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Oct. 15, 2013

UPS
Athletes of the Week
  • Junior Boo Timko put up low numbers for the Ohio State men's golf team this past weekend at the Rod Myers Invitational. The Girard, Ohio, product led the Buckeyes with a fourth-place individual finish at the tournament with a 6-under 210 overall. Following an opening round of 76, Timko fired back with a 7-under 65 in round two, notching seven birdies and 11 pars in the round. His 18-hole score in round two was a career-low. Timko closed out the tournament with a 69 in the last round. Overall, he led the squad with 12 birdies over 54 holes played.

  • Nichelle Prince, a freshman on the Ohio State women's soccer team, scored the game-winning goal for the Buckeyes and assisted on the other two Ohio State goals in a 3-1 win over Michigan State Saturday. The freshman leads Ohio State with seven goals and six assists on the season.
Men's Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea
  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Oct. 19 at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
Women's Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis
  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Oct. 19 at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
Field Hockey (4-8, 0-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
  • The Ohio State field hockey team fell, 6-1, at No. 8 Penn State Friday afternoon in University Park, Pa.
  • Sophomore forward Peanut Johnson scored her eighth goal of the season in the second half against the Nittany Lions.
  • The Buckeyes return to Columbus for two home Big Ten games next weekend at Buckeye Varsity Field. The Scarlet and Gray face Iowa Oct. 18 before hosting conference-rival Michigan Oct. 20. As always, admission is free.
No. 4/3 Football (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Urban Meyer
  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; 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: Therese Hession

