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Oct. 8, 2013

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Athlete of the Week

  • Ohio State women's ice hockey junior Kari Schmitt scored a pair of second period goals just over four minutes apart during the Buckeyes' 4-3 overtime victory over No. 7/9 Mercyhurst Saturday night. Schmitt finished the game with a +4 plus/minus rating and was credited with three blocked shots. Last season, the Canton, Mich., native had eight multi-point games, tying for most on the team.
Men's Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea
  • The Ohio State men's cross country team turned in a 19th-place finish Friday afternoon at the 8k Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
  • Sophomore Jordan Redd was the top individual finisher for the third meet in a row, crossing the finish line 40th overall in a time of 25:09.8. Also scoring for Ohio State were sophomores Nick Pupino (75th, 25:32.0), Brian Hannaford (83rd, 25:38.2), Curtis Hanle (141st, 26:15.4) and Jeff Hannaford (143rd, 26:17.2).
  • Ohio State returns to action in two weeks at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
Women's Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis
  • The Ohio State women's cross country team finished 13th overall at the 5k Notre Dame Invitational Friday afternoon at the Burke Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.
  • Junior Katie Borchers cracked the Top 25 of the individual standings for the Scarlet and Gray, racing to a 23rd-place time of 17:37.7. Junior Michelle Thomas was 44th in 17:54.0 and sophomore Sakiko Minagawa 75th in a time of 18:17.0. Also scoring was freshman Jill Kanney (100th, 18:29.1) and sophomore Helen Willman (112th, 18:35.5).
  • Ohio State returns to action in two weeks at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
Fencing
Head coach: Vladimir Nazlymov
  • The Ohio State fencing team finished 13-0 in the 2013 OSU Duals Saturday at the French Field House. The victory extended the team's undefeated streak to 10-consecutive years at the event.
  • The Buckeye sabre squad notched a 140-4 record toward the win. Freshmen Alexa Antipas, Ben Theeman and Alan Dornjandaeng debuted with undefeated performances. Junior Celina Merza also notched 23-0 victory for the women's sabre squad.
  • Ohio State fences next in an exhibition match vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 12.
Field Hockey (4-7, 0-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
  • In a fast-paced non-conference game, the Ohio State field hockey team dropped a home contest against No. 17 Louisville Tuesday despite a hat trick by sophomore forward Peanut Johnson at Buckeye Varsity Field.
  • Trailing by a goal at halftime, the Buckeyes were able to even the score in the opening moments of the second half following Johnson's third score, but the Cardinals went on to collect three unanswered goals to earn a 6-3 win in Columbus.
  • A native of Dayton, Ohio, Johnson boasted all three goals for the Scarlet and Gray, scoring during the 13th minute before finding the back of the cage two additional times in the 32nd and 36th minutes, respectively. Sophomore back Emma Royce, senior forward Sophia Pifer and sophomore forward Annie VonderBrink also claimed assists vs. the Cardinals.
  • Ohio State claimed a non-conference victory against Ohio Sunday afternoon, defeating the Bobcats, 2-1, at Buckeye Varsity Field.
  • Sophomore VonderBrink and senior Mona Frommhold tallied goals for the Scarlet and Gray in the first half en route the win.
  • Frommhold is third on the team in points with nine this year, collecting three goals and three assists.
  • In the second half, Ohio State was able to keep possession away from its goal against Ohio as the team held a 6-3 advantage in shots and a 3-2 lead in corners.
  • Ohio State will next travel to State College, Pa., to face Penn State at 3 p.m. Oct. 11.
No. 4/3 Football (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Urban Meyer
  • Ohio State defeated No. 15/16 Northwestern, 40-30, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., Saturday night.
  • Carlos Hyde rushed for a team-high 168 yards and 3 TDs, marking the seventh 100-yard rushing game of his career and his first of the season.
  • Hyde's rushing total was a career high and his 26 carries was just two shy of his 28 attempts vs. Nebraska (10/8/11). Hyde tied his career high with 4 receptions and set a career best with 38 receiving yards.
  • With 68 yards rushing, Braxton Miller passed Rick Leach (2,176) for fifth place on the Big Ten's all-time rushing list among QBs with 2,219 yards.
  • Bradley Roby blocked a punt in the first quarter and recovered it for a TD. It marked his third career TD on either a blocked or recovered punt. It also marks his second career blocked punt. His last blocked punt was at Michigan State in 2012.
  • Joey Bosa recorded five tackles, two for loss and had two sacks. He also ended the game with a recovered fumble in the endzone for a touchdown.
  • Curtis Grant finished the game with a career high 10 tackles. He had record seven twice previously, last vs. Wisconsin (9/28/13).
  • The Buckeyes return to action Saturday, Oct. 19 against Iowa at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.
Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
  • Ohio State resumes action this weekend at the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, N.C.
Women's Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
  • Ohio State resumes action this weekend at the Diane Thomason Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.
No. 10 Women's Ice Hockey (1-0, 0-0 WCHA)
Head coach: Nate Handrahan
  • The Ohio State women's hockey team opened the 2013-14 season with an overtime victory, 4-3, on the road against No. 7/9 Mercyhurst Saturday night in Erie, Pa.
  • The Buckeyes, who haven't lost a season opener in nine years, got the game-winning goal 2:02 into overtime from junior Taylor Kuehl. Assists on the winning goal were by senior Ally Tarr and junior Sara Schmitt.
  • Following a scoreless opening stanza, junior defenseman Kari Schmitt scored a pair of goals four minutes and seven seconds apart to give the Buckeyes a two-goal advantage. Her first score coming 6:32 into the period with assists by Tarr and Sara Schmitt, her second at the 10:39 mark with assists by freshman Claudia Kepler and sophomore Kendall Curtis.
  • Curtis put the Buckeyes up 3-2 as she scored her first career goal at the 8:40 mark of the period. Tarr and junior Danielle Gagne were credited with the assists on the score.
  • Redshirt senior goaltender Chelsea Knapp finished the game with 35 saves for Ohio State, who were outshot by Mercyhurst 38-28.
  • The Buckeyes start their conference slate Oct. 11-12 at the OSU Ice Rink as they host St. Cloud State.
Men's Ice Hockey
Head Coach: Steve RohlikHead coach: Geoff Carlston
  • The Ohio State men's hockey team opened the 2013-14 campaign with a 9-1 victory over Toronto in an exhibition game in Value City Arena Saturday afternoon.
  • Junior Tanner Fritz had a team-best four points on two goals and two assists, while sophomore Craig Dalrymple recorded two goals and an assist for three points.
  • Senior Alex Szczechura and juniors Max McCormick and Justin DaSilva each had three points on a goal and two helpers while senior Alex Lippincott scored twice in the victory.
  • Sophomore Collin Olson started the game in net for the Buckeyes and played the first 31:01, making eight saves on nine shots. Freshman Matt Tomkins played the final 28:59 and stopped all 10 shots he faced. The Buckeyes outshot the Varsity Blues, 41-19, in the game.
  • Ohio State begins the regular season next weekend with a home-and-home series vs. Miami. The teams will meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday in Value City Arena in Columbus and at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Oxford.
Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney
  • Ohio State returns to action Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 against Army at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
Rifle
Head coach: Ryan Tanoue
  • The Ohio State rifle team fired a new team record 4648 in a close match at No. 1 West Virginia. Although the Mountaineers secured the victory with a total score of 4657, the Buckeyes defeated WVU in smallbore 2305-2301 en route to a program best score, eclipsing the previous best of 4633 fired last season.
  • In smallbore Ohio State was led by sophomore Remington Lyman who fired a personal and match high 584. Freshman Deanna Binnie also had a solid day for the Buckeyes with a 581. Senior Amanda Luoma and freshman Chrissy Thomas both fired 570 and junior Greg Hagar rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes with a 562.
  • In air rifle Ohio State was again led by Lyman who fired a personal best 592. Binnie also fired a personal best with a 588. Luoma (584), Thomas (579) and Hagar (562) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Sunday, Oct. 13 against Akron at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
Men's Soccer (2-6-3, 0-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem
  • The Ohio State men's soccer team concluded its match Wednesday evening in a double-overtime, scoreless draw against No. 17 Louisville at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The match marked the sixth shutout the Buckeye defense has earned this season, as well as the third time an Ohio State game has ended in a scoreless tie.
  • Ohio State fell with a 1-0 loss to Michigan Sunday afternoon on Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Looking ahead, the Buckeyes play Michigan State in East Lansing at 1 p.m. Oct. 13.
Women's Soccer (7-3-3, 1-2-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker
  • The Ohio State women's soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Minnesota on a chilly, windy and wet Friday night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.
  • For the game, Ohio State held a 20-7 advantage in shots, including 7-4 on goal, and a narrow 7-6 edge in corner kicks. Jillian McVicker earned her first clean sheet of the season against the Golden Gophers while Nichelle Prince tallied a team-high six shots.
  • Ohio State fell, 1-0, to Wisconsin in overtime on a game-winner by Nikki Greenhalgh in the 98th minute at the Dan McClimon Track and Soccer Complex Sunday afternoon.
  • For the game, Wisconsin held a 16-12 lead in shots but Ohio State led 6-5 in shots on goal and 8-6 in corner kicks. Prince led the Buckeyes with five shots, four on goal.
