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Sept. 17, 2013

UPS
Athlete of the Week
  • Ohio State senior quarterback Kenny Guiton was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Buckeyes' 52-34 win over Cal at Memorial Stadium Saturday night. Guiton threw for three touchdowns in the first six minutes of the game to spark Ohio State to a quick 21-0 lead over California and finished with 368 yards of total offense and four touchdown passes. Guiton connected with Devin Smith on a school-record 90-yard touchdown pass - the longest play from scrimmage in school history - on his second throw of the game. He led the Buckeye offense to a three-year high 608 yards of offense, the most ever for an Urban Meyer coached Ohio State team. Guiton completed 21 of 32 passes for 276 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions (or sacks).


Men's Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea

  • The Ohio State men's cross country team placed five runners in the Top 10 on its way to an easy first-place finish at the 8k Big Ten Preview Friday at the Purdue Cross Country Course in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Ohio State totaled a team score of 28 to defeat host Purdue by 21 points. No. 26 Michigan was third with a team score of 69, followed by No. 32 Illinois with 76.
  • Sophomore Jordan Redd was the top Buckeye finisher for the second meet in a row, crossing the finish line in an 8k personal-best time of 24:50.9 for second-place finish overall. Redshirt sophomore Brian Hannaford was third overall in a PR of 24:53.8, followed sophomore Nick Pupino (fourth, PR of 24:55.2) and redshirt sophomores Curtis Hanle (seventh, 25:10.6) and Blake Taneff (10th, 25:15.4).
  • Ohio State returns to action in three weeks at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., and will be back at Purdue Nov. 3 for the Big Ten championships.

Women's Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • The Ohio State women's cross country team finished second overall Friday evening at the 6k Big Ten Preview in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • The Buckeyes compiled a team score of 58, finishing behind 17th-ranked Michigan (18 points). Host Purdue was third with 79 points, followed by Illinois (87).
  • Junior Michelle Thomas was the top runner for Ohio State in her first competition of the season, crossing the finish line in a seventh-place time of 21:48.6. Junior Katie Borchers also placed in the Top 10, taking eighth overall in 21:50.3. Also scoring for the Buckeyes were sophomore Minori Minagawa (13th, 22:24.7), freshman Jill Kanney (14th, 22:25.7), and junior Nicole Hilton (16th, 22:30.5).
  • Ohio State returns to action in three weeks at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., and will be back at Purdue Nov. 3 for the Big Ten championships.

Field Hockey (2-4, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • The Ohio State field hockey team fell in a neutral-site contest, 1-0, vs. No. 7 Massachusetts Saturday at Coyne Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Overall, Ohio State was outshot, 10-8, while the Buckeyes had a 6-5 lead in penalty corners. Goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux fell to 1-1 on the year posting five saves.
  • Ohio State dropped a 1-0 contest vs. No. 6 Syracuse Sunday at Coyne Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • The Buckeyes (2-4) and Orange (6-0) tied in shots in the first half, but Syracuse was able to score the lone goal of the contest with under five minutes to go in regulation to earn the win.
  • Ohio State continues its road schedule at Miami Sept. 18 in Oxford, Ohio.

No. 4/3 Football (3-0)
Head coach: Urban Meyer
  • Ohio State defeated Cal, 52-34, Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif.
  • With the win, Ohio State extends the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games - the fifth longest streak in school history. The longest is 22 games from 1967-69.
  • Ohio State totaled a season-high 608 total yards and had seven plays from scrimmage of at least 20 yards. 578 yards at Indiana in 2012 is the high under Urban at OSU.
  • Senior QB Kenny Guiton passed for a career-high 276 yards on 21-of-32 throwing with four TD passes.
  • On Ohio State's second offensive play, Guiton hooked up with Smith for a 90-yard TD pass - the longest play from scrimmage in program history. It also marks the longest pass play for an Urban Meyer-coached team.
  • Smith totaled a career-high 149 yards receiving on three catches. He had TD catches of 90 and 47 yards, both coming in the first quarter, and his 149 yards marks the third 100-yard receiving game of his career.
  • Senior RB Jordan Hall recorded the third 100-yard rushing game of his career with 168 yards on 30 carries and three TDs.
  • Junior LB Ryan Shazier recorded 12 tackles to go along with one sack. He had a career high 10 solo tackles.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Saturday, Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadium against Florida A&M. Kickoff is set for noon.

Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes return to action at The Windon Memorial Sept. 22-23 in Lake Forest, Ill.
    Women's Golf
    Head coach: Therese Hession
    • The Ohio State women's golf team concluded the first tournament of the season in second place at the Mary Fossum Invitational, posting a 32-over 896.
    • Ohio State was led by a quartet of Buckeyes who finished in the top 20. Freshman Ileen Domela finished the day with a 4-over 76 and came in tied for second overall with a 4-over 220 (71-73-76). Classmate Jessica Porvasnik also shot a 76 on the day and finished tied seventh with a 7-over 223 (74-73-76).
    • Senior Allison Harper tied for 12th with a 9-over 225 following rounds of 76, 72 and 77. Freshman Katja Pogacar also had a successful showing, tying for 17th after carding a 12-over 228 (75-78-75).
    • The Buckeyes next travel to Chicago, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, for the Windy City Collegiate hosted by Big Ten rival Northwestern.


    Pistol
    Head coach: James Sweeney

    • Ohio State opened the season with the 11th annual Ohio Cup, hosting Akron, Cedarville University and individual competitors at the two-day contest Friday and Saturday at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
    • The Buckeyes earned the top spot in all five events as senior A.J. Tourigny earned first-place finishes in free pistol (525) and air pistol (566), senior Joe Totts took first in standard pistol (550), senior Kim Hullings placed first in women's sport pistol (557) and freshman Elizabeth Buerling scored a first-place finish in women's air pistol (360).
    • In women's competition, the Buckeyes swept the top four spots in both women's sport and women's air pistol. Behind Hullings, freshman Elizabeth Szalajko scored a 520, junior Rachael Mullaney posted a 511 and Buerling shot a 509 to round out the top four scorers in women's air. Hullings (354), Szalajko (354), and senior Alexandra Troester (342) rounded out the top four in women's sport.
    • The Buckeyes return to action Oct. 5 at Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Competition is set to start at 8 a.m.


    Men's Soccer (2-2-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: John Bluem

    • The Ohio State men's soccer team ended its night in a scoreless draw with Bowling Green Friday at Cochrane Field in Bowling Green, Ohio.
    • Ohio State's chances were limited, but the offense was able to produce a handful of promising opportunities in the final minute of regulation and the bonus periods. In the 90th minute a pair of consecutive corners nearly put the Buckeyes on the board.
    • Alex Ivanov tallied eight saves in goal for the Buckeyes, marking the fifth time in five games this season the junior goalkeeper has come up with six or more stops.
    • Ohio State returns to Columbus for a pair of home matches next week. The Buckeyes will host Wright State at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 on Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium before welcoming Dayton for a 7:30 p.m. Friday night matchup.

    Women's Soccer (6-1-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Lori Walker
    • The Ohio State women's soccer team topped Central Michigan, 2-0, Friday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind.
    • The Buckeyes jumped out to the early 1-0 lead just over seven minutes in when Danica Wu drilled a shot from 20 yards out into the upper left corner off an assist from Ellyn Gruber for her first goal of the season.
    • The Buckeyes continued to play well to start the second half, outshooting the Chippewas 9-0 through the first 15 minutes after the break, before Gruber scored on a header in the 68th minute.
    • Ohio State edged St. John's, 1-0, Sunday morning in Bloomington, Ind.
    • Ohio State took the early lead once again when Nichelle Prince gathered a Michela Paradiso throw in, turned and fired a shot into the upper left corner for the Buckeye advantage in the 23rd minute. The goal marked Prince's fifth of the season and fourth in her last three games.
    • For the game, Ohio State held an 18-15 lead in shots, including 4-2 on goal, while tallying a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks. Rachel Middleman and McVicker each played a half as the Buckeyes' notched their fourth shutout of the season.
    • Ohio State opens Big Ten play at 5 p.m. Friday against Illinois at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

