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Feb. 19, 2013

UPS
Athletes of the Week
  • Ohio State men's volleyball sophomore libero Brennan Anderson earned his second MIVA Defensive Player of the Week honor this season after leading the nationally-ranked Buckeyes to a pair of 3-1 conference wins over the weekend. The Newport Beach, Calif., product opened with a career-high 24 digs against IPFW Friday night and followed with an 11-dig performance Sunday against Ball State. Anderson's 24 digs is the most recorded in the MIVA this season and is among the most in the nation as well. The total also ranks fourth in Ohio State history. Overall, Anderson leads the conference in digs and has notched double-digit digs in eight of the team's 12 matches this season.

  • Ohio State softball sophomore Alex DiDomenico earned her first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors after improving to 3-0 in 2013 after claiming two wins last weekend at the JU Tournament in Jacksonville. Highlighting her weekend was a complete-game shutout victory against No. 16 Louisville Feb. 16, limiting the Cardinals to four hits with three strikeouts in eight innings of work. She leads the Big Ten Conference with a 0.27 ERA in more than 25 innings of work in 2013.

    Baseball (1-2)
    Head Coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State fell to Mercer, 6-5, in 10 innings in the Buckeyes' 2013 season opener Friday evening at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla.
  • After Mercer scored a run to take the lead in the top of the 10th, Ryan Cypret drew a one-out walk and advanced to second on a foul out down the right-field line by Brad Hallberg before Mercer brought in Grant Papelian to face Mike Carroll with two down. Carroll singled up the middle but Mercer centerfielder Sasha Lagarde threw out a sliding Cypret at the plate to end the game.
  • Ohio State lost to Notre Dame, 13-3, Saturday evening at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.
  • Behind strong pitching from starter Brad Goldberg and timely hitting, the Ohio State baseball team earned its first win of 2013, 3-1, over St. John's Sunday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
  • Aaron Gretz went 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Buckeyes while Goldberg was brilliant in his Ohio State debut after transferring from Coastal Carolina. The senior right-hander picked up the win going 7.0 innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out seven. He allowed just one runner past second base.
  • Ohio State travels to Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 22-24 for the Snowbird Classic. The Buckeyes will play a pair of games against South Dakota St. and two more against Mount St. Mary's.

    No. 18 Men's Basketball (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State defeated Northwestern, 69-59, at Value City Arena Thursday night.
  • Four players reached double figures for the Buckeyes: Deshaun Thomas (22 points), Lenzelle Smith, Jr. (12), Sam Thompson (11) and Amir Williams (10).
  • Tied at 57 with 3:31 remaining, Ohio State went on a 12-0 run over 3:11 of play to seal the win.
  • Thomas led all scorers with 22 points. It was his eighth 20-point effort in Big Ten play this season. He also tallied 10 free throws made and 12 attempts, both career highs. Thomas has scored in double figures in all 24 games this season.
  • Williams scored a career-high 10 points and Shannon Scott collected a career-best seven rebounds.
  • Ohio State fell to No. 20 Wisconsin, 71-49, at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc.
  • The Buckeyes had two players reach double-figures in scoring: Thomas (18 points) and Thompson (10).
  • Thomas reached 500 points on the season vs. the Badgers. Only 14 Buckeyes have scored 500 points in multiple seasons. Thomas earned 619 during his sophomore campaign.
  • Trey McDonald earned a career high with six rebounds and Amadeo Della Valle dished out two assists, also a career-high.
  • Ohio State returns to action at Value City Arena against Minnesota Feb. 20 and against Michigan State Feb. 24. The games will tip at 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

    Women's Basketball (14-11, 4-8 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State fell to Nebraska, 58-39, Thursday night at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.
  • Ohio State held Jordan Hooper, NU's leading scorer, to just eight points and held NU to 32 percent shooting.
  • Senior guard Tayler Hill led the Buckeyes with 20 points.
  • Adams had nine rebounds and four points while Stokes and Raven Ferguson added six each.
  • The Buckeyes are back in action at 6 p.m. next Thursday against Minnesota at Value City Arena.

