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Dec. 3, 2004

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fifth seed Ohio State women’s volleyball has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship and will host Ohio University at 7 p.m. Saturday in St. John Arena.

2004 NCAA Volleyball Championship
First Round, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State 3, Dayton 0 (30-25, 32-30, 30-22)
Postgame recap, notes and quotes

The seventh-ranked Ohio State women’s volleyball team swept Dayton, 3-0 (30-25, 32-20, 30-22), Friday night in an NCAA Championship first round-match in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes (28-3) advance to a second-round match in St. John Arena at 7 p.m. Saturday against Ohio University (29-2), which defeated Pittsburgh, 3-0, in the first match of the evening.

With the win, Ohio State advances to its eighth trip to the NCAA tournament’s second-round since 1993 and to its 10th trip overall.

Senior outside hitter Stacey Gordon (Oshawa, Ontario) led Ohio State with 21 kills, 22.5 points and 16 digs and sparked the Buckeyes to a key win in a back-and-forth second game, which proved to be the turning point f the match. The Flyers led 17-14 in that middle game and went up again 30-29, but Ohio State responded with a 3-0 run to win, 32-30.

Dayton, which led the Atlantic-10 in opponents hitting percentage at .156, held the Buckeyes to a .196 hitting percentage in game one and to a .170 clip in game two, but Ohio State exploded for a .486 hitting percentage in game three and committed just one hitting error to seal the shutout.

Ohio State jumped out to a 6-0 lead in game one and later led 20-9 on its way to the 30-25 win. Following their crucial win in the second game, the Buckeyes trailed just once in game three, that being just 1-0. An 8-3 run but OSU up, 17-11, and the Flyers did not get any closer than five points the rest of the way. Sophomore Marisa Main (Louisville, Ky./Assumption) posted 45 assists and added 12 digs for the Buckeyes. Senior Maya Mapp (Washington, D.C./Woodrow Wilson) collected 10 kills and 12 points to join Gordon as the only Buckeyes in the double-figure kill and points department.

Volleyball Box Score 2004 Ohio State Women’s Volleyball Dayton vs Ohio State (Dec. 3, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)

Dayton | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 4 Pressler, Shanna…. 3| 5 10 22 -.227| 1| 1 1| 1| 9| 0 4 0| 0| 8.0 5 Green, Robynne…… 3| 10 2 23 .348| 1| 0 0| 0| 4| 1 2 0| 0| 12.0 10 Utnage, Christy….. 3| 16 6 45 .222| 3| 0 2| 0| 13| 0 2 0| 1| 17.0 14 Pettke, Courtney…. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 1| 0.0 19 Barhorst, Faye…… 3| 10 4 27 .222| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 3 1| 1| 11.5 20 Schott, Nicole…… 3| 3 1 10 .200| 40| 1 2| 0| 8| 0 1 0| 2| 4.5 1 Green, Adrienne….. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 1| 0| 11| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 2 Moeller, Margo…… 1| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 8 Kenny, Amanda……. 3| 4 0 11 .364| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 4.0 TEAM……………. | | | | 1| | | | 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 48 23 139 .180| 47| 2 7| 2| 50| 1 12 1| 5| 57.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 16 10 52 .115 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS 2 15 6 47 .191 Dayton………….. (0) 25 30 22 23-9 3 17 7 40 .250 Ohio State………. (3) 30 32 30 28-3

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| 5 5 20 .000| 0| 1 0| 0| 7| 1 3 0| 0| 8.5 7 Stevens, Ami…….. 3| 6 4 24 .083| 2| 0 0| 0| 10| 0 2 1| 0| 7.0 8 McCarthy, Briana…. 3| 6 1 12 .417| 1| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 3 0| 0| 7.5 10 Gordon, Stacey…… 3| 21 7 50 .280| 0| 1 1| 2| 16| 0 1 0| 0| 22.5 12 Main, Marisa…….. 3| 3 1 8 .250| 45| 0 1| 0| 12| 0 1 0| 2| 3.5 13 Mapp, Maya………. 3| 10 2 14 .571| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 1 2 0| 0| 12.0 1 Kastein, Rebecca…. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 8| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 2 Dahms, Brittany….. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 5 Britenriker, Nicole. 1| 2 0 3 .667| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 1 2 1| 0| 4.0 11 Miller, Amanda…… 2| 2 0 3 .667| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 2.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 55 20 134 .261| 49| 2 4| 2| 61| 3 14 2| 2| 67.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 16 7 46 .196 Site: Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena) 2 21 12 53 .170 Date: Dec. 3, 2004 Attend: 1477 Time: 1:31 3 18 1 35 .486 Referees: Brian Hemelgarn, Don Goodwin

