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Feb. 4, 2014

UPS
Athletes of the Week
  • Ohio State men's hockey junior Ryan Dzingel led the nation with six points last week en route to Big Ten First Star of the Week honors. He had three points in each game vs. Penn State, leading the Buckeyes to a series sweep. He had two goals and an assist in game one and a goal and two helpers in game two, with all three points coming in the second period as the Buckeyes came from two goals down for a 3-2 lead. A Hobey Baker candidate, he leads the Big Ten with 36 points and 17 goals and is fourth in the NCAA with 1.50 points per game.

  • Ohio State women's swimming and diving senior Michelle Williams swam in six events against No. 20 Michigan, leading the No. 16 Buckeyes to a 181-172 win over the Wolverines. Williams collected one individual and two relay wins over the two-day competition, claiming a victory in the 100 freestyle (49.89) and also posting wins as a member of the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.20) and 400 freestyle relay (3:20.80) teams.
Men's Basketball (17-5, 4-5 Big Ten)
Head coach: Thad Matta
  • Ohio State fell to Penn State, 71-70, in overtime Wednesday night at Value City Arena.
  • Three players scored in double figures for Ohio State: LaQuinton Ross (16 points), Amir Williams (12) and Lenzelle Smith Jr. (15).
  • Aaron Craft dished out four assists to become the first player in Ohio State history with 100 or more assists in four-consecutive seasons. He also collected four steals and scored eight points.
  • The Buckeyes edged No. 14 Wisconsin, 59-58, Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center.
  • Ross led Ohio State with 13 points and has now scored in double-figures in six consecutive games and 15 of his last 17. Amadeo Della Valle scored 11 points, scoring in double figures for the fifth time this season and Craft dished out four assists, two steals and seven points. Craft is now Ohio State's all-time assist leader with 636 for his career.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Iowa at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 against Purdue at Value City Arena at 6 p.m.
Women's Basketball (14-11, 4-5 Big Ten)
Head coach: Kevin McGuff
  • Ohio State defeated Illinois, 90-64, Thursday night at Value City Arena.
  • Ameryst Alston recorded career highs with 31 points and 10 assists and Raven Ferguson continued her stellar play off the bench with a career-high 24 points.
  • It was Alston's first career double-double and marked the first 10-assist game by a Buckeye since Samantha Prahalis on Dec. 30, 2011.
  • Ashley Adams also was strong again off the bench with 15 points on a perfect 7 of 7 from the field. Martina Ellerbe scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds while classmate Darryce Moore scored eight.
  • The Buckeyes fell at Wisconsin, 82-71, Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.
  • Ferguson led the Buckeyes with 17 points off the bench while Moore enjoyed a solid game on the interior with 15 points and eight rebounds.
  • Cait Craft finished the game with 11 points and Alston scored 10 and dished out four assists. Ellerbe added eight and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Ferguson also recorded five steals, six boards and three assists.
  • The Buckeyes are back in action at 7 p.m. ET Thursday when they take on Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
No. 3 Men's Gymnastics
Head coach: Rustam Sharipov
  • The No. 4 Ohio State men's gymnastics team had its best performance of the season Saturday afternoon, earning a program best 440.800 against defending national champion No. 2 Michigan. The Buckeyes fell to the Wolverines, 444.750-440.800, at Cliff Keen Arena.
  • Sophomore Jake Martin claimed first place on pommel horse with a career-high 15.60 and tied for first place on vault with a career-high 15.30, junior Drew Moling claimed first place on rings with a career-high 15.75 and sophomore Alex Johnson claimed first place on high bar with a career-high 15.40.
  • Ohio State earned team best scores on floor exercise (72.55), rings (74.65), parallel bars (73.65) and high bar (75.10). The team score on high bar is the highest score in the nation this year.
  • Ohio State returns to action against No. 7 California Friday, Feb. 14 at St. John Arena at 7 p.m.
No. 21 Women's Gymnastics
Head coach: Carey Fagan
  • The No. 21 Ohio State women's gymnastics team posted a season-best team score in a 196.150-195.625 loss to No. 24 Penn State Saturday afternoon in St. John Arena.
  • Sarah Miller led Ohio State with a season-high 9.900 on vault to take the event title while Victoria Aepli and Melanie Shaffer each tallied a 9.850 to tie for the event title on uneven bars.
  • Miller led Ohio State with a 9.875 to tie for the event title on beam and Shaffer won the all-around with a season-high 39.350.
  • The Buckeyes host Minnesota at 7 p.m. Friday in St. John Arena. The meet will be televised on BTN.
