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Feb. 20, 2007

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The eighth-ranked Ohio State (11-1, 2-0 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team returns to conference action as they host the Lewis Flyers (10-3, 4-3) Friday and the sixth-ranked IPFW Mastodons (9-1, 4-1) Saturday. Both matches begin a 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. Last week, Ohio State defeated George Mason, 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-25) at home.

A LOOK AT OHIO STATE
The Buckeyes are coached by Pete Hanson. Ohio State is 11-1 on the season and 2-0 in the MIVA. Last week, OSU defeated George Mason, 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-25) at home. Robbie Klein (Jr./So., Cincinnati, Ohio) is leading Ohio State in kills per game at 3.28. Dan Meske (Sr., Willow Springs, Ill.) ranks second at 3.23 and Sam Stevens (5th/Sr., Miami, Fla.) is third at 3.18. Layne Dreven (5th/Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) is hitting a team-high .626 with John Albertson (Jr./So., Ballwin, Mo.) second at .471. Setter Daniel Mathews (Jr., Shorewood, Wis.) is averaging 13.32 assists per game for the Buckeyes. Klein is the team leader in aces per game at .68 with 27. Mathews ranks second at .47 with 19 and Dreven is third at .43 with 17. Defensively, Stevens has a team-high 1.76 digs per game average with libero Conor Martin (Jr., Avon Lake, Ohio) second at 1.65 and Meske third at 1.33. At the net, Albertson is the team leader in blocks per game at 1.27. He has five solos and 46 assists. Mathews ranks second at 1.23 with five solos and 44 assist blocks. Dreven is third at .95 with a solo and 37 assist blocks. Ohio State is hitting .397 and is averaging 15.82 kills and 14.45 assists per game. The Buckeyes average 2.80 aces, 7.93 digs and 2.67 blocks per game. OSU opponents are hitting .196 and average 11.18 kills and 10.40 assists per game. Opponents average .75 aces, 7.22 digs and 1.21 blocks per game. A LOOK AT LEWIS
The Flyers are coached by Dan Friend. Lewis is 10-3 overall and 4-3 in the MIVA. Last week Lewis defeated Quincy, 3-1 (30-23, 24-30, 30-14, 30-24) and Newman, 3-0 (30-22, 38-36, 30-27) in home matches. Leading the Flyers in kills per game is Jared Dayton with a 4.29 average. Drew Pickering ranks second at 3.25. Billy Sahagian is the top percentage hitter at .363. At setter, David Taylor has eight starts and is averaging 9.32 assists per game. Pickering leads the team in aces per game with a .61 average with 25 aces. Dayton ranks second at .32 with 13. Defensively, Nick Perakes has a team-high 2.54 digs per game average. Pickering ranks second at 1.39. At the net, Alex Vigansky has a team-high 1.45 blocks per game average with five solos and 50 assists. Sahagian is second on the team at 1.32 with five solos and 28 assists. Lewis is hitting .303 and averages 14.98 kills and 13.74 assists per game. The Flyers average 1.47 aces, 8.06 digs and 2.95 blocks per game. Opponents are hitting .220 and average 13.13 kills and 12.43 assists per game. Flyer opponents average .89 aces, 8.11 digs and 2.28 blocks per game.

OHIO STATE – LEWIS SERIES
Ohio State leads the series with Lewis, 17-11. In Columbus, the Buckeyes have a 10-6 record over the Flyers. Ohio State has won the last three matches with Lewis including a 3-0 (30-24, 30-25, 30-17) win at home and a 3-0 (30-24, 30-25, 30-19) victory at Lewis.

