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Jan. 29, 2013

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Athletes of the Week
  • Ohio State men's hockey senior goalie Brady Hjelle allowed just three goals in the Buckeyes' series sweep of Lake Superior State, earning CCHA Warrior Goaltender of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. A native of International Falls, Minn., Hjelle made 64 saves to lead all CCHA goalies over the weekend, while his .955 save percentage was first among the conference goalies who started both games. Friday, Hjelle had 34 saves (including two on breakaways), stopping all 22 shots he faced in the first two periods. Saturday, Hjelle had nine saves in the first period and then stopped all 21 shots he faced in the final two periods as Ohio State won 6-1.

  • Alex Norris, a junior on the No. 15 Ohio State women's swimming and diving team, finished first in the 1650 freestyle with an NCAA "B" time of 16.25.61 to help the Buckeyes defeat Cincinnati 171-115 last Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The race marked the first time Norris, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, has swam the event in her Buckeye career. Norris, who qualified for her second-consecutive NCAA championship in 2012, competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 and 400 freestyle events.

    No. 11 Men's Basketball (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State defeated Iowa, 72-63, Tuesday night at Value City Arena.
  • Four Buckeyes reached double figures: Deshaun Thomas (16 points), Lenzelle Smith Jr. (12 points), Aaron Craft (12 points) and Evan Ravenel (11 points).
  • With four steals in the game, junior guard Aaron Craft became the all-time leader at Ohio State with 208 steals. He was previously tied with Jay Burson (1986-89) for the top spot (204).
  • Craft recorded five assists against the Hawkeyes and has handed out 36 assists in the last seven games. Craft also made a career-high eight free throws.
  • Amir Williams recorded a career-high six blocked shots.
  • The Buckeyes defeated Penn State, 65-51, Saturday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa.
  • Three Ohio State players reached double figures: Sam Thompson (16 points), Deshaun Thomas (11 points) and Lenzelle Smith Jr. (11 points).
  • Thompson set a career best with six field goals made and scored in double figures for the first time in a Big Ten game. He shot 85.7 percent (6-of-7) from the field.
  • Smith Jr. scored all 11 points in the second half, and tied a career best with seven free throws made.
  • The Buckeyes return to action this week with a game against Wisconsin Jan. 29 at Value City Arena and a game against Nebraska in Lincoln. Both games are set to start at 7 p.m.

    Women's Basketball (11-9, 1-6 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State fell to No. 8 Penn State, 71-56, Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena.
  • Senior guard Tayler Hill scored 28 points against the Nittany Lions; she has now scored in double-figures in 53 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten and the fourth longest in Division I.
  • With 28 points, Hill moved into seventh place in Ohio State all-time scoring with 1,780 points. Hill passed Kim Jordan who had 1,753 from 1977-80.
  • Hill has scored 20 or more points 11 times this season and leads the Big Ten with 24.5 points per game in Big Ten play.
  • After missing more than four games because of a knee injury, redshirt senior guard Amber Stokes played 20 minutes Sunday, scoring four points and handing out two assists.
  • Behind Hill, freshman guard Ameryst Alston scored 12 points.
  • Junior center Ashley Adams scored five points, pulled down 12 rebounds and handed out four assists.
  • The Buckeyes return to action against Nebraska Jan. 31 at Value City Arena. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m.

    Fencing
    Head Coach: Vladimir Nazlymov

  • Ohio State traveled to New York to participate in the St. John's Invitational on Jan. 26 and the NYU Invitational Jan. 27.
  • Seniors Daniel Tafoya and Marco Canevari led the men in the epee weapon category. Tafoya won eight of his 13 bouts while Canevari defeated his opponent seven out of 11 times.
  • In men's foil, junior Zain Shaito won nine of 15 bouts after not giving up a single win to Harvard.
  • Senior Max Stearns led the Buckeye foilists with a record of 11-4.
  • For the women's squad, senior Katarzyna Dabrowa finished 12-3 in epee without losing a bout to St. John's or Harvard.
  • Mona Shaito dominated her St. John's and Penn State opponents in foil to post a 10-5 finish.
  • In sabre, sophomore Celina Merza also finished with a 10-5 record.
  • Ohio State will return to the strips Feb. 2 at the Northwestern Duals in Evanston, Ill.

