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April 2, 2013

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  • Men's track and field senior Michael Hartfield turned in a new personal-best mark of 8.15m (26-9.00) in the long jump Friday evening at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, breaking Jesse Owens' 77-year-old school outdoor record in the process. Hartfield, the reigning Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, improved on his career best for the second week in a row to best the OSU outdoor record set by Owens in 1936 (8.13m/26-8.25) and finish second overall. The distance ranks Hartfield second on the all-time list at Ohio State behind Chris Sanders (8.17m/26-9.75) and No. 2 in Division I this season.

    Baseball (16-8, 4-2 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State fell to Michigan State, 8-7, in the opening game of a three-game set Friday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Greg Solomon went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored while Pat Porter and Kirby Pellant each had two hits.
  • Jaron Long allowed his first walk in 24 innings when Joel Fisher reached on a free pass in the top of the second.
  • Brett McKinney has struck out at least two batters in seven of eight appearances this season.
  • Ohio State evened the series with an 8-3 victory over Michigan State Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Brad Goldberg picked up the win to move to 4-0 on the season while Pellant went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
  • Joe Ciamacco stole two more bases Saturday to improve to 11-for-11 this season and 27-for-27 in his career.
  • After losing just their second game of the season when leading after six frames Friday night, the Buckeyes got back on the right track Saturday to improve to 13-2 on the season in such games.
  • Ohio State dropped its season finale against Michigan State, 7-2, Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Ohio State wasn't able to get anything going against Michigan State starter Mick VanVossen until the bottom of the ninth. Porter singled with one down and pinch-hitter Mike Carroll walked to put runners at first and second. Jacob Bosiokovic then singled up the middle to score Porter to cut the lead to 7-1. After a fielder's choice for the second out of the inning, Brad Hallberg plated Carroll with a single to left to make it a 7-2 game but that'd be as close as Ohio State would get as Ciamacco hit into a game-ending fielder's choice to end it.
  • Ohio State will host Youngstown State at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday and Miami at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium before traveling to Minnesota for a series April 5-7.

    Men's Basketball (29-7)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State advanced to its second consecutive Elite Eight and 14th all-time in program history with a 73-70 victory over Arizona at the Staples Center Thursday night.
  • For the second consecutive game, Ohio State won on a three-pointer with 2.0 seconds or less on the clock at the end of regulation.
  • At least four players scored in double figures for Ohio State for the 11th time this season: Deshaun Thomas (20 points), LaQuinton Ross (17), Aaron Craft (13) and Sam Thompson (11).
  • Thomas became the first Buckeye since Michael Redd (703 points) in 1998?99 to score 700 points in a season. Thomas now has 710, which ties him for fifth with Jerry Lucas who scored 710 in 1960.
  • With five assists against the Wildcats, Craft improved on his No. 2 spot on Ohio State's all?time list with 528.He needs 52 assists to pass Jamar Butler for the No. 1 spot.
  • Ohio State fell to Wichita State, 70-66, in the West Regional Final Saturday night at the Staples Center.
  • The loss snaps an 11?game win streak by the Buckeyes and denies a second consecutive Final Four.
  • Head coach Thad Matta has compiled a record of 53?13 as a head coach in March, including 8?1 this season. His March win percentage is the third?best (.803) among active coaches.
  • Thomas led Ohio State with 23 points, marking the 17th time this season he has scored at least 20 points and the fourth consecutive game in the tournament.
  • Thomas averaged 22.2 points (89) in NCAA tournament play this season, moved to No. 9 on Ohio State's all?time scoring list with 1,630 career points, and finishes with 733 points this season, good for third on Ohio State's single season list.
  • Ross finished with an NCAA tournament?high 19 points. He scored in double?figures for the 13th time this season, hit two three?pointers and has connected on 14 three?pointers over the past seven games.
  • After not making an appearance in the 2012NCAA Tournament, Ross contributed with 60 points (15.0 ppg) in four tournament games this season.