A LOOK AT IPFW
The Mastodons are coached by Arnie Ball. IPFW has a 9-1 overall record and is 4-1 in the MIVA. They play at Ball State Friday prior to facing Ohio State Saturday. Leading the Mastodons in kills per game is C.J. Macias with a 5.32 kills per game average. Josh Stewart ranks second at 3.41. Stewart is the top percentage hitter on the squad at .596. Setter Colin Lundeen is averaging 12.59 assists per game for the Mastodons. Brock Ullrich leads the team in aces per game with a .63 average with 22 aces. Macias and Lundeen are tied for second at .24 with nine each. Defensively, Lundeen has a team-high 1.59 digs per game average with Ullrich second at 1.34. At the net, Vitor Oliveria averages a team-high 1.29 blocks per game with two solos and 34 assists. Stewart ranks second at 1.22 with four solos and 41 assists. As a team, IPFW is hitting .347 and averages 15.38 kills and 14.14 assists per game. The Mastodons average 1.65 aces, 8.92 digs and 3.01 blocks per game. IPFW opponents are hitting .209 and average 13.08 kills and 12.46 assists per game. Mastodon opponents average 1.49 aces, 7.62 digs and 1.95 blocks per game.

OHIO STATE – IPFW SERIES
Ohio State has a 57-32 lead in the series with IPFW. The Buckeyes are 31-10 in matches played in Columbus against the Mastodons. Last season, IFPW won both contests, wining 3-2 (23-30, 28-30, 30-25, 30-21, 15-13) in Columbus and 3-0 (30-26, 30-28, 30-24) in Fort Wayne. Earlier this month, Ohio State defeated IPFW, 3-1 (24-30, 30-25, 30-22, 30-26) in Fort Wayne.

MESKE HAS A TEAM-HIGH 14.5 POINTS AGAINST GEORGE MASON
Dan Meske recorded a team-high 14.5 points against George Mason last week. He had a team-high 14 kills, while hitting .435 and added three digs, an assist block and an assist. Meske, in starting all 12 matches this season is averaging 3.88 points per game. He is second on the team in kills per game at 3.23 and is hitting .365. Meske is averaging 1.33 digs, .46 blocks and .41 aces per game. He has had double-figure digs in six of the last seven matches and has double-figure points in nine matches this season. Meske is in his first season as a starting outside hitter. His three previous seasons were at defensive specialist and libero.

KLEIN SERVES UP FOUR ACES AGAINST GEORGE MASON
Robbie Klein contributed a match-high four ace serves against the Patriots Saturday. He added eight kills, five digs and an assist block in the match, collecting 12.5 points in the contest. He handled 17 reception attempts in the match without an error. Klein has a team-high 27 aces on the season averaging .68 per game. Klein is the team leaders in points per game at 4.25. He his averaging a team-high 3.28 kills per game and averages 1.12 digs and .55 blocks per game on the season. A starter in all 12 matches this season, Klein has had double-figure kills in seven matches and has a .974 reception percentage for the season with six errors in 228 attempts.

KLEIN NOW 17TH IN OSU CAREER ACES
Robbie Klein, with four ace serves against George Mason, has 52 career aces and has moved to 17th on the OSU career list. He had been tied for 18th with Todd Brooks (1989-92) and Mike Terpstra (1990-93). Klein passed Mark Peckham (2001-04) with 51 to mover into 17th. Klein needs five aces to pass Chris Fash (1998-01) and Craig Geibel (1990-93) with 56 each for 15th. In aces per game, Klein ranks first in OSU career records with a .38 per game average (minimum 40 aces).

DREVEN HAS FIFTH DOUBLE-FIGURE KILL MATCH OF THE SEASON
Layne Dreven had 11 kills against George Mason for his fifth double-figure kill match of the season. He hit .625 against the Patriots, adding a season-high three digs and two assist blocks in the match. Dreven has started all 12 matches this season and is averaging 3.33 points per game. He is hitting a team-high .626 on the season and averages 2.50 kills, .43 aces and .95 blocks per game. Dreven has been the top percentage hitter in the country for the last four weeks. In OSU career records, he ranks ninth in assists blocks (271), 12th in total blocks (280, 9-271) and ninth in blocks per game (1.14).

STEVENS HAS 10TH MATCH WITH DOUBLE-FIGURE POINTS
Sam Stevens had 12 points in the George Mason match for his 10th double-figure match of the season. He recorded 11 kills and two assist blocks against the Patriots and handled a match-high 30 reception attempts without an error. Stevens has had seven matches with double-figure kills this season. He has started all 12 matches this season and is averaging 3.74 points per game. He is third on the squad in kills per game with a 3.18 average. Stevens is averaging a team-high 1.76 digs per game and averages .32 aces and .42 blocks per game. He has a .973 reception percentage on the season with six errors in 224 attempts.