    No. 13 Women's Volleyball (9-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

    • The No. 13 Ohio State women's volleyball team topped IUPUI, 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-22), in its first match of the 2013 Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic Friday in St. John Arena.
    • Junior setter Taylor Sherwin collected her first double-double of the season, tallying 44 assists and 12 digs in the match. Senior Kaitlyn Leary led all student-athletes with 18 kills and added 12 digs for her third double-double on the year. Freshman outside hitter Kylie Randall notched 12 kills for the Buckeyes.
    • Defensively, Valeria León tied a career-high with 13 digs, while senior Davionna DiSalvatore totaled 12 digs overall. Freshman Taylor Sandbothe led the squad with four blocks (1s, 3a).
    • Ohio State topped Southeast Missouri State, 3-1 (25-12, 20-25, 25-19, 25-13), in the 2013 Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic Saturday afternoon.
    • León tallied a career-high 15 digs for the Buckeyes. Leary led all student-athletes with 21 kills and contributed 12 digs for her fourth double-double. Sherwin had her second-straight double-double of the weekend with 48 assists and 13 digs.
    • Defensively, DiSalvatore and Julianne Mandolfo added 13 digs each. Sandbothe had three blocks, while Randall, Anna Faul and Andrea Kacsits had two each.
    • Ohio State captured its third tournament title of the season, defeating Xavier, 3-1 (25-10, 21-25, 25-23, 25-13), in the final match of the Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic Saturday night.
    • Sherwin was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, while Kacsits joined her on the All-Tournament team.
    • The Buckeyes close out their tournament schedule at the Blue and White Classic in Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 20-21. Ohio State will face Maryland Eastern Shore, Valparaiso and host Buffalo in the two-day tournament.

    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    Sept. 17 - Oct. 1

    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), 5:30 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, 12 p.m.
      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


    Thursday, Sept. 26

    • Women's Soccer vs. Indiana, 3 p.m.

      Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium


    Friday, Sept. 27

    • Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan, 8 p.m.

      Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena


    Saturday, Sept. 28

    • Rifle vs. Memphis Tiger Open, 8 a.m.

      Memphis, Tenn.


    • Field Hockey vs. Michigan State, 1 p.m.

      East Lansing, Mich.


    • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Toronto Aeros, 2:05 p.m.

      Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink


    • Football vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m.

      Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium


    • Men's Tennis vs. ITA All-American Tournament, All Day

      Tulsa, Okla.


    Sunday, Sept. 29

    • Rifle vs. Ole Miss Invitational, 8 a.m.

      Oxford, Miss.


    • Softball vs. Kent State, 12 p.m.

      Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field


    • Women's Soccer vs. Purdue, 1 p.m.

      Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium


    • Softball vs. Kent State, 2 p.m.

      Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field


    • Men's Soccer vs. Indiana, 2 p.m.

      Bloomington, Ind.


    • Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan State, 2 p.m.

      Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena


    • Men's Golf vs. Jack Nicklaus Invitational, All Day

      Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State University Golf Club


    Monday, Sept. 30

    • Women's Golf vs. Windy City Collegiate, All Day

      Chicago, Ill.


    • Men's Golf vs. Jack Nicklaus Invitational, All Day

      Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State University Golf Club


    Tuesday, Oct. 1

    • Field Hockey vs. Louisville, 3 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

    • Women's Golf vs. Windy City Collegiate, All Day
      Chicago, Ill.
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