IPFW charged to a 17-11 lead in the fourth game and held off an Ohio State rally to force the fifth game. After an early 3-3 tie, IPFW build an 11-6 lead on kills by Randolph and Sellan and cruised the rest of the way until Eddie Rivera blocked the Buckeyes' Ramon Burgos for a 14-9 lead.
Michael Henchy led the Buckeyes, 15-5, with 15 kills, Andrew Lutz hit 13 and Chen Levitan 12. Brennan Anderson had 16 digs.
This is the third time in the last five matches IPFW has beaten a ranked team. The Volleydons' next match is Friday at home against Pfeiffer.