1 2 3 Total Tie scores 0 15 2 17 Lead changes 0 5 1 6

Ohio State Quotes
Head Coach Jim Stone
On OSU’s play Friday evening
“This was a really good match for both teams. Dayton played well and pushed us to the limits. As a whole, we didn’t have much NCAA post-season experience with Stacey Gordon being our only player to have played in the NCAA’s. We committed a few errors that we shouldn’t have, but our stats showed that we improved over the three games.”

On a close game two
“We really helped Dayton in game two by committing too many unforced errors. Because of our mistakes we were pressed a bit more than I’d have like, but we regained our composure and pulled through.”

On the team’s inexperience in the post-season
“A match like this is like the first match of the year all over again. It was important that the players treat it like any other match.”

Senior Stacey Gordon
On the game
“We were a little nervous in the beginning, but we gained a lot of confidence and composure after the second game. It was a rollercoaster ride, but we were able to come together.”

Sophomore Briana McCarthy
On the game
“I never experienced an atmosphere like this before, but we wanted to treat it like any other game. We started off a little shaky. We knew that Dayton would bring their top game. We just wanted to stay focused and get the job done.”

Ohio State Postgame notes

Ohio State is making its 13th NCAA appearance. With the winover Dayton the Buckeyes improved to 18-12 in NCAA tournament play.Also with the win Ohio State moved on to the NCAA second-roundmatches for the 10th time in school history and for the eighth timesince 1993. With the win Ohio State improves to 10-9 overall andhave won five consecutive matches against the Fliers. The Buckeyesalso moved to 6-3 overall against Dayton at home. With the 3-0sweep the Buckeyes have swept the Fliers three consecutive times,1999 and two times in 2004. Ohio State improved to 13-1 at homethis season with the win over Dayton. The Buckeyes improved to 28-3and have now won seven of their last nine and are 11-0 againstnon-conference teams this season. The sweep over Dayton is theBuckeyes’ third-consecutive sweep. Ohio State garnered 3-0 winsover Michigan (Nov. 26) and Michigan State (Nov.27) The Buckeyesimproved to 26-0 when leading after the first game. Ohio State is21-0 when leading after two games. Senior Stacey Gordon swatted 21kills to extend her double-figure kill streak to 107 games. Gordonhas posted double-digit kills in 120 of 121 matches in her career.Gordon now has 2,698 kills for her career good for fifth place inNCAA history. Gordon is 31 kills short of No. 4 Michelle Collier(1998-2002) of South Florida who posted 2,729. With her 16 digs onthe evening, Gordon also extended her double figure kill-digmatches to five games. Stacey Gordon, Ami Stevens and Marisa Mainextended their double figure dig matches in the win over Dayton tofive, four and three games, respectively.

Dayton Quotes
Tim Horsman, Dayton head coach
On the game
“Tonight was a tremendous game. We played a great team and played in front of a great crowd. I told my players after the game that they played tremendously and gave everything they could. I am very proud of the things they did tonight even though the outcome wasn’t what we wanted.”

On the second game
“We just didn’t execute well at the end of the game. We played hard and had them on the ropes but couldn’t seal the deal. I think we got a little too excited at the end of that second game at made some costly mistakes.”

Faye Barhorst, Dayton sophomore middlbacker
On the game
“We played a great opponent who showed why they should be a Top 5 seed. Tonight proved how important it is to convert the little things. I thought we were just overwhelmed by playing in the NCAA tournament and in front of a large crowd. We did however, gain a lot of experience from this game.”

Robynne Green, Dayton freshman middlebacker
On experience gained from the game
“The experience gained from tonight is unbelievable. For all of us it was our first time in a game like this. Tonight made us hungary to get back on the court as soon as possible to prepare for next year. We know what it is like to be on the next level and we want to go back and win,”

Dayton Postgame Notes

With the NCAA first round match-up against Ohio State, Daytonmade its second trip to Columbus this season. In both team’sseason-opener Sept. 1, the Flyers lost 0-3 (17-30, 16-30, 15-30).With the loss to Ohio State Friday in the NCAA first round, Daytonfell in the series 9-10. After playing 33 seasons without apostseason berth, the 2004 NCAA Championship marked Dayton’ssecond-consecutive trip to the tournament. Last season, the Flyersopened with a five-game win over Michigan State and fell toNebraska in second round action. Senior Christy Utnage captured herseventh-straight double-double in the game against Ohio State. Shehad X kills and X digs which marked her 21st double-double thisseason. The 2004 season is Dayton’s fourth-straight 20-win season.The Flyers captured the Atlantic-10 regular season title with a12-2mark in league play and went 23-9 overall on the season.

