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Nov. 4, 2006

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 25th ranked Ohio State (17-7, 7-7 Big Ten) women’s volleyball team used a match-high 18 points from Anna Szerszen (Fr., Conflans Ste Hne, France) to upset No. 14 Purdue (19-6, 9-5), 3-0 (30-18, 31-29, 31-29) Saturday night in St. John Arena. Szerszen produced a match-high 15 kills, adding an ace serve, a solo block and two block assists in the match. Purdue’s Carrie Gurnell and Stephanie Lynch shared team-high point honors with 11.5 each. Gurnell had 11 kills and an assist block while Lynch recorded 10 kills, a solo block and one assist block.

From a 3-3 tie in game one, a Purdue kill by Lindsay Shondell and an OSU error gave the Boilermakers a 5-3 lead. A kill by Felicia Jones (Sr., Concord, Ont.) and a Purdue error tied the game at five. At seven-all, a Briana McCarthy (Sr., Beaver Dam, Wis.) kill and two Purdue errors gave the Buckeyes a 10-7 lead. At 13-10, OSU, two kills from Szerszen, one from Danielle Meyer (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) and a Purdue error opened a 17-10 Ohio State lead. Leading, 22-15, a Buckeye block from Meyer and McCarthy and two McCarthy ace serves gave Ohio State a 25-15 lead. Purdue kills by Lynch and Gurnell made it 25-17. Two Purdue errors, a Marisa Main (Sr., Louisville, Ky.) kill and a Main-Meyer block set game point at 29-17. A Lynch kill stopped the first game point at 29-18. A Szerszen kill ended the game at 30-18 to give Ohio State a 1-0 lead in the match. Ohio State hit .273 for the game to .108 for Purdue.

Game two saw 10 early ties to reach 11-all. Two OSU errors gave Purdue a 13-11 lead. A Szerszen kill cut the margin to 13-12. Purdue kills by Gurnell and Lynch and two OSU errors opened a 17-12 Boilermaker lead. Two Szerszen kills and a Jones-McCarthy block cut the Purdue lead to two at 17-15. Three consecutive kills from Lynch took the lead to five at 20-15. At 22-17, Buckeye kills from Meyer and Stevens, a McCarthy ace serve and a Purdue error cut the lead to one at 22-21. Two Buckeye errors and a Samantha Mader kill put Purdue up by four at 25-21. At 27-23, a Purdue error, a Main ace serve and a Szerszen kill made it a one-point game at 27-26. Purdue, with a Lynch kill and an OSU error reached game point at 29-26. The Buckeyes then held off three game points to tie it at 29. A Jones kill, a Jones-McCarthy block and a Szerszen ace serve tied the game at 29. OSU’s Stevens, with two consecutive kills, won the game for Ohio State at 31-29, to give the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead in the match. The Buckeyes hit .312 for the game to .302 for Purdue. Ohio State, with kills from Meyer and Stevens, and a Purdue error started game three with a 3-0 lead. A Buckeye error and a Sam Gray ace serve made it 3-2, OSU. Buckeye kills from Stevens, Main and Szerszen made it 6-2. Kills from Szerszen and Mader made it 7-3. Two Gurnell kills made it 7-5. At 10-7, OSU, a Danita Merlau kill, a Merlau-Elizabeth Jacques block and a Buckeye error tied the game at 10. A Stevens kill made it 11-10, OSU. A Merlau kill, an OSU error and a Gray ace serve put Purdue ahead, 13-11. A Buckeye kill from Stevens and Purdue kills by Merlau and Gurnell made it 15-12. OSU kills from Meyer and Main and a Jacques solo block cut the Purdue lead to two at 16-14. Two kills from Gurnell made it 18-14. A Kristen Dozier (Fr., Sandy Spring, Md.)-Szerszen block and two Purdue errors cut the lead to one at 18-17. A Gurnell kill made it 19-17 Purdue. Ohio State tied the game at 19 with kills from McCarthy and Stevens. An OSU error gave Purdue a 20-19 lead. A Stevens’ kill tied the game at 20. Two Purdue errors gave Ohio State a 22-20 lead. Kills from Jacques and Meyer made it 23-21. A Merlau solo block and a Gurnell kill tied the game at 23. Tied at 25, a Szerszen kill and a Boilermaker error gave Ohio State a 27-25 lead. Errors by both teams made it 28-26. Merlau, with two kills tied the game at 28. Ohio State, with a McCarthy kill, had match point at 29-28. Jacques, with a kill, stopped the match point to tie the game at 29. A kill from Stevens made it 30-29 for OSU’s second match point. The Buckeyes, with a Szerszen kill, won the game, 31-29, to win the match 3-0. Ohio State hit .356 for the game to .196 for Purdue.

