Athletics Good Stuff

Feb. 14, 2012

Athletes of the Week
  • Max McCormick, a forward for the No. 17-ranked Ohio State men's hockey team, was named the CCHA Rookie of the Week after posting three points in the Buckeyes' series at Western Michigan over the weekend. Against the Broncos, McCormick had two power play goals and an assist. He has a point on 11 of the Buckeyes' last 16 goals, is on a five-game scoring streak, with 6-4-10 totals in the stretch and multiple points in all but one game. He is third on the team with 10 goals this season and is tied for third with 21 points. He is fourth in scoring among CCHA rookies and ranks second among conference freshmen with 20 points in league play.

  • Men's lacrosse junior attackman Logan Schuss led the Buckeyes to two wins last weekend as the team started the 2012 campaign. He had nine points in the two games combined, with four goals, two assists and six points vs. Detroit last Thursday and a goal and two assists for three points at Mercer Saturday. Schuss has at least one point in all 32 games of his collegiate career, with 68 goals, 49 assists and 117 points.

    No. 3 Men's Basketball (21-4, 9-3 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Thad Matta

  • William Buford, the only senior on the Ohio State roster, scored a career-high 29 points and capped his night with a pivotal dunk in the final minute to lead the Buckeyes past hot-shooting Purdue 87-84 Feb. 7.
  • Adreian Payne scored 15 points, Draymond Green had 12 and defense-minded No. 11 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 58-48 Feb. 11, ending the Buckeyes' 39-game home winning streak.

    No. 10 Women's Basketball (22-3, 9-3 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 Feb. 6 in the win over Wisconsin. This is her seventh career weekly honor from the Big Ten and her third of the season.
  • After Tayler Hill drove the lane for a driving right-handed layup in traffic with 19 seconds left to give Ohio State a one-point lead, Illinois' Alexis Moore answered with a twisting go-ahead basket to give the Illini (9-16, 3-9 Big Ten) a 66-65 win vs. No. 10 Ohio State Feb. 9.
  • Prahalis, the only senior on Ohio State's roster, has been through a lot of battles on the court. So it figured that when the No. 10 Buckeyes were badly in need of a bucket Feb. 12 against No. 16 Purdue, it was their most experienced player who supplied a dagger of a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left to pave the way to an 80-71 victory.

    Men's Golf
    Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State fell to Northwestern, 5-1, Feb. 10 in the semifinals of the Big Ten Match Play Championship in Bradenton, Fla. The Scarlet and Gray advanced to the semifinals after two wins Friday, but were unable to hang on to reach the finals of the tournament.

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

  • No. 11 Ohio State recorded a team season high to defeat No. 23 Iowa 196.125-194.425 Feb. 10 in St. John Arena.
  • No. 11 Ohio State posted a 195.450 to win a quad meet at No. 24 West Virginia Feb. 11 in Morgantown. The Mountaineers finished second with a 195.175, Auburn came in third at 193.650 and Ball State recorded a 191.775 for fourth.

    No. 15 Men's Ice Hockey (15-11-5, 11-10-5-1 CCHA)
    Head coach: Mark Osiecki

  • No. 15-ranked Ohio State lost to No. 18 Western Michigan, 3-2 in overtime, Feb. 10 at Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Buckeyes battled back from a goal down twice in the game, including a game-tying score by freshman Max McCormick in the third period, but the Broncos' Dane Walters scored 3:20 into overtime to lift WMU to the conference win.
  • Two Alex Carlson goals in the final 5:24 of the third period helped No. 15 Ohio State to a 4-3 victory over No. 18 Western Michigan Feb. 10 in Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich.