    Men's Golf
    Head Coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes return to Florida for the Gary Koch Invitational in Tampa, Fla., Apr. 7-8.

    Women's Golf
    Head Coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes will next compete in the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational April 5-6 in Dallas.

    No. 5 Men's Gymnastics (6-6-1)
    Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes open the postseason at the Big Ten Championships April 5-6 at the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota. The team and all-around competition will be held on Friday while the individual championships will take place on Saturday. Competition is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET both days.

    No. 20 Women's Gymnastics
    Head Coach: Carey Fagan

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes host an NCAA Regional at 6 p.m. April 6 in St. John Arena. Participants will be decided during a selection show on NCAA.com at 3 p.m. Monday.

    No. 12/13 Men's Lacrosse (6-3, 1-2 ECAC)
    Head Coach: Nick Myers

  • Despite a career-high tying 14 saves from junior goalie Greg Dutton, Ohio State fell to No. 5 Loyola, 9-4, Saturday in front of 1,877 fans in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Senior Logan Schuss put the Buckeyes on the board just 55 seconds into the game, extending his point streak to 54 contests. He now has 123 career goals to tie Terry Gilmore (1976-79) for second in program history, three back of all-time leader Joel Dalgarno (126/2006-09), and moved his career point total to 196.
  • With the timer on early in the second quarter, Buckeye freshman Carter Brown tied the game at 2-all with a tally, assisted by sophomore Jesse King, at 13:39. The helper extended King's point streak to 15 games (23g, 16a, 39p).
  • Ohio State was outshot, 41-23, in the contest. Dutton played all 60 minutes and had 14 saves, matching his total first set April 9, 2011 at Hobart. He has an 8.32 goals-against average this season and 10 or more saves in each of his last three games, with a .676 save percentage in the three games combined.
  • The Greyhounds won the groundball battle, 29-20. Dutton led the Buckeyes with a career-high seven, passing the four he had in seven contests. Ohio State had six caused turnovers, with freshman defenseman Robby Haus and sophomore attack Turner Evans each causing two.
  • Each team won eight faceoffs. Senior Trey Wilkes was 5-for-11 for Ohio State, with junior Darius Bowling 3-for-4. Wilkes has won 87-of-151 faceoffs this season, leading the Buckeyes with a 57.6 winning percentage.
  • Ohio State returns to action at noon Saturday when it hosts Hobart in an ECAC game in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium televised by BTN.

    Women's Lacrosse (4-6, 0-2 ALC)
    Head Coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • Ohio State was edged by No. 4 Northwestern, 9-8, Wednesday evening at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill., in a BTN-televised contest.
  • Ohio State led by as many as three goals in the first half and did not trail for over 54 minutes of game action before Northwestern finished off a 4-1 second-half run for the win. Kelsea Ayers (2g, 1) and Katie Chase (1g, 2a) each had a team-high three points in the game, while Cara Facchina and Mary Kate Facchina added two goals apiece. Tori DeScenza made eight saves, including six in the first half.
  • Ohio State was out-shot 24-19 for the game and narrowly trailed in groundballs (16-13) and draw controls (10-8). Tayler Kuzma and Chase were dynamic in the center circle, each snaring a team-high three draws and added three and two caused turnovers, respectively.
  • Kaila Gottlick scored with 1:24 remaining in overtime to send Ohio State over Hofstra, 11-10, Saturday afternoon at Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes battled back from a five-goal deficit in the first half off the strength of Katie Chase's career-high, five-point (4g, 1a) performance.
  • The Buckeyes took care of the ball throughout the game, turning it over just eight times and going a perfect 22-22 on clears. They out-shot the Pride 30-26 and were tied in groundballs (20-20), while trailing in draw controls (15-10). Tayler Kuzma and Rachel Wiederkehr were the Buckeye strongholds in the center circle, earning three and two draws, respectively.
  • Ohio State continues its three-game homestand with San Diego State (7 p.m., April 3) and Vanderbilt (Noon, April 7), both at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The game vs. the Aztecs will be streamed online through BigTenNetwork.com, with possible re-air on BTN, and the matchup with the Commodores will be live on BTN with Neil Sika and former Buckeye All-American Kimberly Lowe on the call.

