No. 15 Ohio State often found itself playing from behind against No. 5 and two-time defending national champion Long Beach State at the Covelli Center, falling in four sets 25-21, 25-20, 28-30, 25-22.

Reese Devilbiss led Ohio State with 19 kills and 40 attacks. Michael Wright made 49 assists. The Buckeyes (8-3) were coming off a four-set win Friday over No. 3 Cal-Santa Barbara.