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May 7, 2013

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  • The Ohio State men's lacrosse team won the 2013 ECAC Championship, defeating top seed and No. 4-ranked Denver, 11-10, Saturday at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. The Buckeyes' victory earned the squad its first ECAC tournament title. Senior Logan Schuss was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after scoring seven goals and adding two assists for nine points in the tourney. He had two goals and an assist in the championship game. The 2013 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, Schuss extended his point streak to 60 games (each game of his Buckeye career), and moved into second place in Ohio State history with 228 career points, passing Joel Dalgarno who had 227 from 2006-09. Schuss leads Ohio State with a career-high 40 goals and 63 points, along with 23 assists.

    Baseball (32-14, 14-7 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State swept a doubleheader against Northern Kentucky, picking up a 9-8 win in the opener before winning the nightcap 6-5 Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Joe Ciamacco and Aaron Gretz each had three hits for the Buckeyes in game one while Ryan Cypret, Jacob Bosiokovic and Brad Hallberg tallied two-hit games. Greg Greve picked up the win to move to 3-0 on the season.
  • Greve earned his second win of the day in game two to move to 4-0 on the season while Ciamacco, Pat Porter, and Bosiokovic each tallied two-hit games.
  • The grand slam by Hallberg marked his second home run of the season and the first grand slam for a Buckeye since Cypret went yard in a 17-2 win over Marist March 9, 2012.
  • Porter notched his team-high 14th multi-hit game of the season in game two.
  • Greve became the first Buckeye to win two games in the same day since May 7, 1995 when Ron Nelson picked up a pair of wins in two extra-inning victories over Northwestern.
  • Ohio State dropped its series-opening contest at Northwestern, 8-0, Saturday at Rocky Miller Park. Bosiokovic and Cypret each had a hit for the Buckeyes.
  • Gretz's two-run single in the top of the ninth gave the Ohio State a 5-3 win over Northwestern Sunday afternoon at Rocky Miller Park.
  • Kirby Pellant, Porter and Bosiokovic each had two hits for the Buckeyes while Brett McKinney earned the win with a scoreless inning to move to 4-3 on the season.
  • Trace Dempsey has now pitched 27.0 innings without allowing an earned run and has tossed 12.0 scoreless innings in Big Ten play.
  • Ohio State topped Northwestern, 6-2, in the rubber game of its three-game set Monday at Rocky Miller Park.
  • Pellant and Bosiokovic each tallied two hits while Long picked up the win to improve to 6-4 on the season.
  • Bosiokovic notched his 11th multi-hit game of the season while Pellant tallied his 14th.
  • McKinney has not allowed an earned run over his last seven appearances out of the bullpen and has allowed five hits while striking out 13 over that span.
  • The Buckeyes return home to take on Georgia Tech at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

    Women's Golf
    Head Coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes earned their 19th-consecutive bid to an NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regional and travel to Palo Alto, Calif., to compete in the 54-hole West Regional May 9-11.

    No. 10 Men's Lacrosse (12-3)
    Head Coach: Nick Myers

  • Ohio State won the 2013 ECAC Championship, defeating top seed and No. 4-ranked Denver, 11-10, Saturday at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y.
  • The Buckeyes' victory earned the squad its first ECAC tournament title and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. No. 10 ranked Ohio State, the tournament's No. 3 seed, defeated No. 2 seed and No. 4-ranked Loyola in the semifinals, 18-11.
  • Logan Schuss was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after scoring seven goals and adding two assists for nine points in the tourney. He had two goals and an assist in the championship game.
  • Jesse King had 11 points, with six goals and five assists, in the two games combined, including two goals and a career-high four assists for a career-high tying six points in the final. Turner Evans had seven goals in the tournament, with a career-high tying four Saturday.
  • Senior Trey Wilkes won 12 faceoffs against Denver and picked up a team-best seven groundballs. Junior goalie Greg Dutton made nine saves vs. the Pioneers.
  • Tewaaraton nominee and 2013 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year Schuss, who extended his point streak to 60 games (each game of his Buckeye career), moved into second place in Ohio State history with 228 career points, passing Joel Dalgarno who had 227 from 2006-09. Schuss leads Ohio State with a career-high 40 goals and 63 points, along with 23 assists.
  • Against Loyola, Schuss and Dominique Alexander each had six points in the win. Schuss scored five goals, including four in the fourth quarter, while Alexander had a career-high five assists and six points.
  • King had a career-high four goals and an assist for five points and classmates Evans (two goals, one assist) and David Planning (one goal, two assists) each had three points.
  • Freshman Carter Brown scored twice and his fellow rookie Charlie Schnider had a goal and an assist for two points. Freshman Kacy Kapinos won 12-of-20 faceoffs and had a team-best and career-high eight groundballs. Dutton made 12 saves, including six in the first quarter.
  • The Buckeyes return to action as hosts of an NCAA Tournament game for the first time in program history. No. 3 seed Ohio State will take on Towson (10-7) at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ohio Stadium.