    Women's Ice Hockey (15-13-4, 12-13-1-1 WCHA)
    Head coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Three members of the Ohio State women's hockey team were named WCHA Scholar-Athletes, the league announced Feb. 9. Senior Kelly Wild, junior Minttu Tuominen and sophomore Madison Marcotte were among the record 96 men's and women's student-athletes honored by the conference.
  • Second-ranked Minnesota defeated Ohio State, 5-0, Feb. 10 at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • Ohio State fell to No. 2 Minnesota, 7-4, Feb. 10 at the OSU Ice Rink in the team's regular season home finale. Senior Natalie Spooner led the team and had a hand in all four Buckeye goals, having two goals and two assists.

    Men's Lacrosse (2-0)
    Head coach: Nick Myers

  • Ohio State opened its 2012 campaign with an 11-6 victory over Detroit Feb. 9 in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The Buckeyes led 3-1 after the first quarter and 8-3 at halftime en route to the victory.
  • Ohio State moved to 2-0 on the year with a 15-8 victory at Mercer Feb. 11 in Macon, Ga. The game was the Bears' first of the season.

    No. 16 Women's Lacrosse (2-0)
    Head coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • 16th-ranked Ohio State cruised to a 19-4 victory over San Diego State Feb. 10 in Palo Alto, Calif., in a neutral site game at Stanford.
  • Gabby Cupuzzi had a game-high four goals and an assist as 18th-ranked Ohio State upset No. 6 Stanford, 14-10, Feb. 11 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif. The Buckeyes get off to a 2-0 start to the season for the first time since 2009, while the Cardinal drops to 0-2 with a pair of losses to ranked ALC teams in the opening weekend.

    Softball (2-3)
    Head coach: Linda Kalafatis

  • In its 2012 opener, Ohio State split two games Feb. 10 at the 2012 Dot Richardson NTC Tournament at the NTC Complex in Clermont, Fla. The Buckeyes defeated FAU, 9-6, in game two after falling, 2-1, in game one against UCF.
  • Ohio State dropped two games Feb. 10 at the 2012 Dot Richardson Tournament in Clermont, Fla. The Buckeyes lost, 3-1, in six innings against North Carolina and game one before falling, 10-5, against UNF in game two at the stadium site at the NTC Complex.
  • On a frigid Florida morning, Ohio State defeated Florida A&M, 7-1, Feb. 11 at the 2012 Dot Richardson NTC Tournament in Clermont, Fla.

    No. 3 Men's Tennis (9-0)
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Third-ranked Ohio State remained unbeaten after defeating No. 35 Louisville 6-1 in its first road match of the year Feb. 9 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
  • Third-ranked Ohio State won its Big Ten opener after shutting out No. 55 Michigan State 7-0 in its first road match of the year Feb. 11 at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility. It was the 14th-consecutive victory vs. the Spartans, helping Ohio State stay unbeaten at 9-0 this season.

    Men's Track and Field
    Head coach: Robert Gary

  • Demoye Bogle posted a school-record time of 7.76 seconds* in the 60m hurdles - the eighth best in Division I track and field this season - to take first place for 15th-ranked Ohio State at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Cory Leslie set a new school record in the 800m at the Flotrack Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., highlighting the Buckeye effort at the Dempsey Indoor Building.

    No. 18 Women's Track and Field
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State sprinter/hurdler Christina Manning was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week Feb. 6 by the conference office after running the best race of her career thus far at Illinois' Orange and Blue Open. This is the fourth indoor Athlete of the Week award for Manning this season, with her most recent award coming Jan. 30, and the fifth of her career.
  • Members of the No. 18 Ohio State women's track and field team completed day two of the Spire Invitational Feb. 10. The Scarlet and Gray turned in five personal-best times during the second day of competition. Jordan Jennewine used a PR of 4:47.76 to finish eighth in Ohio State's top performance during day two.