2004 NCAA Volleyball Championship
First Round, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio 3, Pittsburgh 0 (30-22, 30-26, 30-12)
Postgame recap, notes and quotes

Box Score

Postgame Recap
For the first time in school history, Ohio University advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship, beating Pittsburgh Friday night in a first round match, 3-0 (30-22, 30-26, 30-12) in St. John Arena on the campus of The Ohio State University. The Bobcats (29-2), advance to a second round match Saturday against either Ohio State or Dayton.

Adding to its school-record for consecutive wins, Ohio won its 23rd straight Friday as the Bobcats notched a stellar .727 hitting percentage in game three to pull away for the shutout. Four Ohio players collected double-digit kills, led by Julia Winkfield and Melissa Griffin’s 14 each, while Briana Adamovsky totaled 50 assists.

In the first game, Pittsburgh held the lead at 15-12 before Ohio went on a 8-1 run to take control of the match. The Bobcats never trailed in game two and pulled away from a 22-22 tie to win by four points. Led by its hot hitting, Ohio dominated game three, holding leads of 8-1, 18-5 and 23-8 before finishing off Pittsburgh, 30-12.

The Panthers hitting percentage fell in each game, from .263 in the opener to .239 in game two, to .103 in game three. Pittsburgh, making its 11th appearance in the NCAA tournament, was led by Megan Miller with 12 kills. With 10 digs, Megan McGrane broke the BIG EAST record for digs in a season of 706. McGrane’s 713 digs on the year are seven better than Boston College’s Allison Anderson’s 706 who previously held the record.

Volleyball Box Score 2004 NCAA Volleyball Championship Ohio vs Pittsburgh (Dec 3, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)

Ohio | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 3 Blackburn,Stephanie. 3| 10 2 19 .421| 3| 1 0| 1| 13| 2 0 1| 0| 13.0 4 Winkfield,Julia….. 3| 14 1 23 .565| 1| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0| 14.5 12 Griffin,Melissa….. 3| 14 0 18 .778| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 3 1| 0| 15.5 13 Adamovsky,Briana…. 3| 3 2 8 .125| 50| 2 4| 0| 6| 1 1 0| 0| 6.5 14 Schetzsle,Holly….. 3| 12 3 23 .391| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 12.0 15 Elliot,Ashley……. 3| 7 3 15 .267| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 3 0| 0| 8.5 1 Parra,Savanah……. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 2 Gaughran,Jenna…… 1| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 9 Fiene,Erin………. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 10 Blackburn,Michaele.. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 1| 0| 11| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 60 11 107 .458| 56| 3 6| 1| 44| 3 8 2| 0| 70.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 22 4 39 .462 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS 2 22 7 46 .326 Ohio……………. (3) 30 30 30 29-2 3 16 0 22 .727 Pittsburgh………. (0) 22 26 12 21-11

Pittsburgh | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN ## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS ———————————————————————————— 2 Ullery, Gini…….. 3| 7 7 29 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 7.0 8 Boroumand, Azadeh… 3| 0 1 1-1.000| 15| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 3| 1| 0.0 12 Andreyko, Diana….. 3| 8 6 31 .065| 1| 0 1| 1| 4| 0 1 0| 0| 8.5 13 Whaley, Melissa….. 2| 1 3 13 -.154| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 1.5 17 Miller, Megan……. 3| 12 1 17 .647| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0| 12.5 23 McDonald, Jessica… 3| 8 0 11 .727| 0| 1 4| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 9.5 1 White, Ashley……. 1| 2 0 4 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 2.0 7 Macke, Lindsey…… 3| 0 0 0 .000| 19| 0 1| 1| 8| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 10 McGrane, Megan…… 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 10| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0 15 Fechhelm, Abby…… 3| 4 0 7 .571| 2| 0 0| 0| 2| 1 0 1| 0| 5.0 ———————————————————————————— Totals………….. 3| 42 18 113 .212| 37| 1 6| 3| 32| 1 4 4| 1| 46.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0 Game K E TA Pct 1 16 6 38 .263 Site: Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena) 2 16 5 46 .239 Date: Dec 3, 2004 Attend: 803 Time: 1:22 3 10 7 29 .103 Referees: Patty Salvatore, Brian Hemelgarn

1 2 3 Total Tie scores 4 4 1 9 Lead changes 2 0 1 3

Ohio Quotes
Ohio head coach Geoff Carlston
On Ohio’s performance in Friday’s match versus Pittsburgh
“I was very excited about our performance tonight. We lost to them (Pittsburgh) twice during spring play and I am proud of how we responded this evening. We passed very well and we answered when we needed to.”