ALBERTSON LEADS OSU IN BLOCKING
John Albertson is the Ohio State team leader in blocks per game with a 1.27 average. He has five solos and 46 assists on the season. Against George Mason, he recorded one assist block and four kills in the contest. A starter in all 12 matches, Albertson is averaging 3.33 points per game. He is averaging 1.27 blocks, .15 digs, 2.38 kills and .25 assists per game.

MATHEWS GOES DEFENSIVE AGAINST THE PATRIOTS
Daniel Mathews had a match-high 11 digs against George Mason for his season-high. His previous high was nine against Carthage. He added 42 assists, three kills, a solo block and an assist block in the match. Mathews has started all 12 matches this season and is averaging 13.32 assist per game. He is averaging 1.90 points per game and is averaging 1.30 digs, .47 aces and .75 kills per game.

MATHEWS TIES FOR 15TH IN OSU CAREER SOLO BLOCKS
Daniel Mathews had a solo and an assist block against George Mason Saturday giving him 32 solos and 232 assist blocks in his career. The 32 solo blocks moves him into a tie for 15th in OSU career solo blocks with Craig Geibel (1990-93) and Mark Peckham (2001-04). Mathews had been tied with Adam Pedersen (2001-04) for 17th with 31 solos. His 232 assist block has Mathews ranked 15th and he is now in a four-way tie for 14th in career total blocks with Pieter Olree (1999-02) [24-240] , Jose’ Bengoa (1994-97) [58-206]and Tom Hoff (1992-93) [48-216] at 264. Mathews stands 12th in OSU career blocks per game at 1.00.

MARTIN COLLECTS 10 DIGS AGAINST GEORGE MASON
Conor Martin recorded 10 digs against George Mason to equal his season high set at IPFW. He handled 15 reception attempts in the match without an error. Martin has started all 12 matches at libero this season and is averaging 1.65 digs per game. For the season, he has a .965 reception percentage with nine errors in 260 attempts.

MARTIN MOVES TO EIGHTH IN OSU CAREER DIGS PER GAME
Conor Martin has moved to eighth in OSU career digs per game with a 1.87 average. He has 431 digs in his career, ranking 18th in career digs. Martin moved past Tom Trantow (2000-03) who had a 1.85 average.

OHIO STATE IN THE NATIONAL STATISTICS
In the Division I-II National Statistical Leaders, released on Feb. 19, Ohio State’s Layne Dreven has the top hitting percentage in the country at .626 for the fourth week. He is 13th in aces per game at .43. John Albertson is 10th in hitting at .471 and is 15th in blocking at 1.28. Robbie Klein is fourth in aces at .68. Daniel Mathews ranks fifth in assists at 13.33, is 17th in blocking at 1.23 and 11th in aces at .48. Dan Meske is 16th in aces at .41. In team hitting, the Buckeyes are top ranked, for the fourth week, with a .397 hitting percentage.

HEAD COACH Pete Hanson
Pete Hanson is in his 23rd season at Ohio State. He has a 445-252 record with the Buckeyes and has nine Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Championships including 2004. Named the MIVA Coach of the Year six times, including 2004, he was the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2000 when OSU was the NCAA National Championship runner-up. Hanson was also the 1998 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year. His teams have advanced to the NCAA Championships six times including back-to-back appearances in 2000 (runner-up) and 2001 (semifinalist).

BUCKEYES RANKED EIGHTH IN 2007 CSTV/AVCA COACHES POLL
Ohio State is ranked eighth in the CSTV/AVCA Division I-II Men’s Coaches Top 15 Poll released Feb. 19. The Buckeyes were ranked eighth last week in the poll. Other MIVA conference teams ranked in the poll are IPFW sixth, Loyola-Chicago 11th with Ball State receiving votes.

