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The 12th-ranked Ohio State (8-2 overall, 1-0 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team, the defending MIVA champion, opened conference play with a 3-0 (30-24, 30-20, 30-20) victory at Mercyhurst (4-2, 3-2) Saturday night at the MC Athletic Center in Erie, Pa. OSU’s Andy Cole (Jr., Glendale, Wis.) scored a team-high 12 points with 11 kills (.286) and two assists blocks. Scott Spurlock (Sr., Stow, Ohio) added 11.5 points with eight kills (.467) and seven assist blocks with Mark Greaves (Jr., Fenton, Mo.) collecting 11 points with eight kills (.429), two ace serves and two assist blocks. Laker Dave Schmidl had a match-high 12 points for Mercyhurst with a match-high 12 kills (.074). Austin Siewert added 9.5 points with eight kills (.267), a solo block and an assist block.

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For the match, Ohio State hit .413 to .152 for Mercyhurst. The Buckeye had a 40-29 advantage in kills while OSU had a six to zero margin in ace serves. Daniel Mathews (Fr., Shorewood, Wis.) recorded a match-high four aces and Greaves added two. The Lakers gave up 17 service errors to 11 for the Buckeyes. Mercyhurst had a 30 to 28 margin in digs with Laker Dennis Telaak recording a match-high 14 digs. OSU’s libero Conor Martin (Fr., Avon Lake, Ohio) had a team-high seven digs for the Buckeyes. At the net, OSU had an 11.5 to four advantage in team blocks with OSU’s Spurlock collecting a match-high seven assist blocks. Setter Tom Roberts recorded 26 assists for the Lakers with OSU’s Mathews picking up 33.

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The Buckeyes return home next weekend to continue league play in the MIVA with matches against Ball State Friday at 7 p.m. and Quincy Sunday at 3 p.m.

Volleyball Box Score 2005 Ohio State Men’s Volleyball #12 Ohio State vs Mercyhurst (Feb 5, 2005 at Erie, Pa.)

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….. 3| 1 0 3 .333| 33| 4 4| 0| 6| 0 0 0| 0| 5.0 8 Greaves, Mark……. 3| 8 2 14 .429| 1| 2 2| 0| 6| 0 2 1| 0| 11.0 11 Spurlock, Scott….. 3| 8 1 15 .467| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 7 0| 0| 11.5 12 Cole, Andy………. 3| 11 5 21 .286| 1| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 2 1| 0| 12.0 13 Wauligman, Mike….. 3| 4 1 11 .273| 0| 0 0| 0| 6| 0 6 0| 0| 7.0 14 Dreven, Layne……. 3| 6 0 6 1.000| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0| 7.5 1 Meske, Dan………. 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 2 Katz, Stuart…….. 1| 1 0 1 1.000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 1.5 6 Versen, Brett……. 1| 1 0 3 .333| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 1.5 9 Stevens, Sam…….. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 15 Martin, Conor……. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 18 Steadman, Tim……. 1| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 0.5 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 40 9 75 .413| 35| 6 11| 0| 28| 0 23 2| 0| 57.5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.5 Game K E TA Pct 1 13 3 23 .435 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS 2 12 4 29 .276 Ohio State………. (3) 30 30 30 8-2, 1-0 3 15 2 23 .565 Mercyhurst………. (0) 24 20 20 4-2, 3-2

Mercyhurst | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 3 Keegan, Nate…….. 3| 6 4 20 .100| 2| 0 2| 2| 3| 0 1 1| 0| 6.5 5 Waas, Justin…….. 3| 5 6 24 -.042| 1| 0 5| 2| 2| 1 0 0| 0| 6.0 8 Siewert, Austin….. 3| 8 4 15 .267| 0| 0 3| 0| 0| 1 1 0| 0| 9.5 9 Schmidl, Dave……. 3| 12 10 27 .074| 2| 0 2| 0| 4| 0 0 1| 0| 12.0 15 Palaschak, Mike….. 3| 5 0 9 .556| 0| 0 4| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 5.0 16 Kick, Dan……….. 1| 0 0 1 .000| 7| 0 0| 0| 1| 1 0 0| 0| 1.0 1 Daoreuang, Phou….. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 7 Telaak, Dennis…… 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 14| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 11 Roberts, Tom…….. 3| 3 0 3 1.000| 26| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 3.0 TEAM……………. | | | | 1| | | | 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 39 24 99 .152| 38| 0 17| 6| 30| 3 2 2| 0| 43.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 14 5 28 .321 Site: Erie, Pa. (MC Athletic Center) 2 12 8 38 .105 Date: Feb 5, 2005 Attend: 378 Time: 1:12 3 13 11 33 .061 Referees: