COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 13th-ranked Ohio State (16-7 overall, 8-1 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball squad completed a two-match sweep of Quincy (13-14, 2-8) with a 3-0 (30-21, 30-18, 30-27) victory Saturday afternoon in Pepsi Arena. OSU’s John Klanac posted a match-high 19.5 points with 19 kills and one assist block. Shawn Sangrey contributed 16.5 points with 13 kills, two ace serves and three assist blocks. Peter Coley recorded a team-high 12.5 points for Quincy with 11 kills and three assist blocks. Joseph Ascher added 10 points for the Hawks with eight kills, one ace serve and two assist blocks.
Game one opened with a Sangrey kill and a Kevin Heine-Klanac block for a 2-0 Buckeye lead. An OSU error made it 2-1. Kills from Sangrey and Klanac and a Hawk error gave Ohio State a 5-1 lead. At 9-5, a Kyle Volstad-Dan Dresen block and a Chris Zeidler ace serve cut the margin to two at 9-7. Kills from Heine and Jason Tobkin and a Buckeye error made it 11-8. Two Sangrey kills, a Heine ace serve, a Hawk error and two OSU errors gave the Buckeyes a 15-10 lead. At 21-17, a Joseph Sokol kill and an OSU error cut the margin to 21-19. A Hawk error and a Coley kill made it 22-20. A Klanac kill and a Quincy error made it 24-20. A Coley kill cut the lead to three at 24-21. The Buckeyes closed out the match with six consecutive points starting with an awarded point to the Buckeyes. Kills from Tobkin and Heine and a Hawk error made it 28-21. Ohio State reached game point at 29-21 with a Heine kill. A Hawk error gave the Buckeyes a 30-21 game one victory. Ohio State hit .375 for the game to .000 for Quincy.
Tied at three in game two, Ohio State scored seven consecutive points to open a 10-3 lead. The run began with two Klanac kills, one from Sangrey, a Steven Kehoe-Ted Schoenfeldt block and a Sangrey ace serve as Quincy called time out at 8-3. The run continued with a Hawk error and a kill from Klanac. Ohio State held the lead at 23-17 when a Tobkin kill, a Hawk error and two ace serves from Anthony Hock made the lead 10 at 27-17. An OSU error and a kill from Klanac made it 28-18. A Hawk error set game point for Ohio State at 29-18. The Buckeyes won the game, 30-18, with a Heine-Sangrey block to take a 2-0 lead in the match. Ohio State hit .520 for the game to .222 for Quincy.
A Sangrey kill opened game three. Quincy responded with kills from Ascher, Coley and Sokol and a Volstad-Coley block for a 4-1 Hawk lead. Trailing, 9-7, a Klanac kill and a Hawk error tied the game at nine. Tied at 12, Quincy regained the lead at 13-12 with a Coley kill. Schoenfeldt tied the game at 13 with a kill. A Sangrey ace serve gave OSU a 14-13 lead. Two kills from Klanac and a Hawk error opened a 17-13 Buckeye lead. Quincy closed to within one point, four times, the last at 27-26 with a Dan Dresen solo block. A Hawk error made it 28-26. Ohio State reached match point at 29-26 with a Sangrey kill. A Coley kill stopped the match point at 29-27. The Buckeyes, with a Heine kill, won the game, 30-27, to win the match, 3-0. Ohio State hit .308 for the game to .308 for Quincy.
Ohio State hit .385 for the match to .202 for Quincy. The Buckeyes had a 52-34 advantage in kills and a 46-31 margin in assists. Kehoe posted a match-high 45 assists for the Buckeyes with Dresen recording 27 for Quincy. Ohio State had a 6-4 margin in ace serves with Sangrey and Hock posting a match-high two each. The Buckeyes gave up 12 service errors to 11 for Quincy. Defensively, Ohio State had a 30-24 advantage in digs. Tanner Wright posted a match-high nine digs for Quincy with OSU’s Sangrey recording a team-high seven. At the net, the Hawks had an 8.5 to six advantage in team blocks. Zeidler posted a match-high four assist blocks for the Hawks.
Ohio State returns home next Friday to face conference leader and 12th-ranked Loyola-Chicago (18-3, 10-0). OSU continues a four-match home stand by facing Lewis (16-7, 5-3) Saturday. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena and are free.
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