January 7, 2022

No. 13 Ohio State Opens 2022 with 3-0 Win Over Central State


Box Score | Season Stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 13 Ohio State Men’s Volleyball team opened the 2022 season with a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-20, 25-20) vs. Central State Friday at the Covelli Center. The win marked the first game in season three for head coach Kevin Burch.

The Buckeyes were originally scheduled to play Charleston (W.Va.) but the game was canceled earlier this week because of COVID-related issues within the Golden Eagles program. Ohio State added a second game vs. Central State to make up for the lost competition with Charleston. The Buckeyes and Marauders will play again at 7 p.m. Saturday in an originally-scheduled match.

How it Happened 

Set 1

The Buckeyes had six aces in the opening set to cruise to a 25-16 win behind a balanced effort offensively. Jacob Pasteur had four aces and a kill to lead the way.

Set 2

Pasteur led with four kills in the second set with Martin Lallemand adding three more in a 25-20 second set victory.

Set 3

The Buckeyes closed out the win with a 25-30 third set victory. Pasteur lead the Buckeyes with nine kills for the game ahead of Lallemand with seven. Noah Platfoot led the Buckeyes with 20 assists while Cole Young added a team-high four digs.


Postgame Interview


Ohio State is 42-13 in season openers all-time with a record of 19-4 when the season begins in Columbus.

Up Next:

The Buckeyes will face Central State again Saturday at the Covelli Center. Match time is set for 7 p.m.


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