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Oct. 1, 2013

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Athlete of the Week
  • Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller earned his second career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor for his performance in the Buckeyes' 31-24 win over Wisconsin Saturday night at Ohio Stadium. Miller completed 17 of 25 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns, also adding 83 rushing yards on 22 carries to combine for 281 yards of total offense after not starting the last two games due to injury. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native tied a career high with four touchdown passes, throwing two-first quarter touchdowns, one with one second remaining in the first half and another late in the third quarter.

Men's Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea
  • Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes return to action Friday, Oct. 4 at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.

Women's Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis
  • Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes return to action Friday, Oct. 4 at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.

Field Hockey (3-6, 0-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
  • The Ohio State field hockey team claimed a 4-3 victory at Kent State Tuesday afternoon at Murphy-Mellis Field in Kent, Ohio.
  • Guiding the Buckeyes to victory was freshman forward Brooke Hiltz, who posted a season-high five points on two goals and an assist vs. the Golden Flashes.
  • Senior midfielder Mona Frommhold scored the eventual gamewinning goal during the 54th minute with assists from Hiltz and senior midfielder Nora Murer, who had a pair of helpers, while sophomore forward Peanut Johnson also notched a goal in the first half.
  • Overall, Ohio State outshot the Golden Flashes 23-19 and had an 8-6 advantage in penalty corners.
  • In its first conference game of the season, Ohio State fell short, 3-2, at Michigan State Saturday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.
  • Offensively, junior back Kaitlyn Wagner and senior forward Sophia Pifer each scored their second goals of the season, while Frommhold had two assists vs. Michigan State.
  • The Buckeyes return to Columbus for two home games next week. Ohio State hosts Louisville Oct. 1 before facing Ohio Oct. 6 at Buckeye Varsity Field. As always, admission is free.

No. 4/3 Football (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Urban Meyer
  • Ohio State defeated No. 23 Wisconsin, 31-24, Saturday night at Ohio Stadium.
  • With 83 rushing yards, Braxton Miller became the all-time leading rushing quarterback at Ohio State with 2,151 yards for his career. He passed Cornelius Greene, who had 2,080.
  • Miller's three first-half touchdown passes marked the most touchdown passes in a half in his career and his four touchdown passes vs. Wisconsin tied his career high, first set vs. California in 2012. His four touchdown passes moved him into eighth all-time in Ohio State history for career touchdown passes (34).
  • Corey Brown became the 15th Buckeye to tally 100 or more career receptions after grabbing eight Saturday. He ended the game with a team-best 85 yards receiving, with two TD catches.
  • Ohio State held Wisconsin to just 104 yards rushing. The Badgers came into the game No. 3 nationally with 349.8 rushing yards per game.
  • Cameron Johnston punted six times Saturday, pinning Wisconsin inside the 20-yard line each time. Eleven of Johnston's 18 punts have been downed inside the 20 yard line.
  • Ryan Shazier led Ohio State with nine total tackles vs. the Badgers. Bradley Roby was second with eight, just one shy of the career-best nine he has posted twice before (last 9/2/12 at Michigan State), and added an interception in the win. Joshua Perry set a career high with seven total - and four solo - tackles vs. UW, both career bests.

Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
  • After three rounds of play on the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club, the Buckeye men's golf team concluded the Jack Nicklaus Invitational Monday in eighth. Ohio State carded a 47-over 899 on the par 71, 7,455-yard course, with sophomore Tee-K Kelly posting the lowest individual score for the Buckeyes with a 5-over 218.
  • Kelly was consistent throughout the weekend, ending with a final round score of 2-over 73 for an 11th-place tie. The Wheaten, Ill., native dropped six birdies overall, including two in the third round of play.
  • Freshman Frederik Hammer and junior Boo Timko placed 27th in the final individual standings, each recording an 11-over 224. Hammer started off the tournament with a solid 1-over 72 in the first round and went on to card a 6-over 77 in the final. Timko improved in the final round, earning three birdies for a 3-over 74 performance.
  • Ohio State's other two scorers were junior Grant Weaver and sophomore Max Rosenthal. Weaver placed in a 47th-place tie after carding a 20-over 233, while Rosenthal ranked 53rd with a 24-over 237.
  • The Buckeyes will return to the links with the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, North Carolina Oct. 28-29.

