September 23, 2022

Buckeyes Earn Exciting Sweep at Iowa to Start B1G Play


Box Score Season Stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-4) swept (25-16, 25-8, 26-24) Iowa (6-6) on the road to begin Big Ten play on Friday evening.

After being tied early, Ohio State took control of the first set, winning by a 25-16 margin on a 5-0 run to close the set. The Buckeyes took control of the second set early and cruised to a 25-8 set win. The third set was close throughout with the Hawkeyes leading 24-22 before four-consecutive Buckeye points sealed the sweep.

How it Happened

Emily Londot began the match with a kill. The teams traded points with the Buckeyes staying in the lead until the Hawkeyes led 5-4. The score was tied at every point until a 4-0 Ohio State run forced an Iowa timeout with the Buckeyes in front by an 11-8 margin. OSU stretched the lead to 13-9 and then 16-11 on back-to-back Iowa attack errors, forcing a second Hawkeye timeout. Ohio State led by as much as 20-13 following a pair of 4-0 runs before Iowa scored three-unanswered points to cut the lead to 20-16. The Buckeyes sealed the 25-16 set win with a 5-0 run capped by a kill from Jenaisya Moore.

Iowa scored the first two points in the second set before three-straight kills from Ohio State. The Buckeyes put together a 4-1 run to lead 7-4 and force Iowa to call timeout. OSU continued its run to 5-0 and then strung together another 5-0 run, including two aces from Sydney Taylor, to lead 16-5. The Buckeyes sealed the 25-8 set win on a 5-0 run and a block from Mac Podraza and Rylee Rader.

Ohio State scored first on an Iowa error to begin the third set. The beginning of the set was tight with neither team leading by more than two points nor scoring more than three-unanswered points until a 4-0 Iowa run forced an Ohio State timeout trailing 15-12. The Hawkwyes had their largest run and lead of the evening at 16-12. After trailing 17-13, Ohio State scored the next four points to tie the set at 17 amidst an Iowa timeout, forcing a second quick timeout. The Buckeyes took a 20-19 lead, but three-consecutive Hawkeye points caused an OSU timeout down 22-20. Ohio State trailed 24-22 before a 4-0 run ended the set with the Buckeyes winning 26-24 on a kill from Londot.


S1: Jenaisya Moore and Adria Powell block

S1: Kylie Murr ace

S1: Sarah Sue Morbitzer ace

S1: Jenaisya Moore kill

S2: Rylee Rader block

S2: Back-to-back Sydney Taylor aces

S2: Gabby Gonzales ace

S2: Adria Powell and Emily Londot block

S3: Emily Londot’s 10th kill

S3: Gabby Gonzales lefty kill

S3: Final two match-clinching points

Match Notes

  • Mac Podraza recorded her 3,000th career assist, becoming just the ninth player in program history to do so.
  • Adria Powell had her 300th career kill.
  • The Buckeyes tied their season-best eight service aces through the first two sets and finished the match with a season-high nine aces and a season-low three service errors.
  • Sarah Sue Morbitzer and Sydney Taylor each recorded their first multi-ace match of their career.
  • This is the fourth match this season that Ohio State has hit better than .300 and the Buckeyes’ third sweep of the season.
  • This is the third match this season that the Buckeyes’ defense has forced their opponent to hit worse than .200. This was the lowest hitting percentage (.146) against Ohio State this season.
  • Eight Buckeyes recorded at least two digs apiece.
  • Ohio State finished each set by scoring at least four-consecutive points.
  • Emily Londot has totaled at least 10 kills in every match this season, finishing tonight with 13 kills.
  • Rylee Rader finished the match with a season-high six blocks.
  • Jenaisya Moore totaled a season-high three blocks.
  • Set one: Three different Buckeyes had a service ace in the set.
  • Set one: After trailing 8-7 early, Ohio State had a pair of 4-0 runs and then ended the set on a 5-0 run, outscoring Iowa 18-8 down the stretch.
  • Set two: The Buckeyes’ defense forced the Hawkeyes to hit -.125 in the set while Ohio State hit .450.

Up Next

The Buckeyes continue their conference road trip with a match at No. 3 Nebraska on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast live on B1G+.

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