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Oct. 22, 2013

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Athlete of the Week

  • Ohio State women's hockey senior goaltender Lisa Steffes led the Buckeyes to a win in her first start of the season Saturday in Grand Forks against No. 5/6 North Dakota. Steffes stopped 36 of 37 shots faced, a .973 save percentage. She held UND to one power play goal out of seven opportunities in a game where Ohio State was outshot 37-18.

Men's Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea

  • The Ohio State men's cross country team placed 28th out of 52 teams Saturday morning at the 8k Indiana State Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Sophomore Jordan Redd continued his four-meet streak as the top Buckeye finisher, placing 69th overall for the Scarlet and Gray in a time of 24:23.77. Also scoring for Ohio State were sophomores Nick Pupino (123rd, 24:36.36), Curtis Hanle (145th, 24:55.72), Brian Hannaford (147th, 24:56.32) and Blake Taneff (249th, 25:28.31). The times from Redd and Pupino were personal bests.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.

Women's Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Led by a 38th-place finish from Katie Borchers, the Ohio State women's cross country team placed 25th out of 51 teams Saturday morning at the 6k Indiana State Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Borchers, a junior for Russia, Ohio, crossed the finish line in a 6k personal-best time of 20:55.31. Fellow junior Michelle Thomas also placed in the Top 100 for Ohio State, taking 88th overall in 21:22.09. Also scoring for the Buckeyes was sophomore Sakiko Minagawa (171st, 21:54.90), sophomore Helen Willman (211th, 22:08.42) and junior Nicole Hilton (233rd, 22:14.81).
  • The Buckeyes return to action Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.

Field Hockey (4-10, 0-4 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • The Ohio State field hockey team dropped a 3-1 home contest vs. No. 18 Iowa Friday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field.
  • The Buckeyes were able to tie the game, 1-1, heading into halftime, but the Hawkeyes rebounded with two goals in the second session to earn the Big Ten win.
  • Down 1-0, Ohio State tied the contest at 30:49 when senior midfielder Mona Frommhold scored off a rebound from the right side of the net. The assist was credited to Nina Laudahn, who sent a shot off the keeper's pads to set up Frommhold for the score.
  • The Hawkeyes took a 2-1 lead in the opening minutes of the second half when Cafone got into the circle and slapped a shot from the left side into the back of the net at 40:37. Iowa extended its lead to 3-1 when Dani Hemeon found space at the top of the circle and scored with the assist from Cafone at 54:56.
  • Ohio State fell short, 2-1, in overtime against No. 19 Michigan Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field.
  • Laudahn had a memorable day, scoring her first career goal as a Buckeye. A native of Berlin, Germany, Laudahn beat her defender inside the circle and blasted a shot past goalkeeper Haley Jones from the right side of the cage at 12:56 for her first career goal as a Buckeye.
  • Up next, the Buckeyes hit the road for a midweek game at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at Ball State.

No. 4 Football (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • Ohio State defeated Iowa, 34-24, Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.
  • Ohio State holds the nation's longest winning streak at 19 games, tied for the second-longest in school history (2005-06, 2002-03). The longest is 22 games from 1967-69.
  • Corey Brown's 58-yard touchdown reception from Braxton Miller in the second quarter marked the longest catch of his career.
  • Carlos Hyde's 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the first rushing touchdown allowed by Iowa this season.
  • Devin Smith tied his career high with seven receptions against the Hawkeyes, totaling 72 yards.
  • Hyde's 149-yard rushing performance marked the eighth 100-yard game of his career and his second in a row after rushing for 168 vs. Northwestern.
  • Braxton Miller tallied 324 yards of total offense against Iowa. The game marked his Ohio State record seventh time tallying over 300 yards of total offense in a game. Miller was tied with Joe Germaine for first in program history heading into the game.
  • Miller connected on 22 of 27 pass attempts for 222 yards, a career high for completions in a game. Miller now has back-to-back 200-plus yard throwing games.
  • Ohio State is yet to allow a 100-yard rusher this year.
  • Ryan Shazier led the Buckeyes with nine total tackles, followed by Curtis Grant with eight. Armani Reeves had a career-best six tackles, passing the five he had vs. San Diego State earlier this year.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Saturday, Oct. 26 against Penn State at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes will return to competition with the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas, Texas Oct. 28-29.