    Rowing
    Head Coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • Ohio State opened the 2013 season with a win in second varsity eight competition against No. 3 Princeton and No. 13 Brown Saturday at Carnegie Lake in Princeton, N.J. In addition to the win, the first varsity eight, first varsity four and second varsity four all posted second-place finishes for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State earned its first win of the season in the second varsity eight race as the crew of Daphne Socha, Chloe Meyer, Silvia De Matteis, Stephanie Johnson, Nicole Becks, Lauren Eckles, Meghan Birkbeck, Catherine Shields and coxswain Victoria Lazur sounded the horn in 6:51.4 to place ahead of the Princeton and Brown crews.
  • Up next, the Buckeyes host the first of two home regattas this season, taking on No. 7 Michigan, No. 14 Notre Dame and Tennessee on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir at 9 a.m. April 6.

    Softball (21-11, 3-3 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly

  • Ohio State dropped game one, 4-2, of a three-game series vs. Purdue Friday afternoon at Buckeye Field.
  • Ohio State fell short, 8-7, in nine innings vs. Purdue Saturday in game two of a three-game series at Buckeye Field.
  • Down 6-2, the Buckeyes fought back and posted a five-run seventh inning to take a 7-6 lead as the designated away team. However, the Boilermakers (13-18, 2-3 Big Ten) were able to tie the game with a run in the bottom half and claimed the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth to earn the series win vs. the Buckeyes (20-11, 2-3 Big Ten).
  • Offensively, Ohio State was led by freshman Cammi Prantl, who went 2-for-4 with three RBI, while sophomore Taylor Watkins was 2-for-5 with two RBI, a run scored and a double. Sophomore Caitlin Conrad was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, while junior Evelyn Carrillo and sophomore Maddy McIntyre both had doubles.
  • Highlighted by back-to-back home runs in the tenth inning, Ohio State claimed the final win of a three-game series vs. Purdue, defeating the Boilermakers, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Field.
  • With two down, Carrillo and McIntyre launched back-to-back long balls in the top of the tenth to help Ohio State to the conference win.
  • Offensively the team was guided by Carrillo, who went 4-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI, while McIntyre notched a home run and walk. Watkins was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and RBI. Overall, Ohio State outhit the Boilermakers, 9-6, in the contest.
  • Ohio State will next travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., next weekend to face No. 14 Michigan Friday-Sunday.

    Men's Swimming
    Head Coach: Bill Wadley

  • After three days of competition, the Ohio State men's swimming and diving team concluded the 2013 NCAA Championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. in 12th place with 87 points. The Buckeyes accumulated 20 individual All-America recognitions and were the third-highest finishing Big Ten Conference team while Michigan won the team title.
  • Adding to Ohio State's All-America total, sophomore Tamas Gercsak placed ninth in the 200 butterfly in a new OSU varsity record time of 1:43.54. A native of Budapest, Hungry, Gercsak already held the Buckeyes' top time in the event, but dropped three-tenths of a second in his first NCAA championship meet to set the new standard.
  • Junior distance standout Alex Miller kicked off the evening with a personal best time of 14:57.29 in the 1650 freestyle for 19th-place.
  • In the 200 backstroke, sophomores Connor McDonald and Steven Zimmerman each placed among the Top 30.
  • The Buckeyes ended their championship run with the 400 freestyle relay. Seniors Jason Schnur and Zach Holmes along with teammates Tim Phillips and Michael DiSalle picked up honorable mention All-America accolades with an 11th-place finish in 2:52.92.