    Men's Golf
    Head Coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State men's golf team finished the first day of the Puerto Rico Classic Sunday with a 304 for 14th on the par 72, 6,902-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, P.R.

    Women's Golf
    Head Coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State concluded competition at the 18th-annual Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Wednesday in 16th with a 932. The 16-team tournament was held on the par 71, 6,017-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club.
  • Senior Amy Meier finished tied for 25th to lead the team, carding 12-over 225 following rounds of 71-78-76. Classmate Susana Benavides tied for 39th with a 229, while junior Allison Harper was tied for 58th with a 235.
  • Sophomores Claudia Lim and Jan Chanpalangsri totaled a 245 and 249, respectively. Sheridan Bayleat, competing as an individual, finished with a 276.
  • The Buckeyes return to competition Feb. 24-26 for the All State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate held in New Orleans.

    No. 5 Men's Gymnastics (5-4-1, 4-3-1 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • The No. 5 Ohio State men's gymnastics team tallied its best team score of the season Saturday afternoon, but it wasn't enough to overcome No. 3 Michigan as the Buckeyes fell to the Wolverines, 446.150 - 435.650, at St. John Arena.
  • In addition to posting their best team score of the season, the Buckeyes notched team highs on four of six events. Ohio State posted team bests on floor exercise (74.850), pommel horse (73.050), rings (72.850) and vault (74.650).
  • Redshirt junior Michael Newburger claimed his third event title of the season on pommel horse, scoring a 15.40 to claim first place. Sophomore Larry Mayer earned his first individual event title of the season on vault, scoring a career-high 15.35, while sophomore Drew Moling tied for first on high bar with a career-high 15.05.
  • Ohio State returns to action at St. John Arena Feb. 23, hosting defending national champion No. 7 Illinois in a co-ed dual meet with the women's gymnastics team. The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m.

    No. 20 Women's Gymnastics (2-4, 1-3 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Carey Fagan

  • Ohio State defeated Michigan State, 195.575-194.250, Saturday afternoon in East Lansing.
  • The Buckeyes started the meet on bars, winning the event 48.925-47.525. Aly Marohn paced the Buckeyes with a 9.875 to take the event title, Melanie Shaffer tallied a 9.800 for a second-place finish and Maddie Herr and Rachel Abrams each posted a 9.775 to tie for third.
  • Ohio State then moved to vault, posting a 48.825 as the Spartans won the event with a 49.025. Shaffer led the Buckeyes and tied for third on the event with a 9.825.
  • The Buckeyes moved to floor exercise in the third rotation, topping the Spartans 49.025-48.750. Shaffer led the Buckeyes, tying her season-high 9.900 to take the event title while Alex DeLuca also tied her season-best 9.850 to tie for second.
  • Ohio State concluded the meet on beam with a 48.800 but the Spartans took the event with a 48.950. Sarah Miller took the event title for the Buckeyes with a 9.875.
  • Marohn tied for first in the all-around with a 39.075 while Shaffer finished third at 38.775.
  • The Buckeyes host Illinois at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 in St. John Arena.