    No. 5 Men's Gymnastics (5-2-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • Ohio State placed second at the inaugural Metroplex Challenge Friday night at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • The Buckeyes tallied a team score of 429.400 to finish in second place behind No. 4 Oklahoma but ahead of No. 6 Illinois and No. 8 Iowa who finished third and fourth, respectively.
  • Ohio State won event titles on floor exercise (74.800) and vault (73.200) and placed second overall on pommel horse (71.800) and parallel bars (70.300).
  • The Buckeyes also won two individual event titles as sophomore Danny Steiner claimed the floor exercise title with a career-high 15.750 and senior John Laing claimed the pommel horse title with a 15.20.
  • Redshirt junior Michael Newburger placed second on pommel horse with a 15.00 while sophomore Drew Moling placed second on vault with a 14.85 and true freshman Jake Martin finished third on high bar having tallied a 14.75.
  • Ohio State returns to action in their first co-ed dual meet of the season at No. 1 Penn State at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in State College, Pa.

    No. 18 Women's Gymnastics (2-2, 1-1 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Carey Fagan

  • Ohio State tallied a season high but No. 6 Nebraska came away with the 196.150-195.975 victory Friday evening at St. John Arena.
  • The Buckeyes posted a 49.050 to open the meet on vault. Junior Sarah Miller led the Buckeyes and tied for the event title with a 9.925 while junior Melanie Shaffer and senior Aly Marohn each tallied a 9.850, a season best for Shaffer and a season best tying score for Marohn.
  • On bars, the Buckeyes tallied a 48.675 led by junior Victoria Aepli who earned a season-high 9.775 and Marohn who notched a 9.750.
  • Ohio State tallied a season-best 49.075 on balance beam. Miller paced Ohio State again on beam, tying her career best with a 9.950 to win the event while Marohn tallied a 9.850.
  • The Buckeyes finished the meet on floor exercise with a 49.175. Miller and Shaffer tied for the event title with a 9.900.
  • Up next, the Buckeyes hit the road to take on Penn State at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in State College, Pa.

    Men's Hockey (10-11-5, 9-6-3-1 CCHA)
    Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Ohio State skated to a 3-2 win over Lake Superior State Friday night in Value City Arena.
  • The Buckeyes led 2-0 after the first period on goals from redshirt freshman Riley Simpson and junior Curtis Gedig. The team extended the lead to three on a goal from sophomore Tanner Fritz early in the second period.
  • Senior Brady Hjelle played all 60 minutes in goal and had 34 saves for the Buckeyes, including stopping two breakaways.
  • Ohio State completed the series sweep Saturday night in Value City Arena, defeating the Lakers 6-1 with points from 12 players and 30 saves from Hjelle.
  • Junior Alex Szczechura had two goals to lead the Buckeyes, while Fritz had two assists and sophomore Ryan Dzingel and freshman Anthony Greco each had a goal and an assist for two points.
  • Simpson and junior Alex Lippincott also tallied scores in the game.
  • Ohio State's six goals were a season high and the most since topping Michigan, 6-5, Nov. 19, 2011.
  • Hjelle is second in the NCAA with a .946 save percentage, while his 1.60 goals-against average ranks third.
  • Szczechura's two goals matched his career best, first set Nov. 12, 2012 at Michigan State. It was his sixth career two-point game and first of the year.
  • Fritz is on a six-game point streak with two goals, five assists and seven points. It was his fourth two-assist game this year and sixth two-point outing of the campaign. Fritz leads the Buckeyes with 15 assists and is second with 20 points, both career highs.
  • Dzingel leads the Buckeyes with 23 points and 10 goals and is second with 13 assists. He is on a four-game point streak (1g, 5a, 6p). Dzingel has six multiple-point outings on the year.
  • Gedig is on a three-game point streak, with two goals and an assist. He has seven points this year, with five helpers.
  • Lippincott's goal was his first this season and first since Feb. 3, 2012 vs. Michigan State.
  • The Buckeyes close out their four-game homestand next weekend when they host Notre Dame at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Value City Arena.

