North Greenville upended by Ohio State in season opener

January 06, 20181st2nd3rdFinal
North Greenville1318210
Ohio State2525253
NGUTeam StatsOSU
.149Hitting Pct..364
22Kills41
12Errors13
67Total Attacks77
21Assists37
2Aces2
18Digs31
2.0Blocks4.0
NGULeadersOSU
Jackson Gilbert - 6
KillsDevilbiss - 11
Jake Boldog - 20
AssistsThomas - 32
Ben Hamsho - 1
Matthew McManaway - 1
AcesHillman - 1
Hanes - 1
Dustin King - 5
DigsSzerszen - 8
Aaron Campbell - 2
BlocksLeeson - 3
North Greenville upended by Ohio State in season opener
Saturday, January 6, 2018
North Greenville upended by Ohio State in season opener

Columbus, OH – North Greenville came up short on Saturday night, falling to Ohio State University 3-0 (13 – 25, 18 – 25, 21 – 25).

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 0 / Ohio State – 3
  • Records: NGU 0 – 1 / Ohio State – 1 – 0
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State University)

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders hit just .149 as a team while the Buckeyes hit at a .364 clip. NGU led early on in the first set at 4-2 but saw Ohio State storm back to score the next four points.
  • The Buckeyes gained control of the set after embarking on an 11-3 run which put NGU in an 18-8 hole en route to a 25-13 set one defeat.
  • North Greenville trailed by four points early in the second frame but battled back to even it a 10-10.
  • North Greenville kept it close for much of the remaining points. A Matthew McManaway block made it 12-14 while a Ben Hamsho service ace cut the lead to 13-14.
  • Ohio State answered again though with a quick 5-1 streak to take a 14-19 lead. NGU cut it six later but a Nick Laffin kill finished off the second set and put North Greenville in an 0-2 set deficit.
  • The final set of the night would also be the closest as NGU continued to battle, taking a 13-12 lead midway through on a kill from Jackson Gilbert.
  • The one point North Greenville lead would eventually balloon to 17-14 on a kill from Hamsho.
  • Ohio State trailed 18-15 later but scored the next five points to take an 18-20 edge. North Greenville cut it to one point on a Gilbert kill but later saw the deficit increase to 20-23.
  • North Greenville got some help with an Ohio State service error to cut the score to 21-23 but the Buckeyes ended NGU’s bid for an upset, scoring the next to points to earn the win.

Inside the NGU Box Score

  • Jackson Gilbert led North Greenville with six kills in his first game as a Crusader.
  • Matthew McManaway and Aaron Campbell both finished with five kills each.
  • Jake Boldog dished out 20-assists with four digs on defense while Dustin King led the team with five digs on defense.

Inside the Ohio State Box Score

  • Reese Devilbiss led all players with 11-kills while Thomas Sanil had 32-assists.
  • Nicolas Szerszen led all players with eight digs while Blake Leeson had three assisted blocks.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will open the home portion of their schedule at 7 pm against Queens University on January 9th.