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Sept. 10, 2013

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    Athlete of the Week
  • Ohio State women's soccer freshman Nichelle Prince notched the Buckeyes' first hat trick since Oct. 14, 2012 in a 4-1 win over Northeastern Sunday. She also tallied an assist to help the Buckeyes improve to 4-1-1 on the season.

    Men's Cross Country
    Head coach: Ed Beathea

  • Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes return to action Sept. 13 at the Big Ten Preview in West Lafayette, Ind.

    Women's Cross Country
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes return to action Sept. 13 at the Big Ten Preview in West Lafayette, Ind.

    Field Hockey (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • Highlighted by a hat trick by sophomore forward Peanut Johnson, the Ohio State field hockey team started the home schedule on a strong note with a 5-1 win over Missouri State Friday afternoon at the Buckeye Classic.
  • Johnson, a native of Dayton, Ohio, scored one goal in the first half and tallied two additional goals in the final 35 minutes to claim her second career hat trick.
  • Senior co-captains Nora Murer and Arielle Cowie each scored their first goals of the year. Murer notched four points with two assists as well, while senior Mona Frommhold and freshman Paige Hamilton each had an assist in the contest vs. the Bears.
  • Ohio State fell, 3-2, against Bucknell in overtime Sunday to conclude action at the Buckeye Classic in Columbus.
  • Offensively, seniors Murer and Frommhold both tallied goals for the Scarlet and Gray.
  • Ohio State will now begin a two-week, five-game road swing. The team travels to play two games in Syracuse, N.Y., next weekend, facing UMass Sept. 14 and the Orange Sept. 15.

    No. 4/3 Football (2-0)
    Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • Ohio State defeated San Diego State, 42-7, Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.
  • With the win, Ohio State extended the nation's longest winning streak to 14 games.
  • Through eight quarters of competition, the Ohio State defense has allowed just three offensive touchdowns.
  • Senior quarterback Kenny Guiton replaced Braxton Miller in the first quarter and had a career day. He threw for a career-high 152 yards, going 19-for-28 with two touchdowns, as well as a rushing touchdown. He ran for a career-best and game-high 83 yards.
  • Senior wide receiver Corey Brown had touchdown receptions from Guiton in the first and third quarters, respectively, his first career game with multiple TD receptions.
  • Junior cornerback Doran Grant posted his first interception of the year - and the second of his career - in the first quarter. Sophomore cornerback Armani Reeves' fourth-quarter interception was the first of his career.
  • Ohio State has scored 44 of its 82 points through its first two games in the first quarter.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Saturday, Sept. 14 at California at 7 p.m. The game will broadcast on Fox.

    Men's Golf
    Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • The Ohio State men's golf team concluded the first tournament of the season in seventh after carding an even 288 on the final day of the Northern Intercollegiate. The Buckeyes totaled an 895 at the conclusion of the three-day tournament on the par-72, 7,236-yard course at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
  • Freshman Frederik Hammer finished the first tournament of his career tied for 20th with scores of 77-70-74 for a 5-over 221. The Rungsted, Denmark, native totaled four birdies on the day.
  • Sophomore Michael Bernard ended the weekend with a 223 to tie for 24th overall. He totaled a 1-under 71 on the final day, having three birdies to offset one bogie.
  • The Buckeyes will return to the state of Illinois for the Windon Memorial, scheduled Sept. 22-23 in Lake Forest, Ill. Also, coming up quickly on the agenda is the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. Ohio State will host the tournament, Sept. 29-30, on the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club.

    Women's Golf
    Head coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State opens the fall season Sept. 14-15 at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich.

    Men's Soccer (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: John Bluem

  • The Ohio State men's soccer team lost a 4-1 decision to No. 22 Tulsa Friday night in the Holiday Inn City Center Golden Hurricane Classic at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium in Tulsa, Okla.
  • Freshman Christian Soldat scored his first career tally for the Buckeyes in the loss.
  • Denio Leone scored his first career goal to lead the Ohio State men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over SMU Sunday afternoon in the Holiday Inn City Center Golden Hurricane Classic at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium in Tulsa, Okla.
  • Leone's goal Sunday came in the 76th minute of action off an assist by freshman Tyler Kidwell. Kidwell, a Dublin, Ohio, product, crossed the ball from the right side to Leone, who one-timed it from eight yards out for the score.
  • The Buckeyes return to Ohio, but remain on the road for an in-state contest at Bowling Green at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The Buckeyes will be home for back-to-back games against Wright State and Dayton on Sept. 17 and 20, respectively.