    Women's Hockey (15-9-2, 10-8-2 WCHA)
    Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State dropped a 7-5 decision to Minnesota Duluth in a WHCA contest Friday afternoon in Value City Arena.
  • Senior Tina Hollowell scored her ninth goal of the season at the 9:37 mark in the first period. Sophomore Sara Schmitt, junior Ally Tarr, freshman Julia McKinnon and sophomore Kari Schmitt also had goals in the contest.
  • Tarr and McKinnon finished the game with three points apiece, each having one goal and two assists each.
  • The Buckeyes fell to Minnesota Duluth, 3-2, in the second game of the weekend series Saturday afternoon at Value City Arena.
  • Senior Paige Semenza netted her 12th goal of the season in the second period while Kari and Sara Schmitt tallied assists on the score, their 18th and 15th on the year, respectively.
  • Captain Hokey Langan brought the Buckeyes within a goal when she notched her sixth goal of the season at the 4:42 mark in the third. Semenza and Hollowell picked up the assists on the score.
  • Ohio State travels to Bemidji State next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2. The puck is set to drop at 3:07 p.m. both days.

    Men's Lacrosse
    Head Coach: Nick Myers

  • The Buckeyes continued their preseason slate with a scrimmage at Johns Hopkins Saturday in Baltimore
  • Ohio State will host Syracuse and Robert Morris for scrimmages Saturday in Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
  • In the preseason polls, the Buckeyes were ranked No. 18 in the USILA Coaches poll and No. 20 in the Inside Lacrosse/Nike Media poll.

    Pistol
    Head Coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State tallied an aggregate score of 5,375 to place first out of five teams at the OSU Winter Open Invitational at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
  • Ohio State took first place in all three events of team competition, scoring 1,025 in free pistol (half course), 2,142 in standard pistol and 2,208 in air pistol.
  • In individual competition, senior Jason Reineck won free pistol with a 261. Classmate Gary Reburn and junior A.J. Tourigny placed second and third having shot 257 and 254, respectively.
  • Robert Patton (competing unattached) earned first place in standard pistol. Behind Patton, junior Joe Totts placed second with a 560 and sophomore Greyson McCaig placed third with a 538.
  • Totts led the Buckeyes in air pistol, taking first place with a 561. He placed second overall in the 3-gun aggregate with a total score of 1,369.
  • Junior Kimberly Hullings led Ohio State with a win in women's sport pistol (564) and a second-place finish in women's air pistol (365). With those scores, Hullings earned first place in the 2-gun aggregate (929).
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range Feb. 1-2 as hosts of the Collegiate Sectionals. Competition starts at 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

    Rifle
    Head Coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ohio State placed fourth at the Withrow Open at Murray State Saturday, posting its best away score of the season with a 4,606.
  • In smallbore the Buckeyes were paced by freshman Remington Lyman who equaled his personal best with a score of 578. Lyman's score also placed him fifth overall for the weekend.
  • Junior Amanda Luoma (568), freshman Alexander Kimura (568), sophomore Megan Polonsky (564), sophomore Greg Hagar (563) and redshirt junior Dan Chapman (552) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
  • In the air rifle competition Luoma led the way for the Buckeyes with a season high 592. Luoma finished second overall in the air rifle competition for the weekend.
  • Lyman fired a personal best 582 in air rifle, while Polonsky (582), Hagar, (581), Chapman (578) and Kimura (571) rounded out a very solid day for the Buckeyes in the event. Ohio State's combined air rifle score of 2333 is a high for the season.
  • Ohio State concludes the regular season with a match at Akron Saturday, Feb. 2.