Men's Ice Hockey (14-9-1, 4-5-1-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Steve Rohlik
  • Behind 46 saves from freshman goalie Christian Frey and 11 points from its junior class, the Ohio State men's hockey team downed Penn State, 5-1, Friday in Value City Arena.
  • Juniors Ryan Dzingel and Max McCormick each scored twice in the win, with Big Ten leading scorer Dzingel adding an assist for a three-point night. Junior Tanner Fritz had two assists in the victory.
  • Ohio State scored five unanswered goals to defeat Penn State, 5-2, and earn a series sweep of the Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon in Value City Arena.
  • Fritz, Dzingel, Anthony Greco, McCormick and Darik Angeli all tallied goals against Penn State, while freshman Nick Schilkey picked up two assists.
  • Ohio State travels for two games at Michigan State next weekend. The teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday (BTN) and at 4 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports Detroit/SportsTime Ohio) in East Lansing. The Buckeyes then return to Columbus to host Wisconsin Feb. 14-15.
Women's Ice Hockey (11-12-5, 6-11-5 WCHA)
Head coach: Nate Handrahan
  • The Ohio State women's hockey team won its third-consecutive game and stretched its unbeaten streak to six games after taking down St. Cloud State Friday evening, 4-1 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Junior forward Taylor Kuehl, sophomore Julia McKinnon, freshman Claudia Kepler and senior Ally Tarr all tallied goals in the win.
  • Ohio State used a four-goal second period en route to a 6-1 win and series sweep over St. Cloud State Saturday.
  • Six different Buckeyes (sophomore Melani Moylan, McKinnon, junior Danielle Gagne, sophomore Cara Zubko, Kepler and Kuehl) lit the lamp and senior goaltender Lisa Steffes stopped 24 of 25 shots faced.
  • Kepler has scored a goal in five-consecutive contests and has recorded ten points in that span as well on six goals and four assists. Only six other Buckeyes have goal streaks of at least five games.
  • Ohio State returns home to face No. 2 Wisconsin next weekend at the OSU Ice Rink.
Men's Lacrosse
Head coach: Nick Myers
  • The Ohio State men's lacrosse team, ranked preseason No. 7 in Face-Off Yearbook, hosted Robert Morris in a scrimmage Saturday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The Buckeyes open the regular season at Johns Hopkins Feb. 9 and vs. UMass in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 16.
Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney
  • The Ohio State University pistol team earned a school record score of 6,467 to remain perfect on the season and outpoint the University of Akron (5,314) and Cedarville University (5,004) at the Midwest Collegiate Sectionals Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
  • The Buckeyes swept the competition in all three open events, with overall scores of 2,051 in free pistol, 2,176 in standard pistol and 2,240 in open pistol. The Scarlet and Gray swept women's competition as well, shooting 1,612 in women's sport pistol and 1,087 in women's air pistol.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the Final Countdown, Feb. 14-15 at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range. Competition is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.
No. 6 Rifle
Head coach: Ryan Tanoue
  • The Ohio State rifle team put in another solid performance in their first ever trip to Fort Worth and defeated TCU 4656-4625 Saturday, Feb. 1.
  • Ohio State fired a 2310 in smallbore to TCU's 2288, led by senior Amanda Luoma who fired a match high 585.
  • In air rifle the Buckeyes fired a 2346 to TCU's 2337. The 2346 was the second highest air rifle score in program history behind the program record 2351 that was fired in Alaska earlier this season. Freshman Anthony Cuozzo led the way for Ohio State with a personal best 589.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the Patriot Rifle Conference Championship Feb. 8-9 at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
No. 9 Men's Swimming and Diving
Head coach: Bill Wadley
  • The ninth-ranked Ohio State men's swimming and diving team finished first in 10 events and defeated West Virginia, 177-99, on Friday night at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
  • Ohio State won six races and two diving events, but lost a hard-fought meet to No. 1 Michigan, 151-147, on Saturday at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Ohio State is now 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten.
  • Ohio State returns to action next Friday, Feb. 7, when it hosts Wright State at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion at 6 p.m.
No. 16 Women's Swimming and Diving
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott
  • The No. 16 Ohio State women's swimming and diving team (9-1, 2-1 Big Ten) won the final event of its dual meet with No. 20 Michigan to eke out a closely-contested 181-172 decision over the Wolverines Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
