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April 30, 2013

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Athlete of the Week
  • Men's tennis senior Ille Van Engelen helped lift the men's tennis team to its seventh Big Ten Conference tournament title in eight years after blanking third-seed Michigan, 4-0, in the final April 28 at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio. Van Engelen, a native of Eindhoven, Netherlands, posted a 2-0 record in singles and a 2-0 mark in doubles play. A winner of five consecutive singles matches, Van Engelen has 26 doubles victories to his credit.

  • Men's golf sophomore Boo Timko was named to the All-Big Ten Championship team after finishing fourth overall at the 2013 Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind., April 26-28. The Girard, Ohio, product carded a 3-over 291 following rounds of 74-70-76-71 and led the squad with 11 birdies over four rounds of play. The finish marked his third Top 5 finish of the season. With his help, the Buckeyes came in tied for fourth as a team.

    Baseball (28-13, 12-6 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State topped Penn State, 3-1, Friday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Ryan Cypret went 2-for-4 with a solo home run while Goldberg tossed 6.1 innings, allowing one earned run on six hits while striking out six to move to 6-0 on the season.
  • Joe Ciamacco stole another base Friday to move to 18-for-18 on the season and 34-for-34 in his career. Trace Dempsey earned his Big Ten-best 12th save of the season. He's now pitched 24.1 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.
  • Ohio State took both games of a doubleheader to sweep a three-game series against Penn State Saturday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • King picked up the win to move to 7-4 on the season, allowing three runs (two earned), on eight hits while striking out five over 8.0 frames. Cypret and Mike Carroll each had three hits for the Buckeyes while Ciamacco notched a two-hit game.
  • In the second game, Brad Hallberg went 2-for-2 with two runs scored while Long earned the win to move to 5-4 on the season, allowing three runs (two earned), while striking out four over 7.1 innings pitched.
  • Carroll tallied his sixth multi-hit game of the season in Game 1 while Cypret notched his ninth and Ciamacco recorded his 10th.
  • Carroll tied his career high with two stolen bases and set a career high with three hits in Game 1. Zach Ratcliff made his first-career start in the nightcap.
  • Dempsey earned his Big Ten-best 13th save of the season in Game 1. He has now pitched 25.0 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.
  • The Buckeyes take on Northern Kentucky in a doubleheader starting at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday.

    Men's Golf
    Head Coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State closed out the 2013 Big Ten Championships tied for fourth with a four-round total of 38-over 1190. The Buckeyes carded a team score of 8-over 296 Sunday on the par 72, 7,152-yard Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort.
  • Sophomore Boo Timko earned a spot on the All-Big Ten Championship team after finishing fourth overall with a 3-over 291. The Girard, Ohio, product carded a 1-under 71 on the final day, picking up five birdies to offset four bogies. Timko's finish marked his third Top 5 finish of the season.
  • Classmate Grant Weaver picked up his sixth Top 20 finish of the year, tying for eighth overall with a 7-over 295. After opening the tournament with a 78 Friday, the Wooster, Ohio, native rebounded with rounds of 73-72-72 to close out the championship. Freshman Michael Bernard came in tied for 17th with a 12-over 300 for his second Top 20 finish this season.
  • Ohio State hopes to secure a spot in its own NCAA Regional, May 16-18, on the Scarlet Course. The field is set to be announced May 6 on NCAA.com.

    Women's Golf
    Head Coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State finished the 2013 Big Ten Championships in seventh with a three-round total of 918 on the par 72, 6,099-yard Donald Ross Golf Course at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.
  • Senior Amy Meier captured her seventh Top 20 finish of the season, tying for 12th with a 9-over 225. The Rochester Hills, Mich., product carded a 1-over 73 Sunday for her best round of the tournament , having one birdie and two bogeys on the front nine and finishing even on the back.
  • Sophomore Jan Chanpalangsri and senior Susana Benavides came in tied for 20th with a 12-over 228. Sophomore Claudia Lim tied for 50th with a 239, while junior Allison Harper finished with a 243. Sophomore Sheridan Balyeat closed out the Buckeye lineup with a 262.
  • Ohio State looks to advance to its 19th-consecutive NCAA Regional, May 9-11. The field will be announced April 29.