    Women's Lacrosse (8-10)
    Head Coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • Ohio State used five unanswered goals to earn a comeback win over No. 20 Johns Hopkins, 10-9, Thursday afternoon in the ALC quarterfinals at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md.
  • Eight Buckeyes scored in the win Thursday with just two - Katie Chase and Cara Facchina - securing multiple tallies.
  • Jackie Cifarelli finished with a team-high three points off a trio of assists, including one on the game-winner by Hallie Keselman with 4:03 left on the clock.
  • Tori DeScenza finished with six saves - three in each half - as did her counterpart Cosette Larash. The Buckeyes came out on top in groundballs, 15-12, though Hopkins led in shots, 26-21, and draw controls, 13-8.
  • Thursday marked the third ALC Tournament win for Ohio State in its seven years of existence.
  • Ohio State ran into a well-poised and determined second-ranked and top-seeded Florida team, falling to the Gators 17-3 Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the American Lacrosse Conference tournament at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md.
  • Cifarelli, Chase and Alli Dawson each scored for the fifth-seeded Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State out-shot the Gators 15-6 in the second half and had a 6-2 advantage in draw controls, though it finished down 27-20 and tied 11-all, respectively, in the final tallies. DeScenza started the game in goal, playing the first half and tallying four saves before giving way to Caitlin Hester (22:30, 0 saves) and Katie Frederick (7:30, 1 save).

    No. 3 Rowing
    Head Coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • The No. 3 Ohio State rowing team claimed three wins against No. 8 Harvard Saturday morning on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir, sweeping varsity competition.
  • The first varsity four of Sarah Kessler, Taylore Urban, Sara Handa, Chloe Meyer and coxswain Claire Sasowsky claimed first place with a time of 7:54.47.
  • The second varsity eight of Daphne Socha, Katie Beletskaya, Silvia De Matteis, Stephanie Johnson, Nicole Becks, Lauren Eckles, Samantha Fowle, Catherine Shields and coxswain Amanda Poll continued varsity competition, sounding the horn in 7:01.94 to claim first place 14 seconds ahead of Harvard (7:15.35).
  • With the win, the second varsity eight improves to 8-0 this season and now holds a 17-0 regular season record dating back to March 24, 2012.
  • The first varsity eight of Katie King, Cori Meinert, Eelkje Miedema, Ashley Bauer, Meghan Birkbeck, Allison Elber, Holly Norton, Claire-Louise Bode and coxswain Victoria Lazur concluded competition with the third and final varsity win of the morning. The crew finished the race three seconds ahead of Harvard (6:56.98) with a time of 6:53.29.
  • Ohio State returns to action May 19 at the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

