Sept. 16, 2017
BEXLEY, Ohio —The No. 25 Ohio State women’s volleyball team wrapped up its non-conference schedule by taking down Dayton in straight sets (25-22, 25-18, 25-21) on Saturday at Capital Center. The team finished the Buckeye Invitational with a 2-1 mark and improved to 7-4 on the season.
Set 1: The Buckeyes jumped out to a 17-10 lead in the opening frame to send the Flyers to their bench. Out of the break, Dayton responded with a 9-3 run to cut the deficit to one. Smeathers and Schirmer gave the home team some breathing room before Swan laid down the kill for a 25-22 winner.
Set 2: Ohio State gained control early and maintained that advantage throughout in a 25-18 triumph. Wenz tallied five kills on nine error-free attempts. As a team, the Buckeyes attacked .471 for the set, connecting for 15 kills with just a single error.
Set 3: The final stanza was a nail-biter that featured 12 ties and nine lead changes. Hughes fed the ball 13 times while Lauren Witte was a perfect 3-for-3 on kills. Wenz gave OSU the match-point opportunity before Schirmer put the nail in the coffin as the Buckeyes managed to get past Dayton in the 25-21 clincher.
Ohio State opens Big Ten action when it hosts Maryland on Wednesday (Sept. 20) at 7 p.m.