    Men's Hockey (13-12-7, 12-7-5 CCHA)
    Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Behind 30 saves from senior goalie Brady Hjelle and a goal from freshman Tyler Lundey, the Ohio State men's hockey team skated to a 1-1 overtime tie with No. 6-ranked Western Michigan Friday in Value City Arena. The Broncos won the shootout, 2-1 in four rounds, to earn the extra CCHA point.
  • Hjelle had at least 30 saves for the 12th time this year; Ohio State has not allowed a power play goal in its last three games, stopping 12 opponent chances. The squad is 101-for-117 (.863), ranking 10th in the NCAA.
  • Ohio State blocked 16 shots vs. the Broncos, led by three from Darik Angeli and senior Devon Krogh.
  • The Buckeye line of junior Alex Szczechura and sophomores Tanner Fritz and Max McCormick combined for 11 points, leading the Ohio State men's hockey team to a 6-3 victory over No. 6-ranked Western Michigan Saturday in Value City Arena.
  • Szczechura notched his first career hat trick and four-point night, while Fritz had a goal and three assists for four points and McCormick had a three-point outing with a goal and two assists.
  • Szczechura's hat trick was the first of his career and his third career multiple-goal game. He had two tallies vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 26. It was his first career game with three or more points after eight two-point outings. He now has 10 goals and 19 points this season, ranking second and fourth on the team, respectively. It was the Buckeyes' second hat trick this season after Dzingel scored three times vs. Penn State Dec. 29.
  • Fritz had his first career four-point night and second three-assist game after three helpers at Lake Superior State Jan. 28, 2012. He is first on the team with 20 assists and ranks second with 27 points. He has a point in 10 of his last 12 games (4g, 10a, 14p).
  • McCormick has a point in nine of his last 12 outings. The game was his third three-point night but first since Jan. 28, 2012 at Lake Superior State. He is third on the team with nine goals and 21 points.
  • Ryan Dzingel leads the Buckeyes with 30 points and 13 goals. He is on a three-game point streak (1g, 3a, 4p) and has a point in nine of the last 10 games.
  • Ohio State returns to Value City Arena for its final regular season home series against Michigan Feb. 22 at 6:35 p.m. and Feb 23 at 7:05 p.m.

    Women's Hockey (16-14-2, 11-13-2 WCHA)
    Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State fell 5-2 to No. 7/8 North Dakota Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N. D.
  • Senior captain Hokey Langan scored two consecutive goals to put the Buckeyes out front 2-1. Langan tied the game at 1-all 15:49 into the first and put Ohio State out front 7:24 into the second.
  • Her first score, which was unassisted, moved the Chatham, Ontario native into sole possession of fifth on the all-time scoring list at Ohio State, passing former Buckeye Tessa Bonhomme (2004-08). Langan tallied her 130th career point on goal number two. Sophomore Sara Schmitt and freshman Julia McKinnon picked up assists on the score.
  • No. 7/8 North Dakota held on to a 3-2 victory over the Ohio State women's hockey team Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N. D.
  • Sophomore defenseman Kari Schmitt made it a 2-1 game with her fifth goal of the season, 7:42 into the second. Fellow sophomores Danielle Gagne and Sara Schmitt tallied assists on the score, their ninth and 18th helpers of the season respectively.
  • Gagne found the back of the net at 15:56 of period two for her eighth of the season, making it a 3-2 UND advantage. Picking up an assist on the play was freshman defenseman Cara Zubko.
  • Ohio State plays its regular season finale at Value City Arena, Feb. 22-23, taking on Minnesota State. Game times are set for 2:07 p.m. Friday and 1:07 p.m. Saturday.

    No. 19/20 Men's Lacrosse (2-0)
    Head Coach: Nick Myers

  • Ohio State defeated host Jacksonville, 9-6, Sunday afternoon to improve to 2-0 on the year. The Buckeyes, who were ahead by one goal at halftime and after the third quarter, outscored the Dolphins, 3-1, in the fourth quarter for the victory.
  • Individually, seniors Logan Schuss and Dominique Alexander and sophomore Jesse King each scored twice, while junior Adam Trombley and sophomore David Planning each had two points on a goal and an assist.
  • Junior goalie Greg Dutton had nine saves for the Buckeyes. The defense, led by starters freshman Robby Haus and juniors Joe Meurer and Dominic Imbordino, limited the Dolphins to six goals and 24 shots, with just two goals allowed and six shots against in the second half.
  • Schuss leads the Buckeyes with nine goals and 13 points. He is third in Ohio State history with 109 goals and third with 177 points. He extended his point streak to 47 games (each game of his college career).
  • King has five goals on the year (coming on 10 shots).
  • Ohio State will return to Columbus to host Marquette at 1 p.m. Saturday inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Tickets to the game are SOLD OUT.