    No. 13 Men's Lacrosse (10-3, 5-2 ECAC)
    Head Coach: Nick Myers

  • Ohio State broke open a game tied after the third quarter to defeat No. 20 Fairfield, 14-8, Saturday on Senior Day in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes move to 10-3 on the year, the most regular-season wins for the squad since the 2004 team had 12 and the fifth time in program history a team had double-digit wins during the regular season.
  • Seniors Dominique Alexander, Logan Schuss, Nick Liddil and Dan Wertz all scored in the win and all nine saw game action, with Trey Wilkes winning 11 faceoffs. Schuss and Alexander both had two goals and an assist for three points, while sophomore Turner Evans led the Buckeyes with three goals and an assist for four points. Freshman Carter Brown and sophomore David Planning each scored twice and sophomore Jesse King had two points on a goal and an assist. Junior goalie Greg Dutton had a career-high 15 saves for the second game in a row.
  • Ohio State outshot Fairfield, 36-35, in the game. Dutton played the first 59:32 for the Buckeyes and had 15 saves, allowing seven goals. Junior Scott Spencer played the final 28 seconds and gave up one goal.
  • The squad, on a four-game winning streak, finishes ECAC play 5-2 and will be the No. 3 seed in the ECAC tournament, taking on No. 2 seed Loyola in the semifinals Thursday in Geneva, N.Y. No. 1 seed Denver will face No. 4 Fairfield in the other semifinal, with the championship game set for Saturday.

    Women's Lacrosse (7-9, 1-4 ALC)
    Head Coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • Despite nine combined points between Mary Kate Facchina and Cara Facchina, the Ohio State women's lacrosse team was edged by Johns Hopkins, 11-10, Sunday afternoon on a rain-soaked Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Against the Blue Jays Sunday, Mary Kate Facchina led the charge with a career-high five goals, while older sister Cara had a game-high four assists and Jackie Cifarelli also had four points off two goals and two assists.
  • Between the pipes, Ohio State's Tori DeScenza came up with five saves, all in the first half, while her counterpart Cosette Larash made three stops.
  • Ohio State now will be the fifth seed in the ALC Tournament and take on fourth-seeded host Hopkins in quarterfinal action at 4 p.m. Thursday at Homewood Field. For the complete schedule and information on the seventh-annual tourney, visit the Tournament Central page.

    No. 3 Rowing
    Head Coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes return to action with their second and final home regatta of the season against No. 7 Harvard May 4 at 9 a.m. at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River.

    Softball (30-19, 9-11 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly

  • Ohio State swept Michigan State in a doubleheader on a chilly Wednesday evening at Buckeye Field.
  • In game one, freshman Cammi Prantl made a spectacular grab in foul territory, while sophomore Shelby Pickett notched a three-run blast in the bottom of the sixth in a 1-1 contest for the eventual gamewinner. In game two, redshirt junior Melanie Nichols claimed her fourth victory of the season, allowing no earned runs, while sophomore Taylor Watkins posted a two-run single in the fourth to give Ohio State the eventual win.
  • Offensively in game one, Pickett went 2-for-3 with her second home run of the season, tying her career high with three RBI. Prantl notched a double in the third, while sophomore Maddy McIntyre was 1-for-2 with a walk and double. Junior Melissa Rennie went 1-for-2 with a sac fly RBI, walk and run scored.
  • Offensively in game two, sophomore Caitlin Conrad when 2-for-3 with a stolen base, run scored and two RBI, while Rennie was 1-for-3 with a run scored, triple (first of her career) and RBI. Prantl went 2-for-4 to extend her hit streak to 12-consecutive games and now has a team-best 17 multi-hit performances.
  • Ohio State fell, 3-0, against Minnesota Friday night in game one of a three-game conference series at Buckeye Field.
  • McIntyre went 1-for-2 with a single and a walk to extend her reached base streak to nine-consecutive games.
  • Ohio State fell, 7-2, in game two of a three-game conference series vs. Minnesota at Buckeye Field Saturday afternoon.
  • Prantl went 2-for-3 vs. the Gophers and has now claimed a team-best 18 multi-hit games in 2013. Conrad notched her sixth double of the season (season-high). Junior Evelyn Carrillo posted her 50th hit of the season (season-high).
  • Ohio State tallied a season-high 18 hits in a 14-6 win in six innings against Minnesota Sunday at Buckeye Field.
  • Offensively, Watkins posted a career-high three doubles and four runs scored, while Carrillo went 2-for-4 with three RBI, run scored and two doubles. Rennie had a three-hit day with two RBI and a run scored, while Pickett was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Conrad and McIntyre each had two hits with two runs scored and three runs scored, respectively.
  • In the circle, sophomore Olivia O'Reilly improved to 8-6 overall, throwing the first 3.1 innings, allowing four earned runs, two walks with three strikeouts. Nichols claimed her first save of the year, throwing 2.2 innings allowing no hits with three strikeouts.
  • The Buckeyes close the home schedule vs. Wright State May 1 at Buckeye Field. As always, admission is free.

