Sophomore outdoors hitter Martin Lallemand (6) attacking the ball against Loyola on Sunday, February. 24, 2019 at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohi
The Ohio Condition men’s volleyball team (8-16, 3-7 MIVA) dominated the whole match on Saturday night, because the Buckeyes’ hot offense ongoing theirproduction and taken Quincy (5-18, -10 MIVA), 25-12, 25-17, 25-20.
Getting lost its past two games, Ohio Condition needed victory such as this to construct momentum because the team progresses, also it came against Quincy, who had been missing a vital player in junior outdoors hitter Omari Wheeler.
Ohio Condition senior setter Sanil Thomas and redshirt sophomore outdoors hitter Mike Hanes brought the offense towards the sweep. Thomas ran the offense with 36 assists, giving Hanes the possibilities he switched into 12 kills.
Ohio Condition mind coach Pete Hanson loved what he saw in the game and stated this sweep can be really great for team morale.
“A win’s victory at this time for all of us,” Hanson stated. “They were missing certainly one of their finest players in Wheeler and he’s a big a part of their offense. That might be like us not getting Mike Hanes on the ground. I figured that hurt them a great deal, but at this era, we’re more worried about what’s going great from the internet.”
The Buckeyes began off escaping . a great 3- lead within the first set rather than looked back. Ohio Condition was brought by sophomore outdoors hitter Martin Lallemand, who recorded .two kills setup by Thomas to start the sport, giving all of those other team momentum which was never relinquished. Lallemand finished the night time with six kills and 7 digs.
The 2nd set saw the Hawks get noticed to some quick lead, but quickly, Ohio Condition required back charge and extended it to 12-4 to effectively seize control from the set. Redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson was key for that Buckeyes within this stretch, getting three kills and 2 aces in that stretch. Leeson finished the night time with nine kills, two aces and something dig.
Hanson had only good stuff to say of Leeson’s performance within the second set.
“One factor that I like is Blake Leeson is actually beginning to consider overly,” Hanson stated. “He’s really getting into a great groove together with his serve, and that’s what he battled with in early stages within the season to find some consistency. He’s really hitting rid of it now though, and that’s an excellent weapon for all of us.”
After manipulating the first couple of sets effortlessly, Ohio Condition started to slow lower within the third set. Quincy saw some good play from senior setter Adam Rogan, who’d eight assists, and sophomore outdoors hitter Brendan Estrada, who added five kills. It wasn’t enough though, because the Buckeyes were able to hold on to obtain the narrow victory and clinch the sweep.
Rogan finished the sport with 23 assists and five digs, while Estrada brought they in kills with 10 together with four digs.
Using the momentum from the straight-set win, Hanson is centered on what his team can control.
“We have to take proper care of the small details. It isn’t always that people can’t serve it in or spike it in, however in lengthy rallies, are we able to make certain the contact we make get’s the ball into good spots for Sanil can operate a good offense and also have multiple options?” Hanson stated. “Increasing the caliber of every contact is one thing that has got to happen when you are facing good teams, because they’ll put pressure for you by doing so.” ?
Ohio Condition goes on the highway and faces Loyola Chicago at 7 p.m. Friday.