Oct. 6, 1999
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Ohio State (7-5 overall, 1-4 Big Ten) came out on the short end against the No. 1 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (15-1, 5-0) in a 15-5, 15-5, 15-1 loss Wednesday night at University Park, Pa. in front of 2,002 fans. Penn State, winners of its last 14 matches and extending its NCAA home win streaks to 69 consecutive matches, was led by Carrie Schonveld’s 14 kills (hitting .520) and Katie Schumacher’s nine kills (hitting .615). OSU’s Rosie Snow had a team-high 12 kills, extending her consecutive double-figure kill streak to 33 matches. Jen Flynn added nine kills with Dana Stearns and Suzie Stiling adding six each.
Penn State opened game one with a 3-0 lead. OSU closed the gap to 3-2 on back-to-back kills by Rosie Snow, but Penn State responded with two kills by Mishka Levy and one by Katie Schumacher to go up 6-2. At 7-4, an OSU error and two kills by Levy opened the lead to 10-4. At 10-5, a kill by Amanda Rome, three kills by Carrie Schonveld and a block by Lauren Cacciamani and Bonnie Bremner closed out the game at 15-5. Penn State hit .487 (two errors) to OSU’s .262.
Ohio State took a 1-0 lead on a kill by Jen Flynn. The Nittany Lions responded with the next seven points off four OSU errors and a kill by Bonnie Bremner and two by Carrie Schonveld. Two Penn State errors cut the lead to 7-3, but two OSU errors returned the margin to 9-3. An OSU error put Penn State up 10-4, but a kill by Rosie Snow and a Nittany Lion error put the lead at 10-5. Five OSU errors closed the game at 15-5 for Penn State. The Nittany Lions hit .391 (2 errors) to OSU’s -.029.
Penn State dominated game three, winning 15-1.Carrie Schonveld opened the scoring with an ace serve and with an OSU error and a Penn State block started the game at 3-0 in three serves. The Nittany Lions coasted the rest of the game hitting .609 with 14 kills, no errors in 23 attempts. Ohio State hit .000 for the game.
The Nittany Lions hit .494 for the match to .093 for the Buckeyes. Penn State had the only ace serve in the match and had a 36 to 34 advantage in digs. The Nittany Lions recorded 13 blocks in the match while the Buckeyes had none.
Ohio State next travels to Evanston, Ill. to face Northwestern (2-12, 0-4) Saturday night.