KLEIN NAMED THE MIVA SHONDELL/DUNLAP DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Jan. 29, 2007
Robbie Klein has been named the MIVA Shondell/Dunlap Division Player of the Week. Klein helped Ohio State to wins over Rutgers-Newark, 3-0 (30-26, 30-28, 30-18) and Carthage, 3-1 (30-24, 26-30, 32-30, 30-21) last week to keep the Buckeyes undefeated at 7-0. Klein had a team-high 12 kills against Rutgers-Newark adding two assists, two ace serves four digs and an assist block for 14.5 points. Against Carthage, Klein posted career-highs of 29.5 points, 23 kills, five ace serves and a season-high six digs in the victory. Tied at one game each against the Red Men, he had seven kills in seven attempts in game three. Down by as many as five points (25-20), Klein had a kill in a four-point OSU run to cut the lead to 25-24. He scored OSU’s next three points to keep OSU in the game at 28-27. A Carthage error tied the game at 28. Klein’s fifth ace serve of the match gave OSU a 29-28 lead. OSU won the game, 32-30. Klein then had six kills in nine attempts in game four to help end the match. In the final two games, Klein hit .813 (13-16). His five ace serves in the match ties for third on the OSU match record list. As a passer, he had a .940 serve reception percentage handling 50 of 53 serves in the two matches (11 with no errors against Rutgers-Newark and 36 of 39 against Carthage). For the two matches Klein averaged 6.29 points, 5.00 kills, 1.00 aces, 1.43 digs and .57 blocks per game while hitting .344.

BUCKEYES HIT SECOND-BEST PERCENTAGE AGAINST MSOE AT .619
Ohio State opened the 2007 season by hitting .619 against MSOE with 44 kills, five errors in 63 attempts. This marks the second best hitting performance in the history of the program. The Buckeyes set the record of .671 at Mercyhurst in 1997. Against MSOE, OSU hit .579 (12-1-19) in game one, .435 (14-4-23) in game two and finished with a .857 (18-0-21) in game three. The Buckeyes had five of six starters hit .600 or better in the match.

OSU TIES FOR SECOND IN ACE SERVES IN A MATCH WITH 15
Behind a career-high four ace serves from Layne Dreven, Ohio State recorded 15 ace serves in the MSOE match. The 15 aces tie for second the most ace serves in a match for the Buckeyes. OSU had 15 ace serves against Clarke in 2005 and at Pacific in 2001. The OSU record is 17 against Thomas More in 1995. Also contributing aces in the match were Dan Meske and Sam Stevens with three, Daniel Mathews with two and Robbie Klein, Brett Versen and Brian Kues with one each.

OHIO STATE PICKED SECOND IN MIVA SHONDELL/DUNLAP DIVISION PRESEASON POLL
Ohio State has been picked to finish second in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Shondell/Dunlap Division preseason poll by a vote of the division coaches. IPFW, picked to be the favorite, received five first place votes with Ohio State receiving two. Loyola was picked to finish third with Ball State fourth and Lewis fifth. Rounding out the division was Quincy at sixth and Mercyhurst, seventh. In 2006, Loyola won the division with an 11-1 record with IPFW finishing second at 9-3. The 2006 MIVA Tournament was won by IPFW.

TWO BUCKEYES NAMED TO PRESEASON MIVA SHONDELL/DUNLAP DIVISION ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Shondell/Dunlap Division coaches have selected the 2007 Preseason All-Conference Team. Ohio State had two players named to the team in sophomore middle hitter John Albertson and junior setter Daniel Mathews. Also named to the team were IPFW’s Colin Lundeen, Josh Stewart and C.J. Macias, Loyola’s James Gunst and Brian Guntli, Ball State’s Nick Meyer and Ian Peckler and Lewis’ Jared Dayton.

BUCKEYES PLAY TOUGH PRESEASON EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Ohio State, in preparation for the 2007 season, played seven exhibition matches in November and December. The Buckeyes played the first three matches at home losing 3-2 (26-30, 17-30, 30-15, 30-24, 16-14) to Penn State on November 11. OSU then dropped 3-1 decisions to UC Irvine on Dec. 16 (30-24, 30-21, 28-30, 30-23) and Dec. 17 (30-22, 30-26, 26-30, 30-23). Ohio State closed out exhibition play at the 2006 Cay Clubs Invitational in Clearwater, Fla. In pool play the Buckeyes lost to Alberta, 3-2 (22-25, 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 15-7) on Dec. 28, defeated McMaster 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 28-26, 25-14) Dec. 29 and defeated Regina 3-1 (25-22, 25-13, 23-25, 26-24) Dec. 30 to advance to the Bronze Medial match against Manitoba. The Buckeyes defeated Manitoba 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-19) to finish third in the eight-team Invitational. OSU’s Daniel Mathews was named to the All-Tournament Team.

