Lindenwood stuns No. 9/9 Ohio State for biggest win of season

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Outside attacker Clay Wieter made sure Lindenwood’s final home match of the season would be memorable.

Wieter finished with a match-high four aces and had 15 kills on a .344 attack percentage as Lindenwood upset No. 9/9 Ohio State 25-23, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21 on Saturday in St. Charles, Missouri.

This is the first time since 2022 that the Lions have defeated a top-10 nationally ranked team. In addition, the win ties the program record for the most single-season conference wins since Lindenwood (12-11, 7-7 MIVA) joined the MIVA in 2013.

Wieter early in the fourth game had back-to-back aces to give Lindenwood the lead. The outside attacker also led all players with six kills in the final game, including twice having back-to-back kills during an 8-2 run that helped Lindenwood secure the victory.


Wieter was one of three Lindenwood players with double-digit kills against Ohio State (17-8, 10-5 MIVA).

Opposite Ian Schuler had a match-high 16 kills. Outside attacker AJ Lewis contributed 10 kills highlighted with the game-winning kill that prevented the second game from going into an overtime.

Lewis also had a game-winning block with Lindenwood leading 24-23 in the first game to help jump start the upset win.

Despite the loss, Ohio State out-hit Lindenwood .290 to .286 and in the final two games committed a combined two attack errors.

Opposite Shane Wetzel led the Buckeyes with 14 kills playing in front of a road crowd of 387 people. Middle attacker Cole Young contributed nine kills on a match-best .615 attack percentage.

The Buckeyes with this loss is eliminated from possibility of earning a top-two seed for the MIVA Tournament. Ohio State can secure the No. 3 seed if it beats No. 18 McKendree in its conference regular season finale on Thursday.