    No. 10 Men's Swimming & Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Wadley

  • Ohio State downed Cincinnati, 152-133, Saturday afternoon during Senior Day at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
  • The Buckeyes jumped out to the early lead when the quarter of junior Garrett Trebilcock, sophomore Keanu Stevenson, senior Jason Schnur and senior Zach Birnbrich won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:28.80.
  • Senior Zach Holmes picked up his first individual win of the afternoon in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:40.17, while Trebilcock picked up the win in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.35.
  • Stevenson earned another win in the 100 breaststroke with a time 56.28 while senior Luke Stirton had a strong swim in the 200 butterfly as he touched the wall first at 1:50.88.
  • Schnur had a strong outing in the 50 freestyle, finishing first with a time 20.58. Birnbrich continued the senior charge for the Buckeyes when he touched the wall first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.41.
  • Ohio State swept the Top 3 in the 200 backstroke led by sophomore Connor McDonald in 1:51.53 followed by sophomore Dominic Pecze (1:53.50) and senior Andrew Spurling (1:53.66).
  • MacDonald earned his first career win in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:05.01 while sophomore Alex Osterhage cruised his way to a first-place mark of 4:42.29 in the 500 freestyle.
  • Schnur (52.45) and Stirton (52.96) were neck-and-neck during the 100 butterfly as the two OSU seniors went first and second, respectively. Sophomore Steven Zimmerman won the final individual event for the Buckeyes in the 400 medley with a time of 3:59.25.
  • In diving, junior Shane Miszkiel swept both diving events, winning the 1-meter springboard with a score of 406.50, while picking up the victory in the 3-meter with a score of 420.98.
  • The Buckeyes next face No. 1 Michigan in Ann Arbor Feb. 1-2. The meet will start at 6 p.m. Friday night and 12 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

    No. 15 Women's Swimming & Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott

  • Ohio State defeated Cincinnati, 171-115, on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
  • The Buckeyes began the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay when the quartet of seniors Kelsey Moran, Kelly Titus, Shannon Draves and Megan Detro claimed first place with a time of 1:43.96.
  • In the 1650 freestyle event, junior Alex Norris earned an NCAA "B" time of 16.25.61 for first place, while Detro touched the wall first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.98.
  • In the 100 backstroke, freshman Reanna Dona had a day to remember as the first-year Buckeye posted her first win of her career with a time of 57.12. Classmate Annie Lazor followed with her second career win in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.54.
  • In the 200 butterfly, Severn continued to the momentum when she won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:04.30.
  • Before the first break, freshman Annie Jongekrijg claimed her second career win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.10.
  • In the 100 freestyle, Detro picked up her second win of her senior day with a time of 51.73.
  • Lazor notched her second win of the afternoon in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.06 while Draves posted her second win of the season with a time of 5:02.56.
  • Schmidtke, a native of Magdeburg, Germany, earned her first victory in 2013 in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.15.
  • In the 400 individual medley event, Baird finished out her day of swimming with a win in a time of 4:27.70. The Buckeyes closed out a strong afternoon of racing with a first-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay. The group of Schmidtke, Gillig, Creran and Detro touched the wall with a time of 7:33.99.
  • In diving, redshirt sophomore Cheyenne Cousineau continued her success, winning the 3-meter springboard with a total score of 330.45.
  • Ohio State hits the road to compete at the Northwestern Invitational Feb. 1-2 in Evanston, Ill.