REVIEWING LAST WEEK
Ohio State 3, George Mason 0
The eighth-ranked Ohio State (11-1, 2-0 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team won a 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-25) victory over George Mason (4-3) Saturday night in St. John Arena. Ohio State’s Dan Meske scored a team-high 14.5 points to lead the Buckeyes while William Price had a match-high 15 for the Patriots. Meske had a team-high 14 kills (.435) and an assist block, while Price had a team-high 14 kills and two assist blocks.

Ohio State took the early lead in game one, leading by as many as four (10-6). At 18-15, two Buckeye errors and a kill from Kyle Gramit tied the game at 18. After ties at 19 and 20, Ohio State kills from Meske and Sam Stevens and a Patriot error opened a 23-20 Buckeye lead. At 26-23, an OSU error cut the margin to 26-24. Two George Mason errors and a Robbie Klein kill set game point at 29-24. A Buckeye error and a Patriot block by Price and Colton Naill stopped two game points to make the score, 29-26. Ohio State closed out the game with a Klein kill to win, 30-26. The Buckeyes hit .500 for the game to .083 for George Mason.

The Buckeyes broke a 2-2 tie in game two with back-to-back ace serves from Klein for a 4-2 lead. A Buckeye error made it 4-3. An OSU kill from Layne Dreven and two from Stevens opened a 7-3 lead. Two OSU errors and a John Albertson kill made it 8-5. A Patriot solo block by Ryan Kwiatkowski and four OSU errors gave George Mason a 10-8 lead. With George Mason leading, 14-12, two Dreven kills, a Klein ace serve and a Patriot error gave Ohio State a 16-14 lead. At 17-15, a kill and solo block by Mark Burik and an OSU error returned the lead to George Mason at 19-17. The Buckeyes tied the match at 19 with a Meske kill and a Stevens-Albertson block. Tied at 22, a Dreven kill gave OSU a 23-22 lead. Two OSU errors returned the lead to George Mason at 24-23. The Buckeyes, with a Dreven kill and three Patriot errors took a 27-24 lead. A Buckeye error made it 27-25. A kill from Stevens and a Patriot error set game point at 29-25. An OSU error stopped the first game point at 29-26. A George Mason serving error ended the game at 30-26 to give Ohio State a 2-0 lead in the match. The Buckeyes hit .121 for the game to -.077 for the Patriots.

Tied a four in game three, an OSU error, a Price kill and a Price-Kyle Swanson block gave George Mason a 7-4 lead. Kills from Stevens and Price made it 8-5. Two Patriot errors and a Price kill made it 9-7. A Daniel Mathews kill cut the Patriot lead to one at 9-8. George Mason kills from Swanson and Gramit made it 11-8. A Meske kill and an OSU error made it 12-9, George Mason. A Dreven kill, a Klein ace serve and a Patriot error tied the game at 12. Stevens’ gave OSU a 13-12 lead with a kill. Price countered with a kill to tie the game at 13. A Patriot error and Buckeye kills from Albertson and Stevens gave Ohio State a 16-13 lead. At 20-17, two Buckeye errors cut the lead to 20-19. Three kills from Meske countered two kills from Price and one from Burik to move the score to 23-22. A Swanson solo block tied the game at 23. Two Patriot errors and a kill from Mathews opened a 26-23 lead for Ohio State. Two kills from Price and a Patriot error cut the lead to two at 27-25. A Dreven kill followed by a George Mason error set match point at 29-25. Ohio State won the game, 30-25, off a Patriot error, to win the match, 3-0. Ohio State hit .344 for the game to .267 for George Mason.

Ohio State hit .320 for the match to .100 for George Mason. The Buckeyes had a 51-28 margin in kills and a four-to-one advantage in ace serves. OSU’s Klein served all four aces for the Buckeyes. Ohio State gave up 24 service errors to 14 for George Mason. Defensively, OSU had a 32-22 margin in digs with Mathews recording a match-high 11 and OSU’s Conor Martin adding 10. At the net, George Mason had a six-to-five edge in team blocks. Three players for each squad recorded a match-high two total blocks. OSU Mathews produced a match-high 42 assists while Patriot Kwiatkowski had 27.

A LOOK BACK AT THE FEB. 9 IPFW MATCH
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -The 10th-ranked Ohio State (9-1, 1-0 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team, behind a career-high 22.5 points from Dan Meske, upset fifth-ranked IPFW (8-1, 3-1), 3-1 (24-30, 30-25, 30-22, 30-26) Friday night at the Gates Sports Center in front of 2,246 fans. Meske recorded a career-high 21 kills (.487), adding an ace serve and an assist block. Layne Dreven contributed 14 points with nine kills (.533), three ace serves, a solo block and two assist blocks. C. J. Macias scored a match-high 25 points with 22 kills (.200), two ace serves and a solo block for IPFW. Mastodon Josh Stewart added 18 points with 16 kills (.727) and four assist blocks.

IPFW opened game one with a 4-0 lead with kills from Macias and Stewart, a Macias ace serve and a Colin Lundeen-Stewart block. Trailing, 14-12, an OSU kill by Robbie Klein and an IPFW error tied the game at 14. At 15-all, an ace serve from Daniel Mathews gave OSU a 16-15 lead. The Mastodons tied the game at 16 with a Vitor Oliveira kill and expanded the lead to 19-16 with two Oliveira-Brock Ullrich blocks and an Oliveira kill. IPFW, with an OSU error, reached game point at 29-22. A Mastodon error and a Klein ace serve stopped two game points cutting the lead to 29-24. IPFW won the game, 30-24 with a Macias kill to take a 1-0 lead in the match. The Mastodons hit .464 in the game to .194 for Ohio State.

Ohio State, with game two tied at 2-2, used a Meske kill and two IPFW errors to take a 5-2 lead. A Buckeye error made it 5-3. The Buckeyes, with a four-point run opened up a 9-3 lead. Dreven started the run with a kill. A Dreven ace serve, a kill from Sam Stevens and a second Dreven ace put the lead at 9-3. Two OSU errors, a Stewart kill, and an Ullrich ace serve cut the lead to 9-7. The Mastodons would come within one on five occasions, the last at 25-24. A Mastodon service error, an OSU block by Klein and John Albertson and a Meske kill gave the Buckeyes a 28-24 lead. A kill by Oliveira cut the lead to 28-25. Ohio State reached game point (29-25) with an Albertson kill. The Buckeyes closed out the game with a Mathews-Dreven block to win the game, 30-25, and tie the match at one game each. Ohio State hit .344 for the game to .231 for IPFW.

In game three, the Mastodons held an early 5-2 lead. The Buckeyes tied the game at five with a Meske kill, a Mathews-Albertson block and an IPFW error. Tied at nine, a kill by Mathews and a yellow card point gave OSU a 11-9 lead. A Stewart kill made it 11-10. Ohio State scored the next five points to open a 16-10 lead. The run began with a Mastodon error. A Dreven-Meske block, a Stevens kill and ace serves from Klein and Mathews gave Ohio State a six-point lead. The Buckeyes reached game point at 29-22 with a kill from Stevens. Ohio State won the game, 30-22, with an Albertson kill and gave the Buckeyes a 2-1 lead. Ohio State hit .300 for the game to .091 for IPFW.