  • The Ohio State men's golf team rounded out its time at the Rod Myers Invitational in eighth place with a score of 15-over 879. Hosted by Duke at the Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C., the two-day, 54-hole tournament concluded Sunday with the Buckeyes carding an 11-over 299 in the final round of competition.
  • Junior Boo Timko led the way for the Buckeyes with a 6-under 210 performance. In the third round of play, Timko tallied a 3-under 69, which helped him achieve a fourth-place finish in the individual standings. He dropped 12 birdies on the par 72, 7,154-yard course, including seven in the second round.
  • The Buckeyes will return to competition with the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas, Texas Oct. 28-29.
No. 10 Women's Ice Hockey (2-0-1, 1-0-1 WCHA)
Head coach: Nate Handrahan
  • The Ohio State women's hockey team skated to a 2-all tie with St. Cloud State Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • Junior Taylor Kuehl got the Buckeyes out to an early lead while on a five-on-three power play, scoring her second goal of the season 7:02 into the opening period. Assists on the score were credited to juniors Sara Schmitt and Kari Schmitt.
  • Sara Schmitt gave the Buckeyes another lead 5:29 into the second, her first goal of the season. Kari Schmitt and senior Becky Allis picked up the assists.
  • Knapp finished the game with 24 saves for Ohio State.
  • Ohio State picked up its first WCHA victory of the 2013-14 season Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink, downing St. Cloud State by a final score of 4-2.
  • Junior forward Danielle Gagne put the Buckeyes out front early with her first score of the season. Her goal at the 2:06 mark of the opening stanza was assisted on by junior defensemen Sara Schmitt and Kari Schmitt and gave OSU a 1-0 lead.
  • On the Buckeyes first power play chance of the afternoon, senior forward Ally Tarr picked up her first goal of the season and gave Ohio State a 2-goal advantage at 3:26 of the first. Kuehl picked up the assist on the score.
  • Sophomore forward Kendall Curtis scored what would be the eventual game-winner at 7:50 of the second period with an assist by Gagne. The second goal of the season for Curtis gave OSU a 3-0 cushion at the time.
  • Kari Schmitt gave the Buckeyes some breathing room at the 14:13 mark, finding the back of the net for the third time this season and giving OSU a 4-2 advantage. Sara Schmitt and Tarr assisted on the goal which came on the power play, the fifth and fourth helpers of the season for them, respectively.
  • Up next for Ohio State is a trip to Grand Forks, N. D., for a league series with No. 6 North Dakota Oct. 18-19.
Men's Ice Hockey (0-2-0)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston
  • The Ohio State men's hockey team lost to No. 2-ranked Miami in its season opener, 6-2, Friday in Value City Arena.
  • Ohio State scored twice in the first three minutes of the third period to tie the game at 2. With the Miami goalie out of position, junior Darik Angeli put the Buckeyes on the board 20 seconds into the stanza, assisted by classmates Nick Oddo and Ryan Dzingel. At 2:53 junior Chad Niddery tallied, assisted by sophomore Craig Dalrymple and senior Travis Statchuk.
  • The game was the first collegiate contest for Buckeye freshmen Drew Brevig and Nick Schilkey.
  • Ohio State lost its first road game of 2013-14, falling to No. 2-ranked Miami, 6-3, Saturday in Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio.
  • Senior Alex Szczechura scored twice for Ohio State, with juniors Tanner Fritz and Max McCormick picking up the assists on both goals.
  • Forward David Gust and defenseman Josh Healey both skated in their first game for the Scarlet and Gray.
  • Ohio State is back in action Tuesday when it plays at Bowling Green in a non-conference matchup. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. in the BGSU Ice Arena.
Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney
  • The Ohio State pistol team defeated Army and Akron, Saturday, at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range. The Buckeyes swept all three open events to tally an aggregate score of 6,411, defeating defending national champion Army (6,237) and Akron (4,795).
  • Three Ohio State student-athletes won individual events, as senior Joe Totts placed first in standard pistol with a score of 559, senior Jason Reineck placed first in free pistol with a score of 521 and senior Kim Hullings earned a first-place finish in women's sport pistol with a score of 558.
  • Additionally, Reineck and senior A.J. Tourigny tied for first place in air pistol with Garrett Kennedy (Army) as all three posted a score of 555 in the event.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at VMI Oct. 25-26.
Rifle
Head coach: Ryan Tanoue
  • The Ohio State rifle team completed a successful first home match of the season with a 4645 - 4606 victory over the University of Akron Sunday.
  • The Buckeyes fired a team record 2345 in air rifle, besting their previous mark set at Ole Miss earlier this season. In air rifle Ohio State was led by sophomore Remington Lyman who fired an impressive 595, a personal best. Freshman Deanna Binnie posted a solid 586 while senior Amanda Luoma (583), junior Greg Hagar (581) and freshman Chrissy Thomas (573) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
  • In smallbore Ohio State fired a 2300 led by Luoma who fired a season best 580. Lyman fired a 579 with Binnie close behind with a 575. Hagar and Thomas (566) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State and Akron fielded additional teams for the match with Ohio State Gray defeating Akron Blue by a score of 4597 - 4582.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at Nevada Oct. 26.
Men's Soccer (2-6-4, 0-2-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem
  • On a sunny fall afternoon at DeMartin Stadium, the Ohio State men's soccer team battled to a 1-1 double-overtime draw at No. 18 Michigan State Sunday in East Lansing, Mich.
  • Down 1-0 with under six minutes remaining in regulation, the Buckeyes found the back of the net to force overtime en route to the conference draw vs. the Spartans.
  • Junior Ryan Ivancic scored the OSU goal from the far side post after finishing a low cross by classmate Kofi Agyapong.
  • Ohio State will begin a four-game homestand next weekend in Columbus. The Buckeyes will host Northwestern at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Women's Soccer (8-3-3, 2-2-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker
  • The Ohio State women's soccer team picked up a 3-1 win over Michigan State Saturday evening at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Ohio State broke through when Ellyn Gruber headed home a Nichelle Prince cross from eight yards to put the Buckeyes up 1-0 in the 38th minute of the first half.
  • Things stayed quiet until the 72nd minute when the Buckeyes extended the lead to 2-0. Taylor Schissler found Kayla Varner down the left wing and the junior played a nice through ball to Prince who flicked a shot underneath a diving Clem for the two-goal lead.
  • Ohio State scored its third goal in the 80th minute when Paradiso possessed on the right wing, beat a Spartan defender and finished far post from 12 yards to give the Buckeyes a 3-1 advantage and put the game away.
  • For the game, Ohio State held a 21-6 advantage in shots, including 7-4 on goal, and a 6-4 lead in corner kicks. Ohio State goalkeeper Jillian McVicker made three saves in the win.
  • Ohio State travels to University Park, Pa., to take on Penn State at 3 p.m. Thursday before returning home to face Northwestern on Senior Day at noon next Oct. 20. The Penn State match will be televised live on BTN.
Men's Swimming
Head coach: Bill Wadley
  • In front of a capacity crowd at Lancaster Aquatics Center, the Ohio State men's swimming and diving team opened the season Friday evening with a 176-122 win at Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.
  • In all, 11 different Buckeyes were a part of a victory vs. the Wildcats. Junior Josh Fleagle collected two individual wins, while senior Tamas Gercsak, Keanu Stevenson, Steven Zimmerman, DJ MacDonald, Connor McDonald, Alex Miller, Michael DiSalle and Jovan Mitrovic also touched the wall first in their respective races.
  • In diving, junior Stephen Ettienne led the Scarlet and Gray, posting a runner-up performance in the 3-meter dive and a third-place finish in the 1-meter dive.
  • Ohio State will next host its annual Scarlet and Gray exhibition Oct. 18 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Women's Swimming
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott
  • In front of a capacity crowd at Lancaster Aquatics Center, the Ohio State women's swimming and diving team opened the season Friday evening with a 195-104 victory at Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. The Buckeyes posted wins in 13 swimming events vs. the Wildcats.
  • Sophomore Annie Gillig led the charge with three individual wins, while freshman Amy Bopp each had two individual victories.
  • Freshman Lindsey Clary, senior Alex Norris, junior Aliena Schmidtke, senior Michelle Williams and senior Kelly Ann Baird all touched the wall first in their respective events.
  • Ohio State will next host its annual Scarlet and Gray exhibition Oct. 18 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Men's Tennis
Head coach: Ty Tucker
  • 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 competition at the 2013 ITA Midwest Regional Championships Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich. The squad totaled eight singles victories and four doubles wins on the weekend.
  • Freshman Gabriella De Santis advanced to the second round of play in the singles main draw after posting a 6-2, 7-5, victory over NIU's Nelle Youel. In the round of 32, De Santis rallied to force a third set vs. DePaul's Ana Vladutu, but dropped the match, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
  • After dropping the second-set tiebreaker, Grâinne O'Neill fell to Illinois' Jerrika Boone in the first round of singles play, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
  • Sandy Niehaus, who qualified for a spot in main draw singles, was defeated by Notre Dame's Monica Robinson, 6-1, 6-4. Miho Kowase was eliminated from competition after falling to Michigan's Amy Zhu in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
  • In the round of 16 of the doubles main draw, Kowase and O'Neill fell to the Illinois tandem of Misia Kedzierski and Louise Kwong, 8-5. The pair has collected four wins during the fall campaign.
  • Up next, the Buckeyes are slated to compete in the Tennessee Fall Invite Oct. 25-27 in Knoxville, Tenn.
No. 17 Women's Volleyball (14-4, 2-4 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston
  • The No. 14 Ohio State women's volleyball team fell to No. 19 Wisconsin, 3-2 (20-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10), Friday night in St. John Arena.
  • Junior setter Taylor Sherwin picked up her fourth double-double of the season, having 46 assists and 12 digs. Seniors Davionna DiSalvatore and Julianne Mandolfo finished with 18 and 14 digs, respectively.
  • Freshman Taylor Sandbothe led the Buckeyes with 18.5 points in the match, notching 13 kills and seven blocks (2s, 5a). Senior Kaitlyn Leary finished with 17 kills and freshman Kylie Randall added 12.
  • Ohio State fell to No. 11 Minnesota Saturday night in St. John Arena, 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-19).
  • Leary finished with 10 kills for the Buckeyes, while junior Erin Sekinger chipped in seven kills and two blocks.
  • Sandbothe had four blocks and six kills overall. Sherwin notched 21 assists and 10 digs for her fifth double-double of the season. Mandolfo led the squad with 11 digs.
  • Ohio State travels to Evanston, Ill., Oct. 16, for a mid-week match at Northwestern. The Buckeyes and the Wildcats face off at 8 p.m. ET live on BTN. Ohio State then heads to Illinois, Oct. 20, for a 3 p.m. ET match against the Illini.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
10.15.13 - 10.29.13

