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March 20, 2015

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LORETTO, Pa. – The No. 11 Ohio State University men’s volleyball team (16-5) opened its Pennsylvania weekend road trip by sweeping Saint Francis (4-14) in three sets. Ohio State out-scored the Red Flash by a total of 17 points on the night (25-18, 25-23, 25-17). The Pennsylvania swing continues Saturday night with a 7 p.m. ET match at No. 10 Penn State.

The Buckeyes attacked. 318 as a team, putting away 30 kills on 66 attempts with just nine errors. Michael Henchy terminated nine kills at a .368 pace while Driss Guessous whacked six kills on six errorless attacks. Marco Grasso handled the setting duties for the second consecutive match, dishing out 27 total assists including eight kill-connections with Miles Johnson.

Ohio State smothered SFU to the tune of a .149 hitting efficiency, due in large part to 11 blocks thrown up by the Buckeyes. Nicolas Szerszen and Shawn Herron each contributed to four rejections to pace the team. Herron took care of things on his own thrice, registering three solo stuffs.

Ohio State smothered SFU to the tune of a .149 hitting efficiency, due in large part to 11 blocks thrown up by the Buckeyes. Nicolas Szerszen and Shawn Herron each contributed to four rejections to pace the team. Herron took care of things on his own thrice, registering three solo stuffs. Serve receive precision was key in Ohio State’s dominance, posting a sideout percentage of 61 percent or better in each set.

Szerszen got right to work erecting the Scarlet & Gray defensive wall, joining in on three block assists as OSU produced five stuffs overall in the first set. Add in three services aces, and only seven kills were needed to cap off the Buckeye winning effort 25-18.

Ohio State duplicated its .316 attacking efficiency in both the first and second sets. Guessous was the main offensive cog, bouncing all four of his swings for kills. He paired up with Grasso for a block of SFU’s Brandon Buck late in the set, breaking up a 23-23 stalemate. Grasso didn’t need the help of Guessous on the next point, sending back another Buck attempt all by his lonesome.

Henchy and Johnson led the way in set number three, combining for an 11-kill massacre and an ace apiece. Szerszen rifled in three aces as well and the Buckeyes rolled to victory 25-17.