    No. 7 Men's Tennis (20-2, 5-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Ty Tucker

  • Ohio State improved to 11-2 vs. ranked opponents with a 6-1 victory over Nebraska in Lincoln Friday afternoon.
  • Clinching the match for the Buckeyes was No. 13 Blaz Rola, who was a 7-6 (2), 6-1 winner over Andre Stenger in second singles. Rola remains undefeated this season improving to 15-0 in dual play and 11-0 on court No. 1.
  • Ohio State jumped out to a 1-0 advantage with a sweep of the doubles matches while also taking five-out-of-six singles matches vs. Nebraska.
  • First to claim victory was No. 4 Peter Kobelt, who won 6-1, 6-3 against Boyer on court two. Next to taste victory for the Buckeyes was 59th-ranked Chris Diaz. The redshirt freshman defeated Andrew Dzulynsky 6-1, 6-0.
  • Ohio State remains perfect in the Big Ten after defeating Iowa, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City.
  • En route to their 14th shutout of the season, the Scarlet and Gray won the doubles point for the 21st time in 2013.
  • Ohio State returns to action Wednesday for a match vs. Kentucky in Lexington. The match is slated to begin at 2 p.m.

    Women's Tennis (9-8, 2-3 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Melissa Schaub

  • Ohio State posted a 6-1 victory over Iowa Sunday inside the Varsity Tennis Center. The Buckeyes won two of three doubles matches and five singles matches vs. the Hawkeyes (8-8, 1-4 Big Ten).
  • On court 3, Ohio State's senior tandem of Fidan Manashirova and Gabby Steele won the last five games en route to an 8-3 victory over Annette Dohanics and Caitlin Hindmarsh. On court 2, the Buckeye pair of freshman Grainne O'Neill and sophomore Kelsey Dieters clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 victory over Shelby Talcott and Katie Zorandi.
  • Steele dropped just one game in each set to Harazin on court four to give the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead, marking her team-best 20th singles victory of the season.
  • No. 54-ranked Dieters then won against Seaborne, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 for a 3-1 Buckeye advantage. On court five, O'Neill clinched the Buckeye victory as she downed Zordani, 6-2, 7-5. Cecil came back after dropping the first set, 7-5, to tie the match with a 6-3 second-set victory and then prevailed in a super tiebreaker, 10-6. Redshirt freshman Nicole Flower closed out the match with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 win on court six.
  • Ohio State will play two conference road games next weekend, traveling to Wisconsin Friday and Minnesota Sunday.

    Men's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Ed Beathea

  • Senior Michael Hartfield turned in a new personal-best mark of 8.15m (26-9.00) in the long jump Friday evening at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, breaking Jesse Owens' 77-year-old school outdoor record in the process.
  • Senior Korbin Smith also competed for the Buckeyes Friday afternoon, finishing third overall in Section B of the long jump at 7.38m (24-2.50).
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz., April 6.

    Women's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes return to action at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz., April 6.

    No. 11 Men's Volleyball (17-5, 7-3 MIVA)
    Head Coach: Pete Hanson

  • Ohio State earned a 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-17) win over Mount Olive of Conference Carolinas Friday night in St. John Arena.
  • Sophomore Michael Henchy totaled a match-high 17 kills and added four digs to lead the Buckeyes. Redshirt sophomore Andrew Lutz had nine kills, while redshirt senior John Tholen finished with eight. Lutz and Tholen totaled four blocks apiece, while senior Nick Gibson finished with three.
  • Ohio State posted a 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 23-25, 25-20) victory over Lees-McRae Saturday night in St. John Arena.
  • Senior Chen Levitan totaled 13 kills to lead all student-athletes, while Nick Gibson added a season-high 12 kills. Redshirt sophomore Shawn Herron posted a .667 hitting percentage with seven kills in the match. Senior Grayson Overman finished with a match-high six blocks (1s, 5a) and Gibson chipped in three.
  • The Buckeyes will make their final road trip of the regular season to Romeoville, Ill., to take on Lewis April 4 at 8 p.m. ET. The squad then follows with a match at Loyola-Chicago April 6 at 5 p.m. ET.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    4.2.13 - 4.16.13

    Tuesday, April 2 Baseball vs. Youngstown State, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Wednesday, April 3
    Men's Tennis vs. Kentucky, 2 p.m.
    Lexington, Ky.