On Ohio’s ability to close out a win
“It’s always our goal to be able to put a team away when we are up 2-0. I was surprised at Pittsburgh’s performance in game three this evening. They are a great team, but the girls worked very hard for this. We have been tested numerous times this season and it was nice to earn the victory.”

On what Ohio needs to improve on for Saturday’s match
“Again, I am proud of how we played, but I think that our outsides (outside hitters) need to do better. I also think we could play better defense. Dayton and Ohio State are both superb teams. No matter who we play it will be a welcomed challenge.”

Senior setter Briana Adamovsky
On Ohio’s trip to the NCAA’s last season at Kansas State and how it helped Friday evening
“I think our trip to Kansas State last season showed us what playing at this level (the NCAA tournament) is all about. It gave us the confidence to know that we can compete against the best competition in the country and come out on top.”

Freshman outside hitter Melissa Griffin
On making the transition from high school to the NCAA tournament
“Obviously the speed of play is much faster. Playing here has been a great experience. We have great team chemistry and the upperclassmen lead by example on and off the floor. Their guidance has helped me and the other freshmen on the team make a seamless adjustment.”

Pittsburgh Quotes
Pittsburgh head coach Chris Beerman
On Pittsburgh’s performance in the game
“We obviously are disappointed with the outcome of tonight’s game. We just did not come out tonight. We have had an up and down year and tonight was definitely a low point. It surprised me a lot how we played, but we do have some warriors on our team. Megan (McGrane) has been playing with a torn ACL and I think our team lost heart when we lost (Megan) Miller, but we did have some good wins. It is definitely tough to end the season like this.”

On how Ohio would match-up against Ohio State if OSU advances to the second round
“Both teams are fast and can hit the ball hard. Ohio just has to believe they beat Ohio State.”

Junior Megan McGrane
On Pittsburgh’s preparation for the game
“Everyone seemed ready to play. Our performance was completely unexpected. We had good practices all week and we had tremendous energy in the gym.”

Ohio Postgame Notes

Ohio and Pittsburgh have faced each other six times, with theseries tied 3-all. This is Ohio’s second-consecutive appearance inthe Women’s Volleyball NCAA Championship. With its first round winover Pittsburgh, Ohio advanced to the NCAA second round for thefirst time in school history. Ohio has won 23-consecutive matches,a school record. The Bobcats became the first team in 10 years tocomplete the Mid-American Conference undefeated. Senior BrianaAdamovsky had 50 assists in the game against Pittsburgh bringingher career record to 4,736. Her season high is 64 assists while hercareer high mark is 65. Four Bobcats reached double digits in killsagainst the Panthers. Freshman Melissa Griffin and Junior JuliaWinkfield led the team with 14 kills on the night.

Pittsburgh Postgame Notes

Tonight’s game against Ohio marked Pittsburgh’s 11th appearancein the NCAA tournament. With the loss Pittsburgh fell to 3-11 inNCAA tournament play. The loss also dropped Pittsburgh to 3-7 inNCAA first round action. The game versus Ohio marks the firstbetween the two teams since a 3-0 Pittsburgh win on Oct. 23, 1984.With the loss Pittsburgh is now 3-3 all-time against Ohio. With theloss to Ohio the Panthers are now 70-14 against teams from theMid-American Conference. Pittsburgh finished the season 21-11 andhas posted seasons of 20 wins or in four of the last five seasons.Junior Gini Ullery slammed seven kills against Ohio to give her 549on the season. Ullery finished the year seven shy of the singleseason kills record of 555 set by Wendy Hatlestad in 2003. Ullerynow has 1,109 kills in her career good for eighth place all-timefor career kills. With her 10 digs tonight junior Megan McGranebroke the Big East record for digs in a season of 706. McGrane’s713 digs on the year are seven better than Boston College’s AllisonAnderson’s 706 who previously held the record.