  • Ohio State hosts Michigan State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Men's Tennis
Head coach: Ty Tucker
  • The Ohio State men's tennis team finished play at the 2013 ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday with Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka losing in the consolation doubles semifinal.
  • In consolation doubles semifinal action and their final match of the 2013 ITA All-American Championships, the Buckeye duo was defeated 8-7 (1) by Big Ten rivals Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski, Illinois.
  • Kobelt continued play in consolation singles and in his second round match vs. Joran Vliegen, East Carolina, Kobelt won the first set 6-4. Vilegen rallied to win the second and third sets 6-4 and advanced to third round play.
  • The Buckeyes play host for the ITA Midwest Regional Championships Oct. 17 to Oct. 22. A total of 20 teams from the Midwest region, both conference and non-conference opponents, will be competing in the tournament.
Women's Tennis
Head coach: Melissa Schaub
  • The Ohio State women's tennis team concluded play at the Akron Invitational Sunday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Akron, Ohio. The Buckeyes totaled 19 wins on the weekend, including 12 singles victories and seven doubles wins in the hidden dual tournament.
  • Freshmen Gabriella De Santis collected a team-best six wins on the weekend, including three singles victories in straight sets at the No. 1 position.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, native Sandy Niehaus recorded a 5-0 record, while redshirt sophomore Nicole Flower posted a 4-0 ledger playing on days one and two.
  • Ohio State notched a perfect end to the weekend, collecting six wins in all six matches played.
  • Up next, Ohio State will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to compete in the ITA Midwest Regional Oct. 10-14.
No. 14 Women's Volleyball (14-2, 2-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston
  • The No. 12 Ohio State women's volleyball team hit the road for the first time in Big Ten play and fell to No. 24 Purdue, 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-21), Friday night in West Lafayette.
  • Senior Kaitlyn Leary finished with a match-high 15 kills and added two block assists for the Buckeyes. Freshman Taylor Sandbothe and sophomore Katie Mitchell totaled six kills, while senior Julianne Mandolfo had a team-best 11 digs.
  • Ohio State clinched a 3-2 (25-23, 20-25, 25-19, 17-25, 17-15) victory vs. Indiana Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.
  • Leary tabbed her eighth double-double of the season, collecting 22 kills and 11 digs on the evening as well as four block assists. Setter Taylor Sherwin posted 44 assists, while Mandolfo added a team-best 15 digs to the victory. Sandbothe totaled seven blocks (1s, 6a), while Erin Sekinger notched six blocks (1s, 5a).
  • The Buckeyes return to action next weekend with matches against Wisconsin and Minnesota at St. John Arena. Ohio State hosts the Badgers Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and the Gophers Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
10.8.13 - 10.22.13

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, 8 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

Wednesday, Oct. 16

  • Women's Volleyball vs. Northwestern, 7:30 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

Thursday, Oct. 17

  • Women's Soccer vs. Penn State, 3 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Midwest Regionals, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

Friday, Oct. 18

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

  • Women's Swimming Scarlet vs. Gray, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

  • Men's Swimming, Scarlet vs. Gray, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. North Dakota, 8:07 p.m.
    Grand Forks, N.D.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Midwest Regionals, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

Saturday, Oct. 19

  • Men's Swimming Alumni vs. Varsity, 11 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

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

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. North Dakota, 8:07 p.m.
    Grand Forks, N.D.

  • Women's Cross Country vs. Pre-National Invitational, TBA
    Terre Haute, Ind.

  • Men's Cross Country vs. Pre-National Invitational, TBA
    Terre Haute, Ind.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Midwest Regionals, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

Sunday, Oct. 20

  • Women's Soccer vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

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

  • Men's Soccer vs. Northwestern, 2:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

  • Women's Volleyball vs. Illinois, 3 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Midwest Regionals, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

Monday, Oct. 21

  • Men's Tennis vs. Midwest Regionals, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center

  • Men's Tennis vs. USTA Future, All Day
    Birmingham, Ala.

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