    Baseball vs. Miami (Ohio), 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Women's Lacrosse vs. San Diego State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Thursday, April 4
    Men's Volleyball vs. Lewis, 8 p.m.
    Romeoville, Ill.

    Friday, April 5
    Women's Tennis vs. Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

    Baseball vs. Minnesota, 4:05 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Men's Tennis vs. Wisconsin, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Softball vs. Michigan, 6 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Team Finals at Big Ten Championships, 8 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Women's Golf vs. SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational Round 1, All Day
    Dallas, Texas

    Saturday, April 6
    Men's Lacrosse vs. Hobart, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Softball vs. Michigan, 2 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Baseball vs. Minnesota, 2:05 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Men's Volleyball vs. Loyola, 5 p.m.
    Chicago, Ill.

    Women's Gymnastics vs. NCAA Regional, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Individual Event Finals at Big Ten Championships, 8 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Women's Rowing vs. Tennessee and Notre Dame, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Griggs Reservoir at Scioto River

    Men's Track vs. Jim Click Shootout, TBA
    Tucson, Ariz.

    Women's Golf vs. SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational Round 2, All Day
    Dallas, Texas

    Women's Track vs. Jim Click Shootout, TBA
    Tucson, Ariz.

    Field Hockey Spring League Tournament, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

    Sunday, April 7
    Women's Tennis vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Vanderbilt, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Men's Tennis vs. Minnesota, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Softball vs. Michigan, 1 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Baseball vs. Minnesota, 2:05 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Men's Tennis vs. Wright State, 5:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Men's Golf vs. Gary Koch Invitational Rounds 1 and 2, All Day
    Tampa, Fla.

    Women's Golf vs. SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational Round 3, All Day
    Dallas, Texas

    Men's Soccer Spring Game vs. Tiffin, 3:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC Football Practice Fields

    Monday, April 8
    Men's Golf vs. Gary Koch Invitational Round 3, All Day
    Tampa, Fla.

    Tuesday, April 9
    Softball vs. Ohio, 5 p.m.
    Athens, Ohio

    Baseball vs. West Virginia, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Softball vs. Ohio, 7 p.m.
    Athens, Ohio

    Wednesday, April 10
    Baseball vs. Marshall, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Synchronized Swimming at U.S. Senior National Championships, TBD
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Friday, April 12
    Women's Tennis vs. Illinois, 2:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Men's Tennis vs. Illinois, 4 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Softball vs. Penn State, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

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

    Baseball vs. Nebraska, 7:35 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Women's Track vs. All-Ohio Championships, TBA
    Athens, Ohio

    Men's Track vs. Sea Ray Relays, TBA
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Men's Soccer vs. Alumni, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-Football Practice Fields

    Saturday, April 13
    Football Spring Game, 1 p.m.
    Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul Brown Stadium

    Softball vs. Penn State, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

    Baseball vs. Nebraska, 3:05 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Michigan, 3:30 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

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

    Women's Track vs. All-Ohio Championships, TBA
    Athens, Ohio

    Women's Rowing vs. Michigan State, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Women's Rowing vs. Michigan, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Men's Track vs. Sea Ray Relays, TBA
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Sunday, April 14
    Women's Tennis vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

    Softball vs. Penn State, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

    Men's Tennis vs. Northwestern, 1 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

    Baseball vs. Nebraska, 2:05 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Monday, April 15
    Men's Golf vs. The Kemper Sports Intercollegiate, All Day
    Glenview, Ill.

    Tuesday, April 16
    Baseball vs. Akron, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Men's Golf vs. The Kemper Sports Intercollegiate, All Day
    Glenview, Ill.

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