Ultimate magazine theme for WordPress.

Ohio State sweeps Northwestern at Evanston on Friday night – Ohio State Buckeyes

box score | season stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio— the no 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (16-5, 12-1 B1G) swept (25-22, 25-12, 25-18) RV Northwestern (17-8, 6-7 B1G) at Evanston on Friday night.

Ohio State scored three of the final four points in a close first set to earn the 25-22 set win. The Buckeyes dominated the second set, using a pair of early 4-0 runs to grab the 25-12 set win. After surrendering the first point of set three, OSU did not trail and sealed the sweep with a 25-18 set win.

How it happened

Northwestern got on the board first, but Ohio State immediately answered. The set was tight early as the teams were tied at every point through 10-10. The Buckeyes scored four of the next five points to take a 14-11 lead on an ace from Sarah Sue Morbitzer, but the Wildcats used their largest run of the set to tie the set at 14. OSU regained the lead but NU tied the set again at 18. Northwestern took both of its timeouts as Ohio State scored the next three points to take the 21-18 lead. The Buckeyes capped the 25-22 set win with a kill from Gabby Gonzales.

The Wildcats opened scoring in the second set. The Buckeyes scored seven of the next eight points to take a 7-2 lead and force an NU timeout following a block from Rylee Rader and Emily Londot. Ohio State extended its advantage to 10-3 to force a second Northwestern timeout. The Buckeyes built the lead to 13-4 and then 16-6 out of the timeout. The Wildcats scored back-to-back points for the first time in the set to cut the deficit to 16-9. OSU put together a trio of 3-0 runs to earn the 25-12 set win on Jenaisya Moore’s 11th kill of the match.

NU scored first in the third set. OSU scored back-to-back points three times, but the Wildcats tied the set at six. A 4-1 Ohio State run prompted a Northwestern timeout with the Buckeyes in front by a 10-7 mark. A second 4-1 run extended OSU’s lead to 14-9 on an NU ball handling error. A kill and service ace by Rader pushed the Buckeyes’ lead to 18-12 to force a second Wildcats timeout. Ohio State’s lead was 21-14 before Northwestern was able to get within five at 22-17 and 23-18. Back-to-back Buckeye points sealed the sweep with a 25-18 win in set three.


S1: Adria Powell kill

S1: Rylee Rader/Emily Londot block

S1: Mac Podraza kill

S1: set point

S2: Gabby Gonzalez ace

S2: Emily Londot/Rylee Rader block

S2: Kylie Murr dig/Jenaisya Moore kill

S2: Kylie Murr dig kill

S2: set point

S3: Mac Podraza block

S3: Rylee Rader ace

S3: Emily Londot overpass kill

S3: Match point

Match Notes

  • This is Ohio State’s eighth sweep of the season, sixth in conference play.
  • The Buckeye defense forced his opponent to hit under .200 for the 13th time this season and the 11th time in Big Ten play.
  • This is fourth time in Big Ten play that the OSU defense has forced its opponent to hit under .100.
  • This is the sixth time this season the Buckeyes have totaled at least 10.0 blocks. Their 11.0 blocks against the Wildcats is the second-highest total of the season and the highest in three-set matches.
  • This is the eighth time that Ohio State has hit at least .300 as a team this season.
  • Jenaisya Moore was the first player to double-figure kills, reaching double figures for the 14th time this season. Moore totaled 13 kills in the match, including the 700th of her career.
  • Mac Podraza recorded her seventh double-double of the season (sixth in conference play). She finished with 26 assists and 12 digs, including her 3500th career assist.
  • Kylie Murr totaled at least 10 digs for the 20th time this season and at least 20 digs for the fifth time this season as she finished with 21 digs.
  • Set one: The set featured 12 ties and five lead changes.
  • Set two: Ohio State hit .361 during the set, compared to Northwestern’s .000.
  • Set three: After the first point, the Buckeyes did not trail despite being tied at one, two, four and six.

up next

The Buckeyes continue their road trip at Michigan State on Saturday evening. The 7 pm match will be broadcast on B1G+.

Be sure to come cheer on Ohio State women’s volleyball inside the Covelli Center this fall. Season tickets, a four-match mini plan option and single-match tickets are available HERE. Applicable service fees will apply to all tickets. For group tickets and any questions, contact an account representative at 1-800-GO-BUCKS or via email at [email protected].


Comments are closed.