Dec. 11, 2004
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Stacey Gordon’s third kill of the Tennessee match broke theOhio State and Big Ten single season kill record previously held byOhio State’s Vanessa Wouters (1996) with 765. Gordon now has 798kills on the season. Stacey Gordon’s 35 kills against Tennessee isone short of her season-high of 36 set against Minnesota and atPenn State. It extended her streak of consecutive matches withdouble-figure kills to 109. She has had double-figure kills in 122of 124 career matches. Stacey Gordon’s 35 kills has moved her tofourth on the NCAA Division I Career kills list with 2,754, Shepassed Michelle Collier of South Florida (1998-2002) who had 2,729.Gordon needs 14 kills to pass No. 3 Tara Cross of Long Beach State(1986-89) who has 2,767. May Mapp’s 19 kills is her season high.Her previous high was 15 against Northwestern. Ami Stevens’ 17kills tied her career-high set against Northwestern. Ami Stevenshad a career-high 27 digs against Tennessee. Her previous high was17 at Minnesota and against Penn State. Marisa Main had acareer-high 86 assists against Tennessee. Her previous high was 68against Illinois. Libero Rebecca Kastein had a career-high 21 digsagainst the Lady Vols. Her previous high was 20 against Penn State.Danielle Meyer tied her career-high of seven digs set againstDayton. Ohio State has reached a regional championship two timespreviously. In both cases, the Buckeyes beat the host team on theircourt. In 1991, OSU defeated Nebraska, 3-1 (9-15, 15-9, 17-16,15-7) in the Mideast Regional Championship in Lincoln, played inthe Nebraska basketball facility. In 1994 Ohio State defeated LongBeach State, 3-1 (15-5, 14-16, 15-9, 15-5) in the NorthwestRegional Championship in Long Beach, played in The Gold Mine. OhioState has lost the last three matches against Minnesota played inthe Sports Pavilion. OSU last won in 2001.