Women's Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes next travel to Wilmington, N.C, Oct. 25-27, for the Landfall Tradition hosted by UNC Wilmington.

No. 10 Women's Ice Hockey (3-1-1, 2-1-1 WCHA)
Head coach: Nate Handrahan

  • The Ohio State women's hockey team fell to No. 5/6 North Dakota, 5-2, Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N. D.
  • The second period belonged to the Buckeyes as they cut into the lead with two power play scores of their own. At the 4:27 mark, Julia McKinnon found the back of the net for the first time this season to make it a 3-1 game. Assists were credited to senior Ally Tarr and junior Sara Schmitt on the scoring play.
  • With just under two minutes to play in the second, Schmitt cleaned up a rebound in front of the net for her second goal of the season and the lead was cut to 3-2. Assists went to McKinnon and junior Kari Schmitt, who originally put the net puck on net with a shot from the top of the zone.
  • Shots on goal in the contest were in favor of Ohio State, 22-21, and the Buckeyes had an 18-12 advantage in the final two periods. Each team went 2-2 on the power play and redshirt senior goaltender Chelsea Knapp stopped 16 for the Buckeyes.
  • The Ohio State women's hockey team took down No. 5/6 North Dakota Saturday night in Grand Forks, N. D., holding on for a 2-1 win.
  • Senior goaltender Lisa Steffes was impressive in her first start of the season stopping 36 of 37 shots faced in a game where OSU was outshot 37-18. Steffes and the Buckeye defense held UND to one power play goal in seven opportunities.
  • Sophomore forward Kendall Curtis scored at the 4:16 mark of the opening period on an unassisted goal to put the Buckeyes out front early. The Highlands Ranch, Colo., native has three goals in five games this season.
  • Ohio State took advantage of a 5-on-3 chance following a game misconduct on UND, taking a 2-0 lead at 15:58 of the first period on a goal from junior forward Taylor Kuehl. Kuehl's third goal of the season was set up by senior Ally Tarr and junior Sara Schmitt, their sixth and seventh assists of the season, respectively.
  • The Buckeyes now have an off week prior to a trip to Madison, Wis., Nov. 2-3 for a series with No. 2 Wisconsin.

Men's Ice Hockey (0-3-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Steve Rohlik

  • The Ohio State men's hockey team fell to Bowling Green, 4-3, Tuesday evening in a non-conference game in BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio.
  • Ohio State led 1-0 after the first period. With Ohio State on the power play, sophomore Anthony Greco dumped the puck in and it took a bounce off the boards to the front of the net and freshman Nick Schilkey was there to put it at 17:19, recording his first career goal.
  • The Buckeyes and Falcons each scored twice in the second period, giving Ohio State a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Just 2:21 into the second period junior defenseman Justin DaSilva took a drop pass from senior Alex Szczechura and netted his first goal of the season (and the second of his career), with junior Max McCormick on the second assist, his team-best third helper of the season.
  • Junior Darik Angeli then took a pass up the ice from freshman Drew Brevig and scored on the rush at 10:03 for a 3-0 Buckeye lead. The assist was the first point of Brevig's Buckeye career.
  • Each team had 28 shots in the game. Matt Tomkins made 24 saves in 58:41 for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State will be off until Oct. 25, when it hosts Robert Morris in game one of a home-and-home series in Value City Arena. The teams will then meet Oct. 26 in Pittsburgh. Ohio State and Bowling Green will finish their series Oct. 29 in VCA. Puck drop each night is set for 7:05 p.m.

Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action at VMI Oct. 25-26.

Rifle
Head coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action at Nevada Oct. 26.