    o. 13 Women's Lacrosse (0-1)
    Head Coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • Ohio State was edged by Louisville, 12-11, in its season opener Saturday afternoon at UofL Lacrosse Stadium in Louisville, Ky.
  • Katie Chase and Cara Facchina led the Buckeyes' offensive efforts with three goals and two goals, two assists, respectively, as the team battled through seven ties and three lead changes.
  • The Cardinals struck first, but the Buckeyes came back with scores from Kaila Gottlick and Facchina to pull ahead 2-1.
  • Coming out of intermission, the teams swapped scores over the first 10-plus minutes until Casey Lyons and Chase added back-to-back tallies to give Ohio State a 9-7 advantage, the second of three two-goal OSU leads.
  • Ohio State out-shot Louisville 22-19 on the day and finished even in draw controls, 13-13. The Cardinals came out on top in groundballs, 17-14.
  • The Buckeyes have a Wednesday afternoon road contest at William & Mary, who sits at 1-0 on the season after defeating American last weekend. The Tribe has a Sunday afternoon matchup with No. 7 Duke before welcoming the Buckeyes. Following the game Wednesday, Ohio State returns home for its home opener Saturday, Feb. 23 against Boston College, currently scheduled for 1 p.m. on the outdoor turf field adjacent to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Admission to the game, and to all regular-season home games, is free.

    Rifle
    Head Coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ohio State fired a team record 4633 combined score Sunday at the NCAA Qualifier held at the Hugh W. Wylie Range.
  • The Buckeyes were led in both smallbore and air rifle by junior Amanda Luoma. The Cortland, Ohio native fired a season best 584 in the smallbore and a personal best 593 in air rifle.
  • Freshman Remington Lyman also posted a personal best in air rifle with a 583, while posting a solid 574 in smallbore.
  • Team selection for the NCAA Rifle Championships, which will be hosted by Ohio State March 8-10, will take place on Wednesday with individuals being selected on Thursday.
  • Ohio State returns to action next weekend to defend its Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship. The WIRC Championship will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at the Hugh W. Wylie Range.

    Softball (7-3)
    Head Coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly

  • The Ohio State softball team split day one at the JU Tournament Friday, defeating Bethune-Cookman, 11-0, in six innings in game one before falling to host-school Jacksonville, 4-2, in game two at JU Softball Complex.
  • Ohio State fell, 4-2, against Jacksonville during the nightcap, who posted a run in the first, two in the fourth and a final run in the seventh en route to the win. Down 4-0, the Buckeyes battled to plate two runs during their final at-bat, but left nine runners on base during the contest to fall to 5-2 overall in 2013.

  • In a pitcher's dual guided by sophomore Alex DiDomenico in the circle, the Ohio State softball team posted a 1-0 upset victory in eight innings vs. No. 16/17 Louisville Saturday afternoon to split day two at the JU Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Despite posting a 9-6 advantage in hits, the Ohio State softball team fell short, 4-3, against Bethune-Cookman in the opening game of day two of the JU Tournament Saturday morning.
  • Ohio State softball team concluded competition at the JU Tournament with an 11-4 win against Stony Brook Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville, Fla. The Buckeyes (7-3) posted a season-best 11-runs on 18 hits against the Seawolves (1-5) to finish the weekend with a 3-2 record.
  • Ohio State will next travel to Palm Springs, Calif., for five games at the Mary Nutter Classic at Big League Dreams Park.

