Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff
March 7, 2016

Athletes of the Week

  • Nathan Tomasello & Kyle Snyder, wrestling
    • Tomasello (125 pounds) and Snyder (285 pounds) earned individual Big Ten titles at the conference championship meet Sunday, helping Ohio State to a third-place team finish and the highest Big Ten point output in team history.

No. 9 Wrestling (11-3, 7-2 B1G)

  • Ohio State placed third at the Big Ten championships with 126.0 points, the Buckeyes’ fifth consecutive top-five finish and the most points ever scored at the conference championships.
  • Bo Jordan was runner-up at 165 pounds, while Myles Martin (174 pounds) and Micah Jordan (141 pounds) earned bronze medals.

Men’s Hockey (12-17-3, 7-8-3-1 B1G)

  • Ohio State swept its home-and-home series with No. 6 Michigan, winning 7-4 on Friday and 6-5 in overtime on Sunday at Nationwide Arena.
  • Thirteen different Buckeyes had a point in Friday’s win and Nick Schilkey proved to be the hero on Sunday, scoring two goals, including the game winner in OT.
  • Undefeated in their last four games, the Buckeyes’ 23 goals lead the country over that timeframe.

No. 1 Women’s Tennis (13-1)

  • The Buckeyes earned their sixth consecutive win, beating No. 46 Baylor 4-0 on Saturday in Waco, Texas.
  • Freshman Francesca Di Lorenzo and sophomore Olivia Sneed both won in singles and doubles for the Buckeyes, while junior Gabriella De Santis clinched the team win with a singles victory.
  • The No. 4-ranked doubles tandem of junior Miho Kowase and sophomore Anna Sanford downed the Bears' No. 15-ranked team to clinch the doubles point for the Buckeyes.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (15-1)

  • In its second of five consecutive road matches, Ohio State defeated No. 13 Oklahoma 4-1 in Norman, Okla., earning its seventh victory over a top-25 team so far this season.
  • Mikael Torpegaard won both his singles and doubles match, defeating ranked opponents in both settings.

No. 19 Men’s Lacrosse (5-1)

  • Ohio State hosted the Midwest Lacrosse Classic at Ohio Stadium Friday and Sunday, winning both of its games: a 12-8 win over No. 19 Marquette and a 9-5 victory over Bellarmine.
  • Against the Golden Eagles, Carter Brown led the way with four points (3 goals, 1 assist) and teammates JT Blubaugh and Austin Shanks each scored a pair of goals. Eric Fannell notched a goal and a pair of assists. In goal, Tom Carey made 16 saves.
  • Shanks, Colin Chell, and Ryan Hunter were the leading scorers in the win over Bellarmine with each accounting for three points. Brown also had another multi-goal game, scoring twice in the win.

No. 3 Men’s Gymnastics (9-2, 7-1 B1G)

  • Ohio State posted a team-record score of 447.400 en route to a tri-meet victory over No. 6 Iowa and No. 8 Nebraska at the Arnold Challenge. OSU won five of six events and set a new school record on the parallel bars (75.150).
  • Alec Yoder won his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award based on the strength of his performance last weekend. He won the pommel horse (15.850) and tied for first place on the high bar (15.150) and rings (15.200).
  • Teammate Sean Melton was the team’s leader on parallel bars (15.900) and tied Yoder in the high bar. Tristan Burke was the other first-place finisher on rings.

No. 5 Men’s Volleyball (15-3, 9-1 MIVA)

  • Victories over top-15 ranked teams from Illinois – No. 11 Loyola and No. 13 Lewis – propelled the Buckeyes into first place in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association standings.
  • Ohio State didn’t drop a set against Loyola, winning 25-20, 25-21, and 25-22. Nicolas Szerszen paced all players with 18 points, putting away 15 kills, two aces and a pair of block assists. Driss Guessous made an immediate impact with six kills on 10 errorless attempts and match-high four block assists.
  • Against Lewis, OSU delivered 11 service aces with Szerszen, Blake Leeson, and Miles Johnson all contributing multiple points in that area.

No. 17 Women’s Lacrosse (4-1)

Women’s Gymnastics

  • Competing against West Virginia and Bowling Green in a tri-meet on Sunday, Ohio State posted a team score of 195.975, finishing second.
  • The Buckeyes tied their season-best on floor exercise with a score of 49.100, while a pair of gymnasts earned new career highs on vault: Jamie Stone (9.875) and Kaitlyn Hofland (9.850).

Baseball (6-4-1)

  • Ohio State defeated Seton Hall last week 9-3 to open its appearance at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Florida. Jacob Bosiokovic had a huge day, going 4 for 5 with three RBI and three runs scored.
  • Nick Sergakis extended his on-base streak to 11 games over the weekend.

No. 15 Men’s Swimming & Diving

  • Andrew Appleby set a new school record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:44.44 at the team’s Last Chance Meet over the weekend.
  • Overall, 17 NCAA B cut times were recorded by Ohio State swimmers.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule

Monday, March 7

  • Men’s Golf – Tiger Invitational, All Day – Auburn, Ala.

Tuesday, March 8

  • Men’s Golf – Tiger Invitational, All Day – Auburn, Ala.

Wednesday, March 9

  • Women’s Tennis vs. Dayton, 2 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Tennis vs. Cincinnati, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, March 10

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Penn State, 6:30 p.m. – Indianapolis, Ind.

Friday, March 11

  • Softball vs. James Madison, 10 a.m. – Tempe, Ariz.
  • Softball vs. Georgetown, 12:30 p.m. – Tempe, Ariz.
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Cincinnati, 4 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma & Air Force, 5 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Hockey at Michigan State, 7:05 p.m. – East Lansing, Mich.
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. UC Irvine, 8 p.m. – Long Beach, Calif.
  • Baseball at UNLV, 9:05 p.m. – Las Vegas, NV
  • Rifle – NCAA Championships, TBA – Akron, Ohio
  • Track & Field – NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA – Birmingham, Ala.

Saturday, March 12

  • Men’s Lacrosse at Hofstra, 12 p.m. – Hempstead, N.Y.
  • Softball vs. Nebraska, 12:30 p.m. – Tempe, Ariz.
  • Women’s Gymnastics – Big Ten Five-Team Meet, 4 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Baseball at UNLV, 5:05 p.m. – Las Vegas, NV
  • Men’s Hockey at Michigan State, 7:05 p.m. – East Lansing, Mich.
  • Men’s Volleyball at Long Beach State, 10 p.m. – Long Beach, Calif.
  • Rifle – NCAA Championships, TBA – Akron, Ohio
  • Track & Field – NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA – Birmingham, Ala.
  • Fencing – NCAA Regionals, All Day – Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, March 13

  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Virginia Tech, 12 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Softball at Arizona State, 1:30 p.m. – Tempe, Ariz.
  • Baseball at UNLV, 4:05 p.m. – Las Vegas, NV
  • Pistol – National Pistol Championships, TBA – Ft. Benning, Ga.