    No. 21 Women's Soccer (4-1-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Lori Walker

  • The No. 21 Ohio State women's soccer team fell to Boston College, 1-0, on McKenzie Meehan's header in the 80th minute Thursday evening at Newton Soccer Field.
  • Ohio State picked up a 4-1 win at Northeastern Sunday afternoon at Parsons Field.
  • Ohio State came out strong in the second half, taking the 2-1 lead in the 53rd minute when Nichelle Prince scored off an assist from Kristen Niederhaus for her second goal of the season.
  • The Buckeyes added another two minutes later when Prince scored off assists from Kayla Varner and Ellyn Gruber to push the lead to 3-1 in the 55th minute. It marked the first hat trick for a Buckeye since Lauren Granberg scored three in a 4-0 win at Nebraska Oct. 14 of last season.
  • Prince then capped it when she scored in the 81st minute off an assist from Gruber for the hat trick.
  • Ohio State faces Central Michigan and St. John's next weekend in Bloomington, Ind.

    No. 13 Women's Volleyball (6-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • The No. 23 Ohio State women's volleyball team defeated No. 16 Western Kentucky in a five-set thriller, 3-2 (23-25, 27-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-11), Friday in the opening match of the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Senior Kaitlyn Leary picked up her second double-double of the season, totaling a match-high 20 kills and adding 10 digs. The Parma, Ohio, product has record 20 or more kills in all four matches this season. Freshman Taylor Sandbothe tied a season-best with 15 kills and had three blocks assists, while classmate Kylie Randall finished with 11 kills and three block assists.
  • Middle blockers Anna Faul and Andrea Kacsits each tied a career-high in blocks as both finished with eight (1s, 7a) in the win. Leary set a career-best in blocks, having five block assists.
  • Ohio State earned its second Top 20 victory of the day with a 3-1 (27-29, 26-24, 25-14, 25-20) win over No. 15 and tournament host Florida State at the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational Friday evening.
  • The Buckeyes (5-0) were led offensively by Leary with a career-high 27 kills in the match. The Parma, Ohio, native has recorded 20 or more kills in all five matches this season.
  • Ohio State sealed the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational title with a 3-0 (25-15, 28-26, 26-24) victory over Florida Gulf Coast Saturday afternoon. With the win, Ohio State improved to 6-0 on the season for the first time since the 2006 season.
  • Leary was named the tournament Most Valuable Player and Sandbothe and Taylor Sherwin joined her on the all-tournament team.
  • Ohio State officially kicks off its home schedule, hosting the annual Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic, Sept. 13-14, in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes will welcome IUPUI, Southeast Missouri and Xavier to the two-day tournament. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Ohio State students are free with a valid Buck-ID.


Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Sept. 10 - Sept. 24

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, 7:05 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

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Field Hockey vs. Miami (Ohio), 4 p.m.
Oxford, Ohio

Friday, Sept. 20
Women's Volleyball vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, 4:30 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Women's Soccer vs. Illinois, 5 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Dayton, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Saturday, Sept. 21
Women's Volleyball vs. Valparaiso, 11 a.m.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Women's Volleyball vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Football vs. Florida A&M, TBA
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

Sunday, Sept. 22
Softball vs. Kentucky, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

Softball vs. Kentucky, 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

Men's Golf vs. The Windon Memorial, All Day
Lake Forest, Ill.

Monday, Sept. 23
Men's Golf vs. The Windon Memorial, All Day
Lake Forest, Ill.

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Field Hockey vs. Kent State, 4 p.m.
Kent, Ohio

Men's Soccer vs. Akron, 7 p.m.
Akron, Ohio

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