Tied at two in game four, two kills from Meske gave Ohio State a 4-2 lead. A Stewart kill cut the margin to 4-3. The Buckeyes expanded the lead to 7-3 with kills from Albertson and Mathews and a Meske ace serve. The Buckeyes expanded the lead to six at 19-13. Two kills by Macias cut the OSU lead to four at 19-15. At 21-17, a Mastodon error made the lead five at 22-17. IPFW scored the next five points to tie the game at 22. The run contained three kills from Stewart, one from Jerrod Quillen and an OSU error. Tied at 25, a four-point Buckeye run set match point at 29-25. A Klein kill started the run. An IPFW error and kills from Meske and Albertson completed the run. An OSU error made it 29-26. A Klein kill ended the game at 30-26 to give the Buckeyes a 3-1 victory. Ohio State hit .447 for the game to .297 for the Mastodons.

For the match, Ohio State hit .328 to .266 for IPFW. The Buckeyes had a 62-56 advantage in kills and an eleven to three margin in ace serves. OSU’s Mathews served up a match-high four aces. The Buckeyes gave up 23 service errors to 16 for the Mastodons. Defensively, IPFW had a 40-37 edge in digs with OSU’s Conor Martin recording a match-high 10. At the net, the Mastodons had an 8.5 to eight margin in team blocks. Mastodons Lundeen (one solo, three assists) and Stewart (four assists) shared match-high honors with four blocks each. Mathews recorded a match-high 53 assists for the Buckeyes with Lundeen collecting 44 assists for IPFW.

Volleyball Box Score Ohio State Men’s Volleyball #10 Ohio State vs #5 IPFW (Feb 9, 2007 at Fort Wayne, IN)

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 ———————————————————————————— 1 Meske, Dan………. 4| 21 2 39 .487| 0| 1 5| 0| 7| 0 1 0| 0| 22.5 4 Mathews, Daniel….. 4| 4 1 6 .500| 53| 3 3| 0| 4| 1 2 1| 0| 9.0 5 Albertson, John….. 4| 7 0 9 .778| 2| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 3 0| 0| 8.5 9 Stevens, Sam…….. 4| 12 8 36 .111| 1| 1 1| 2| 9| 1 1 0| 0| 14.5 13 Klein, Robbie……. 4| 9 7 26 .077| 1| 3 7| 1| 5| 0 1 0| 0| 12.5 14 Dreven, Layne……. 4| 9 1 15 .533| 2| 3 6| 0| 1| 1 2 0| 0| 14.0 6 Versen, Brett……. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 15 Martin, Conor……. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 10| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 17 Kues, Brian……… 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 4| 62 19 131 .328| 59| 11 23| 3| 37| 3 10 1| 0| 81.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 13 7 31 .194 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS 2 16 5 32 .344 Ohio State………. (3) 24 30 30 30 9-1, 1-0 MIVA 3 13 4 30 .300 IPFW……………. (1) 30 25 22 26 8-1, 3-1 MIVA 4 20 3 38 .447

IPFW | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 3 Macias, C.J……… 4| 22 12 50 .200| 0| 2 2| 0| 9| 1 0 0| 0| 25.0 4 Ullrich, Brock…… 4| 1 2 10 -.100| 1| 1 3| 4| 4| 0 3 0| 0| 3.5 5 Collins, Josh……. 4| 6 5 16 .062| 0| 0 3| 3| 4| 0 1 0| 0| 6.5 8 Lundeen, Colin…… 4| 1 1 5 .000| 44| 0 4| 0| 8| 1 3 0| 0| 3.5 11 Oliveira, Vitor….. 4| 9 2 16 .438| 4| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 2 0| 0| 10.0 15 Stewart, Josh……. 4| 16 0 22 .727| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 4 3| 0| 18.0 2 Pliske, Matt…….. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 4| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 7 McNerney, Dan……. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 14 Quillen, Jerrod….. 3| 1 1 5 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0 17 Yhost, Jason…….. 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 4| 56 23 124 .266| 51| 3 16| 11| 40| 2 13 3| 0| 67.5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.5 Game K E TA Pct 1 16 3 28 .464 Site: Fort Wayne, IN (Gates Sports Center) 2 12 6 26 .231 Date: Feb 9, 2007 Attend: 2246 Time: 2:00 3 11 8 33 .091 Referees: Brian Hemelgarn, Elisabeth McHugh 4 17 6 37 .297

1 2 3 4 Total Tie scores 3 1 5 6 15 Lead changes 2 0 1 2 5