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April 22, 2014

UPS
Athletes of the Week
  • Men's lacrosse senior goalie Scott Spencer was named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week after stopping a career-high 14 shots, allowing just six goals, in the Buckeyes' 14-6 win over Air Force Saturday, clinching at least a share of the ECAC title. He had five saves in the first quarter, allowing just one goal, and then made four stops in the second quarter to help Ohio State to a 3-2 halftime lead. Spencer made two saves in the third quarter and had another three stops in the fourth quarter, allowing just one goal as Ohio State came away with the win. He has started the last five games, with a 4-1 record, 7.42 goals-against average and .568 save percentage. It was his second consecutive league defensive player of the week honor.

  • The No. 3 Ohio State rowing first varsity eight of Aina Cid Centelles, Elodie Ravera, Eelkje Miedema, Ashley Bauer, Meghan Birkbeck, Catherine Shields, Holly Norton, Claire Louise-Bode and coxswain Victoria Lazur earned two wins over two Top 10 teams at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Saturday at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., earning its fifth and sixth wins of the season to remain perfect (6-0) in 2014. The Buckeyes defeated No. 9 Notre Dame by over six seconds in the morning session before defeating No. 4 Virginia by over four seconds in the afternoon session, earning Big Ten Boat of the Week honors for its performance.
Baseball (23-18, 4-8 Big Ten)
Head coach: Greg Beals
  • The Ohio State baseball team fell to West Virginia, 4-1, Tuesday evening at Hawley Field.
  • The Buckeyes suffered an 8-6 defeat to Ball State Wednesday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Ohio State topped Murray State, 3-1, Friday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium, before falling to the racers, 7-5, Saturday afternoon.
  • The Buckeyes picked up a 7-3 win over Murray State to win the series Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • The Scarlet and Gray return to action with a series at Purdue April 25-27. The Buckeyes play Friday at 6:35 p.m. ET, Saturday at 2:05 p.m. ET and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
  • The Ohio State men's golf team recorded its fourth consecutive Top 5 finish, placing fifth in the 2014 Boilermaker Invitational Sunday afternoon.
  • The Buckeyes sat in 12 place after round one and seventh entering Sunday before ascending to fifth with a final round 284 (-4). OSU finished 15-over (304-291-284).
  • Junior Boo Timko notched his highest showing since placing fourth at the Rod Myers Invitational Oct. 12-13, 2013. He shared fourth at the Boilermaker, carding rounds of 76-66-71 for a 3-under 213. Timko's performance marks his third Top 10 performance of the season.
  • Next up for the Buckeyes is postseason play, starting with the Big Ten Championships May 2-4 in French Lick, Ind.
No. 28 Women's Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
  • The No. 28 Ohio State women's golf team captured its 15th Lady Buckeye Invitational title on Sunday with a tournament score of 28-over (892), clearing the field by eight strokes over second place finishers No. 24 Michigan State and No. 40 Kent State (both 36-over, 900).
  • Four Buckeyes placed in the top-10, led by freshmen Jessica Porvasnik and Katja Pogacar tying for third at 4-over 220. Porvasnik carded rounds of 73-76-71 while Pogacar posted scores of 75-75-70 to earn her first career top-5 finish.
  • Junior Claudia Lim was Ohio State's next best performer, grabbing a share of sixth place at 11-over (227). She saved her best round for last, carding a 74 on Sunday after a 78-75 showing on Day One.
  • Zoe-Beth Brake made it three OSU freshmen in the top-10, bookending a round-two 74 with 77s in her first and second go-arounds. The 12-over 228 put her in a tie for 10th place.
  • On deck for The Scarlet and Gray is postseason play, beginning with the Big Ten Championships April 25-27 in French Link, Ind.
No. 19 Men's Lacrosse (6-6, 3-0 ECAC)
Head coach: Nick Myers
  • Behind 14 saves from senior goalie Scott Spencer, the Ohio State men's lacrosse team defeated Air Force, 8-6, Saturday in front of 2,386 fans on a beautiful day in Ohio Stadium.
  • The win moves the Buckeyes to 3-0 in the ECAC Lacrosse League, clinching at least a share of the conference title for Ohio State (6-6), which has now won four games in a row and five of its last six.
  • Spencer had a career-high 14 saves in the cage for the Buckeyes. Sophomore Ryan Hunter had his second four-goal game in a row while Carter Brown had two goals and an assist for three points. Turner Evans and Reegan Comeault both had two assists and Jesse King had a goal and an assist. Freshman Jake Withers won 10-of-17 faceoffs in the game and had seven groundballs.
  • The Buckeyes will travel to Fairfield for the final regular season game Saturday, with a win giving Ohio State the outright league title. The Buckeyes will then host the ECAC Tournament May 1 and 3 in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Ohio State, Air Force, Fairfield and Michigan will compete for the league's automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
No. 16 Women's Lacrosse (12-4, 4-1 ALC)
Head coach: Alexis Venechanos
  • The No. 17 Ohio State women's lacrosse team rallied with five unanswered goals in the second half to defeat No. 8 Penn State, 10-9, Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • For the second time in just three days, the No. 16 Ohio State women's lacrosse team has defeated a Top 10 opponent. The Buckeyes (12-4, 4-1 ALC) concluded their memorable 2014 home season with a 12-9 victory over No. 9 Notre Dame Tuesday night under the lights at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The win over the Fighting Irish marks the first time in school history the Scarlet and Gray have defeated back-to-back Top 10 opponents, while extending their win streak to six-consecutive games.
  • Offensively, junior midfielder Kelsea Ayers (3g, 2a) and sophomore attack Cian Dabrowski (2g, 3a) had five points (tied her career high), while junior midfielder Mary Kate Facchina (3g, 1a) had four points. Jackie Cifarelli notched a pair of goals, while senior attack Katie Chase and junior midfielder Christine Easton each netted scores.