    No. 4 Men's Tennis (10-2)
    Head Coach: Ty Tucker

  • The No. 4 Ohio State men's team shut out No. 13 Cal, 4-0, in the opening round of the 2013 ITA National Team Indoor Championship Friday afternoon in Seattle, Wash.
  • Playing in the Nordstrom Tennis Center, the Scarlet and Gray improved to 9-1 on the season courtesy of Chris Diaz's 6-2, 6-4 victory over Mads Engsted at No. 5 singles. Ranked 37th in the nation, Diaz improves to 14-2 on the season, including a 4-0 record at No. 5.
  • Ohio State advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 ITA National Team Indoor Championship Saturday at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, Wash. The Buckeyes defeated No. 5 Pepperdine, 4-0, on the University of Washington campus.
  • Hunter Callahan and Diaz once again won their respective singles matches to help lift the Buckeyes to their eighth shutout of the season. Improving to 10-4 overall and 4-1 at No. 6 singles, Callahan clinched the win for the Scarlet and Gray with his 7-5, 7-5 victory vs. David Sofaer.
  • Ohio State men's tennis team dropped a hard fought 4-3 decision to No. 1 Virginia Sunday in the semifinals of the 2013 ITA National Team Indoor Championship.
  • Ohio State had not lost a doubles point in the 2013 edition of the championship and that streak continued against Virginia. The first of two doubles victories needed to claim the point came when Blaz Rola and Kevin Metka defeated Domijan and Mitchell Frank 8-4.
  • Rola was the first Buckeye to claim victory for Ohio State and gave the Scarlet and Gray a 2-0 lead with his 6-4, 6-2 defeat of No. 7 Jenkins at No. 1 singles.
  • The Buckeyes tied the match, 3-3, with a win by No. 30 Smith over No. 5 Styslinger 6-4, 7-6, on court No. 4 before the showdown at No. 2 singles.
  • Ohio State will come back to Columbus for two home matches against Notre Dame at noon Feb. 23 and LSU at noon Feb. 24. Both matches will be held in the Varsity Tennis Center.

    Women's Tennis (4-3, 0-1)
    Head Coach: Melissa Schaub

  • Ohio State fell to Kentucky (4-2, 0-0 SEC), 4-3, Tuesday night inside the Ohio State University Varsity Tennis Center.
  • Ohio State claimed the doubles points with wins on courts 2 and 3. The duo of senior Gabby Steele and freshman Grainne O'Neill posted the first win, defeating Stephanie Fox and Kirsten Lewis, 8-2. At the second position, the tandem of sophomore Kelsey Dieters and senior Fidan Manashirova defeated Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff and CeCe Witte, 8-5.
  • The Wildcats posted straight-set wins at the top two positions for a 2-1 team lead. In a matchup of ranked players, No. 67 Ravita from Kentucky topped No. 53-ranked Dieters, 6-2, 6-0, on court one. At the second position Stiles was a 6-2, 6-1 winner vs. Cecil.
  • On court four, Steele rallied after losing the first set to defeat Lewis, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. On court six, Malley won the first set vs. Fox in a tiebreaker before the Wildcat cruised in set two to force a third set. Malley prevailed, 6-4, for the Buckeyes' third point. Steele and Malley both extended their singles winning streaks to nine after their victories vs. Kentucky.
  • Ohio State dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 25 Tennessee (2-4, 0-0 SEC) Sunday in Knoxville, Tenn.
  • In thrilling fashion, No. 52-ranked Dieters defeated Tennessee's No. 18-ranked Brynn Boren in a super tiebreaker, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (12-10) to earn the lone point for the Buckeyes on court one. It was her second victory over Boren and third victory over a ranked opponent this season.
  • The Buckeyes will continue their season on the road with back-to-back matches in Fayetteville, Ark., vs. Arkansas Friday and Tulsa Saturday.

    Men's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Ed Beathea

  • The Ohio State men's track and field completed its final preparations for the upcoming Big Ten championships Friday night at French Field House as hosts of the Buckeye Classic.
  • Ohio State swept the Top 2 spots on the podium in the 60m. First place went to junior Demoye Bogle in a time of 6.76, while second went to sophomore Timothy Faust in a personal-best time of 6.80.
  • The marquee event of the night featured a French Field House-record time of 7.69 seconds in the 60m hurdles from unattached competitor Terrence Somerville. Freshman Donovan Robertson, competing unattached, earned runner-up honors in his first collegiate race, crossing the line in 7.84 seconds.
  • Junior Javon Walker was the runner-up in the 400m 48.61.
  • Second place in the mile went to sophomore Jackson Neff in a personal-best time of 4:16.88.
  • Senior Heath Nickles turned in a season-best height of 5.17m (16-11.50) to claim the win in pole vault.
  • Competing unattached, Michael Hartfield won the long jump with a 7.77m (25-6.00) leap. Runner-up honors went to senior Korbin Smith at 7.50m (24-7.25). Hartfield also won the triple jump, clearing 15.34m (50-4.00).
  • Freshman Joseph Velez finished second overall in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 19.30m (63-4.00), while senior Billy Gehring placed third at 18.43m (60-5.75).
  • Ohio State 'A' won the 4x400m relay in a time of 3:11.77. The Buckeye 'B' team was second in 3:12.63.
  • The Buckeyes next travel to Geneva, Ohio, for the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships Feb. 22-23.

