February 12, 2022

No. 6 Lewis Outlasts No. 12 Buckeyes, 3-1

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 12 Ohio State (4-5, 0-2) lost 3-1 at No. 6 Lewis (7-3, 1-1) Saturday at Neil Carey Arena in Romeoville, Illinois.

The Buckeyes dropped the first set 25-21 before dominating the second, 25-16. The third set went to the Flyers 28-26 before Lewis won its first MIVA game of the year in set four, 25-22.

Samuel Clark led the Buckeyes with 19 kills while hitting .389. Jacob Pasteur added 16 kills. Parker Mikesch contributed a match high 19 digs while Noah Platfoot led both teams with 48 assists.

Set One: A Pasteur ace gave the Buckeyes a lead at 3-2 and from there the teams went back and forth without either team gaining more than a one-point advantage until Ohio State went up 9-7 on a Platfoot ace. After the Buckeyes increased the lead to 10-7, Lewis called timeout. A Sean Ryan kill put the Buckeyes up 12-8. The Flyers did not cut into the lead by more than three points until a four-point run made it 16-15 Buckeyes. Lewis tied the game at 19-all to prompt an Ohio State timeout. The Flyers scored the next four to go up 23-19 and closed out the set to win 25-21. Lewis outhit the Buckeyes .462/.321 in the win. Pasteur led Ohio State with four kills while Mikesch had six digs in the opening set.

Set Two: With the score tied 5-all, the Buckeyes went on a 5-0 run to take a 10-5 lead. The Buckeyes kept applying pressure in building a 16-10 advantage to force a timeout by the Flyers. Pasteur’s serving helped the Buckeyes increase the lead to 21-13 and the Buckeyes evened the match at 1-all with a 25-16 win. Four of Pasteur’s five aces came in the second set. The Buckeyes hit .370 in the second while Lewis hit .053. Pasteur and Clark posted eight kills over the first two sets.

Set Three: The Flyers maintained a two-point lead for the majority of the set. The Buckeyes could get no closer than one until the Buckeyes tied the set at 12-all on an ace by Clark. Lewis scored the next two points that were answered by the Buckeyes on kills by Clark and Pasteur to make it 14-all. The game remained tight the rest of the way. Lewis called timeout with the game tied at 21-all after a Clark kill, his 15th of the match. The Buckeyes called timeout down 24-23 and then quickly tied it on a Young kill but Lewis finished out the set winning four of the next six points to win 28-26. Each team ended the third hitting .312 for the match. Clark led both teams with 17 kills. Mikesch had 18 of Ohio State’s 28 digs after three sets.

Set Four: The teams were as evenly matched in the fourth set as they were in the third. The Buckeyes led by two just once (7-5) before Ohio State went up 13-10 on a Lewis hitting error. The Flyers called timeout down three. Lewis then went on a 7-2 run to take a 17-15 lead causing an Ohio State timeout. The Buckeyes continued to battle but were unable or regain the lead, dropping the fourth set, 25-22, and the match 3-1.

Up Next

The Buckeyes return home to face Loyola Chicago at the Covelli Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 17. It will be the first game at home for the Buckeyes since Jan. 12.

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