    Synchronized Swimming
    Head Coach: Holly Vargo-Brown

  • Ohio State had a bye weekend. The Buckeyes next compete at the Jessica Beck Memorial Competition at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

    No. 4 Men's Tennis (7-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Ty Tucker

  • Ohio State defeated Youngstown State, 7-0, Thursday afternoon at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center.
  • In doubles play, the tandems of Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen, Kevin Metka and Hunter Callahan and Connor Smith and Chris Diaz all posted wins.
  • In singles play, Van Engelen, McCarthy, Smith, Diaz, Callahan and Constantin Christ all posted wins over Youngstown State.
  • The Buckeyes returned to the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center Thursday night, earning a 4-0 win over Cleveland State.
  • Ohio State has shut out three of its four opponents this season, surrendering just one point in a 6-1 victory over Xavier Jan. 16.
  • Ohio State defeated Miami, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center in the ITA Kick-Off Championship match. With the win, the Buckeyes clinched a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 15 in Seattle, Wash.
  • Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka were the first Scarlet and Gray duo to win in the doubles portion of the match, defeating Diego Soto and Henrique Tsukamoto 8-3. Securing the doubles point for the Buckeyes was the tandem of Blaz Rola and Connor Smith who defeated Omar Aly and Gabriel Flores 8-4.
  • In singles action, Callahan, Diaz, Rola, Kobelt, Smith and McCarthy all posted wins.
  • The Buckeyes defeated Toledo, 4-0, Sunday evening at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center.
  • Peter Kobelt and Connor Smith teamed up to defeat Tomas Stillman and Nicholas Wong 8-1 as the first Buckeye duo off the courts.
  • Playing at No. 3 doubles was the pair of Blaz Rola and Kevin Metka and they were victorious over Grant Adams and Francisco Stuardo 8-2, earning the doubles point for the Scarlet and Gray.
  • Hunter Callahan won in straight sets against Roberto Meza 6-0, 6-0. Rola was next to win for Ohio State, dropping only one game to Stillman en route to a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Capturing the fourth and final point for the Buckeyes was the No. 1 Kobelt as he defeated Stuardo 6-1, 6-2.
  • Ohio State will take on No. 8 KU Singh, No. 16 Hernus Pieters, No. 19 Nathan Pasha and the rest of the sixth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs at noon Feb. 3.

    Women's Tennis (3-0)
    Head Coach: Melissa Schaub

  • Ohio State opened its home schedule with a 7-0 shutout of Toledo Wednesday morning at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center.
  • The Buckeyes dropped just one doubles match and won five singles matches in straight sets.
  • Ohio State clinched the doubles point with wins on courts one and two. The tandem of seniors Fidan Manashirova and Gabby Steele dropped just one game, while sophomore Kelsey Dieters and senior Kara Cecil won their match 8-2.
  • In singles play, Cecil earned a 6-1, 6-1 win, followed by a 6-2, 6-1 victory by freshman Grainne O'Neill. Steele was a 6-0, 6-1 victor and Manashirova won her match 6-2, 6-4. Dieters won her match 6-3, 6-3 while Tiffany Dittmer came from behind to win her match 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (3).
  • The Buckeyes notched their second shutout of the season against Cincinnati Wednesday night at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center.
  • Ohio State swept the Bearcats in six singles matches and three doubles matches. The tandems of Manashirova and Steele, junior Noelle Malley and O'Neill, and Cecil and Dieters all won in doubles competition.
  • In singles competition, Cecil, Dieters, Steele, O'Neill, Malley and redshirt freshman Nicole Flower all posted wins.
  • The Buckeyes continue their homestand with Go Pink Day vs. Eastern Kentucky at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center.

    Men's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Ed Beathea

  • Junior Demoye Bogle cruised to an easy victory in the 60m hurdles Saturday afternoon at the Rod McCravy Memorial, highlighting Ohio State's two days of competition in Lexington, Ky. Crossing the finish line in 7.83 seconds, the 11th-fastest time in Division I this season, Bogle bettered runner-up Milan Ristic of UNC Asheville by eight-tenths of a second.
  • Timothy Faust and Nick Batcha finished second and third for the Buckeyes with times of 21.34 and 21.63 in the 200m, respectively.
  • In the distance medley relay, Ohio State 'A' - Chris Fallon, Korbin Smith, Kurt Grove and Jackson Neff - took first place in 10:01.66, a top-15 time in Division I at this point in the season.
  • In the 4x400m relay, the Buckeye 'A' team - Page, Brooks, Smith and Antonio Blanks - used a top-10 Division I time of 3:11.08 to take first place overall.
  • Ohio State travels to South Bend, Ind., Feb. 1 for the Meyo Invitational.