  • Going into the final event and with the score tied 168-168, the 400 freestyle relay team of Michelle Williams, Annie Jongekrijg, Aliena Schmidtke and Alex Norris touched the wall first in 3:20.80 and clinched the meet victory on Senior Day.
  • The women return to McCorkle Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 8, to open up the Ohio State Winter Invitational. Preliminaries are scheduled for an 11 a.m. start time.
Synchronized Swimming
Head coach: Holly Vargo-Brown
  • The Ohio State synchronized swimming team hosted its last event of the regular season, the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet Saturday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes finished first with a score of 93 points.
  • Morgan Boneberg, Elizabeth Davidson and Yuliya Maryanko earned first place in the trio routine while Emma Baranski and Lorraine Hack earned first place in the duet competition.
  • Two-time collegiate national solo champion Maryanko claimed first place in the solo competition while Chelsea Aton, Baranski, Davidson, Hack, Nicholson, Maryanko, Spada and Zanotto finished in first place in the team competition.
  • Up next, Ohio State will travel to Virginia where it will face Richmond Feb. 8 in Richmond, Va., The following day, the Buckeyes will head to Williamsburg, Va., where they will take on William & Mary.
No. 5 Men's Tennis
Head coach: Ty Tucker
  • Ohio State had a bye weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Tuesday, Feb. 4 against Youngstown State (3 p.m.) and Wright State (7 p.m.) at the Varsity Tennis Center. The Buckeyes also compete Friday, Feb. 7 against Kentucky at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 against Texas A&M at noon at the Varsity Tennis Center.
Women's Tennis
Head coach: Melissa Schaub
  • Ohio State earned a 4-0 victory over Syracuse and a 7-0 win over Youngstown State at the Varsity Tennis Center Friday.
  • Freshman Miho Kowase had two singles and two doubles wins Friday.
  • Ohio State returns to action Feb. 14 at Kentucky and will be back in Columbus Feb. 21 when it hosts Tennessee at the Varsity Tennis Center.
Men's Track and Field
Head coach: Ed Beathea
  • The Ohio State men's track and field team wrapped up competition in Bloomington, Ind. Saturday at the Indiana Relays.
  • Runner-up honors in the 200m Invitational went to junior Timothy Faust in a time of 21.74, while freshman Lamar Bruton and sophomore Champ Page completed a Buckeye sweep, finishing 1-2 in the 400m Invitational in a time of 48.21 and 48.33, respectively.
  • A season-best time of 4:10.15 helped Josh Sabo to first place in the mile,
  • The Buckeyes return to action Feb. 7-8 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invite in South Bend, Ind.
Women's Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis
  • Ohio State had a bye weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Feb. 7-8 at the New Balance Invitational in New York City.
No. 15 Men's Volleyball (4-4, 2-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
  • The No. 15 Ohio State men's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (15-25, 20-25, 23-25) MIVA match at No. 1 Loyola Saturday in Chicago.
  • The Buckeyes were led by junior Michael Henchy with 10 kills, adding two service aces and two blocks. Redshirt freshman Driss Guessous had six kills and hit .556 (6-1-9) for Ohio State, while redshirt junior Andrew Lutz chipped in five kills and two service aces. Redshirt junior Peter Heinen led the team with 20 assists and libero Danny Baker had six digs.
  • Ohio State travels to State College, Pa., for a midweek match Wednesday at No. 12 Penn State. The nonconference rivals face off at 7 p.m. ET. The Buckeyes then return to St. John Arena, Feb. 9, and kick off a five-match homestand starting with Saint Francis. The match is slated for 4 p.m. ET and a post-match clinic for kids eight grade and younger is available.
No. 12 Wrestling (8-4, 3-4 Big Ten)
Head coach: Tom Ryan
  • The No. 12 Ohio State wrestling team dropped a 21-12 decision to No. 11 Michigan Friday night in St. John Arena.
  • Buckeyes Nick Heflin (197 pounds), Mark Martin (174 pounds) and Logan Stieber (141 pounds) earned wins for the Scarlet and Gray in front of 4,412 fans.
  • After dropping five of its six opening bouts at No. 24 Purdue Monday night, the 12th ranked Ohio State wrestling team won its final four matches via decisions to edge the Boilermakers, 16-15, at Holloway Gymnasium in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Redshirt-junior and third-ranked Logan Stieber's major decision victory vs. Danny Sabatello at 141 pounds proved to be the difference maker as both teams won five matches on the night. Joining Stieber in the win column was No. 14 Martin (174 pounds), No. 10 Kenny Courts (184 pounds), No. 8 Heflin (197 pounds) and Nick Tavanello (HWT).
  • Ohio State returns to action at 7 p.m. Friday when it hosts Michigan State at Massillon Perry High School.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
2.4.14 - 2.18.14

