March 31, 2022

Buckeyes Drop MIVA Contest to No. 13 Lewis, 3-1

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (10-13, 4-7) fell to No. 13 Lewis (13-10, 5-6) 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 23-25, 18-25) Thursday at the Covelli Center.

Samuel Clark led the Buckeyes with 17 kills with Jacob Pasteur (14) and Martin Lallemand (13) each adding double figures. Noah Platfoot led both teams with 43 assists to go with six digs. Clark was the dig leader for the Buckeyes with seven.

Set One: Lewis took the first lead by more than a point after consecutive points put the Flyers up 8-6 following a 6-all tie. A 4-1 Lewis run increased the lead to 10-7. A Lallemand kill closed the gap to 12-11 Flyers. An ace by Pasteur tied the match at 16-all after a 3-1 run by the Buckeyes. Ohio State took the lead at 18-17 on a Flyer error. Lewis reclaimed the lead with consecutive points on Buckeye errors. Pasteur tied it again at 21-all with a kill. Tied at 23-all, Lewis called timeout and the Buckeyes took the lead on a Clark kill, 24-23. The Flyers then called its final timeout and scored the final three points of the set to claim set one, 26-24. Lallemand led the Buckeyes with five kills. Lewis outhit the Buckeyes, .300/.200.

Set Two: Ohio State jumped to a 4-1 lead on a Pasteur kill. A Clark ace made it 7-4 Buckeyes. A pair of kills by Pasteur, another by Clark and Cole Young and an ace by Platfoot put the Buckeyes up 15-9. A Clark ace put Ohio State up 18-12. Lewis called timeout after a Flyers error gave the Buckeyes the 22-15 lead. Ohio State then evened the match at 1-all after kills by Pasteur, Young and Clark gave the Buckeyes the 25-17 win.

Set Three: The Flyers were the early aggressor in taking a 7-2 lead. Ohio State battled back tie it at 8-all after a 6-1 run. A Lallemand ace tied the set, leading to a Flyer timeout. The Buckeyes took their first lead at 10-9 on a Young and Pasteur block. The teams stayed within a point of each other until a Tally kill and Lewis error put the Buckeyes up 17-15. A Talley ace led to another Lewis timeout with the Buckeyes leading 19-16. The Flyers rallied to tie the set at 20-all following a 4-1 run. The Buckeyes called a timeout after the Flyers went up 23-21. Lewis then scored two of the next four points to win the set, 25-23.

Set Four: Neither team was able to gain much of an advantage until the Flyers scored four of five points to take a 12-8 lead. The Buckeyes went on a 4-1 run to climb back to within one at 13-12 after a pair of kills by Pasteur and block by Lallemand and Talley. The Flyers responded with consecutive points to go up 15-12. The Buckeyes called timeout after the Lewis lead grew to 20-16. Lewis finished off the set winning 25-18 to win the match 3-1.

Up Next

Ohio State plays the final home game of the season vs. McKendree Saturday (5 p.m.) at the Covelli Center. Five seniors will be recognized after the match for their career contributions to the program.

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