Henchy, Lutz Lead No. 15 Buckeyes to 3-1 Win at Lindenwood
Jan. 25, 2014
ST. CHARLES, Mo. - The No. 15 Ohio State men's volleyball team completed the weekend with a 3-1 (25-18, 16-25, 25-22, 25-17) win over MIVA opponent Lindenwood Saturday night in St. Charles, Mo. Juniors Michael Henchy and Andrew Lutz combined for 35 kills in the match.
The win marked head coach Pete Hanson's 250th victory in MIVA play. Hanson, in his 30th season with the Buckeyes, now stands at 250-76 in the conference and is 585-308 overall at Ohio State.
Henchy led all attackers with a season-high 18 kills, while Lutz picked up a season-best 17 kills for the Buckeyes (4-3, 2-0 MIVA). Henchy added six digs and two blocks with a service ace. Lutz tied a season-high with two service aces. Redshirt freshman Driss Guessous totaled five kills in the match with three blocks and redshirt junior Peter Heinen finished with 41 assists and a team-high eight digs.
Lindenwood (1-2, 0-1 MIVA) was led by Michael Adams with 17 kills and three service aces. Colin Hackworth had eight kills and six blocks, while Logan Jarus finished with six kills and six blocks. Kyle Overby totaled 13 kills and two service aces for the Lions.
The Buckeyes opened with a 4-0 lead in set one and a Gabriel Domecus /Guessous block pushed the team ahead at 8-3. A kill from Henchy and a Lutz service ace led to a 14-9 advantage. A Lutz kill triggered a three-point Ohio State rally to force a Lindenwood timeout at 20-14. Guessous gave the Buckeyes set point and a Lion error sealed a 25-18 Ohio State win.
Lindenwood regrouped in the second set and took a 10-7 lead. A three-point Lion run led to an Ohio State timeout with the Buckeyes down 17-12. Lindenwood used a major 6-0 run to take a 23-15 lead and the home squad captured the set with a 25-16 win.
The Lions came out in set three with momentum and took a quick 7-4 advantage, causing an early Buckeye timeout. Ohio State used a handful of runs to cut the Lindenwood lead and a three-point rally locked the set at 14. A kill by Guessous gave the Buckeyes their first lead at 16-15 and a kill from Henchy followed by a Lion error pushed Ohio State ahead at 22-20. A pair of Lindenwood errors completed the set with the Buckeyes winning 25-22.
Down early in the fourth, the Buckeyes used a 3-0 rally to take a 4-3 advantage. A kill from Henchy and a Lion error led to a 10-8 lead and a Guessous/Heinen block set the score 14-11 in favor Ohio State. Another Henchy kill triggered a three-point run for a 17-13 lead and Lindenwood errors pushed the Buckeyes ahead at 21-15. A Henchy kill gave Ohio State match point and a Lion error clinched a 25-17 Buckeye victory.
Ohio State continues its road swing next week, traveling No. 2 Loyola-Chicago, Feb. 1. The Buckeyes and the Ramblers will face off at 5 p.m. ET in Chicago.
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