Tuesday, Feb. 4

  • Men's Tennis vs. Youngstown State, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

  • Men's Tennis vs. Wright State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

  • Men's Basketball vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa
Wednesday, Feb. 5
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
    State College, Pa.
Thursday, Feb. 6
  • Women's Basketball vs. Purdue, 7 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.
Friday, Feb. 7
  • Rifle vs. Akron/USAFA, 9 a.m.
    Akron, Ohio

  • Softball vs. Tulsa, 11 a.m.
    Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Softball vs. St. Johns, 1 p.m.
    Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Kentucky, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

  • Men's Swimming vs. Wright State, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 6:30 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

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

  • Wrestling vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m.
    Massillon, Ohio

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

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

  • Women's Tennis vs. ITA National Indoors, TBA
    Charlottesville, Va.

  • Men's Track vs. Notre Dame Meyo Invite, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

  • Women's Track vs. New Balance Invitational, TBA
    New York, N.Y.
Saturday, Feb. 8
  • Softball vs. Northern Illinois, 9 a.m.
    Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Softball vs. Louisville, 1 p.m.
    Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 4 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

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

  • Men's Basketball vs. Purdue, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Rifle vs. Patriot Rifle Conference Championship, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

  • Fencing vs. Notre Dame Duals, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

  • Women's Track vs. New Balance Invitational, TBA
    New York, N.Y.

  • Men's Track vs. Notre Dame Meyo Invite, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

  • Synchronized Swimming vs. Richmond, TBA
    Richmond, Va.

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

  • Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Winter Invite, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Sunday, Feb. 9
  • Softball vs. Florida Atlantic, 11 a.m.
    Boca Raton, Fla.

  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins, 11:30 a.m.
    Baltimore, Md.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Texas A&M, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. Winthrop, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Woody Hayes Athletic Center

  • Women's Basketball vs. Penn State, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Men's Volleyball vs. Saint Francis (PA), 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

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

  • Fencing vs. Notre Dame Duals, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

  • Rifle vs. Patriot Rifle Conference Championship, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

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

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

  • Synchronized Swimming vs. William & Mary, TBA
    Williamsburg, Va.
Monday, Feb. 10
  • Women's Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, All Day
    Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
  • Men's Basketball vs. Michigan, 9 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Women's Golf vs. Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, All Day
    Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Friday, Feb. 14
  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Bemidji State, 3:07 p.m.
    Bemidji, Minn.

  • Softball vs. Cal State Northridge, 4:30 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Baseball vs. Connecticut, 5 p.m.
    Port Charlotte, Fla.

  • Softball vs. Long Beach State, 6:45 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Men's Gymnastics vs. Cal-Berkeley, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

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

  • Women's Gymnastics vs. Iowa, 8 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

  • Men's Track vs. UNM Don Kirby Elite Invite, TBA
    Albuquerque, N.M.

  • Men's Tennis vs. National Indoors Team Tournament, All Day
    Houston, Texas

  • Men's Track vs. SPIRE NCAA Division I Invite, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

  • Men's Golf vs. Big Ten Matchplay, All Day
    Sarasota, Fla.

  • Women's Track vs. SPIRE NCAA Division I Invite, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

  • Fencing vs. Junior Olympics, All Day
    Portland, Ore.
Saturday, Feb. 15
  • Pistol vs. Final Countdown, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

  • Baseball vs. Auburn, 12 p.m.
    Port Charlotte, Fla.

  • Softball vs. Florida, 12 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Fla.

  • Women's Soccer vs. Cleveland State, 12:45 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Woody Hayes Athletic Center

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. Stanford, 1 p.m.
    Stanford, Calif.

  • Baseball vs. Indiana State, 3 p.m.
    Port Charlotte, Fla.

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

  • Softball vs. Oregon, 4:30 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Women's Basketball vs. Michigan State, 5:30 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

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

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

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

  • Women's Track vs. SPIRE NCAA Division I Invite, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

  • Men's Track vs. UNM Don Kirby Elite Invite, TBA
    Albuquerque, N.M.

  • Fencing vs. Junior Olympics, All Day
    Portland, Ore.

  • Men's Golf vs. Big Ten Matchplay, All Day
    Sarasota, Fla.

  • Synchronized Swimming vs. Incarnate Word Routine Meet, TBA
    San Antonio, Texas

  • Men's Track vs. SPIRE NCAA Division I Invite, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio
Sunday, Feb. 16
  • Softball vs. Utah Valley, 12 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Baseball vs. Indiana State, 1 p.m.
    Port Charlotte, Fla.

  • Wrestling vs. NWCA National Duals Prelims Round 1, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Wrestling vs. NWCA National Duals Prelims Round 2, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Wrestling vs. NWCA National Duals Quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Massachusetts, 9 p.m.
    Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Fencing vs. Junior Olympics, All Day
    Portland, Ore.

  • Synchronized Swimming vs. Incarnate Word Technical Event, TBA
    San Antonio, Texas
Monday, Feb. 17
  • Wrestling vs. NWCA National Duals Semifinals & Consolation, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Wrestling vs. NWCA National Duals Final & 3rd & 4th place, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Fencing vs. Junior Olympics, All Day
    Portland, Ore.
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