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Nov. 18, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 19th ranked Ohio State (21-7, 11-7 Big Ten) women’s volleyball team defeated Michigan State (17-11, 8-10), 3-0 (30-26, 30-25, 30-13) Saturday night in East Lansing. Buckeye Danielle Meyer (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) scored a match-high 16 points for Ohio State with a match-high 14 kills and four assist blocks. Michigan State’s Katie Johnson had a team-high 13 points for the Spartans with 12 kills and a solo block.

Game one saw three early ties, the coming at 11-all. Buckeye kills from Meyer and Anna Szerszen (Fr., Conflans Ste Hne, France) gave Ohio State a 13-11 lead. A Vanessa King kill cut the lead to 13-12. At 18-16, OSU, a Spartan error and a Meyer kill gave OSU a 20-16 lead. Michigan State would close to within one several times, the last at 23-22 with an Ashley Schatzle kill. A Marisa Main (Sr., Louisville, Ky.) kill and a Spartan error gave OSU a 25-22 lead. A Buckeye error made it 25-23. An OSU kill by Ami Stevens (Jr., Centerberg, Ohio) and a Felicia Jones (Sr., Concord, Ont.)-Briana McCarthy (Sr., Beaver Dan, Wis.) block took the lead to four at 27-23. Two Michigan State errors set game point at 29-23. Michigan State, with kills from Schatzle and Johnson and a Buckeye error cut the lead to three at 29-26. A kill by Stevens ended the game at 30-26 for the Buckeyes. Ohio State hit .368 to .314 for Michigan State.

Ohio State opened game two with a McCarthy solo block and a Spartan error for a 2-0 lead. The Buckeyes took the lead to four points (12-8) but the Spartans cut into the lead and with a King block tied the game at 17. A Michigan State error and a McCarthy-Jones block gave OSU a 19-17 lead. A kill and ace serve by Allison Ianni tied the game at 19. The Spartans, with a Johnson kill took a 20-19 lead but Ohio State responded with a kill by Stevens to tie the game at 20. Ohio State took a 24-20 lead off a Spartan error, a McCarthy-Meyer block, an Ashley Kiel (Sr., Allenton, Wis.) ace serve and a second McCarthy-Meyer block. At 26-22, kills by Meyer and Szerszen gave the Buckeyes a 28-22 lead. The Spartans, with a Buckeye error and a Miken Trogdon ace serve, cut the lead to three at 28-25. Szerszen, with a kill, set game point at 29-25. OSU won game two, 30-25, with a Main kill to lead the match, 2-0. Ohio State hit .321 for the game to .162 for the Spartans.

Tied at one in game three, the Buckeyes score the next four points to open a 5-1 lead. The run began with two McCarthy kills. A Spartan error and an ace serve from Szerszen completed the run. The Buckeyes, with a Main kill took the lead to 27-12. An OSU error made it 27-13. Jones, with two consecutive kills set match point at 29-13. Ohio State won the match, 3-0, with a Szerszen kill to win the game, 30-13. Ohio State hit .517 for the game to .031 for the Spartans.

For the match, the Buckeyes hit .400, holding the Spartans to .173. Ohio State had a 52-41 advantage in kills and a 3-2 edge in ace serves. Michigan State gave up nine service errors to four for OSU. Defensively, the Buckeyes had a 32-24 margin in digs with OSU’s Anna Tengnas (Sr., Torsaberga, Sweden) recording a match-high 10. At the net, Ohio State had a nine to eight edge in team blocks. OSU’s McCarthy and MSU’s King each recorded five total blocks. McCarthy had a solo and four assists while King had two solos and three assists. Main contributed 44 assists in the match to 33 for Ianni.

Ohio State returns home next weekend to close out the regular season with matches against Northwestern Friday and Illinois Saturday in St. John Arena. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.

Volleyball Box Score 2006 Ohio State Women’s Volleyball #19 Ohio State vs Michigan State (11/18/06 at East Lansing, Mich.)

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 Meyer, Danielle….. 3| 14 3 21 .524| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 4 0| 0| 16.0 7 Stevens, Ami…….. 3| 7 2 15 .333| 1| 0 0| 0| 6| 0 0 0| 0| 7.0 8 McCarthy, Briana…. 3| 8 1 12 .583| 0| 0 1| 0| 4| 1 4 0| 0| 11.0 9 Jones, Felicia…… 3| 6 2 8 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 2 2 0| 0| 9.0 13 Main, Marisa…….. 3| 5 0 11 .455| 44| 0 2| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 1| 5.5 14 Szerszen, Anna…… 3| 12 6 28 .214| 0| 2 0| 0| 5| 0 1 0| 1| 14.5 3 Tengnas, Anna……. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 10| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 15 Kiel, Ashley…….. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 1 1| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 52 14 95 .400| 48| 3 4| 1| 32| 3 12 0| 2| 64.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 19 5 38 .368 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS 2 15 6 28 .321 Ohio State………. (3) 30 30 30 21-7, 11-7 3 18 3 29 .517 Michigan State…… (0) 26 25 13 17-11, 8-10

Michigan State | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 2 Hohl, Jessica……. 3| 5 3 11 .182| 1| 0 3| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0| 6.0 7 Ianni, Allison…… 3| 4 0 7 .571| 33| 1 1| 0| 5| 0 2 0| 1| 6.0 10 Schatzle, Ashley…. 3| 11 6 36 .139| 0| 0 1| 1| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 11.0 11 Johnson, Katie…… 3| 12 9 27 .111| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 1 0 0| 0| 13.0 16 Trogdon, Miken…… 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 1 0| 1| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 17 King, Vanessa……. 3| 5 4 14 .071| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 2 3 0| 0| 8.5 3 Rarey, Melany……. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 3| 1| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 9 Tremain, Whitney…. 3| 4 1 9 .333| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0| 5.5 18 Colaluca, Nicole…. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 1| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 1| 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 41 23 104 .173| 38| 2 9| 3| 24| 3 10 0| 2| 51.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 17 6 35 .314 Site: East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House) 2 15 9 37 .162 Date: 11/18/06 Attend: 1077 Time: 1 hr 32 3 9 8 32 .031 Referees: Julie Vocek, Marty Prochko

1 2 3 Total Tie scores 3 3 1 7 Lead changes 0 2 0 2