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Oct. 29, 2013

UPS
Athlete of the Week
  • Ohio State men's hockey junior forward Nick Oddo tallied three points (two goals, one assist) to lead the Buckeyes to a weekend sweep of Robert Morris. The Omaha, Neb., native was the only conference player to register multiple goals on the weekend. Oddo matched his career high for points in a game after recording three points in the Buckeyes' come-from-behind victory on Friday night, cutting the deficit to 2-1 with his first goal of the contest and putting the Buckeyes ahead for good after his second goal made the score 3-2.

Men's Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; 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

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.

Field Hockey (5-11, 0-5 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • The Ohio State field hockey team claimed a 2-1 victory at Ball State Wednesday afternoon in Muncie, Ind.
  • Sophomore Emma Royce, a native of London, U.K., scored the contest's first goal at 54:34 when she found the net on a rebound after a Buckeye penalty corner. The score marked her first goal of the season. She was assisted by classmate Maria Swartz, who notched her first point of 2013.
  • The Scarlet and Gray added another goal during the 65th minute when Mona Frommhold scored off a rebound following a shot by junior Carly Mackessy.
  • Overall, Ohio State outshot the Cardinals, 27-12, and held a 16-3 lead in corners. The Scarlet and Gray have now claimed six-consecutive wins vs. Ball State and hold a 13-7 lead in the all-time series.
  • Ohio State dropped a 5-4 heartbreaker to Indiana in overtime Saturday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field on Senior Day.
  • Despite being down a player for the majority of the contest, the Buckeyes had a two-goal lead in the second half until the Hoosiers were able to score three unanswered goals, including the game winner in overtime to earn the conference win.
  • Offensively, junior midfielder Nina Laudahn and Royce each tallied a goal and an assist, while Frommhold and sophomore Peanut Johnson had a score. Freshman Brooke Hiltz collected an assist as well vs. the Hoosiers.
  • Ohio State will conclude the regular season at Northwestern Nov. 1. The contest will be televised live on BTN.

No. 4 Football (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • Ohio State defeated Penn State, 63-14, Saturday night at Ohio Stadium.
  • Ohio State holds the nation's longest winning streak at 20 games, the second-longest in school history (2005-06, 2002-03). The longest is 22 games from 1967-69.
  • Saturday's attendance of 105,889 marked the fourth-largest crowd in Ohio Stadium history.
  • Ohio State rushed for 408 yards vs. the Nittany Lions, the first time the team rushed for 400-499 yards in a game since Nov. 4, 1989 at Northwestern (456).
  • Ohio State's 63 points Saturday against Penn State marked the most points scored by the Buckeyes against the Nittany Lions. The previous high was 45 in a 45-6 win Sept. 23, 2000.
  • Saturday's game marked the first time Braxton Miller has run for multiple touchdowns and passed for multiple touchdowns in the same game.
  • Miller set a career high with 252 yards passing. His previous high was 249 against California in 2012. It was his third-consecutive game with 200-plus yards passing.
  • Miller tied his career high by accounting for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) in the game vs. Penn State. He also was responsible for five touchdowns against California in 2012.
  • The 147-yard rushing game by Carlos Hyde marked the ninth time he has topped 100 yards rushing in his career.
  • Dontre Wilson's 26-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter marked the first receiving touchdown of his career.
  • Corey Brown's interception in the first quarter was the first of his career.
  • Tyvis Powell had a career-best seven tackles vs. Penn State, topping the six he had at Northwestern.
  • Ohio State returns to action at Purdue Nov. 2 in West Lafayette, Ind. Kickoff is set for noon.

Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • In the final tournament of the fall season, the Ohio State men's golf team will compete at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday in Dallas. Taking place on the par 71, 7,068-yard course at the Royal Oaks Country Club, the tournament will feature a field of 12 teams, including six ranked in the top 20.

No.28 Women's Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession

  • The No. 28 Ohio State women's golf team closed out its fall campaign at the Landfall Tradition Sunday, carding a 19-over 307 on the final day. The Buckeyes finished the three-day tournament tied for 11th with a 60-over 924 on the par 72, 6,997-yard Pete Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
  • Ohio State freshman Jessica Porvasnik tied for 27th overall with a score of 12-over 228. Coming in tied for 38th overall was classmate Katja Pogacar with a final total of 14-over 230.
  • Junior Claudia Lim tied for 57th with 19-over 235. Freshman Ileen Domela and Jan Chanpalangsri closed out the team score for the Buckeyes with totals of 237 and 236, respectfully.
  • The Buckeyes return to the links in February, hosting their annual Alumni Match, Feb. 2. The spring season officially kicks of Feb. 9-11 as Ohio State will once again host the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The 19th-annual tournament will be held on the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif.

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

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Nov. 2-3 at Wisconsin. Game times are set for 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Men's Ice Hockey (2-3-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • The Ohio State men's hockey team rallied from an early two-goal deficit to defeat Robert Morris, 5-3, Friday night in Value City Arena.
  • The line of senior Travis Statchuk and juniors Nick Oddo and Matt Johnson led the way for the Buckeyes, combining for three goals and eight points in the victory.
  • Statchuk had three assists for the first multiple point game of his Buckeye career. Oddo notched his first multiple goal game and the second three-point night of his Buckeye career. Johnson had a goal and an assist to mark his second career multiple-point outing.
  • Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins had 26 saves to pick up his first collegiate victory.
  • Ohio State downed Robert Morris, 4-3, Saturday in 84 Lumber Arena in Pittsburgh to wrap up a series sweep of the Colonials.
  • In the win, sophomores Sam Jardine and Anthony Greco each had two assists for the Buckeyes; it was the first two-point night for Jardine, while Greco had his second two-assist outing and fourth two-point game.
  • Freshmen Nick Schilkey and Drew Brevig, sophomore Tyler Lundey and junior Justin DaSilva all scored for Ohio State. Tomkins had 21 saves for his second collegiate win.
  • Ohio State will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Bowling Green in Value City Arena. The Buckeyes continue their busy slate, facing Minnesota Duluth in VCA Friday and Saturday. Puck drop each night is set for 7:05 p.m. The games open a seven-game homestand for the Buckeyes.

Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney

  • The Ohio State pistol team tallied an aggregate score of 6,301 to defeat The Citadel (5,930) and VMI (5,674) in Lexington, Va., Saturday afternoon.
  • Senior Jason Reineck took first place in free pistol with a score of 504, leading the Buckeye free pistol team to a first-place finish with 1,984 points.
  • Seniors Joe Totts and Kimberly Hullings tied for first place in standard pistol, each posting a score of 543. The Ohio State standard pistol team took first place with 2,131.
  • Freshman Seth Bearjar (555) earned a first-place finish in open air pistol, leading the air pistol team to a first-place finish with 2,175 points.
  • Hullings captured first place in woman's air pistol (357) and women's sport pistol (551) to lead the women's team to first-place finishes in both categories.
  • Ohio State won the women's aggregate competition with 2,644 points.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Nov. 9-10 at The Citadel.

Rifle
Head coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • The