Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff
Oct. 11, 2016

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

Athletes of the Week

Francesca Di Lorenzo, Women’s tennis

  • Di Lorenzo played magnificent tennis all week long at the Riviera ITA All-American Championships on her way to capturing her second-career ITA national title. The sophomore played in five matches of the main draw last week and she only dropped one set. In the finals, Di Lorenzo defeated Ena Shibahara (UCLA) in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) to claim the title.

Hugo Di Feo, Men’s tennis

  • •Di Feo placed second in the ITA All-American Tennis Championships, including three wins over top-25 competition. He beat No. 25 Or Ram Harel (Tulsa), No. 7 Skander Mansouri (Wake Forest) and No. 6 Tom Fawcett (Stanford) during his successful week; all three wins were Di Feo’s first ever against top-25 ranked opponents.

No. 2 Football (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten)

  • J.T. Barrett had two touchdowns on the day, one via the ground and the other through the air, as Ohio State beat Indiana, 38-17.
  • The Buckeye offense relied heavily on the run game, racking up 290 yards on the ground. The Buckeyes ran the ball 50 times for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Freshman running back Mike Weber found the end zone twice and Curtis Samuel scored on a five-yard scamper in the second quarter.
  • The defense set a season high with nine tackles for loss, and once again did not allow a rushing touchdown. Ohio State is the only defensive unit in the FBS to not allow a touchdown on the ground.

Women’s Tennis

  • Francesca Di Lorenzo won her second career ITA national title on Sunday when she knocked off Ena Shibahara (UCLA) in straight sets (6-4, 6-3).
  • Di Lorenzo’s two ITA national titles are the only two in Ohio State program history.
  • Di Lorenzo only dropped one set during her five-match win streak this week. In the semifinals, Di Lorenzon beat the No. 1 player in the NCAA, Haley Carter of North Carolina.

No. 19 Women’s Soccer (9-4-2, 3-2-2 Big Ten)

  • The Buckeyes picked up two impressive road wins at Maryland and at Purdue. The Scarlet and Gray tallied eight goals while only allowing one in the two games.
  • Against Maryland, Sammy Edwards tapped in two goals to lead Ohio State to a 4-0 win. The junior’s goals came in the 56th and 59th minutes.
  • Nichelle Prince registered two goals in the 4-1 victory over Purdue.
  • The Buckeyes boast an impressive record of 24-0-2 when they score more than two goals in a game since 2014.

Men’s Ice Hockey (1-0-1)

  • The Buckeyes got off to a hot start in 2016 with a 3-2 triumph over No. 3 Denver Friday evening. Goals from Matthew Weis, Matt Joyaux and John Wiitala and 33 saves from Christian Frey contributed to the win.
  • On Saturday evening, the Buckeyes grinded out a 3-3 tie against Air Force in the championship game of the Ice Breaker Tournament.
  • During the two-game set, 12 players for the Scarlet and Gray registered a point.

Men’s Tennis

  • In a field of 64 athletes, the Buckeyes had two members advance to the final eight at the ITA All-American Tennis Championships.
  • Hugo Di Feo placed second in the tournament, including three wins over top-25 competition. He beat No. 25 Or Ram Harel (Tulsa), No. 7 Skander Mansouri (Wake Forest) and No. 6 Tom Fawcett (Stanford) during his successful week; all three wins were Di Feo’s first ever against top-25 ranked opponents.
  • Mikael Torpegaard made it to the quarterfinals before dropping a match. His biggest win of the week came over No. 18 Gustav Hansson (Ole Miss) in the round of 16.
  • Both Di Feo and Torpegaard earned bids to the USTA/ITA Indoor National Singles Championship next month for their performances.

Women’s Ice Hockey (2-1-1)

  • The Buckeyes fought their way to a 1-1 tie on Saturday afternoon against No. 1 Wisconsin.
  • Julianna Iafallo scored in the seventh minute of the game after she made a nifty move past a Badger defender and rifled the shot in off the crossbar.
  • In a true team defensive effort, the Scarlet and Gray blocked a total of 26 shots during the contest.

Women’s Swimming

  • The Buckeyes took second with a team score of 492 points at this weekend’s Florida Gulf Coast University Classic.
  • The Buckeyes notched three event wins on the day: Meg Baily captured first place in the 100 IM with a time of 56.62; Liz Li was the first to touch the wall in the 100 freestyle with an NCAA B time of 49.94; and the foursome of Macie McNichols, Maria Coy, Chantel Wynn and Li won the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.06).

Ohio State Athletics Schedule

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Tuesday, October 11

  • Men’s Soccer vs. Oakland, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, October 13

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Indiana, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Friday, October 14

  • Field Hockey vs. Maryland, 3:30 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Ice Hockey at Bemedji State, 4 p.m. – Bemedji, Minn.
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Nebraska, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Rifle at Alaska, TBA – Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Women’s Golf, Tar Heel Invitational, All Day – Chapel Hill, N.C.

Saturday, October 15

  • Women’s/Men’s Cross Country, Pre Nationals, 12:15 p.m. – Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Indiana, 2 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Ice Hockey at Bemedji State, 4 p.m. – Bemedji, Minn.
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Iowa, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Football at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. – Madison, Wis.
  • Men’s Ice Hockey at Miami (Ohio), 8 p.m. – Oxford, Ohio
  • Women’s Golf, Tar Heel Invitational, All Day – Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Rifle at Alaska, TBA – Fairbanks, Alaska

Sunday, October 16

  • Field Hockey vs. Rutgers, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Rutgers, 2 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Golf, Tar Heel Invitational, All Day – Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Fencing, OSU Duals, All Day – Columbus, Ohio