Ohio Condition falls to Lindenwood in four sets despite season-high offensive production

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Then-junior setter Sanil Thomas sets the ball throughout the second group of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn Condition on Jan. 28,

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Then-junior setter Sanil Thomas sets the ball throughout the second group of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn Condition on Jan. 28, 2018 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) to get their fifth win of year. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson Senior Reporter

Season-high offensive production wasn’t enough for that Ohio Condition men’s volleyball team on Friday night, falling to Lindenwood in four sets, 25-21, 30-28, 17-25 and 25-20.

The Buckeyes (7-16, 2-7 MIVA) used the return of senior setter Sanil Thomas and junior outdoors hitter Reese Devilbiss to achieve a season-high 65 kills around the night, however their 42 total errors when compared with 23 by Lindenwood (8-15, 4-6 MIVA) stored the Buckeyes from creating a rhythm and winning greater than a single set.

“I thought at occasions our offense really was, great,” Ohio Condition mind coach Pete Hanson stated. “But it simply appeared like there have been crucial moments where a mistake would appear whenever we could really separate ourselves from [Lindenwood].”

The Buckeyes opened up up an 8-5 lead at the start of the 2nd set because of a 3-point run, together with a kill by Devilbiss, a combined block by Devilbiss and redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson as well as an ace by newcomer middle blocker Ethan Talley.

Ohio Condition extended its result in as much as five, however a late 6-1 point surge through the Lions tied the match at 23. A kill by redshirt sophomore outdoors hitter Mike Hanes gave Ohio Condition set point, however a kill by Lindenwood newcomer outdoors hitter Phil Swartz required the set to overtime.

The Lions and also the Buckeyes traded single-point leads, but an Ohio Condition attack error along with a kill by Swartz pressed Lindenwood within the Buckeyes within the second set, 30-28.

Swarts brought the Lions with 14 kills and three aces, also adding three digs. Together, Lindenwood mostly had their way offensively tallying 47 kills on .404 hitting.

Hanes brought the Buckeyes with 17 kills, adding two digs, while Devilbiss carried out with 14 kills and 2 aces, adding three digs along with a block assist.

Thomas taken into account 60 assists, a kill, two aces, three digs along with a block assist. His 60 assists tie his career high for that Buckeyes, that they occur a four-set make an impression on Loyola Chicago throughout the 2017-18 season.

Thomas stated the offensive production offers quite a bit more details on the hitters than their own play.

“The 60 assists will be a lot around the hitters,” Thomas stated. “It’s proof of them. I’ve good hitters around me.”

Kills by Talley, Hanes and redshirt sophomore outdoors hitter Tyler Alter gave Ohio Condition a 13-9 lead at the start of the 3rd set. The Buckeyes extended their result in as much as eight points resulting in a 25-17 third set victory, forcing a 4th set.

The Buckeyes were firing on all cylinders within the third set, hitting in a .818 clip with zero attack errors and five service errors, their cheapest error inside a set through the night.

However the 4th set brought to relapse, as Ohio Condition committed six attack and 6 service errors.

Lindenwood leaped to a 20-16 lead within the 4th set because of a four-point run including kills by Swartz and senior middle blocker Connor Hipelius. The Lions rode the 4-point margin to complement point, after which Leeson committed his first and just service error, handing the Lions a 25-20 set victory along with a 3-1 match triumph.

Ohio Condition will attempt to separate the weekend against Quincy at 7 p.m. on Saturday at St. John Arena.

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