No. 14 Ohio State falls to No. 15 IPFW in five-set thriller in conference play
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State traveled to No. 15 IPFW and dropped a 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 27-29, 25-23, 15-10) MIVA heartbreaker to the Mastodons. Juniors Michael Henchy and Andrew Lutz along with redshirt freshman Driss Guessous totaled double-digit kills in the loss.
Henchy led the Buckeyes (7-8, 4-4) with his first double-double of the season, totaling 17 kills and a season-best 14 digs. Lutz also had 17 kills in the match and tied a career-best with five block assists. Guessous finished with a team-best .520 attack percentage, having 15 kills on 25 attempts with only two errors. The middle blocker added four blocks (1s, 3a) for the squad.
Freshman setter Christy Blough finished with 53 assists, while classmate Miles Johnson had six kills and three service aces. Junior Dustan Neary totaled seven kills and had four block assists.
Eddie Rivera led the Mastodons (11-3, 4-2) with 19 kills and had six block assists. Andrew Sellan totaled 18 kills and five block assists, while Ramon Burgos had a match-high eight blocks. Setter Omar Rivera had a match-best 55 assists and libero Luis Bertran finished with 13 digs.