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Sep 3, 2013

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  • Ohio State women's volleyball junior Taylor Sherwin was named Big Ten Setter of the Week after guiding the Buckeyes to a 3-0 record on the weekend and the team title at the NIU Invitational. Sherwin stepped into her role as leader on the court and paced the Buckeye offense with a total of 158 assists over 13 sets for a 12.15 average. Sherwin was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player for her efforts.

    Men's Cross Country
    Head coach: Ed Beathea

  • Sophomore Jordan Redd ran a first-place time of 15:37.9 as the Ohio State men's cross country team opened the 2013 season with a team victory at the Dayton Flyer 5k Challenge Saturday afternoon in Kettering, Ohio.
  • Ohio State totaled a team score of 30 to defeat runner-up IUPUI by 12 points. The Buckeyes placed four runners in the Top 10: Redd, redshirt sophomore Brian Hannaford (15:43.5), sophomore Nick Pupino (15:44.6) and redshirt sophomore Jeff Hannaford (15:59.6).
  • The Buckeyes return to action in two weeks at the Big Ten Preview in West Lafayette, Ind.

    Women's Cross Country
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • The Ohio State women's cross country team totaled 24 points to capture first place at the Dayton Flyer 5k Challenge Saturday morning in Kettering, Ohio.
  • Led by freshman Jill Kanney, the Buckeyes placed five runners in the Top 10 to defeat second-place IUPUI by 29 points. Kanney, in her first collegiate race, crossed the finish line second overall in a time of 18:36.0.
  • Also scoring for Ohio State were sophomore Lexi Aughenbaugh (third, 18:51.1), junior Katie Borchers (fifth, 18:58.1), sophomore Minori Minagawa (sixth, 19:03.3) and sophomore Helen Willman (eighth, 19:08.6).
  • The Buckeyes return to action in two weeks at the Big Ten Preview in West Lafayette, Ind.

    Field Hockey (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • The Ohio State field hockey team fell, 4-1, against Temple in its season opener at the 2013 Conference Cup in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Freshman midfielder Paige Hamilton scored her first career goal at 14:26 to put the Buckeyes ahead, 1-0. A native of Port Moody, British Columbia, Hamilton tallied an unassisted score after beating the Temple goalkeeper one-on-one in the circle.
  • With seconds left in regulation, the Buckeyes battled back to send its final contest at the Conference Cup into overtime and went on to defeat No. 20 UNH, 3-2, Sunday in an overtime shootout in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Freshman midfielder Hamilton tied the game, 2-2, on the team's last shot at 69:55 to force extra time. Following two 15 minute overtime periods, the Buckeyes (1-1) posted a 3-1 advantage in the shootout session against the Wildcats (0-2) to claim their first win of the 2013 campaign.
  • During the shootout, sophomore Peanut Johnson and seniors Nora Murer and Mona Frommhold all scored on their attempts to put the pressure on UNH.
  • The Scarlet and Gray open their home schedule next weekend hosting the 2013 Buckeye Classic. Ohio State faces Missouri State at 3 p.m. Friday before taking on Bucknell at Noon Sunday. The Bears and Bison will play a neutral-site matchup at Noon Saturday in Columbus at Buckeye Varsity Field.

    No. 2 Football (1-0)
    Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • Ohio State defeated Buffalo, 40-20, Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.
  • Ohio State has opened the season with a win every year since 2000 and is 33-2 in its last 35 season-openers. The squad has won its last 35 home openers.
  • Head coach Urban Meyer improved his career record to 43-4 in games played in August/September and is now 12-0 in season openers.
  • Devin Smith's 47-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter marked the 11th touchdown catch of his career. The previous 10 touchdown receptions went for an average of 39.3 yards.
  • Jordan Hall's 49-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter marked the longest carry of his career, eclipsing a 39-yard run against New Mexico State in 2009.
  • With 77 rushing yards, Braxton Miller eclipsed the 2,000-yard rushing mark in his career and now sits at 2,063. He is now 17 yards shy of Cornelius Greene's Ohio State record of 2,080 yards rushing by a quarterback.
  • Ohio State returns to action Saturday, Sept. 7 against San Diego State at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

    Men's Golf
    Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State opens the season at the Northern Intercollegiate Sept. 6-8 in Sugar Grove, Ill.

    Men's Soccer (1-1-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: John Bluem

  • The Ohio State men's soccer team lost its season opener to UNC Wilmington, 2-1, in double overtime Friday night in the eighth annual Wolstein Classic on Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Sage Gardner had the lone score for the Buckeyes, who were forced to play a man down for 15:22, the final 1:35 of regulation and the whole of overtime.
  • Alex Ivanov stopped two penalty kick opportunities in the second half to cement the Ohio State men's soccer team's 2-0 win over Northern Illinois Sunday afternoon in the eighth annual Wolstein Classic on Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Alex Harrison and Ryan Ivancic each scored their first OSU career goals as the Buckeyes earned a second-place finish in their early-season tournament.
  • The Buckeyes return to action in the Hurricane Classic next weekend in Tulsa, Okla. Ohio State will face host and ninth-ranked Tulsa at 8:30 p.m. ET Friday before meeting Southern Methodist at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Gametracker and live video links for the matchup with the Hurricanes will be linked through the men's soccer schedule on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

