A look back and a look ahead in Ohio State Athletics
Feb. 18, 2014
Athletes of the Week
The No. 5 Ohio State men's tennis team captured its first ITA National Team Indoor Championship title with an impressive performance Monday for a 4-1 win over No. 3 USC in Houston, Texas. Guided by director of tennis and head coach Ty Tucker, the Buckeyes defeated four Top 25 teams, including two Top 5 programs en route to the national title and are now 13-0 overall in 2014 to put Ohio State at its best start to a season in program history.
Ohio State women's hockey senior forward Ally Tarr tallied career point number 100 in the Buckeyes' 3-1 victory over Bemidji State Saturday, becoming the ninth Buckeye in program history to reach that milestone. With her two-point performance (one goal, one assist), Tarr also passed former Buckeyes Shana Frost and Emma Laaksonen on the program all-time scoring list and currently sits ninth.
Baseball (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten) Head coach: Greg Beals
The Ohio State baseball team opened the 2014 campaign with an 8-2 victory over Connecticut Friday evening at Charlotte Sports Park.
Ohio State topped Auburn, 1-0, and lost to Indiana State, 7-3, Saturday afternoon at North Charlotte Regional Park.
Ohio State dropped a back-and-forth 8-6 decision to Indiana State Sunday afternoon at North Charlotte Regional Park.
Ohio State travels to Orlando, Fla., to face host Central Florida, The Citadel and Oklahoma next weekend.
No. 24 Men's Basketball (20-6, 7-6 Big Ten) Head coach: Thad Matta
The Buckeyes fell to No. 15 Michigan, 70-60, Tuesday night at Value City Arena.
The Ohio State men's golf team lost a pair of matches to end play at the Big Ten Match Play Championship in eighth place.
Boo Timko finished his contest 1-up, winning five holes in the process. The Buckeye junior dropped three birdies, including two in a row on holes 16 and 17.
Also representing Ohio State with a victory was freshman Clark Engle. Similar to Timko, Engle won five holes to round out the match 1-up. He birdied the 15th hole, while finishing even par on 11 holes overall.
Next on the agenda, the Scarlet and Gray will suit up for the USF Invitational in Sarasota, Fla. March 2-4.
The No. 4 Ohio State men's gymnastics team scored a program best 443.300 Friday night, defeating No. 8 California, 443.300 - 426.500, in its first home meet of the season at St. John Arena.
Sophomore Jake Martin claimed the high bar and all-around titles, scoring a career-high 15.800 and career-high 89.000, respectively. Freshman Sean Melton earned first-place finishes on floor exercise (15.200), vault (15.200) and parallel bars (15.400) and junior Drew Moling claimed the title on rings (15.700).
In addition, Ohio State also tallied team event bests on floor exercise and parallel bars, with overall scores of 73.800 and 74.350, respectively.
The Buckeyes have a break from team competition as Martin, Melton, Jake Dastrup and Michael Newburger will compete at the Winter Cup Feb. 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nev. The team returns to action Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. with the Arnold Challenge at the Columbus Convention Center.
The No. 20 Ohio State women's gymnastics team defeated Iowa, 195.275-195.075, Friday evening at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Victoria Aepli tied her career-best 9.875 on bars to tie for the event title while Melanie Shaffer tied for the event title on floor exercise with a 9.850. Shaffer also finished second on beam with a 9.800 and second in the all-around with a 39.200.
The Buckeyes take on Illinois at 3 p.m. ET Feb. 23 in Champaign.
Men's Ice Hockey (15-10-3, 5-6-3-2 Big Ten) Head coach: Steve Rohlik
The Ohio State men's hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over No. 8-ranked Wisconsin Friday in Value City Arena.
Ohio State lost to No. 8-ranked Wisconsin, 4-2, Saturday in Value City Arena.
Ohio State got on the board at 12:54 of the second on a Nick Schilkey goal on the fly from the right wing. Max McCormick completed a rush with Brevig and Fritz, scoring his 11th goal of the season off a cross-ice pass from Brevig at 1:57 in the third.
Against Wisconsin, Buckeye junior leading scorer Ryan Dzingel notched the 100th point of his Ohio State career. Dzingel, who has skated in 101 games for the Scarlet and Gray, has 40 goals and 60 assists as a Buckeye and is the first Ohio State player to hit the century mark as a junior since RJ Umberger in 2003.
Ohio State has the next weekend off before a home-and-home series with Michigan. The teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor (BTN) and at 2 p.m. March 2 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus (FS Detroit/SportsTime Ohio).
The Ohio State women's hockey team fell to Bemidji State Friday afternoon at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn. by a score of 4-1.