    Women's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State competed at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational in Lexington, Ky.
  • Sprinter Aisha Cavin and distance runners Michelle Thomas and Meredith Wagner were the top performers of the weekend for the Buckeyes. Cavin was a winner in the 200m and a bronze medalist in the 400m, while Thomas and Wagner turned in impressive times in the 3000m and 5000m, respectively.
  • Ohio State placed two individuals in the Top 5 of the 60m: senior Ashlee Abraham (third, 7.47 seconds) and senior Christienne Linton (7.52).
  • Cavin raced to an indoor personal-best time of 23.76 to take the win in the 200m. Her winning time is the fourth-best indoor time in school history and ranks among the Top 15 in Division I so far this season. Cavin also raced to a third place finish in the 400m with a personal best time of 55.01.
  • A personal-best time of 9:44.52 - fifth-best in school indoor history - helped Thomas, a sophomore, to fourth overall in the 3,000m.
  • Wagner, a junior, cruised to an easy win in the 5000m run Friday evening, crossing the finish line in a time of 16:46.87, 25 seconds better than runner-up Mia Elbon. Sophomore Nicole Hilton (17:41.06) and junior Mallory Kreider (17:49.27) finished third and fourth, respectively.
  • In the distance medley relay, Ohio State's 'A' team -Borchers, Olberding , freshman SoSo Walker and senior Tori Brink - took the title in a time of 11:43.88 Friday, the fifth-best DMR time in school history.
  • In the 4x400m relay, the Buckeye 'A' team - Walker, Johnson, Cavin and Olberding - finished third overall in a time of 3:46.96.
  • Ohio State travels to New York, N.Y., Feb. 1, for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

    No. 6 Wrestling (9-2, 3-2 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • Ohio State had a bye week. The Buckeyes return to action Feb. 1 when they host Illinois at 7 p.m. in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

    No. 11 Men's Volleyball (5-2, 2-0 MIVA)
    Head Coach: Pete Hanson

  • Ohio State earned a 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-22) win over MIVA newcomer Lindenwood Saturday night at Hyland Arena to open the conference season.
  • Sophomore Michael Henchy finished with a .667 attack percentage after totaling a match-high 15 kills on 21 attempts. He added a career-best three service aces and had two digs in the win.
  • Seniors John Tholen and Grayson Overman each totaled six kills, while classmate Nick Gibson finished with five.
  • Tholen had a match-best four blocks for Ohio State, having two solo and two block assists. Overman and Gibson had two blocks each, while Gibson led the team with six digs.
  • The Buckeyes concluded the weekend with another sweep of Lindenwood, defeating the Lions 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-20) in St. Charles, Mo., Sunday afternoon.
  • Redshirt sophomore Andrew Lutz totaled 15 kills in the win to lead the Buckeyes, adding a career-high six digs.
  • Sophomore Michael Henchy had eight kills, while seniors Grayson Overman and Chen Levitan totaled five apiece.
  • Setter Peter Heinen had a match-high 34 assists and finished with four digs.
  • Defensively, Levitan had a team-best 10 digs and libero Brennan Anderson added nine. Overman notched a team-best five blocks, while Tholen finished four. The Buckeye blockers had 10.0 total blocks in the match.
  • Ohio State returns to St. John Arena for a pair of non-conference matches Feb. 1-2. The Buckeyes open with a 7 p.m. ET match vs. NJIT Friday and conclude the weekend hosting George Mason at 7 p.m. ET Saturday. Admission for all Ohio State men's volleyball matches is free.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    1.29.13 - 2.12.13

    Tuesday, Jan. 29
    Women's Tennis vs. Eastern Kentucky, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Men's Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Thursday, Jan. 31
    Women's Basketball vs. Nebraska, 8:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Friday, Feb. 1
    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Bemidji State, 3:07 p.m.
    Bemidji, Minn.

