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Jan. 31, 2012

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Athletes of the Week
  • Junior assistant captain Paige Semenza of the women's hockey team put together one of the best weekends of her career, scoring two goals and dishing out a pair of assists in Ohio State's series split with nationally-ranked North Dakota. In Friday's win, the Pittston, Pa., product first nabbed an assist on the team's second goal of the first period at 7:19. She then scored the team's game-winning goal at 12:08 in the first - the third of the period for the Buckeyes. After a North Dakota checking call put the Buckeyes on the power play, Semenza notched her first PP goal of the season and the second of her career. In Saturday's loss, Semenza put the team's first goal on the board, scoring a short-handed goal at 4:32 in the third. She then picked up an assist five minutes later, lending a hand on Melissa Feste's goal at 9:32.

  • Senior co-captain Shawn Sangrey had another solid weekend of play for the Ohio State men's volleyball team, leading the team to a 1-1 finish at the Ken and Dave Dunlap Invitational held in St. John Arena, Jan. 27-28. In the 3-1 win over then-No. 12 ranked Pacific, Sangrey led all attackers with 26 kills and finished with a .360 attack percentage. Totaling a match-best 27 points in the win, he also added two block assists and 13 digs in the win. The next day, Sangrey tied a career-high with 30 kills in the team's 3-2 loss to then-No. 4 Stanford. The 30 kills led all attackers and had a .375 attack percentage in the match. His 33.5 points in the match was also a match-best. Defensively, Sangrey totaled seven digs and four blocks (1s, 3a) on the night.

    No. 4 Men's Basketball (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Thad Matta

  • Jared Sullinger had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 4 Ohio State took advantage of Penn State's slow start to roll to a 78-54 victory Jan. 25.
  • Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 4 Ohio State flexed its muscle inside to beat No. 20 Michigan 64-49 Jan. 29, keeping the Buckeyes in a first-place tie in the Big Ten.

    No. 9 Women's Basketball (20-2, 7-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State senior point guard Samantha Prahalis has been named the Big Ten player of the week in recognition of her performance last week in wins over No. 20 Nebraska and Illinois.
  • Prahalis had 18 points and nine assists to help the Buckeyes beat Indiana 73-55 Jan. 26.
  • Prahalis was named to the Women's Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 list Jan. 27 by The Los Angeles Athletic Club.
  • Prahalis snapped to life in the second half with 19 of her 25 points, but No. 9 Ohio State never fully recovered from their early shooting struggles and lost, 76-65, to Minnesota Jan. 29. Minneapolis native Tayler Hill led the team with 26 points, but she shot just 3 for 11 from 3-point range. Ohio State missed a chance to move into a first-place tie with Purdue in the conference race after the Boilermakers lost at Iowa Jan. 28.

    Fencing
    Head coach: Vladimir Nazlymov

  • Ohio State posted impressive results at the St. John's Invitational Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 at the New York University Invitational. The sixth-ranked Buckeye women finished the weekend a combined 10-1 while the fifth-ranked men notched a 9-2 record.

    No. 11 Women's Gymnastics
    Head coach: Carey Fagan

  • No. 11 Ohio State defeated Pittsburgh 195.625-193.500 Jan. 27 in Fitzgerald Field House in front of a crowd of 1,012 people.

    No. 6/7 Men's Ice Hockey (14-8-5, 10-7-5-1 CCHA)
    Head coach: Mark Osiecki

  • No. 6/7-ranked Ohio State lost a road game at Lake Superior State, 1-0, Jan. 27 in Taffy Abel Arena in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The Buckeyes outshot the Lakers, 34-24, in the game, with Buckeye goalie Cal Heeter making 23 saves, but an early first-period goal by LSSU stood as the gamewinner.
  • With a hat trick from freshman Max McCormick, along with three assists from rookie Tanner Fritz, No. 6/7 Ohio State skated to a 4-4 overtime tie at Lake Superior State Jan. 28 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The Lakers won the shootout, 2-1 in three rounds, to pick up the extra point in the CCHA standings. McCormick scored the Buckeyes' shootout goal to complete his night.