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.
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. USTA Future, All Day
    Birmingham, Ala.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Midwest Regionals, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center
Wednesday, Oct. 23
  • Field Hockey vs. Ball State, 3 p.m.
    Muncie, Ind.

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

  • Women's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
    State College, Pa.
Friday, Oct. 25
  • Pistol vs. VMI, 3 p.m.
    Lexington, Va.

  • Women's Soccer vs. Nebraska, 5 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

  • Men's Swimming vs. Kenyon, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

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

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

  • Women's Tennis vs. Tennessee Fall Invite, TBA
    Knoxville, Tenn.
Saturday, Oct. 26
  • Pistol vs. VMI, 8 a.m.
    Lexington, Va.

  • Rifle vs. Nevada, 11 a.m.
    Reno, Nev.

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Robert Morris, 7:05 p.m.
    Moon Township, Pa.

  • Football vs. Penn State, 8 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

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

  • Women's Tennis vs. Tennessee Fall Invite, TBA
    Knoxville, Tenn.
Sunday, Oct. 27
  • Men's Soccer vs. Cleveland State, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

  • Women's Soccer vs. Iowa, 2 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

  • Women's Tennis vs. Tennessee Fall Invite, TBA
    Knoxville, Tenn.
Monday, Oct. 28
  • Men's Golf vs. Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, All Day
    Dallas, Texas

  • Men's Tennis vs. USTA Future, All Day
    Pensacola, Fla.

  • Men's Tennis vs. USTA Challenger, All Day
    Charlottesville, Va.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

  • Men's Golf vs. Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, All Day
    Dallas, Texas
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