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Oct. 1, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (7-3 overall, 1-2 Big Ten) behind four players with double-figure kills defeated Indiana (10-2, 1-2) 15-2, 15-9, 6-15, 15-4 in St. John Arena Friday night. Jen Flynn had a co-match-high of 16 kills (with IU’s Ryann Connors) with Buckeyes’ Shelly Draeger (13), Dana Stearns (12) and Rosie Snow (10) round out OSU’s double-figure scorers. Hoosier Amanda Welter added nine kills as the Buckeyes secured its first Big Ten victory of the season in front of 836 fans.

%^$OSU’s Rosie Snow became the 10th Ohio State student-athlete to surpass the 1,000-career kill mark on her fifth kill of the match. Her 10 kills put her at 1,005 for her career. Snow’s double-figure kill streak was also extended to 31 matches with her 10 kills tonight.

%^$Defensively Rosie Snow had a match-high 18 digs while Dana Stearns collected a match-high five assist blocks. Those five blocks moves Stearns to seventh on the OSU career assist block list with 233 passing Sara Daniel (1991-94) who has 230. Stearns also passes Daniels in total blocks, moving to ninth place with 252. Daniel’s has 250.

%^$Ohio State opened game one with a 4-0 lead off four IU errors. The Hoosiers closed to 5-2 but could get no closer. OSU scored the next 10 points to take the game, 15-2. Ohio State hit .366 in the game to Indiana’s -.026.

%^$Game two saw Indiana open a 6-3 lead before three IU errors tied the game at six. Indiana took a 7-6 lead, but two kills by Suzie Stiling and kills by Shelly Draeger and Jen Flynn put OSU ahead 10-7. The Hoosiers closed to within one at 10-9 on an OSU error and a Ryann Connors kill but would come no closer as five IU hitting errors for OSU points closed the game at 15-9. In the game OSU hit .298 to .156 for IU.

%^$With the scored tied at three in game three, an ace serve by Amanda Welter put the Hoosiers ahead 4-3. Indiana held a 5-4 lead when behind the serve of Cydryce Carter the Hoosiers scored seven consecutive points, including three Carter aces, to take a 12-4 lead. Indiana led 14-4 off kills by Ryann Connors and Amanda Welter. OSU cut the lead to 14-6 but an ace serve by Erin Heimann iced the game at 15-6. The Hoosiers hit .273 for the game to .103 for the Buckeyes.

%^$Ohio State built up a 6-0 lead in game four off kills by Rosie Snow and Jen Flynn and four IU hitting errors. The Hoosiers closed to 6-4 before seven consecutive OSU points pushed the lead to 13-4 off two IU hitting errors, kills by Shelly Draeger (2) and Dana Stearns, an ace by Katie Virtue and a block by Stearns and Draeger. Draeger’s 13th kill of the match set up match point and Jen Flynn closed the match with her 16th kill for the 15-4 game win. Ohio State hit .333 for the game to -.037 for Indiana.

%^$For the match Ohio State hit .285 to .098 for Indiana and had a 62-47 margin in kills. The Buckeyes outblocked the Hoosiers eight to four, while Indiana had a seven to two advantage in ace serves. Both teams registered 46 digs.

%^$Ohio State will host Illinois next on Sunday, Oct. 3 in St. John Arena at 2 p.m. The Illini (6-3, 2-1) lost tonight at second-ranked Penn State (13-1, 3-0) 2-15, 5-15, 7-15). Indiana travels to Penn State to play Saturday night.%^$