    Women's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Karen Dennis

  • The Ohio State women's track and field team played host to the Buckeye Tune-Up Friday night at French Field House in the squad's final meet prior to the Big Ten championships.
  • Ashlee Abraham claimed first place in the 60m with a time of 7.45. Adenike Pedro (7.49) finished shortly after in second place.
  • Aisha Cavin (55.40) and Sonikqua Walker (56.11) crossed the finish line in first- and second-place in the 400m, respectively.
  • Janel Olberding (1:31.85) and Rebecca Rings (1:35.33) both set personal bests, finishing in first and third in the 600m, respectively.
  • Ohio State place four athletes in the Top 5 in the mile. Michelle Thomas finished in second, running a personal best of 5:00.66. Tammy Berger (5:01.00), Minori Minagawa (5:03.47) and Nicole Hilton (5:05.95) finished in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
  • Four Buckeyes finished in the Top 5 in the 3000m. Hilton (10:08.27) and Mallory Kreider (10:14.72) took first and second place consecutively. Sakiko Minagawa finished in fourth with a time of 10:20.43, followed by Tori Brink in fifth with a time of 10:23.90.
  • Abie Ehimwenman used a personal-best mark of 12.32m (40-5.00) to take first place in the triple jump.
  • Alexis Thomas set a new personal best in the weight throw with a throw of 20.64m (67-08.75) placing her second overall - the distance ranks in the Top 15 in Division I this season.
  • Emily Schwartz placed first in the pole vault with a collegiate-best vault of 3.50m (11-05.75).
  • Ohio State 'A' crossed the line in first in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:57.21.
  • The Buckeyes next travel to Geneva, Ohio, for the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships Feb. 22-23.

    No. 5 Wrestling (11-3, 5-3 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • Up next for Ohio State is the 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen "Mat Mayhem" National Duals. Earning an automatic bid to the finals, Ohio State will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the event, which will take place Feb. 22-23 in Williams Arena. Action is set to begin at 6 p.m. and the University of Minnesota will serve as hosts.

    No. 6 Men's Volleyball (10-2, 4-0 MIVA)
    Head Coach: Pete Hanson

  • Ohio State outlasted a spirited IPFW team and came away with a 3-1 (29-31, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23) win Friday night in St. John Arena.
  • The Buckeye defense totaled a season-best 17.0 blocks in the match. Redshirt senior John Tholen finished with a career-best nine (1s, 8a) blocks, while redshirt sophomore Peter Heinen had a career-high eight blocks (1s, 7a).
  • Sophomore libero Brennan Anderson recorded a career-best 24 digs and senior Nick Gibson set a career high with 10 digs and added four blocks.
  • Offensively, sophomores Michael Henchy and Andrew Lutz led the squad with 17 and 16 kills, respectively. Senior Grayson Overman finished with a season-high 11 kills and Tholen totaled nine.
  • Ohio State outlasted MIVA rival Ball State, 3-1 (28-26, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23), in a league match up Sunday afternoon in St. John Arena.
  • The Buckeyes were guided by their defense, finishing with 12.0 team blocks and 62 total digs. Redshirt senior Tholen tied a match-high with six (1s, 5a) blocks, while senior Overman finished with five (2s, 3a). Four Buckeyes had double-digit digs, including Henchy with 12 and Anderson with 11.
  • Redshirt sophomore Lutz picked up his second double-double of the year, totaling 17 kills and 12 digs. Senior Chen Levitan added a double-double with 15 kills and a career-high 15 digs. Setter Heinen had a match-best 51 assists and chipped in seven digs in the win.
  • The Buckeyes host Juniata in a non-conference match Feb. 22 in St. John Arena. The teams face off at 7 p.m. ET and admission is free.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    2.19.13 - 3.5.13

    Tuesday, Feb. 19
    Men's Golf vs. Puerto Rico Classic Round Three, All Day
    Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, Feb. 20
    Women's Lacrosse vs. William & Mary, 3 p.m.
    Williamsburg, Va.