Junior Taylor Kuehl got the goal for OSU at the 3:00 mark of period two, her eighth of the season, while senior goaltender Lisa Steffes stopped 24 of 27 shots faced.
Ohio State skated to a 3-1 victory over Bemidji State Saturday at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn. to earn the weekend series split.
Junior Sara Schmitt gave the Buckeyes the first lead of the afternoon, scoring on the power play at the 15-minute mark of the opening period. Danielle Gagne, a junior forward from Caledon, Ontario fired home the game-winner at 7:06 of the third period. Tarr added an insurance goal for the Buckeyes coming unassisted at 17:50 of the third, her ninth goal of the season.
With the goal Tarr, a native of London, Ontario tallied career point number 100, becoming only the ninth Buckeye to reach that milestone. With the two-point performance Tarr also passed former Buckeyes Shana Frost and Emma Laaksonen on the program all-time scoring list and currently sits ninth.
Ohio State returns to the OSU Ice Rink next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, to play host to North Dakota in its final regular season series of 2013-14.
No. 14 Men's Lacrosse (0-2, 0-0 ECAC) Head coach: Nick Myers
The No. 14 ranked Ohio State men's lacrosse team lost in overtime to Massachusetts, 12-11, Sunday night in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
Brown added an assist for a four-point game. All three of Trombley's goals, as well as three of Evans' assists, were in the fourth quarter.
Ohio State will open its home slate at noon Saturday when it hosts Marquette inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Space is limited inside WHAC; fans are encouraged to prepurchase tickets to secure a spot.
Katie Chase scored a team-best three goals and Jackie Cifarelli notched a pair of assists and a goal, but the Ohio State women's lacrosse team was edged by No. 14 Stanford, 11-9, Saturday afternoon at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
The fifth-ranked Ohio State men's tennis team captured its first ITA National Team Indoor Championship title with an impressive performance Monday for a 4-1 win over No. 3 USC in Houston, Texas.
Guided by director of tennis and head coach Ty Tucker, the Buckeyes defeated four Top 25 teams, including two Top 5 programs en route to the national title and are now 13-0 overall in 2014 to put Ohio State at its best start to a season in program history.
Ohio State posted a 4-1 win vs. No. 12 Florida in the opening round of the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championship Friday morning in Houston, Texas.
Ohio State downed No. 10 Texas, 4-2, in the quarterfinals of the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championship Saturday at the Downtown Club at the Met in Houston, Texas.
Ohio State advanced to the ITA Indoor Championship after producing another 4-3 classic with the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers in the semifinals at the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship Sunday.
Ohio State next hits the road at Notre Dame Feb. 22 before playing its first conference match of the year at Indiana Feb. 24.
The Ohio State women's track and field team competed at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Team Invitational in Geneva, Ohio, Friday and Saturday.
The highlight of the first day of competition was a first-place finish by sophomore SoSo Walker in the 600-meter run.
Senior Ashlee Abraham claimed victory in the 60-meter dash for the second meet in a row, crossing the finish line in 7.33.
Ohio State plays host to the Buckeye Tune-up next Friday, Feb. 21, at French Field House. Events begin at 4 p.m. ET. Admission is free.
No. 14 Men's Volleyball (5-6, 2-2 MIVA) Head coach: Pete Hanson
The No. 14 Ohio State men's volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (22-25-, 25-20, 22-25, 16-25) match to No. 10 Lewis Saturday night in St. John Arena.
Junior Michael Henchy led the Buckeyes with 11 kills and added seven digs. Redshirt freshman Driss Guessous totaled 10 kills and five blocks (1s, 4a), while redshirt junior Andrew Lutz finished with 11 kills and four blocks (2s, 2a).
Freshman Miles Johnson had eight kills and four block assists for Ohio State and junior Dustan Neary chipped in five kills and three blocks.
The Buckeyes host Grand Canyon for a pair of MIVA matches, Feb. 21-22. Both matches will be played at 7 p.m. ET in St. John Arena and admission is free.
No. 13 Wrestling (12-5, 4-4 Big Ten) Head coach: Tom Ryan
The No. 13 Ohio State wrestling team topped Hofstra, 29-10, in the preliminary round of the 2014 EAS Sports and Nutrition NWCA National Duals Sunday in St. John Arena.
Ohio State downed Kent State 32-4 in its second match of the 2014 EAS Sports and Nutrition NWCA National Duals in St. John Arena Sunday night.
After dropping its semifinal match to No. 1 Minnesota, 25-10, Ohio State answered with a 23-16 victory vs. No. 11 Oklahoma to finish third in the NWCA National Duals at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio, Monday.