    No. 24 Women's Soccer (3-0-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Lori Walker

  • Ohio State women's soccer team topped Pittsburgh, 2-0, Wednesday evening at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes were able to get on the board in the 36th minute when Megan Fuller found Alexis Degler far post with a corner and the freshman was able to head it in from six yards for her first-career goal and the 1-0 Buckeye lead.
  • The Buckeyes were able to double their lead in the 60th minute on the first goal in a Buckeye uniform by Kayla Varner. The BYU transfer received the ball on the far right wing and beat D'Agostino near post with a strike from a difficult angle just outside the box for the 2-0 lead.
  • The Buckeyes played to a scoreless draw with Arizona Sunday evening at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Arizona held a narrow 17-16 advantage in shots while the Buckeyes put seven on goal to six for the Wildcats. Arizona also held a slight 6-5 lead in corners.
  • Ohio State hits the road for the first time in 2013 when it faces Boston College at 7 p.m. Thursday.

    No. 23 Women's Volleyball (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • The No. 23 Ohio State women's volleyball team kicked off the 2013 season with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 26-24) win over Liberty in the opening match of the NIU Invitational Friday.
  • Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary had 21 kills in the win to lead all student-athletes. The Parma, Ohio, product also added eight digs for the Buckeyes. Junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger notched a career-high with 15 kills, while classmate Taylor Sherwin finished with a match-high 40 assists.
  • The Buckeyes earned their second victory of the NIU Invitational Saturday, outlasting Green Bay 3-2 (29-27, 22-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-13).
  • Career-highs were reached by six Buckeyes in the match. Leary led the match 22 kills along with nine digs. Also picking up career marks in kills were freshman Taylor Sandbothe and sophomore Andrea Kacsits, finishing with 15 and 13 kills, respectively. Sandbothe added five aces in the victory. Sekinger tied a career-best with 15 kills and classmate Sherwin totaled 68 assists for a career high.
  • Ohio State captured the NIU Invitational title with a 3-2 (22-25, 25-12, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9) victory over host Northern Illinois Saturday night in DeKalb, Ill.
  • Sherwin was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, while Leary and Davionna DiSalvatore joined her on the All-Tournament team.
  • Leary put together a career night for the Buckeyes, picking up the first double-double in her career with a career-high 26 kills and 22 digs. Freshman Kylie Randall made her first collegiate appearance and finished second on the squad with 18 kills in the win. Sherwin guided the Buckeye offense with 50 assists overall.
  • Ohio State returns to St. John Arena Sept. 4 for a 7 p.m. ET exhibition match vs. the Poland National Team. The Buckeyes then travel to Tallahassee, Fla., for the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational, Sept. 6-7.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    Sept. 3 - Sept. 17

    Wednesday, Sept. 4
    Women's Volleyball vs. Poland National Team, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Thursday, Sept. 5
    Women's Soccer vs. Boston College, 7 p.m.
    Chestnut Hill, Mass.

    Friday, Sept. 6
    Women's Volleyball vs. Western Kentucky, 11 a.m.
    Tallahassee, Fla.

    Field Hockey vs. Missouri State, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

    Women's Volleyball vs. Florida State, 7 p.m.
    Tallahassee, Fla.

    Men's Soccer vs. Tulsa, 8:30 p.m.
    Tulsa, Okla.

    Men's Golf vs. Northern Intercollegiate, All Day
    Sugar Grove, Ill.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Alumni Game, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Harmon Family Football Park

    Saturday, Sept. 7
    Football vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

    Women's Volleyball vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 12 p.m.
    Tallahassee, Fla.

    Men's Golf vs. Northern Intercollegiate, All Day
    Sugar Grove, Ill.

    Sunday, Sept. 8
    Field Hockey vs. Bucknell, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

    Men's Soccer vs. SMU, 1 p.m.
    Tulsa, Okla.

    Women's Soccer vs. Northeastern, 1 p.m.
    Boston, Mass.

    Men's Golf vs. Northern Intercollegiate, All Day
    Sugar Grove, Ill.

    Friday, Sept. 13
    Pistol vs. Ohio Cup, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Soccer vs. Central Michigan, 3:30 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Men's Soccer vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
    Bowling Green, Ohio

    Women's Volleyball vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Cross Country vs. Big Ten Preview, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

    Women's Cross Country vs. Big Ten Preview, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

    Saturday, Sept. 14
    Pistol vs. Ohio Cup, 7:30 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Volleyball vs. SEMO, 12:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Field Hockey vs. UMass, 2 p.m.
    Syracuse, N.Y.

    Football vs. California, 7 p.m.
    Berkeley, Calif.

    Women's Volleyball vs. Xavier, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Golf vs. Mary Fossum Invitational, All Day
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Sunday, Sept. 15
    Women's Soccer vs. St. Johns, 11 a.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Field Hockey vs. Syracuse, 2 p.m.
    Syracuse, N.Y.

    Women's Golf vs. Mary Fossum Invitational, All Day
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Rifle vs. Alumni Match, 9 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Tuesday, Sept. 17
    Men's Soccer vs. Wright State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

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