    Women's Ice Hockey (14-10-4, 11-10-1-1 WCHA)
    Head coach: Nate Handrahan

  • A flurry of Buckeye goals in the first period gave Ohio State an early lead as the Scarlet and Gray skated to a 6-2 victory over conference foe No. 5 North Dakota Jan. 27 at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • Ohio State dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 5 North Dakota Jan. 28 at the OSU Ice Rink to split the WCHA series with UND.

    Pistol
    Head coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State competed in the OSU Varsity Pistol Winter Open Jan. 27 and 28 at Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Converse Hall. The Buckeyes won the event with a 6,374 aggregate score while The Citadel finished second at 5,820 and Michigan State posted a 5,204.

    Men's Swimming and Diving
    Head coach: Bill Wadley and Vince Panzano

  • Ohio State's Jason Schnur and Bianca Alvarez picked up Big Ten honors in swimming and diving for their weekend performances. Schnur was named men's swimmer of the week in the conference, while Alvarez shared women's diver of the week honors with Indiana's Amy Cozad.
  • In a two-day swimming and diving tri-meet with Michigan and Penn State, Ohio State finished second after the conclusion of the competition Jan. 28. Michigan defeated Ohio State 194-140, while the Buckeyes bested Penn State 243-91. Michigan topped Penn State 264-70.

    Women's Swimming and Diving
    Head coach: Bill Dorenkott and Vince Panzano

  • Ohio State's Jason Schnur and Bianca Alvarez picked up Big Ten honors in swimming and diving for their weekend performances. Schnur was named men's swimmer of the week in the conference, while Alvarez shared women's diver of the week honors with Indiana's Amy Cozad.
  • Ohio State captured the championship at Notre Dame's Shamrock Invitational. The Buckeyes won the women's competition 214-147 over Notre Dame and 217-146 over Iowa.

    Synchronized Swimming
    Head coach: Linda Lichter-Witter

  • Behind a sweep in the solo, duet and trio routines, Ohio State's Gray Team compiled 101 points to win the Minnesota Invitational Jan. 28 at the Art Downey Aquatic Center in Edina, Minn. Minnesota finished second with 76.5 points and Carleton College earned 67.5 points for third place.

    No. 3 Men's Tennis (6-0)
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Ille Van Engelen was named Big Ten athlete of the week, the Big Ten Conference announced Jan. 24. It is the first league weekly laurel of Van Engelen's career.
  • Third-ranked Ohio State downed No. 29 Indiana 4-0 Jan. 29 in the championship match of the 2012 ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus. With the victory, the Buckeyes will be one of 16 teams to compete at the 2012 ITA National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 17-20 in Charlottesville, Va. The University of Virginia will serve as hosts.
  • Third-ranked Ohio State picked up its sixth win of its spring schedule after defeating Toledo 4-0 Jan. 29 at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center. It was the Buckeyes' second victory of the day after defeating No. 29 Indiana 4-0 earlier in the evening during the 2012 ITA Kick-Off Weekend championship.

    Women's Tennis (2-3)
    Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher

  • 56th-ranked Ohio State fell to No. 29 Texas A&M, 5-2, Jan. 29 in the consolation match at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off event in Tallahassee, Fla.

    Men's Track and Field
    Head coach: Robert Gary

  • Cory Leslie broke his own school record in the mile Jan. 28 at the Penn State National Invitational in University Park, Pa., highlighting the final day of competition at Ashenfelter III Indoor Track for No. 11 Ohio State.

    Women's Track and Field
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • No. 14 Ohio State faced many of the nation's best to wrap up the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet at the University of Kentucky Jan. 28. The Scarlet and Gray racked up 12 top 3 finishes and three gold medals on day two of the competition. Several new PRs were set as were top times in the nation by the Buckeyes in their third meet of the season.

    No. 10 Men's Volleyball (6-4)
    Head coach: Pete Hanson

  • Senior co-captain Shawn Sangrey was named Offensive Player of Week by the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, the league announced Jan. 23. The honor is the first of the season for Sangrey and the ninth of his career.
  • 10th-ranked Ohio State defeated 12th-ranked Pacific, 3-1 (19-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-21), Jan. 27 in the Ken and Dave Dunlap Invitational in St. John Arena.
  • In the final match of the Ken and Dave Dunlap Invitational, No. 10 Ohio State took No. 4 Stanford to five sets and dropped a heartbreaker, 3-2 (25-22, 23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-12), Jan. 28 in St. John Arena.

