Dec. 4, 2004

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Ohio State Postgame notes

Ohio State is making its 13th NCAA appearance. With the winover Ohio the Buckeyes improved to 19-12 in NCAA tournament play.Also with the win Ohio State moved on to the NCAA regionalsemifinal matches for the ninth time in school history and for thethird time in four years. With the win Ohio State improves to 14-0overall against the Bobcats. The Buckeyes also moved to 8-0 ingames played at St. John Arena. Ohio State improved to 14-1 at homethis season with the win over Ohio. The Buckeyes improved to 29-3and have now won eight of their last 10 and are 12-0 againstnon-conference teams this season. The sweep over Ohio is theBuckeyes’ fourth-consecutive sweep. Ohio State garnered 3-0 winsover Michigan (Nov. 26), Michigan State (Nov.27) and Ohio (Dec. 3)The Buckeyes improved to 27-0 when leading after the first game.Ohio State is 22-0 when leading after two games. Senior StaceyGordon slammed 21 kills to extend her double-figure kill streak to108 games. Gordon has posted double-digit kills in 121 of 122matches in her career. Gordon now has 2,719 kills for her careergood for fifth place in NCAA history. Gordon is 10 kills short ofNo. 4 Michelle Collier (1998-2002) of South Florida who posted2,729. With her 12 digs on the evening, Gordon also extended herdouble figure kill-dig matches to six games. Stacey Gordon, RebeccaKastein and Marisa Main each posted double figures in digs, Main,with a match-high 14 digs, Gordon tallying 12 digs and Kasteinposting 10 digs. Both Gordon and Main extended their double figuredig streak to seven matches. Dayton Postgame Notes
With the loss Ohio falls to 1-2 in NCAA tournament play. Ohiodefeated Pittsburgh last night 3-0 for their first tournament win.The Bobcats other NCAA tournament defeat was a 3-0 loss to KansasState Nov. 29, 2003. With the loss Ohio fell to 0-14 against OhioState and dropped to 0-8 in matches played in St. John Arena. TheBobcats are 2-2 this season against teams that have been ranked inthe AVCA Top 25, defeating No. 22 Florida A&M and then-No. 18ranked Pepperdine, while falling to Colorado State and Ohio State.Ohio State was the first team to out-dig Ohio since WesternMichigan on October 30, and only the sixth team to do so in 32matches this season. Ohio State ended Ohio’s school record 23-matchwinning streak. Their last lost was on September 16 againstthen-No. 11 ranked Colorado State in Ft. Collins, Colo. The Bobcatsfall to 10-3 in road matches this season, also falling at MichiganState on Sept. 3 and at Colorado State, Sept. 16.