March 25, 2023

No. 15 Buckeyes Sweep Quincy Saturday


Box Score | Season Stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 15 Ohio State (15-9, 7-3) won the season series vs. Quincy (7-15, 0-10) with a 3-0 sweep of the Hawks at the Covelli Center Saturday. Ohio State also won 3-0 at Quincy earlier in the season.

Shane Wetzel led both teams with 11 kills. Thomas Poole led the defense with nine digs and setter Michael Wright topped both squads with 30 assists.

Pasteur now has 954 career kills. Mike Terpstra is No 17 all-time with 958.

How it Happened

Set 1

Shane Wetzel started the match with an ace and the Buckeyes jumped to a 5-2 lead. A Cole Young kill after a Quincy overpass made it 12-6. The Hawks called timeout but the Buckeyes scored four of the next five points for a 7-1 run and a 16-7 lead. A Jacob Pasteur kill doubled the Ohio State lead at 20-10. A Wetzel kill led to another Quincy timeout with the Buckeyes leading 22-10 but Ohio State came back and scored the next three points to win the set 25-10. Wetzel led the Buckeyes with six kills. Ohio State hit .778 while holding Quincy to .182 in the opener.

Set 2

The Buckeyes picked up right where they left off with a quick 3-0 start to open the second set. A 6-0 Ohio State run, led to a Quincy timeout with the Buckeyes leading 12-5. The run was extended to 9-0 on a couple Pasteur aces around a Quincy error for a 15-5 advantage. Ohio State increased its lead to 22-10 on a Wetzel kill and then finished off the set on a 3-1 run to win 25-11. Wetzel led after two sets with 10 kills. The Hawks hit .071 while the Buckeyes connected at a .667 rate.

Set 3

The teams traded points early with Quincy taking its first lead in the match at 9-8. The set remained close with neither team gaining an advantage until Ohio State took an 18-15 lead on a Wetzel kill. The Hawks used a timeout but the Buckeyes kept its run alive (6-0) on a Pasteur kill to lead 21-15 before Quincy put another point on the board. Ohio State finished off the match (3-0), winning set three, 25-19.

Up Next

The Buckeyes take to the road for the final time in regular-season MIVA competition next week with games at Lewis Thursday (8 p.m.) and at McKendree Saturday (6 p.m.).