    No. 4 Men's Tennis (31-2)
    Head Coach: Ty Tucker

  • The fourth-ranked and No. 1 seed Ohio State men's tennis team won its seventh Big Ten tournament title in eight years after blanking third seed Michigan, 4-0, Sunday in the championship final at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Under the tutelage of head coach Ty Tucker, the Scarlet and Gray have won a total of eight tournament championships in 11 finals appearances. Exactly one week ago, Ohio State won its eighth-consecutive regular-season league title with a 4-0 win at Michigan.
  • Against the Wolverines, the Buckeyes won the doubles point for the 31st time in 2013 with wins on court Nos. 1 and 3. Owning a 1-0 advantage heading into singles play, Ohio State picked up victories in quick succession on courts five, six and three.
  • The NCAA Men's Tennis Selection show will be web streamed live on ncaasports.com at 5 p.m. April 30. The singles and doubles selection will take place at 6 p.m. May 1.

    Women's Tennis (10-14, 3-8 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Melissa Schaub

  • Ohio State dropped a 4-2 decision vs. Iowa in the first round of the 2013 Big Ten Tournament Thursday morning at the IU Varsity Tennis Courts in Bloomington, Ind.
  • Despite an early lead after winning the doubles point and the first singles match off the court, the ninth-seeded Buckeyes were unable to outlast the eighth-seeded Hawkeyes.
  • Fidan Manashirova led the Buckeyes with a team-best 24 singles wins this season, including a team-high 15 wins in dual matches and eight conference wins.
  • Gabby Steele notched 23 singles wins this season and tied for a team-high 18 doubles wins this season with Kelsey Dieters.
  • Dieters earned nine wins on court one, including four over ranked opponents. Paired with Cecil, the Buckeye duo of Dieters and Kara Cecil formed the winningest tandem with 11 wins on the season.
  • Steele wraps her career tied for fourth in program history with 90 career singles wins, with Manashirova fifth with 89 career singles victories.

    No. 23 Men's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Ed Beathea

  • Ohio State faced three ranked teams and won a total of four events - the long jump, javelin, 3000m steeplechase and 4x400m relay - Saturday afternoon at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
  • n a possible national championship preview in the long jump, redshirt senior Michael Hartfield - currently ranked second in Division I in the event - battled No. 1-ranked Marquis Dendy of Florida, with the redshirt senior using a jump of 7.89m (25-10.75) to finish ahead of Dendy, who settled for second at 7.77m (25-6.00). Dendy previously defeated Hartfield at the Texas Relays in March.
  • Meanwhile, freshman Billy Stanley remained undefeated as a collegiate in the javelin, clearing 69.49m (228-0.00) to take home the victory, while the win in the steeplechase came from senior Donny Roys, who crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 9:06.49. And in the final event of night, Ohio State's 4x400m relay team crossed the finish line in 3:11.65 to claim first place.
  • Junior Timothy Faust was the runner-up in the 100m in a time of 10.62 behind Tulsa's John Teeters (10.54).
  • Senior Marcus Brooks posted a time of 52.94 in the 400m hurdles to place second behind Florida's Kadesh Roberts (52.86).
  • Redshirt freshman Blake Taneff (8:33.11) placed second behind Tulsa's Andrew Heyes (8:24.10) in the 3000m.
  • Roys and freshman Jordan Redd (9:16.72) finished 1-2 for the Buckeyes in the 3000m steeplechase.
  • Runner-up honors in the discus went to sophomore J.C. Murasky at 49.30m (161-9.00).
  • Murasky also finished second in the shot put at 16.10m (52-10.00), while junior Curt Smith placed fourth with a season-best mark of 15.94 (52-2.50).
  • Three members of the Ohio State men's track and field distance squad traveled west this past Sunday for the prestigious Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational held Cobb Track and Angell Field at Stanford University.
  • Senior Chris Fallon ran a personal best 3:41.13 in the men's 1500 meters. The Copley, Ohio native's time is tied for fourth best in OSU outdoor history.
  • Redshirt sophomore Jackson Neff recorded a personal best in the 3000-meter steeplechase, crossing the finish line in a time of 9:00.82.
  • In a loaded field in the 5,000 meters event that saw the top-ten finishers all top the existing best time in the world this year, redshirt freshman Michael Brajdic finished 18th in his section with a time of 15:07.35.
  • Up next, the Buckeyes compete at the Akron Invitational in Akron, Ohio, May 3-4.