Women's Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
  • The Ohio State women's golf team concluded the first day of the annual Windy City Collegiate Classic in Chicago. The Buckeyes placed seventh after carding an 11-over 579 (297-282) on the par 71, 6,108-yard Northmoor Country Club.
  • Freshman Jessica Porvasnik was the top performer for the Buckeyes, tying for eighth place after an even 142. The Hinckley, Ohio, product put together back-to-back 71s on the day. She totaled four birdies in each round.
  • After a 6-over 77 in round one, junior Jan Chanpalangsri soared up the leaderboard in the afternoon after carding a 4-under 67 in the second round. She is currently tied for 20th scoring paring a 2-over 144. Freshman Katja Pogacar is tied for 25th with a 3-over 145 following rounds of 74 and 71 to round out the top 25.
  • Play resumed Tuesday with tee times off No. 1 & No. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Women's Ice Hockey
Head coach: Nate Handrahan
  • The Ohio State women's hockey team fell 2-1 in overtime against the Toronto Junior Aeros Saturday in an exhibition game at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • Ohio State controlled much of the action throughout the game, outshooting the Aeros 26-12 and winning 32 face-offs to the Aeros' 21. Redshirt senior goaltender Chelsea Knapp finished the game with 10 saves for the Buckeyes.
  • The Scarlet and Gray scored a third period goal as defenseman Kari Schmitt scored in the 16th minute on an assist from Annie Svedin.
  • The Buckeyes hit the road next week to start the regular season with a game in Erie, PA., against No. 7/8 Mercyhurst.

Rifle
Head coach: Ryan Tanoue
  • The Ohio State rifle team competed at the University of Memphis for the first time Saturday, participating in the Memphis Tiger Open.
  • Overall Ohio State fired a 4628 combined score including a team record in smallbore. In smallbore, the Buckeyes fired a team record 2310 led by sophomore Remington Lyman and freshman Deanna Binnie who fired matching 583 scores.
  • In air rifle the team fired a 2318 led by Amanda Luoma's 584.
  • Ohio State competed Sunday at the Ole Miss Invitational for the second straight year. Ohio State's overall score of 4631 fell just three points shy of the team record set last season and capped a solid weekend for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State fired a team record 2344 in air rifle competition just a day after setting a team record score in smallbore. Luoma again led the way with a 587 followed closely by junior Greg Hagar (586), Lyman (586) and freshman Chrissy Thomas (585). The three performances by Hagar, Lyman and Thomas were all personal bests.
  • In smallbore Ohio State fired a 2287 led by a solid 581 from Lyman.
  • The Buckeyes compete at West Virginia Saturday, Oct. 5.

Men's Soccer (2-5-2, 0-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem
  • Despite a spirited second half of play, the Ohio State men's soccer team fell to tenth-ranked Akron, 1-0, Tuesday night in front of 3,328 fans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Akron, Ohio.
  • On a rainy Sunday afternoon, the Ohio State men's soccer team fell, 2-0, at Indiana at Armstrong Stadium to open Big Ten Conference play.
  • Junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov tied his season high with 10 saves vs. the Hoosiers, while the Buckeyes produced a strong-second half, collecting a 3-2 advantage in corners, while shots were 8-5 in favor of Indiana.
  • The Buckeyes return home with two contests in Columbus next week. Ohio State faces Louisville at 7 p.m.
    Oct. 2 before taking on conference-rival Michigan at 2 p.m.
    Oct. 6 at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Women's Soccer (7-2-2, 1-1-1 Big Ten) Head coach: Lori Walker
  • The Ohio State women's soccer team topped Indiana, 3-1, Thursday afternoon at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Ohio State took the early 1-0 lead less than four minutes in when Kayla Varner finished through traffic from 10 yards off a corner from Danica Wu for her second goal of the season.
  • The Buckeyes then pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 18th minute when Nichelle Prince finished a 1-on-1 opportunity past Hoosier goalkeeper Shannon Flower off a beautiful through ball from Michela Paradiso. The goal marked Prince's team-high sixth goal of the season.
  • Alexis Degler added another for Ohio State in the 40th minute when she tracked down a long ball from Taylor Schissler, took one touch and finished far post to push the lead to 3-0 at the end of the half.
  • Ohio State dropped a 1-0 decision to Purdue Sunday afternoon at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • For the game, Ohio State held an 11-10 lead in shots and a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. Each team put three shots on goal.
  • Ohio State travels to take on Minnesota at 8 p.m.
    Friday in Minneapolis.

No. 12 Women's Volleyball (13-1, 1-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston
  • The No. 13 Ohio State women's volleyball team opened its Big Ten schedule with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-27, 25-20, 25-17) victory over rival and No. 10 Michigan Friday night in front of 4,500 fans in St. John Arena.
  • Senior Kaitlyn Leary picked up her sixth double-double of the season, having a match-high 22 kills and adding 12 digs. Freshman Taylor Sandbothe put together a stellar performance, totaling 12 kills and a career-best eight blocks (3s, 5a). Classmate Kylie Randall chipped in 11 kills and four block assists for the Buckeyes.
  • Senior libero Davionna DiSalvatore had a match-best 24 digs to lead the Buckeye defense. Julianne Mandolfo tied a season-high with three service aces, while DiSalvatore and Leary added two each. Junior setter Taylor Sherwin finished with 50 assists on the night.
  • Ohio State suffered its first loss of the season, falling 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, 25-22) to No. 15 Michigan State Sunday afternoon in St. John Arena.
  • Sandbothe led the Scarlet and Gray with 12 kills, finishing with a .524 attack percentage (12-1-21). The Lee's Summit, Mo., product added three blocks for the Buckeyes. Randall totaled 11 kills and concluded the match with a team-best .529 attack percentage (11-2-17). Leary recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 10 kills and 10 digs.
  • Up next, Ohio State takes to the road for a pair of Big Ten matches, Oct. 4-5. The Buckeyes will face nationally-ranked Purdue, Oct. 4, in West Lafayette at 7 p.m.
    ET. Ohio State closes out the weekend at Indiana, Oct. 5, in a 7 p.m.
    ET match.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Oct. 1 - Oct. 15

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 vs. Buckeye Corral, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

  • 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
Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Women's Tennis vs. ITA Midwest Regional, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
Friday, Oct. 11
  • Field Hockey vs. Penn State, 3 p.m.
    State College, Pa.

  • Women's Swimming vs. Kentucky, 5 p.m.
    Lexington, Ky.

  • Men's Swimming vs. Kentucky, 5 p.m.
    Lexington, Ky.

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

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

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. St. Cloud State, 7:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

  • Women's Tennis vs. ITA Midwest Regional, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Pistol vs. Army, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range
Saturday, Oct. 12
  • Men's Lacrosse vs. North Carolina (MRB Thumbs Up), 12 p.m.
    Baltimore, Md.

  • Pistol vs. Army, 8:30 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

  • Women's Soccer vs. Michigan State, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

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

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Miami (Ohio), 7:05 p.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

  • Women's Tennis vs. ITA Midwest Regional, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. St. Cloud State, 4:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

  • Men's Golf vs. Rod Myers Invitational, All Day
    Durham, N.C.
Sunday, Oct. 13
  • Rifle vs. Akron, 9 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

  • Men's Soccer vs. Michigan State, 1 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

  • Women's Tennis vs. ITA Midwest Regional, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Men's Golf vs. Rod Myers Invitational, All Day
    Durham, N.C.
Monday, Oct. 14
  • Women's Tennis vs. ITA Midwest Regional, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Bowling Green, 7:07 p.m.
    Bowling Green, Ohio
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