 0| 0| 16.0 15 Stewart, Josh……. 4| 9 4 15 .333| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 4 1| 0| 11.0 1 Morici, Mike…….. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 2 Randolph, Mike…… 1| 0 0 0 .000| 4| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 1| 0.0 6 Hemphill, Jason….. 4| 4 0 10 .400| 1| 1 3| 3| 1| 0 2 0| 0| 6.0 8 Belman, Nick…….. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 14 Quillen, Jerrod….. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 1 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 4| 50 24 117 .222| 46| 2 18| 6| 20| 3 20 1| 2| 65.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 13.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 11 8 29 .103 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS 2 8 5 24 .125 IPFW……………. (1) 23 18 30 24 13-17 3 17 4 28 .464 Ohio State………. (3) 30 30 27 30 24-7 4 14 7 36 .194

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 ———————————————————————————— 4 Mathews, Daniel….. 4| 7 1 10 .600| 51| 0 2| 0| 1| 0 5 1| 1| 9.5 8 Greaves, Mark……. 4| 10 10 23 .000| 4| 1 3| 1| 2| 1 5 0| 0| 14.5 11 Spurlock, Scott….. 4| 6 2 15 .267| 2| 1 0| 0| 3| 0 11 5| 0| 12.5 12 Cole, Andy………. 4| 19 8 35 .314| 1| 3 3| 0| 3| 0 2 0| 2| 23.0 13 Wauligman, Mike….. 4| 10 5 20 .250| 3| 0 1| 1| 13| 1 0 2| 0| 11.0 14 Dreven, Layne……. 4| 10 3 13 .538| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 10.5 1 Meske, Dan………. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 2 Katz, Stuart…….. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 9 Stevens, Sam…….. 4| 5 1 6 .667| 0| 1 0| 0| 6| 0 2 0| 0| 7.0 15 Martin, Conor……. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 4| 67 30 122 .303| 63| 6 10| 2| 37| 2 26 8| 3| 88.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 15.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 18 5 31 .419 Site: Chicago, Ill. (Alumni Gym) 2 18 6 28 .429 Date: Apr 30, 2005 Attend: 279 Time: 2:00 3 12 12 27 .000 Referees: Brian Hemelgarn, Dan Houser, Mike Rolfes 4 19 7 36 .333 Ohio State wins 2005 MIVA Tournament Championship

1 2 3 4 Total Tie scores 6 2 8 8 24 Lead changes 2 0 2 4 8