March 28, 2023

No. 13 Buckeyes Travel to Lewis, McKendree This Week


No. 13 Ohio State at Lewis, McKendree

Dates: March 30/April 1
8/6 p.m. (ET) 
Venue:Neil Carey Arena/Melvin Price CC and
Live Stats:
Game Notes: Ohio State | Lewis | McKendree | MIVA
Rosters: Ohio State | Lewis | McKendree
Season Stats: Ohio State | Lewis | McKendree | MIVA | NCAA

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 13 Ohio State (15-9, 7-3) takes its four-match win streak on the road this week for a pair of Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association contests at Lewis (14-10, 5-5) Thursday and at McKendree (6-11, 1-9) Saturday. First serve against the Flyers is set for 8 p.m. (ET) and will be streamed HERE from Neil Carey Arena. The Bearcats and Buckeyes start at 6 p.m. (ET) with streaming originating HERE from the Melvin Price Convocation Center.

  • Ohio swept a pair of league matches last week at home vs. Lindenwood (3-1) and Quincy (3-0) to improve to 15-9 overall and 7-3 in the MIVA.
  • Junior Jacob Pasteur was named the AVCA National MVB Player of the Week Tuesday. He and classmate Thomas Poole swept the MIVA weekly offensive and defensive player of the week awards, respectively, as well after the Buckeyes went 3-0 last week. Pasteur had 46 kills and hit .521 for the week while Poole recorded a career-best 11-digs in the win at No. 1 Penn State.
  • The No. 15 Buckeyes traveled to No. 1 Penn State and came away with a 3-2 win in State College. Freshman Shane Wetzel, who was named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week earlier in the day (March 21), led Ohio State with 15 kills and three aces.
  • The last time Ohio State defeated a No. 1 team also occurred in State College when the No. 2 Buckeyes swept No. 1 BYU for the 2016 NCAA Title.
  • The Buckeyes split matches with Ball State, falling on the road (0-3) and winning at the Covelli Center last Saturday (3-2). Wetzel led the Buckeyes with 36 kills in the split, averaging 4.5 kills per set. He added eight aces with a team-best 46.0 points. The win started Ohio State’s current four-match win streak.
  • Jacob Pasteur owns the No. 18 spot all-time at Ohio State with 954 career kills. He has 328 this year in 23 matches. Mike Terpstra (958/1990-93) is up next at No. 17 on the career kills list. Senior Samuel Clark is 20th all-time with 813 kills. Former teammate Martin Lallemand is 19th with 819,
  • At No. 8 BYU, Pasteur led the Buckeyes with 38 kills, 16 digs and 44 points in a pair of down-to-the-wire setbacks to the Cougars (1-3, 2-3) earlier in March.
  • Pasteur was named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week after he added 28 kills to his season total in a 3-1 win at Purdue Fort Wayne and at No. 13 Loyola Chicago (L, 0-3). He also added 16 digs, two aces and six blocks. In a 3-2 loss to Lindenwood, Pasteur had a career-high 25 kills to go with a career-best 17 digs.
  • The then-No. 10 Buckeyes spit matches on the road at Purdue Fort Wayne (W, 3-1) and at No. 13 Loyola Chicago (L, 3-0). Ohio State continued with matches away from home at Quincy (W, 3-0) and at Lindenwood (L, 2-3). Ohio State is in a stretch of seven-of-eight games away from home.
  • No. 11 Ohio State opened MIVA play with a 2-0 record after knocking off McKendree, 3-1, and Lewis, 3-0, in Columbus. Samuel Clark led the Buckeyes with 35 kills in the wins. Noah Platfoot added 81 assists and 23 digs.
  • Clark and Platfoot swept the MIVA offensive and defensive, respectively, players of the week for the efforts vs. the Bearcats and Flyers.
    The No 13 Buckeyes split a pair of matches at the 2023 Big Ten/Pac 12 Challenge at Penn State. Ohio State opened with a 3-1 loss to No. 2 UCLA before rebounding to knock off No. 10 USC, 3-1.
  • No. 13 Ohio State swept Princeton in back-to-back matches before heading to State College. The Buckeyes battled the Tigers in Columbus to 3-1 and 3-2 wins. Ohio State is 7-1 at home this year.
  • Pasteur led Ohio State with 31 kills in the two matches vs. UCLA and USC. He hit .290 with three aces, 22 digs, four blocks and 37 points.
    Freshman Shane Wetzel, playing in his first two matches, led the Buckeyes with 23 kills, six aces, 10 digs for a team-best 31.5 points in wins over Maryville and Missouri S&T.
  • Ohio State split its matches at the 2023 Patriot Invitational vs. No. 9 Grand Canyon (L, 2-3) and vs. George Mason (W, 3-1) Jan. 14-15 in Fairfax, Virginia. Jacob Pasteur lead with 33 kills to go with 35 points. Samuel Clark was next with 30 kills and a team best 39.5 points.
  • Samuel Clark was named the first Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Buckeyes with 26 kills in the opening two games of the season. He hit .400 for the weekend and led with 31.5 points.
  • Clark and junior Jacob Pasteur were named to the 2023 Preseason All-MIVA squad. Pasteur led Ohio State a year ago in sets played (104), kills (417), total attacks (808) and aces (38). He was second in total blocks with 59.
  • Clark played in 103 sets in 2022 with 377 kills, 796 attacks, 35 aces and 42 blocks.
  • Ohio State is 32-33 all-time vs. Lewis after winning 3-0 in Columbus earlier this season. The Buckeyes are 14-6 in the series vs. McKendree. Ohio State took the MIVA opener 3-1 vs. the Bearcats Feb. 9 at the Covelli Center.