February 20, 2022

No. 14 Buckeyes Earn First MIVA Win, 3-0, vs. Mastodons


Box Score | Season Stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 14 Ohio State (5-6, 1-3) needed just three games to knock off Purdue Fort Wayne (8-6, 2-2) Sunday (25-21, 25-18, 25-23) at the Covelli Center.

Samuel Clark led Ohio State with 13 kills with Jacob Pasteur adding 12. Noah Platfoot recorded 29 assists with Parker Mikesch contributing with a game high 10 digs.

The win came before members of the 2011 NCAA Title team, who was recognized as the first Ohio State men’s volleyball team to win an NCAA championship, the first of three for legendary head coach Pete Hanson, who was also on hand.

Set One: The Buckeyes started strong in taking an 8-3 lead after a Pasteur ace. The Mastodons rallied to make it 10-9 but Ohio State went back up 16-14 on a Clark kill. Purdue Fort Wayne called timeout after the Buckeyes went up 19-13 on a Clark kill and Mastodon service error. Ohio State led 24-19 before another Purdue Fort Wayne timeout. Pasteur then gave the Buckeyes the 25-21 win with a kill to end the first set. Clark led the Buckeyes with six kills while hitting .500. Ohio State hit .444 while the Mastodons connected at .321.

Set Two: Ohio State kept the heat on while building a 14-7 lead in the second. Pasteur led the way with five kills in the second while the Buckeyes hit .304 in the 25-18 Purdue Fort Wayne hit -.036.

Set Three: Purdue Fort Wayne led 5-2 before the Buckeyes rallied with a kill by Young to cut the lead to 7-6 Mastodons. Purdue Fort Wayne went back up 10-7 to force an Ohio State timeout. The lead was 14-10 when Ohio State scored four of the next five points to make it 15-14 Purdue Fort Wayne. Purdue Fort Wayne called timeout and the Buckeyes then took the lead 19-17 prompting another Mastodon timeout. The Buckeyes closed out the match with a 25-23 win in the third set to claim the match, 3-0.

Up Next

The Buckeyes are back home Thursday to face Quincy in the Covelli Center at 7 p.m.




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