    No. 8/9 Men's Volleyball (9-4, 1-0 MIVA)
    Head coach: Pete Hanson

  • No. 8/9 Ohio State earned a 3-1 (27-29, 25-11, 25-21, 25-20) win over IPFW in the team's MIVA season opener Feb. 10 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

    No. 6 Wrestling (12-4, 5-3 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Tom Ryan

  • Sixth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team downed Boise State, 26-9, in the first round of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Feb. 11 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.
  • No. 6 Ohio State lost a 25-6 decision to top-ranked Oklahoma State Feb. 11 in the Stillwater Regional final at the 2012 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Oklahoma State was one of four regional hosts.

    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    Feb. 13-Feb. 26

    Feb. 13-15
    Women's Golf at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, All Day
    Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

    Feb. 14
    Men's Basketball at Minnesota, 9 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Feb. 15-18
    Women's Swimming and Diving at Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Feb. 16-19
    Men's Tennis at National Team Indoor Championships, All Day
    Chicago, Ill.

    Feb. 16
    Women's Basketball vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Feb. 17-19
    Men's Swimming and Diving at Missouri Grand Prix, All Day
    Columbia, Mo.

    Feb. 17
    Baseball vs. USF, 10 a.m.
    St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Robert Morris, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Woody Hayes Athletic Center

    Softball vs. Texas Tech, 2:15 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Softball vs. San Jose State, 4:30 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Women's Ice Hockey at Wisconsin, 3:07 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

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

    Men's and Women's Track and Field OSU Tune-Up, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

    Feb. 18
    Rifle NCAA Qualifier and Collegiate Sectional, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Ice Hockey at Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Denver, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Softball at UNLV, 4:30 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Men's Gymnastics at Michigan, 7 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Baseball vs. Seton Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Clearwater, Fla.

    Softball vs. Long Beach St., 9 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Synchronized Swimming at Florida, TBA
    Gainesville, Fla.

    Feb. 19
    Softball vs. Iowa State, 12 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Women's Tennis vs. Tennessee, 12 p.m.
    Columbus Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Louisville, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium/Woody Hayes Athletic Center

    Baseball vs. Connecticut, 1 p.m.
    Clearwater, Fla.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Denver, 2 p.m.
    Jacksonville, Fla.

    Men's Volleyball vs. Carthage, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Feb. 19-21
    Men's Golf at Puerto Rico Classic, All Day
    Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

    Feb. 20-21
    Women's Golf at Central District Invitational, All Day
    Parrish, Fla.

    Feb. 20
    Women's Basketball at Penn State, 7 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

    Feb. 21
    Men's Basketball vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Feb. 22
    Women's Tennis at Louisville, 2 p.m.
    Louisville, Ky.

    Feb. 22-25
    Men's Swimming and Diving at Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Feb. 23
    Men's Volleyball at Lewis, 7 p.m.
    Romeoville, Ill.

    Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Feb. 24
    Softball vs. Fresno State, 1 p.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Women's Tennis vs. DePaul, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Softball vs. Oregon State, 3:30 p.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Baseball at Georgia Tech, 4:05 p.m.
    Atlanta, Ga.

    Men's Ice Hockey at Miami (OH), 6:05 p.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

    Pistol vs. Akron, Purdue and Michigan State, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Feb. 24-25
    Men's and Women's Track at Big Ten Championships, TBA
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Feb. 25
    Rifle at WIRC Championships, 8 a.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Brown, 11 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Massachusetts, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

    Baseball at Georgia Tech, 2:05 p.m.
    Atlanta, Ga.

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Penn State, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Penn State, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Tennis vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Men's Volleyball at Loyola Chicago, 7 p.m.
    Chicago, Ill.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Miami (OH), 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Softball vs. Cal State Fullerton, 8:30 p.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Feb. 26
    Women's Tennis vs. Arkansas, 11 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Softball vs. Colorado State, 12 p.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Baseball at Georgia Tech, 1:05 p.m.
    Atlanta, Ga.

    Men's Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Basketball at Nebraska, 4 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Men's Tennis vs. North Carolina, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Fencing at US Collegiate Championships, TBA
    New York, N.Y.

    Women's Swimming Last Chance Meet, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion