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Sept. 20, 2011

Athletes of the Week
Alex Redfield, a senior on the men's golf team, was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after he captured individual medalist honors at the Marshall Invitational, Sept. 12-13. His win also guided the Buckeyes to the team's second-consecutive and 19th overall win at the tournament. Redfield and his teammates earned top honors after finishing with an 18-under 834 on the par 71, 6,573-yard Guyan Golf Club in Huntington, W.Va. The Columbus product carded a field-best 6-under 65 in the final round to vault from 11th at the start of the day to first. Redfield captured his first-career individual title with a three-round score of 9-under 204, which was a career-low.

Sarah Mignin of the women's volleyball team was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Sports Imports Classic and Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week. She averaged 6.27 digs per set for the three matches and handled 69 serve reception attempts without an error. Mignin tied her career-high of 30 digs against Albany and tied her career-high of three aces against Maryland. She converted 24 of 69 digs (.348) to kills and had a .406 reception to kills percentage (28 of 69). Her play helped hold OSU's three opponents to a .154 attack percentage.

Men's Cross Country
Head coach: Robert Gary
• Ohio State placed six athletes in the top 10 on its way to an easy victory at the 6.4k Mountaineer Open Sept. 16. Ohio State's 21 point team score gave the Buckeyes a dominant 43-point margin of victory over runner-up and host Appalachian State (64 points).

Women's Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis
• A perfect score and top 5 sweep was a winning combination for Ohio State as the Buckeyes opened the 2011 season with an easy victory at the 5k Appalachian State Mountaineer Open Sept. 16. With a flawless 15 point score, the Scarlet and Gray finished well ahead of host and runner-up Appalachian State (61 points).

Field Hockey (4-5)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
• Junior captain Berta Queralt claimed her 100th career point in thrilling fashion with four goals, including the gamewinner, in a 4-3 overtime win against Wake Forest Sept. 16 at Buckeye Varsity Field. Queralt, a native of Barcelona, Spain, sealed the Buckeyes' first home victory of the season with four minutes remaining in the first overtime on an unassisted goal to complete the day with eight points on four scores - both career highs.
• Highlighted by two goals by sophomore Nora Murer, Ohio State defeated Kent State, 4-0, Sept. 18 at Murphy-Mellis Field in Kent, Ohio.

No. 17 Football (2-1)
Head coach: Luke Fickell
• Ohio State dropped its first-ever regular season game in the state of Florida Sept. 17 to unranked Miami, 24-6.

No. 20 Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
• Ohio State fired a 10-under 274 on the final day of the Marshall Invitational Sept. 13 to capture its second-consecutive team title with a 54-hole score of 18-under 834 on the par-71, 6,573 yard Guyan Golf Club in Huntington, W.Va. Senior Alex Redfield carded a field-best 6-under 65 in the final round to vault from 11th at the start of the day to first, capturing his first-career individual title with a three-round score of 9-under 204.
• Competing in the third and final round of play at the historic Olympia Fields Country Club, 20th-ranked Ohio State wrapped up a weekend of competition tied for tenth. The Buckeyes concluded the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational with a 54-hole total of 890 (+50).

Women's Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
• Ohio State opened the 2011-12 season with a second-place finish at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. Competing on the par 72, 6,236-yard Forest Akers West Golf Course, the Buckeyes chipped in a final round of 303 to total 907.

No. 24 Men's Soccer (4-2-1)
Head coach: John Bluem
• 24th-ranked Ohio State scored twice within the first eight minutes and went on to a 3-0 victory over Hartwick Sept. 16 at the CCU Soccer Field in the opening game of the Coastal Carolina Tournament in Conway, S.C.
• No. 24 Ohio State fell to Coastal Carolina and its second-ranked scoring offense in the country, 2-0, Sept. 18 at the CCU Soccer Field in the final game of the Coastal Carolina Tournament in Conway, S.C.

No. 25 Women's Soccer (5-3-1)
Head coach: Lori Walker
• The No. 25 Ohio State women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 24 Dayton Sept. 14 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
• 25th-ranked Ohio State tied Minnesota 1-1 in double overtime in soggy conditions Sept. 18 at Minneapolis.

Women's Tennis
Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher
• Ohio State closed the 2011 Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational by sweeping four singles matches and splitting a pair of doubles matches Sept. 18 at the Country Club at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

No. 25 Women's Volleyball (10-3)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston
• 25th-ranked Ohio State defeated Albany, 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 25-27, 27-25) Sept. 16 in the first day of the Sports Imports Classic. OSU's Mari Hole posted a match-high 27 points with 24 kills (.258), one ace serve and four assist blocks.
• 25th-ranked Ohio State defeated Akron, 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-17) in the second day of play at the Sports Imports Classic. OSU's Kelli Barhorst posted a match-high 16.5 points against the Zips with 16 kills (.750) and one assist block.
• 25th-ranked Ohio State won the Sports Imports Classic Sept. 17 with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-16, 25-27, 25-18) victory over Maryland.


Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Sept. 19-Oct. 2

Sept. 21
Men's Soccer vs. Louisville, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Sept. 23
Women's Field Hockey vs. Michigan, 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

Women's Ice Hockey vs. Wilfred Laurier, 7:07 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

Women's Volleyball at Iowa, 8 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa

Women's Soccer vs. Illinois, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Women's Cross Country at Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster, All Day
Toledo, Ohio

Sept. 24
Women's Volleyball at Nebraska, 8 p.m.
Lincoln, Neb.

Football vs. Colorado, 3:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

Sept. 25
Women's Soccer vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Michigan, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Sept. 26
Men's Golf at Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Round 1&2, ALL DAY
Toledo, Ohio

Sept. 27
Field Hockey at Ball State, 3 p.m.
Muncie, Ind.

Men's Golf at Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Round 3, ALL DAY
Toledo, Ohio

Sept. 28
Men's Soccer at Akron, 7:30 p.m.
Akron, Ohio

Sept. 29
Women's Soccer at Penn State, 7 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Sept. 30
Field Hockey vs. Indiana, 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

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

Women's Cross Country at Notre Dame Invitational, ALL DAY
Notre Dame, Ind.

Oct. 1
Men's Ice Hockey vs. Windsor, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Chiller North

Men's Football vs. Michigan State, 3:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

Women's Tennis at ITA All-American Championships, ALL DAY
Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Men's Tennis at ITA/DNovo All-American Championships, ALL DAY
Tulsa, Okla.

Oct.2
Men's Soccer at Michigan State, 12 p.m.
East Lansing, Mich.

Rifle at Alumni-Booster, 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Converse Hall

Women's Soccer at Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
Madison, Wis.

Women's Volleyball vs. Wisconsin, 6 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Women's Tennis at ITA All-American Championships, ALL DAY
Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Men's Tennis at ITA/DNovo All-American Championships, ALL DAY
Tulsa, Okla.

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