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

    Women's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Thursday, Feb. 21
    Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Friday, Feb. 22
    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 2:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Softball vs. LSU, 3 p.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Baseball vs. South Dakota St., 4 p.m.
    Port Charlotte, Fla.

    Women's Tennis vs. Arkansas, 5 p.m.
    Fayetteville, Ark.

    Softball vs. Arizona, 6 p.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Wrestling vs. TBD, 6 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

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

    Wrestling vs. TBD, 8 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Men's Track vs. Big Ten Indoor Championships, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

    Women's Track vs. Big Ten Indoor Championships, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

    Rifle vs. Western Intercollegiate Rifle Championships, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Saturday, Feb. 23
    Rifle vs. Western Intercollegiate Rifle Championships, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Pistol vs. University of Akron, 8 a.m.
    Akron, Ohio

    Softball vs. Cal Poly, 9:30 a.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Men's Tennis vs. Notre Dame, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Softball vs. San Diego State, 12:30 p.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Marquette, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-IDF

    Wrestling vs. TBD, 1 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Boston College, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Football Practice Field 3

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 1:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Women's Tennis vs. Tulsa, 2 p.m.
    Fayetteville, Ark.

    Baseball vs. South Dakota St., 2:30 p.m.
    Port Charlotte, Fla.

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

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

    Wrestling vs. TBD, 6:00 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Baseball vs. Mount Saint Mary, 7 p.m.
    Port Charlotte, Fla.

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

    Men's Track vs. Big Ten Indoor Championships, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

    Women's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Women's Track vs. Big Ten Indoor Championships, TBA
    Geneva, Ohio

    Synchronized Swimming vs. Boston University, TBA
    Boston, Mass.

    Sunday, Feb. 24
    Softball vs. Utah, 9 a.m.
    Cathedral City, Calif.

    Men's Tennis vs. LSU, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Baseball vs. Mount Saint Mary, 1 p.m.
    Port Charlotte, Fla.

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

    Synchronized Swimming vs. Boston University, TBA
    Boston, Mass.

    Women's Golf vs. All State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Round One, All Day
    New Orleans, La.

    Fencing vs. U.S. Collegiate Championships, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Monday, Feb. 25
    Women's Basketball vs. Michigan State, 6:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Golf vs. All State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Round Two, All Day
    New Orleans, La.

    Tuesday, Feb. 26
    Women's Golf vs. All State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Round Three, All Day
    New Orleans, La.

    Wednesday, Feb. 27
    Men's Tennis vs. North Carolina, 2 p.m.
    Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame, 6 p.m.
    South Bend, Ind.

    Men's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Thursday, Feb. 28
    Men's Basketball vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

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

    Men's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Friday, March 1
    Baseball vs. Connecticut, 1 p.m.
    Deland, Fla.

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

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

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Miami, 7:35 p.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

    Men's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Men's Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

    Women's Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day
    Oxford, Ohio

    Saturday, March 2
    Pistol vs. NRA Air Pistol Sectionals, 10 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Stanford, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-IDF

    Men's Tennis vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
    State College, Pa.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Penn State, 1 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

    Synchronized Swimming vs. North Regional Championships, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Baseball vs. Stetson, 7 p.m.
    Deland, Fla.

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

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Miami, 7:05 p.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day Oxford, Ohio

    Fencing vs. Midwest Conference Championships, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

    Men's Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

    Women's Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

    Sunday, March 3
    Women's Tennis vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Women's Basketball vs. Michigan, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 12 p.m.
    Deland, Fla.

    Women's Tennis vs. Youngstown State, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Illinois State, 6 p.m.
    Normal, Ill.

    Fencing vs. Midwest Conference Championships, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day
    Oxford, Ohio

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

    Women's Soccer vs. Kent State, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-Football Practice Fields

    Tuesday, March 5
    Men's Basketball vs. Indiana, 9 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

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