  • Defensively, junior goalie Tori DeScenza once again had a strong performance for the Buckeyes in front of net, collecting 11 saves, including seven stops in the first half. She improves to a season-best 12 wins on the year.
  • The Buckeyes have a week off to prepare for their regular-season finale at No. 7 Johns Hopkins at 2 p.m. April 26 in Baltimore, Md. The ALC contest vs. the Blue Jays will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
No. 3 Rowing
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
  • The No. 3 Ohio State rowing team posted eight wins Saturday at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, claiming six victories over No. 9 Notre Dame in the morning session and two victories over No. 4 Virginia in the afternoon session at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • In first varsity four competition, the crew notched a victory over Notre Dame (7:43.75) in a time of 7:34.40.
  • The second varsity eight notched its fourth win of the season against Notre Dame, posting a time of 6:36.0, while the Irish placed second in 6:48.27.
  • In the final race of the morning session, the Buckeye first varsity eight sounded the horn in 6:25.30 for a first-place finish. The crew defeated the Irish (6:32.06), by six seconds.
  • The first and second varsity eights also added wins for the Buckeyes in the afternoon session. The second varsity eight defeated Virginia (6:42.17) after posting a time of 6:32.60, while the first varsity eight remained undefeated and earned its sixth win of the season with a time of 6:21.30, defeating Virginia (6:25.91) by just over four seconds.
  • The Buckeyes have a bye weekend before closing the regular season Saturday, May 3 against Michigan State and Louisville at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Softball (20-23, 6-9 Big Ten)
Head coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly
  • The Ohio State softball team dropped the first game of a three-game series to No. 19/20 Nebraska on Friday evening, 14-1.
  • No. 19/20 Nebraska won by identical 8-0 scores in a doubleheader at Bowlin Stadium on Saturday to sweep a three-game series from the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State is back in action when it hosts Penn State for a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. Both games of the doubleheader can be seen live on the Big Ten Network.
No. 1 Men's Tennis (27-3, 11-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
  • For the ninth-consecutive year, Ohio State claimed a Big Ten outright regular-season championship. The No. 1 Buckeyes defeated Iowa (9-13, 1-9 Big Ten), 7-0, Friday evening at the Varsity Tennis Center in front of home crowd of 300 guests.
  • Guided under director of tennis and head coach Ty Tucker, the Scarlet and Gray extended their NCAA home win streak record to 188-consecutive matches, while improving their Big Ten regular-season win streak to 92-consecutive contests. The program has now collected 13 conference championships in program history.
  • Redshirt junior Hunter Callahan clinched the match for the Buckeyes, winning 6-2, 6-3 on court No. 5 against Dominic Patrick on a returned serve. Callahan improves to a team-best 28 wins in 2014, while claiming his seventh match point of the year, which also leads the squad.
  • Led by Peter Kobelt on Senior Day, the No. 1 Ohio State men's tennis team finished off its ninth-consecutive Big Ten undefeated record with a 6-1 win against No. 63 Nebraska on a beautiful afternoon at the Outdoor Varsity Tennis Center.
  • Following its 189th-consecutive home win, Ohio State was awarded the conference trophy for the ninth-consecutive year, while Kobelt, a native of New Albany, Ohio, was recognized in front of his hometown crowd.
  • Ohio State will now travel to East Lansing, Mich., next week to compete at the 2014 Big Ten Tournament hosted by Michigan State University.
Women's Tennis (18-7, 8-3 Big Ten)
Head coach: Melissa Schaub
  • The No. 34 Ohio State women's tennis team won its sixth-straight match Friday afternoon, taking down Iowa, 6-1, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • The Buckeyes won five of six singles matches to earn the victory vs. the Hawkeyes. Miho Kowase earned the first singles win of the afternoon for the Buckeyes taking down Talcott, 6-0, 6-3 on court two for her team-high 17th win of the dual season.
  • The 34th-ranked Ohio State women's tennis team notched a 4-0 victory vs. Nebraska in its regular season finale in Lincoln, Neb., to clinch third place in the Big Ten standings and close the spring campaign on a seven-match winning streak.
  • The Buckeyes improve to 18-7 overall with an 8-3 ledger in conference competition, marking the first season since 1999-2000 the squad has earned eight or more wins in B1G play and the highest B1G finish since 2011.
  • With the win, Ohio State clinches the No. 3 seed in the B1G Tournament hosted by Northwestern Thursday-Sunday in Evanston, Ill. The Buckeyes will take on the winner of Thursday's match between 6-seeded Minnesota vs. 11-seeded Wisconsin at 2 p.m. CT Friday at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center.
Men's Track and Field
Head coach: Ed Beathea
  • Fans enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-60s while watching 24 of the top teams in the Midwest compete at the 29th Jesse Owens Track Classic Saturday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The top individual performer for home-standing Ohio State was senior Jordan Rispress, who raced to a personal-best and first-place time of 51.51 in the 400-meter hurdles. The winning time from Rispress ranks 15th in Division I this season.
  • The 4x100m relay team - freshman Donovan Robertson, junior Nick Batcha, junior Timothy Faust and Brandon Blackwell - raced to a season-best time of 40.14, a Top 30 performance nationally.
  • The Buckeye 4x400m relay team - sophomore Armand Austin, Rispress, Javon Walker and freshman LaMar Bruton - combined for a first-place time of 3:10.40.
  • Ohio State next competes at the Ole Miss Open in Oxford, Miss., April 25-26.