Ohio State hit .318 for the match to .206 for Purdue. The Boilermakers had a 50-49 edge in kills while Ohio State had a five-to-two advantage in ace serves with McCarthy recording a match-high three for the Buckeyes. Purdue gave up 12 service errors to four for the Buckeyes. On defense, Ohio State had a 45-44 edge in digs with Purdue’s Brittany Dildine recording a match-high 16. At the net, the Buckeyes had a seven-to-five margin in team blocks. Buckeyes’ McCarthy and Jones had three assists each with Szerszen recording a solo and two assists to share match-high honors. At setter, Purdue’s Gray had a match-high 42 assists with OSU’s Main collecting 37.

Ohio State continues a two-week home stand next Wednesday when they host third rank and Big Ten leader Penn State (24-1, 13-1) at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena

Volleyball Box Score 2006 Ohio State Women’s Volleyball #14 Purdue vs #25 Ohio State (Nov 4, 2006 at Columbus, Ohio)

Purdue | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 7 Miller, Kelli……. 3| 1 1 3 .000| 0| 0 2| 3| 8| 0 0 1| 0| 1.0 11 Shondell, Lindsay… 1| 1 0 1 1.000| 4| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 13 Gurnell, Carrie….. 3| 11 3 20 .400| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 0| 11.5 18 Jacques, Elizabeth.. 3| 7 1 13 .462| 1| 0 0| 0| 1| 1 1 1| 0| 8.5 20 Lynch, Stephanie…. 3| 10 5 27 .185| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 1 1 0| 0| 11.5 35 Merlau, Danita…… 3| 9 7 34 .059| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 1 1 3| 0| 10.5 2 Gray, Sam……….. 3| 0 2 4 -.500| 42| 2 1| 0| 2| 0 0 1| 0| 2.0 14 Dildine, Brittany… 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 2| 0| 16| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 15 McCormick, Meghan… 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 17 Mader, Samantha….. 3| 11 4 29 .241| 0| 0 1| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 11.0 19 Mastandrea, Anne…. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 3| 1| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 TEAM……………. | | | | 1| | | | 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 50 23 131 .206| 49| 2 12| 5| 44| 3 4 6| 0| 57.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 12 8 37 .108 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS 2 19 6 43 .302 Purdue………….. (0) 18 29 29 19-6, Big Ten 9-5 3 19 9 51 .196 Ohio State………. (3) 30 31 31 17-7, Big Ten 7-7

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| 9 3 18 .333| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0| 10.0 7 Stevens, Ami…….. 3| 10 0 20 .500| 1| 0 1| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 10.0 8 McCarthy, Briana…. 3| 7 1 17 .353| 1| 3 2| 0| 3| 0 3 1| 0| 11.5 9 Jones, Felicia…… 3| 4 1 9 .333| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0| 5.5 13 Main, Marisa…….. 3| 4 2 11 .182| 37| 1 0| 0| 13| 0 1 0| 0| 5.5 14 Szerszen, Anna…… 3| 15 7 35 .229| 0| 1 0| 0| 11| 1 2 0| 1| 18.0 3 Tengnas, Anna……. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 12 Dozier, Kristen….. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 0.5 15 Kiel, Ashley…….. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 1| 1| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 TEAM……………. | | | | 1| | | | 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 49 14 110 .318| 41| 5 4| 2| 45| 1 12 1| 1| 61.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 15 6 33 .273 Site: Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena) 2 14 4 32 .312 Date: Nov 4, 2006 Attend: 1603 Time: 1:31 3 20 4 45 .356 Referees: Kathy Ferraraccio, Bob Stanek