Men's Soccer (2-6-5, 0-2-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem

  • The Ohio State men's soccer team grinded its way to a scoreless double-overtime draw against No. 16 Northwestern Sunday afternoon at Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov had another solid outing between the posts, collecting seven saves to move to 2-5-4 this season. He now has notched five shutouts in 2013. Overall, the Buckeyes have collected six shutout matches in 2013.
  • The Buckeyes return to competition at 7 p.m. Wednesday, hosting Oakland at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Women's Soccer (9-4-3, 3-2-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker

  • The Ohio State women's soccer team fell at No. 17 Penn State, 4-2, Thursday afternoon at Jeffrey Field.
  • Alexis Degler played a ball from the right wing into Nichelle Prince at the top of the box in the 37th minute. Prince took one dribble and hit a right-footed shot toward the far post to beat Eckerstrom and cut the Penn State lead to 2-1.
  • The teams went into the break with Penn State up 2-1.
  • In the second half, Danica Wu found Morgan Wolcott eight yards out and the redshirt freshman flicked a header inside the far post and the Buckeyes had battled back to knot the game at 2-2.
  • For the game, Penn State held a narrow 10-9 lead in shots, 7-6 on goal, and an 8-5 advantage in corners.
  • Ohio State exploded for six goals in a 6-1 Senior Day win over Northwestern Sunday afternoon at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Ohio State took the lead in the 12th minute when Ellyn Gruber found Nichelle Prince, who had slipped in behind the Northwestern defense, with a through ball and the freshman finished off the bottom of the crossbar for the 1-0 advantage.
  • Prince added another in the 30th minute off assists from Danica Wu and Michela Paradiso when she gathered a through ball at the top of the box and finished far post past Northwestern goalkeeper Jenna Hascher from eight yards.
  • Prince notched her second hat trick of the season in the 65th minute when she made a diagonal run from the right wing and finished far post from 12 yards out for the 3-0 lead.
  • Alexis Degler finished inside the six-yard box off a long ball from Marisa Wolf in the 72nd minute and, five minutes later, Kristen Niederhaus finished a loose ball from the top of the box to push the advantage to 5-1. Just over a minute later, Nicole Miyashiro finished a cross from Varner from 10 yards for her first career goal to cap the scoring at 6-1.
  • Ohio State travels to Nebraska at 5 p.m. Friday and Iowa at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Men's Swimming
Head coach: Bill Wadley

  • In an intrasquad exhibition between members of the Ohio State men's swimming program, Team Gray ended the meet with a 146-116 victory over the Scarlet Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Gray held off a late effort from the Scarlet, winning eight events in the process.
  • Gray Wins: 200 medley relay - Steven Zimmerman, DJ MacDonald, Garrett Trebilcock, Josh Fleagle; 1000 freestyle - Alex Miller; 200 freestyle - Fleagle; 100 backstroke - Zimmerman; 100 breaststroke - MacDonald; 100 freestyle - Fleagle; 200 backstroke - Zimmerman; 200 breaststroke - MacDonald.
  • Scarlet Wins: 200 butterfly - Tamas Gercsak; 50 freestyle - Michael DiSalle; 100 butterfly - Matt McHugh; 200 IM - Gercsak; 400 freestyle relay - DiSalle, Mark Belanger, Steffen Hillmer, McHugh.
  • The Ohio State men's swimming program welcomed back former team members Saturday morning for a showdown at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Following some friendly competition, which included emceeing from head coach Bill Wadley, the current Buckeyes had the opportunity to mingle with the alumni in attendance.

Women's Swimming
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott

  • The Ohio State women's swimming program took part in an intrasquad exhibition Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. At the meet, Team Scarlet took down Team Gray with a score of 134-119. The winning contingent conquered eight events in the process.
  • Gray Wins: 200 medley relay; 100 backstroke - Lauren Davis; 100 breaststroke - Ashley Vance; 50 freestyle - Aliena Schmidtke; 200 breaststroke - Catherine Cui; 500 freestyle - Kaitlyn Ferrara; 100 butterfly - Schmidtke; 400 freestyle relay.
  • Scarlet Wins: 1000 freestyle - Erin Dunseith; 200 freestyle - Kelly Ann Baird; 200 butterfly - Alex Norris; 100 freestyle - Phoebe Cater; 200 backstroke - Baird; 200 IM - Norris.