    Softball (33-21, 10-13 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly

  • Ohio State swept Wright State in a doubleheader to conclude the 2013 home schedule with a 12-5 mark Wednesday at Buckeye Field.
  • Guiding the Buckeyes at the plate was junior first baseman Evelyn Carrillo, who went 4-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored, while sophomore Shelby Pickett went 3-for-6 with an RBI.
  • Senior Megan Coletta and sophomore Caitlin Conrad each homered vs. the Raiders. In the circle, sophomore Alex DiDomenico and redshirt junior Melanie Nichols each posted complete game shutout victories, liming Wright State to a combined four hits in the twinbill.
  • Ohio State fell, 6-4, in game one of a three-game conference series at Illinois Friday night at Eichelberger Field.
  • Offensively, freshman Cammi Prantl went 2-for-2 with her first career home run, two runs scored, two walks and three RBI. In the circle, DiDomenico fell to 14-10 overall, throwing five innings and allowing five runs, two earned runs, three walks with 10 strikeouts.
  • Ohio State split a doubleheader at Illinois Sunday to conclude the 2013 regular season. The Scarlet and Gray claimed a 3-0 shutout in game one before falling in game two, 1-0, vs. the Fighting Illini at Eichelberger Field.
  • Sophomore Taylor Watkins notched the lone hit for the Buckeyes in the top of the seventh in game one vs. Gay with a single to right field. Sophomore Maddy McIntyre and junior Leesa Gresham each had two walks.
  • Despite striking out a season-high seven batters in game two, Nichols received the loss to fall to 5-2 overall as the Illini were able to plate the lone run of the contest in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single.
  • The Buckeyes will return to action at 3 p.m. ET Thursday at the Big Ten Tournament against Iowa. Ohio State is the No. 8 seed in the event, which is slated to be played in Lincoln, Neb., May 9-12.

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

  • Peter Kobelt, Blaz Rola and Connor Smith, members of the No. 4 Ohio State men's tennis team, were selected to compete in the field of 64 singles players and 32 doubles tandems at the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships the NCAA selection committee announced Wednesday.
  • All three Buckeyes will begin competition May 22, following the NCAA team championship at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex and Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Ill., on the University of Illinois campus.
  • Ohio State will serve as one of 16 hosts of the first and second rounds of the team portion of the NCAA tennis championships starting May 10. Notre Dame and Washington will open the Columbus regional at 10 a.m. before the fifth-seed Buckeyes and Cleveland State play at 1 p.m. The winners of the opening-round matches will meet in the second round at noon May 11.
  • The No. 8 seed, Kobelt is the 11th Buckeye under head coach Ty Tucker to earn a bid into the NCAA singles championship.

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

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes return to action at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 10-12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

    Women's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Karen Dennis

  • Sophomore Katie Borchers broke her own school record in the 800m run Friday afternoon at the Ohio Open in Athens, Ohio, crossing the finish line in 2:06.84 to finish in first place.
  • Borchers - whose previous record of 2:06.95 was set in February at the Big Ten indoor meet - defeated unattached competitor and former Buckeye Shaniqua McGinnis by more than two seconds. The time ranks among the Top 50 in Division I this season.
  • Sophomore Alexandria Johnson and freshman Alexis Franklin placed 1-2 in the 100m hurdles. Johnson crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 13:58, while Franklin cleared the hurdles in 13.86.
  • A personal-best time of 23.55 helped junior Adenike Pedro to first place in the 200m. Sophomore Aisha Cavin (23.58) and senior Ashlee Abraham (24.09) finished second and third, respectively, with season-best times.
  • Freshmen Bri Neitzel (56.49) and Khara Walker (season best 59.20) finished second and third, respectively in the 400m.
  • Runner-up honors in the 1500m went to freshman Tammy Berger in 4:36.48.
  • Sophomore Michelle Thomas emerged victorious in the 3000m with a time of 10:09.42.
  • Senior Tori Brink was first in 10:45.19 and sophomore Nicole Hilton second in 10:59.27 in the 3000m steeplechase.
  • Freshman Sakiko Minagawa won the 5000m in 18:04.78 while sophomore Carly Pendleton turned in a season-best mark of 48.12m (157-10.50) to finish in first place in the discus.
  • Abraham, Cavin, Pedro and senior Christienne Linton combined for a first-place time of 46.10 in the 4x100m relay while the Ohio State team of Janel Olberding, Borchers, Bri Neitzel and Berger won the 4x400m relay in 3:56.64.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 10-12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    5.7.13 - 5.21.13

    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. Iowa, 2 p.m.
    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

    Softball vs. Michigan, 2 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Men's Tennis vs. Cleveland State, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    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, 2 p.m.
    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

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Towson, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

    Softball vs. TBD, 12 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

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

    Thursday, May 16
    Baseball vs. Indiana, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Friday, May 17
    Baseball vs. Indiana, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Saturday, May 18
    Baseball vs. Indiana, 4:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Sunday, May 19
    Women's Rowing vs. Big Ten Championships, 9 a.m.
    Indianapolis, Ind.

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