North Greenville upended by Ohio State in season opener

January 06, 20181st2nd3rdFinal
North Greenville1318210
Ohio State2525253
NGUTeam StatsOSU
.149Hitting Pct..364
67Total Attacks77
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.