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Athlete of the Week
  • Ohio State women's volleyball senior Kaitlyn Leary closed out the team's non-conference slate on a high note, earning most valuable player honors at the Blue and White Classic held in Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 20-21. The Parma, Ohio, product led the team to a trio of 3-0 wins at the tournament, finishing with 40 kills on the weekend. In the team's 3-0 win over Valparaiso Saturday afternoon, Leary picked up her fifth double-double of the season with 18 kills and 12 digs. Against host Buffalo Saturday night, Leary led all student-athletes with 17 kills and chipped in two solo blocks. The outside hitter continues to lead the Big Ten in kills, averaging 5.31 per set. Her average also places her third in all NCAA Division I.

Men's Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea

  • Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes return to action in two weeks at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., and will be at Purdue Nov. 3 for the Big Ten Championships.

Women's Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes return to action in two weeks at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., and will be at Purdue Nov. 3 for the Big Ten Championships.

Field Hockey (2-5, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • The Ohio State field hockey team fell, 4-2, at Miami Wednesday evening in Oxford, Ohio.
  • The Buckeyes were able to tie the game at 1-1 heading into halftime, but the RedHawks (4-4) notched three second-half goals to claim their first home win of the year.
  • Offensively, Ohio State was guided by Nora Murer and Kaitlyn Wagner who both scored goals. Murer, who led the team with four shots on net, now has three goals in 2013, while Wagner tallies her first score of the year. Freshman Brooke Hiltz posted her first career point as a Buckeye on an assist to Murer, while junior Nina Laudahn also had a helper vs. the RedHawks.
  • Ohio State has a six-day break from competition, returning to the turf at Kent State Sept. 24.

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

  • Ohio State defeated Florida A&M, 76-0, Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.
  • With the win, Ohio State extends the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games - the fifth longest streak in school history. The longest is 22 games from 1967-69.
  • Ohio State's 76-point win ties for the fifth-greatest in school history, matching a 76-0 win at Western Reserve in 1934. It was the largest margin of victory since defeating Drake, 85-7, in 1935.
  • Kenny Guiton's six touchdown passes, all in the first half, marked an Ohio State record. He became one of four Buckeyes to throw for at least five touchdown passes and the first since Bobby Hoying tossed five at Pittsburgh in 1995. He was 24-for-34 in the game (both career highs), with 215 yards. The last time Ohio State passed for six touchdowns as a team was in Sept. 25, 2010.
  • Jeff Heuerman tallied a career-high four catches (for 43 yards), including his first career touchdown.
  • Evan Spencer notched a career-best four receptions (50 yards) in the win, with a career-best two touchdowns.
  • Ezekiel Elliott's 16-yard touchdown run in the third quarter marked the first of his career. Elliott ran for a career-high 162 yards on 14 carries and ended the game with two touchdowns. Elliott ran for 121 yards in the third quarter alone.
  • Cardale Jones rushed for his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Saturday, Sept. 28 vs. Wisconsin at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • After an impressive third round of play, the Ohio State men's golf team concluded the Windon Memorial in Lake Forest, Ill., Monday in a fourth-place tie with Purdue. The Buckeyes carded an 11-over 875 total on the par 72, 7,202-yard course at the Knollwood Club. The total includes a 1-under 287 performance by the squad on the final day of action.
  • Boo Timko, a junior from Girard, Ohio, tallied six birdies in the third round to finish with his lowest score of the tournament at 3-under 69. Overall, Timko dropped a 1-under 215, which put him in an 11th-place tie in the individual standings.
  • Sophomore Max Rosenthal, who competed as an individual, finished with an even 216 for a 14th-place tie. In round three, Rosenthal carded two birdies to finish the day at 3-over 75.
  • With a quick turnaround, Ohio State will host the fourth-annual Jack Nicklaus Invitational at the Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course in Columbus Sept. 29-30.

Women's Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes return to action at the Windy City Collegiate Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 in Chicago.

Women's Hockey
Head coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State opens the season with an exhibition game against the Toronto Aeros Saturday, Sept. 28 at the OSU Ice Rink. The game is set to start at 2:05 p.m.

Rifle
Head coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ohio State opens the season at the Memphis Tiger Open in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 28 and at the Ole Miss Invitational in Oxford, Miss., Sept. 29.

Men's Soccer (2-3-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem

  • The Ohio State men's soccer team concluded a matchup with Wright State in a scoreless draw through two overtimes Tuesday evening at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Despite playing a man down for nearly 41 minutes of game action, Ohio State was able to hold a physical Wright State offense to no goals for the match.
  • At the end of regulation, the game remained scoreless, with Ohio State recording 11 shots, four shots on goal and three saves overall.
  • Ohio State's defense withstood four shots from Wright State in the final period, ending the match with four saves on 12 shots for the scoreless draw.
  • Ohio State dropped a 3-1 match to Dayton Friday evening at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes capitalized in the 81st minute with a goal from Chancy when the UD backfield failed a clear attempt inside the box. The match ended with three saves awarded to Buckeye goalkeeper Andrian McAdams.
  • Ohio State returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 24 for a road matchup with in-state foe Akron. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Women's Soccer (6-1-2, 0-0-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker

  • Ohio State played to a 1-1 draw against Illinois in the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener Friday at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Illinois took the 1-0 lead into the half after holding a narrow 9-8 lead in shots, including 7-3 on goal, over the first 45 minutes.
  • Ohio State knotted the score at 1-1 in the 84th minute. Danica Wu played a long ball to Ellyn Gruber, who possessed and played a perfect through ball to Michela Paradiso who finished far post from eight yards out.
  • For the game, Ohio State held a 23-18 lead in shots with Illinois tallying 12 shots on goal to 10 for the Buckeyes. Ohio State held a 9-5 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Middleman made six saves in the first half for the Buckeyes while Jillian McVicker made five while playing the final 65 minutes.
  • Ohio State hosts Indiana at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 on BTN before welcoming Purdue at 1 p.m. Sept. 29.

No. 13 Women's Volleyball (12-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • The Ohio State women's volleyball team recorded its 10th win of the season Friday afternoon with a 3-0 (25-6, 25-10, 25-9) win over Maryland Eastern Shore in the opening match of the Blue and White Classic in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • All 13 Buckeyes (10-0) scored at least a point in the win with freshman Taylor Sandbothe leading the way with nine kills and two block assists for 10 points. Junior Erin Sekinger added eight kills, while sophomore Andrea Kacsits finished with six kills and two block assists. Senior Kaitlyn Leary chipped in five kills and three blocks and setter Taylor Sherwin had a match-high 23 assists.
  • Senior Julianne Mandolfo totaled a match-best 13 digs, while Davionna DiSalvatore and Alyssa Winner finished with five apiece. Junior Anna Faul totaled three blocks for the Buckeye defenders that limited the UMES attackers to a -.171 attack percentage.
  • Ohio State improved to 11-0 on the season with a 3-0 (29-27, 25-20, 25-17) victory over Valparaiso Saturday afternoon at the Blue and White Classic in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Leary notched a double-double on the day, finishing with 18 kills and 12 digs. Sandbothe totaled 14 kills and six blocks (1s, 5a), while Sekinger finished with 11 kills. DiSalvatore had a match-high 15 digs and Sherwin finished with 44 assists.
  • The Buckeyes closed out their non-conference schedule with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-16) victory over host Buffalo to capture the Blue and White Classic tournament title Saturday evening in Alumni Arena.
  • Leary was named the tournament's most valuable player and finished the evening with 17 kills and two solo blocks. Sekinger and Sandbothe joined her on the all-tournament team.
  • Freshman Kylie Randall totaled 11 kills, while Sekinger had nine for the Buckeyes in the win. DiSalvatore had a match-best 11 digs while Mandolfo chipped in 10.
  • Ohio State kicks off the Big Ten season hosting nationally-ranked rivals Michigan and Michigan State in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes and the Wolverines face off Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on BTN. Ohio State closes out the weekend against the Spartans Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. ET.



Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Sept. 24 - Oct. 8



Tuesday, Sept. 24

  • Field Hockey vs. Kent State, 2 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.


Wednesday, Oct. 2
  • Men's Soccer vs. Louisville, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium


Friday, Oct. 4
  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium


  • Women's Volleyball vs. Purdue, 7 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.


  • Women's Soccer vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.


  • Women's Cross Country vs. Notre Dame Invitational, TBA
    Notre Dame, Ind.


  • Women's Tennis vs. Akron Hidden Dual, TBA
    Akron, Ohio


  • Men's Cross Country vs. Notre Dame Invitational, TBA
    Notre Dame, Ind.

Saturday, Oct. 5
  • Rifle vs. West Virginia, 8 a.m.
    Morgantown, W. Va.


  • Pistol at Purdue, 8 a.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.


  • Softball vs. Akron, 10 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Fred Beekman Park


  • Softball vs. Northern Kentucky, 2:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Fred Beekman Park


  • Women's Volleyball vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.


  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Toronto, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center


  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Mercyhurst, 7:05 p.m.
    Erie, Pa.


  • Football vs. Northwestern, 8 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.


  • Women's Tennis vs. Akron Hidden Dual, TBA
    Akron, Ohio



  • Fencing vs. OSU Duals, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House


Sunday, Oct. 6
  • Softball vs. Ohio, 10:30 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Fred Beekman Park


  • Women's Soccer vs. Wisconsin, 12:30 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.


  • Softball vs. Wright State, 12:45 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Fred Beekman Park


  • Field Hockey vs. Ohio, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field


  • Men's Soccer vs. Michigan, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium


  • Women's Tennis vs. Akron Hidden Dual, TBA
    Akron, Ohio


  • Women's Lacrosse vs. Marquette (exhibition), 9 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC Athletic Fields

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