Men's Tennis
Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • For the third time in four years, the Ohio State men's tennis team swept the singles and doubles championships at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regionals.
  • Senior Peter Kobelt won the singles title before partnering with redshirt junior Kevin Metka to capture the doubles crown Monday at the Varsity Tennis Center.
  • With the wins, Kobelt and Metka qualified for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. "National Indoors" features the nation's top men's and women's collegiate tennis players in a 32-player singles field and 20-team doubles field.
  • In all, six Buckeyes have won the Midwest regional title eight times. Kobelt joins Blaz Rola as the only two-time winners.
  • The Buckeyes next compete at the USTA Challenger Tournament in Charlottesville, Va., and the USTA Future Tournament in Pensacola, Fla., on Oct. 28.

Women's Tennis
Head coach: Melissa Schaub

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action at the Tennessee Fall Invite Oct. 25-27 in Knoxville, Tenn.

No. 24 Women's Volleyball (14-6, 2-6 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • The No. 17 Ohio State women's volleyball team dropped a Big Ten road match Wednesday night, falling 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23) at Northwestern in Welsh-Ryan Arena.
  • Senior Kaitlyn Leary led all attackers with 22 kills and chipped in 11 digs for her ninth double-double of the season. Senior Julianne Mandolfo finished with 25 digs to lead Ohio State defensively. That mark was the most recorded by the Omaha, Neb., product in a Buckeye uniform. Freshman Taylor Sandbothe had 13 kills and led the Buckeyes with five blocks (1s, 4a).
  • Sophomore Katie Mitchell totaled a career-best eight kills in the match, while senior Davionna DiSalvatore and freshman Valeria León had 12 and 10 digs, respectively.
  • Ohio State was bested in a four-set match at Illinois Sunday, falling 3-1 (25-15, 15-25, 22-25, 20-25) in Huff Hall.
  • Entering the match, Leary needed five kills for 1,000 in her career. She reached the milestone in the first set and finished the contest with a match-high 20 kills. The Parma, Ohio, product became the 21st Buckeye in program history to notch 1,000 kills and has 1,015 in her career.
  • Leary also added 16 digs in the match for her 10th double-double of the year, adding a career-best three service aces. Mandolfo finished with 15 digs, while León and DiSalvatore had 11 and 10 digs, respectively. Sophomore Andrea Kacsits chipped in nine kills for the Buckeyes.
  • The Buckeyes travel to nationally-ranked Penn State, Oct. 23, for a 7 p.m. ET match on ESPN2. Ohio State then returns to St. John Arena, hosting nationally-ranked Nebraska in a 7 p.m. ET Big Ten tilt, Oct. 25.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
10.22.13 - 11.5.13

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 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.

  • Women's Golf vs. Landfall Tradition, All Day
    Wilmington, N.C.

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.

  • Women's Golf vs. Landfall Tradition, All Day
    Wilmington, N.C.

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.

  • Women's Golf vs. Landfall Tradition, All Day
    Wilmington, N.C.

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

Friday, Nov. 1
  • Field Hockey vs. Northwestern, 3 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Men's Swimming vs. Virginia Tech, Cleveland State, Dennison, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

  • Women's Swimming vs. Virginia Tech, Cleveland State, Dennison, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

  • Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

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

Saturday, Nov. 2
  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Wisconsin, 3 p.m.
    Madison, Wisc.

  • Women's Soccer vs. Michigan, 6 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

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

  • Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

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

  • Men's Volleyball Fall Tournament vs. Lewis, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

  • Football vs. Purdue, Noon
    West Lafayette, Ind.

Sunday, Nov. 3
  • Rifle vs. Rose-Hulman, 8 a.m.
    Terre Haute, Ind.

  • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Wisconsin, 1 p.m.
    Madison, Wisc.

  • Women's Basketball vs. Bellarmine, 1:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Men's Basketball vs. Walsh, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Wrestling vs. Clarion Open, All Day
    Clarion, Pa.

  • Men's Cross Country vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Cross Country vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

Monday, Nov. 4
  • Men's Tennis vs. USTA Future, All Day
    Niceville, Fla.

  • Men's Tennis vs. USTA Challenger, All Day
    Knoxville, Tenn.

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