    No. 7 Wrestling (9-3, 3-3 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Tom Ryan

  • Hunter Stieber was named wrestler of the week, the Big Ten Conference announced Jan. 24. Stieber, a native of Monroeville, Ohio, downed No. 3 Montell Marion, 4-2, en route to helping the Buckeyes defeat No. 2 Iowa, 21-9, Jan. 20 in front of 5,684 fans in St. John Arena.
  • No. 5 Ohio State dropped a 34-9 decision to No. 2 Penn State Jan. 29 in front of a sold out crowd at Rec Hall in State College, Pa.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    Jan. 30-Feb. 12

    Feb. 3
    Men's Volleyball vs. Cal-Baptist, 5 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

    Wrestling vs. Michigan, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Tennis vs. Pepperdine, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey at Minnesota-Duluth, 8:07 p.m.
    Duluth, Minn.

    Men's Track at Akron Multi-Event, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    Men's Track at Notre Dame Meyo Invite, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

    Women's Track at Notre Dame Meyo Invite, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

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

    Men's Basketball at Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

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

    Women's Gymnastics at Illinois, 4 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Men's Volleyball vs. Mount Olive, 5 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey at Minnesota-Duluth, 8:07 p.m.
    Duluth, Minn.

    Pistol Collegiate Sectional, 7:30 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Men's Track at Akron Multi-Event, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    Men's Track at Notre Dame Meyo Invite, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

    Women's Track at Notre Dame Meyo Invite, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

    Feb. 5
    Wrestling at Michigan State, 2 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Golf Alumni Match, All Day
    West Palm Beach, Fla.

    Feb. 6
    Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Feb. 7
    Men's Tennis at Penn State, 3 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

    Men's Basketball vs. Purdue, 9 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Feb. 9
    Men's Tennis at Louisville, 4 p.m.
    Louisville, Ky.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Woody Hayes Athletic Center

    Men's Basketball at Illinois, 8 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Feb. 10-11
    Men's Golf at Big Ten Match Play, TBA
    TBD

    Feb. 10
    Women's Gymnastics vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Volleyball at IPFW, 7 p.m.
    Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    Men's Ice Hockey at Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
    Kalamazoo, Mich.

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

    Men's Track at New Mexico Invite, All Day
    Albuquerque, N.M.

    Men's Track at Akron Invitational, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    Men's Track at Washington Invite, All Day
    Seattle, Wash.

    Feb. 11
    Rifle vs. Akron/Rose-Hulman, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Softball vs. North Carolina, 11 a.m.
    Clermont, Fla.

    Men's Lacrosse at Mercer, 1 p.m.
    Macon, Ga.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. San Diego State, 3 p.m.
    Palo Alto, Calif.

    Softball vs. North Florida, 3 p.m.
    Clermont, Fla.

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 4:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's and Women's Swimming OSU Winter Invite, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion

    Men's Ice Hockey at Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
    Kalamazoo, Mich.

    Men's Track at Akron Invitational, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    Men's Track at Washington Invite, All Day
    Seattle, Wash.

    Pistol at Akron, TBA
    Akron, Ohio

    Synchronized Swimming at Richmond, TBA
    Richmond, Va.

    Synchronized Swimming at Wheaton Invitational, TBA
    Norton, Mass.

    Feb. 11-12
    Men's and Women's Swimming OSU Winter Invite, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion

    Feb. 12
    Softball vs. Florida A&M, 10 a.m.
    Clermont, Fla.

    Men's Tennis at Michigan State, 12 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Gymnastics at West Virginia, 2 p.m.
    Morgantown, W.Va.

    Women's Basketball vs. Purdue, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Lacrosse at Stanford, 6 p.m.
    Palo Alto, Calif.

    Wrestling at NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals, TBA
    Stillwater, Okla.

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