April 16, 2022

Buckeyes Drop MIVA Quarterfinal Match at Lewis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (13-14) fell in the 2022 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament Quarterfinals after a 2-3 (25-19, 29-27, 23-25, 19-25, 10-15) loss at Lewis (16-11) Saturday in Romeoville, Illinois. It was the first MIVA Tournament game for the Buckeyes at Lewis.

Three Buckeyes finished in double figures in kills with Jacob Pasteur and Samuel Clark leading the way with 23. Martin Lallemand was next with 11. Parker Mikesch led with 15 digs with Noah Platfoot adding seven to go with 51 assists.

Set One: Ohio State took an early 6-3 lead and never looked back in a 25-19 set one victory. The Flyers used a 3-1 run to make it 6-5 Buckeyes but a pair of Ohio State blocks around a kill by Samuel Clark made it 9-6 Ohio State. Lewis called timeout after a Flyer error made it 10-6 Buckeyes. Ohio State kept applying pressure and went up 12-7 on a Clark kill. Kills by Pasteur and Clark extended the lead to 14-8. Clark ended a Flyers 4-0 run to keep the Buckeyes ahead 15-12 with his fifth kill of the set. Ohio State pushed the lead back to five, 22-17, on a Lewis error and Cole Young block. Lewis then called its final timeout of the set. A Pasteur kill set up set point and Clark supplied the finisher. He finished with seven kills to lead the Buckeyes. Ohio State hit .320 while Lewis connected at a .038 rate.

Set Two: Lewis scored first but Ohio State scored the next two for the lead. A Lallemand kill and Lewis error put OSU up 4-2. The lead increased to 8-4 Buckeyes with Lallemand adding a kill ahead of a Justin Howard block. The Flyers used a 4-0 run to tie it at 10-all. Ohio State benefited from a Lewis service error and a Pasteur ace to regain the lead at 12-10. Young and Clark combined for a block to put Ohio State up 13-10 and force a Flyer timeout. Lewis was able to get within a point several times before evening the set at 22-all and then taking a 23-22 lead. Ohio State called its second timeout after the 4-0 Flyer run. A Howard kill tied it at 23 and a Platfoot block put the Buckeyes back in the lead at 24-23. Lewis called timeout. The teams traded points in overtime before kills by Clark and Lallemand gave Ohio State the 29-27 win and 2-0 lead in the match. Both Clark and Pasteur led with 10 kills after the first two sets. The Buckeyes edged the Flyers in hitting .353/.342 in the second.

Set Three: Pasteur broke a 4-all tie with a kill and Clark added another to put Ohio State up by two. The Flyers tied it at 7-all and took an 8-7 lead behind a 3-0 run. Ohio State called timeout after a 3-1 Flyer run made it 11-8 Lewis. The Flyers maintained their cushion before a 3-1 Ohio State run got the Buckeyes to within one at 19-18. A Howard kill that capped a 4-1 Ohio State run tied the set at 20-all. The teams alternated scores and were knotted at 23 following a Clark kill when Lewis called a timeout. The Flyers then scored the next two points to take the set 25-23. The Flyers hit .429 in the set while Ohio State managed a .294 hitting percentage. Clark was the match leader in kills after the third with 17. Pasteur was next with 15.

Set Four: Pasteur recorded three early kills and added an ace to give Ohio State a 4-2 lead to start the fourth. Kills by Clark and Lallemand made it 8-4 Buckeyes. Lewis tied the set at 12-all after an 8-4 run and then took the lead at 14-13. Ohio State called timeout trailing 15-13. Lewis then built the lead to 18-15 before the Buckeyes called their final timeout of the set. Lewis went on to tie the match at 2-all with a 25-19 win. Both Clark and Pasteur reached 20 kills for the match while Lallemand also reached double figures with 10. Lewis hit .591 in the fourth while the Buckeyes hit .320.

Set Five: In the race to 15 points to extend the season, Ohio State jumped to a 3-1 lead on a pair of Pasteur kills and a Lewis service error. The Flyers then tied it at 3-all and the teams traded points and with the Flyers up 9-8, Ohio State called timeout. Lewis took a 10-8 lead but the Buckeyes responded with a Clark kill and Pasteur ace to tie it at 10-all. The Flyers went back on top 12-10 after Ohio State service and attack errors. The Buckeyes called timeout but Lewis finished off the match with a 15-10 win.       

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