March 6, 2022

No. 13 Buckeyes Sweep Railsplitters with 3-0 Win Sunday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 13 Ohio State (9-6, 3-3) won its fifth-consecutive match without losing a set after a 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-22) win over visiting Lincoln Memorial (9-4) Sunday at the Covelli Center.

Jacob Pasteur led the Buckeyes with 16 kills while hitting .480. Samuel Clark added 14 kills (.591) ahead of Martin Lallemand with 10 kills (.400). The Buckeyes hit .474 for the match.

Noah Platfoot had a game-high 39 assists while Clark topped the Buckeyes with six digs.

Set One: Ohio State ended the match Saturday with an ace to secure its 3-0 win over the Railsplitters and started the rematch Sunday with an ace by Samuel Clark. The Buckeyes never trailed in the opening set. After Ohio State went up 10-5 on a block by Lallemand, Clark and Samuel, LMU called timeout. Ohio State expended its lead to 15-7 to force another Railsplitter timeout, its final of set one. The Buckeyes continued to apply pressure hitting .750 to take the opening set, 25-14. LMU hit .111. Lallemand and Clark led the Buckeyes with three kills.

 

Set Two: Ohio State didn’t miss a beat to start the second in building a 7-3 lead behind three early kills from Pasteur. The Buckeyes led 12-8 before the Railsplitters rallied to cut it to 12-11 and then knotting the set up at 13-all. The Buckeyes called timeout after LMU’s 5-1 run. Ohio State scored the next two and went up 17-14 on a Pasteur kill. LMU called timeout but the Buckeyes extended the lead to 19-15 on a Lallemand kill. The Railsplitters called another timeout down 20-16 but the Buckeyes maintained their momentum and closed out set two, 25-20 on a Pasteur kill. Ohio State hit .455 while LMU hit .194. Pasteur led Ohio State with eight kills after the second.

Set Three: The Railsplitters scored first to lead for the first time in a set and then went ahead 7-5. LMU kept its lead until the Buckeyes came back from a 10-7 deficit to tie it at 10-all. The teams continued to trade points until a Pasteur ace put the Buckeyes up 15-13, leading to a Railsplitter timeout. Another Pasteur kill gave Ohio State an 18-15 lead. LMU cut the lead to one, 20-19, but could get any closer the rest of the way, dropping set three 25-xx and the match 3-0.

 

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No. 4 Penn State travels to Columbus for a 7 p.m. game at the Covelli Center Tuesday.

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Photos by Gabe Haferman

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