    Women's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State compiled 19 points from five scored events to finish second overall at the 104th Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday afternoon.
  • A personal-best time of 57.86 - the fourth-fastest time in school history and top-15 performance nationally - helped freshman Alexis Franklin win her heat and place second overall in the 400m hurdles.
  • Freshman Tammy Berger and sophomores Janel Olberding, Katie Betts and Michelle Thomas set a new school-outdoor record in the distance medley relay by more than 25 seconds, finishing seventh overall in a time of 11:34.28.
  • Ohio State and Illinois dueled for the top spot in the 4x100m relay in a Big Ten championship preview, with the Buckeyes finishing second behind the Illini in a season-best and top-20 Division I time of 44.63.
  • The Buckeyes next compete at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus May 10-12.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    4.30.13 - 5.14.13

    Wednesday, May 1
    Baseball vs. Northern Kentucky, 3:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Baseball vs. Northern Kentucky, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Softball vs. Wright State, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

    Softball vs. Wright State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

    Thursday, May 2
    Women's Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins (ALC Quarterfinals), 4 p.m.
    Baltimore, Md.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Loyola Maryland (ECAC Tournament Semifinals), 8 p.m.
    Geneva, N.Y.

    Friday, May 3
    Baseball vs. Northwestern, 4 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

    Softball vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. ALC Semifinals, TBA
    Baltimore, Md.

    Men's Track at Akron Invitational, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    Saturday, May 4
    Women's Rowing vs. Harvard, 9 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Griggs Reservoir at Scioto River

    Softball vs. Illinois, 3 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Baseball vs. Northwestern, 3 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

    Men's Track at Akron Invitational, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    Men's Lacrosse vs. ECAC Tournament Championship, 4 p.m.
    Geneva, N.Y.

    Sunday, May 5
    Women's Lacrosse vs. ALC Final, 12 p.m.
    Baltimore, Md.

    Baseball vs. Northwestern, 2 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

    Softball vs. Illinois, 2 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Tuesday, May 7
    Baseball vs. Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Wednesday, May 8
    Baseball vs. Georgia Tech, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Thursday, May 9
    Women's Golf vs. NCAA Regional Round 1, All Day
    Palo Alto, Calif.

    Softball vs. TBD, TBA
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Friday, May 10
    Baseball vs. Oregon, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Women's Golf vs. NCAA Regional Round 2, All Day
    Palo Alto, Calif.

    Men's Track vs. Big Ten Outdoor Championships, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Women's Track vs. Big Ten Outdoor Championships, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Women's Lacrosse vs. NCAA First Round, TBA
    Campus Sites

    Softball vs. TBD, TBA
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Saturday, May 11
    Baseball vs. Oregon, 3:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Men's Track vs. Big Ten Outdoor Championships, 9:30 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Women's Track vs. Big Ten Outdoor Championships, 9:30 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Women's Golf vs. NCAA Regional Round 3, All Day
    Palo Alto, Calif.

    Softball vs. TBD, TBA
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Sunday, May 12
    Baseball vs. Oregon, 12:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Men's Track vs. Big Ten Outdoor Championships, 11 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Women's Track vs. Big Ten Outdoor Championships, 11 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Women's Lacrosse vs. NCAA Second Round, TBA
    Campus Sites

    Tuesday, May 14
    Baseball vs. Louisville, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

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