    Pistol vs. Collegiate Sectionals, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Men's Swimming vs. Michigan, 6 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Wrestling vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
    Oak Harbor, Ohio

    Men's Volleyball vs. NJIT, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Men's Track & Field vs. Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

    Women's Track & Field vs. New Balance Collegiate Invitational, All Day
    New York, N.Y.

    Women's Swimming vs. Northwestern Invitational, All Day
    Evanston, Ill.

    Saturday, Feb. 2
    Pistol vs. Collegiate Sectionals, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Tennis vs. Nebraska, 11:30 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Syracuse, 11:30 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC

    Men's Swimming vs. Michigan, 12 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Synchronized Swimming vs. Jessica Beck Memorial Competition, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Bemidji State, 3:07 p.m.
    Bemidji, Minn.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Robert Morris, 3:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
    State College, Pa.

    Men's Volleyball vs. George Mason, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska, 7 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
    State College, Pa.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Fencing vs. Northwestern Duals, All Day
    Evanston, Ill.

    Women's Track & Field vs. New Balance Collegiate Invitational, All Day
    New York, N.Y.

    Rifle vs. Akron, TBA
    Akron, Ohio

    Women's Swimming vs. Northwestern Invitational, All Day
    Evanston, Ill.

    Men's Track & Field vs. Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

    Sunday, Feb. 3
    Men's Tennis vs. Georgia, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

    Women's Basketball vs. Indiana, 2 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Team Canada, TBD
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-IDF

    Monday, Feb. 4
    Men's Tennis vs. Challenger Tournament, All Day
    Dallas, Texas

    Tuesday, Feb. 5
    Men's Basketball vs. Michigan, 9 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Thursday, Feb. 7
    Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Winter Cup
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Friday, Feb. 8
    Softball vs. Elon, 12:30 p.m.
    Athens, Ga.

    Softball vs. Georgia, 5:30 p.m.
    Athens, Ga.

    Wrestling vs. Michigan, 6 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Alaska, 7:05 p.m.
    Fairbanks, Alaska

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 7:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Men's Track at SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

    Men's Track at Don Kirby Elite Invitational, TBA
    Albuquerque, N.M.

    Men's Golf at Big Ten Match Play Day One, All Day
    Sarasota, Fla.

    Women's Track at SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

    Saturday, Feb. 9
    Softball vs. Winthrop, 10 a.m.
    Athens, Ga.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Detroit, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 1:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Softball vs. Georgia, 3 p.m.
    Athens, Ga.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Alaska, 7:05 p.m.
    Fairbanks, Alaska

    Men's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 8 p.m.
    State College, Pa.

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Winter Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Track at SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

    Men's Track at Don Kirby Elite Invitational, TBA
    Albuquerque, N.M.

    Men's Track at SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

    Synchronized Swimming vs. Richmond, TBA
    Richmond, Va.

    Men's Golf at Big Ten Match Play Day Two, All Day
    Sarasota, Fla.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Winter Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Sunday, Feb. 10
    Softball vs. Winthrop, 10 a.m.
    Athens, Ga.

    Men's Tennis vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m.
    College Station, Texas

    Men's Basketball vs. Indiana, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Wrestling vs. Penn State, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Basketball vs. Northwestern, 4 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

    Synchronized Swimming vs. William & Mary Invitational, TBA
    Williamsburg, Va.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Winter Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State winter Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Monday, Feb. 11
    Women's Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Round One, All Day
    Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

    Tuesday, Feb. 12
    Women's Tennis vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

    Women's Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Round Two, All Day
    Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

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