March 8, 2022

No. 3 Penn State Earns 3-0 Win Over No. 13 Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 13 Ohio State (9-7, 3-3) fell to No. 3 Penn State (14-3) 3-0 (23-25, 21-25, 21-25) Tuesday at the Covelli Center.

Samuel Clark led Ohio State with 15 kills on 36 attacks (.222). Noah Platfoot had 30 assists while Parker Mikesch led the Buckeyes with nine digs. Clark added seven.

Set One: Samuel Clark got the Buckeyes on the board first with a kill before an Ethan Talley block put Ohio State up 2-0. A couple Nittany Lion errors made it 4-1 Buckeyes. The teams traded service errors ahead of a Jacob Pasteur kill and ace made it 7-3 Buckeyes. The teams traded kills and service errors to make it 9-5. Three kills by Clark and another by Tally put Ohio State up 13-8. The Nittany Lions scored the next three points before a PSU service error made it 14-11 Ohio State. Martin Lallemand and Clark kills prompted a PSU timeout with the Buckeyes leading 17-12. With the Buckeyes leading 19-13, Penn State scored the next four points to cut Ohio State’s lead to 19-17. Ohio State called timeout before the Nittany Lions tied it at 20-all. The Buckeyes called their second timeout before Clark put Ohio State back in the lead with a kill down the left side. Penn State took its first lead at 22-21 but a Nittany Lion service error tied it again at 22-all. Penn State then called its final timeout after a Clark kill put Ohio State up 23-22. PSU then scored the next three points to win the set, 25-23. Penn State hit .217 while the Buckeyes managed .071. Clark led Ohio State with seven first-set kills.

Set Two: The teams traded service aces to start the second before Ohio State went up 3-1. The Buckeyes maintained the advantage until Penn State cut it to 10-9 Ohio State. Lallemand came right back with a cross-court kill to put OSU up by two. The Nittany Lions tied it 13-all on an ace and then took the lead with a solo block. Clark tied it at 14-all with a kill but Penn State reclaimed the lead after a long rally on a Nittany Lion block. The Penn State lead increased to 21-18 before an Ohio State timeout. A Pasteur kill and Platfoot ace cut it to 22-20 Lions leading to a PSU timeout. Penn State then scored three of the next four points to win set two, 25-21. PSU hit .357 and improved to .294 after two sets. The Buckeyes connected at a .162 in the second.

Set Three: The teams traded points with neither team building more than a one-point edge until, with the score tied 16-all, Penn State scored the next three points for a 19-16 lead. The Nittany Lions improved the lead to 21-17 leading to an Ohio State timeout. Penn State then called timeout after the Buckeyes scored the next two points to make it 21-19. Penn State then scored four of the next six points to win the set 25-21 and the match, 3-0.

Up Next

After a seven-game homestand, the Buckeyes return to the road to face St. France (7 p.m.) Saturday before a rematch with the Nittany Lions in University Park, Pennsylvania, Sunday (4 p.m.).

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