Women's Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis
  • A win in the 3000-meter steeplechase by junior Nicole Hilton highlighted day one for the Ohio State women's track and field team at the 29th Jesse Owens Track Classic being held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The McDonald, Pa., native cruised to a winning time of 10:37.78. Runner-up honors went to unattached competitor Bethany Neeley in a time of 10:48.24.
  • The Ohio State women's track and field team performed well on the final day of competition at the 29th Jesse Owens Track Classic at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.
  • Running in 60-degree temperatures under clear skies, the Ohio State 4x100-meter relay team - sophomore Aliyah Everson, senior Chesna Sykes, senior Alycia Prior and senior Ashlee Abraham - raced to a season-best time of 44.56 seconds, a Top-25 Division I performance and the fastest time in the Big Ten this season.
  • A personal-best jump of 6.13 meters (20-1.50) helped senior Adenike Pedro to the long jump title. The mark ranks Pedro fifth all-time in school outdoor history.
  • In the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Alexis Franklin cruised to a first-place time of 59.16 seconds. The 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year is ranked 18th nationally in the event this year with a season-best time of 58.65 set earlier this month at the LSU Battle on the Bayou.
  • The Buckeyes next compete at the Drake Relays April 24-26 in Des Moines, Iowa.
No. 15 Men's Volleyball (11-16)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
  • The Ohio State men's volleyball team dropped its MIVA Quarterfinals match at No. 14 IPFW. The Mastodons (21-6) seized a pair of tight sets to open the night before pulling away a bit in the third frame (25-23, 25-22, 25-19).
  • Redshirt junior Andrew Lutz and freshman Myles Johnson paced the Buckeyes with a dozen kills each. Johnson attached at a .375 clip (12-3-24) while Lutz posted a hitting efficiency of .250 (12-5-28).
  • Freshman Driss Guessous was the most efficient Buckeye weapon, putting away six of 13 swings with no errors (.462). The MIVA Freshman of the Year got in on two blocks as well, one of five Buckeyes to tally a pair of blocks.
  • Senior Michael Piechowski went out as the Buckeyes' digs leader by picking up 10 balls Saturday night.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
4.22.14 - 5.6.14

