- #7 Ohio State def. Quincy 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-15)
- Ohio State moves to 11-2, 4-0 MIVA; Quincy falls to 8-6, 0-4 MIVA
- Box Score
An onslaught of offense and tough serving made for an easy day for the Buckeyes in an hour and 18 minute sweep on Sunday, marking the team’s eighth-straight win.
Ohio State nearly doubled up on Quincy in kills (42-22) and outserved them 9-0 in aces. OSU also bested the Hawks .357 to .088 in efficiency and 5.5 to 2 in blocks. The Buckeyes hit .300 or better in all three sets, including a .526 effort in Set 2.
Senior outside Maxime Hervoir paced OSU with 11 kills on a team-high .556 hitting effort, while redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes added nine putaways and three blocks. Sophomore outside Reese Devilbiss followed notched eight kills and served up a match-high five aces. Redshirt junior middle Blake Leeson chipped in five kills and a team-best four blocks. Senior outside Nicolas Szerszen got the day off for the Buckeyes.
Senior outside Anthony Winter was tops for Quincy both offensively and defensively, notching seven kills and a nine digs. Sophomore outside Omari Wheeler added five kills and senior middle Shane McAdams chipped in four.
Ohio State started the match like a house on fire with 10 of the first 11 points, including two aces each by Sanil Thomas and Devilbiss and two kills apiece by Hervoir and Hanes. The Buckeyes upped the advantage to 11 at 16-5 with a pair of Devilbiss putaways and two Hawk errors. Quincy did not go quietly, however rallying to within one at 18-17 as OSU faltered with four errors and McShane downed three kills and Wheeler tacked on two. Ohio State snapped out of its funk with a 3-0 run including two Hervoir kills and a stuff by Hanes and Nick Laffin to go up four at 21-17. Kills by Hervoir, Thomas, Hanes and Devilbiss down the stretch gave the Buckeyes the 25-22 win.
OSU cruised to a 10-4 lead in Set 2 as five players turned in kills, including two by Laffin. Leeson put up three blocks, including a solo effort, to boost the margin to seven at 15-8. The teams split the next 12 points, leading to a 21-14 score. Back to back kills by Hanes and two Quincy hitting errors wrapped up the 25-15 win.
After falling behind 4-0 in Set 3, the Buckeyes turned things around and won in a runaway. Ohio State scored six straight to grab the lead, including two Hervoir putaways and two Devilbiss aces. It was a one-point game at 9-8, but OSU put together a 10-3 run to vault ahead 19-11. Five Hawk errors coupled with an ace and two kills by Devilbiss gave the Buckeyes the eight-point edge. The teams traded points over the next eight serves before freshman outside Martin Lallemand closed out the win with a kill and an ace.