Wednesday, April 23

  • Softball vs. Penn State, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

  • Softball vs. Penn State, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field
Thursday, April 24
  • Women's Track vs. Drake Relays, TBA
    Des Moines, Iowa

  • Women's Tennis vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    East Lansing, Mich.
Friday, April 25
  • Softball vs. Northwestern, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

  • Baseball vs. Purdue, 6:35 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Golf vs. Big Ten Championship, All Day
    French Lick, Ind.

  • Women's Tennis vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Women's Track vs. Drake Relays, TBA
    Des Moines, Iowa

  • Men's Track vs. Ole Miss Open, TBA
    Oxford, Miss.
Saturday, April 26
  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Fairfield, 1 p.m.
    Fairfield, Conn.

  • Softball vs. Northwestern, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins, 2 p.m.
    Baltimore, Md.

  • Baseball vs. Purdue, 2:05 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Track vs. Drake Relays, TBA
    Des Moines, Iowa

  • Women's Golf vs. Big Ten Championship, All Day
    French Lick, Ind.

  • Women's Tennis vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Men's Track vs. Ole Miss Open, TBA
    Oxford, Miss.
Sunday, April 27
  • Softball vs. Northwestern, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

  • Baseball vs. Purdue, 1:05 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Tennis vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Women's Golf vs. Big Ten Championship, All Day
    French Lick, Ind.
Wednesday, May 30
  • Baseball vs. Louisville, 6 p.m.
    Louisville, Ky.
Thursday, May 1
  • Women's Lacrosse vs. ALC Tournament, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Semifinals, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
Friday, May 2
  • Softball vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

  • Men's Golf vs. Big Ten Championship, All Day
    French Lick, Ind.

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. ALC Tournament, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Women's Track vs. Purdue Invite, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.
Saturday, May 3
  • Softball vs. Iowa, 3 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

  • Baseball vs. Iowa, 3:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

  • Men's Lacrosse vs. ECAC Championship, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

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

  • Women's Rowing vs. Louisville, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Men's Golf vs. Big Ten Championship, All Day
    French Lick, Ind.

  • Men's Track vs. Purdue Dave Rankin Invite, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Track vs. Purdue Invite, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. ALC Tournament, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.
Sunday, May 4
  • Softball vs. Iowa, 2 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

  • Baseball vs. Iowa, 3:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. ALC Tournament, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Men's Golf vs. Big Ten Championship, All Day
    French Lick, Ind.
Monday, May 5
  • Baseball vs. Iowa, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium
Tuesday, May 6
  • Baseball vs. Miami (OH), 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium
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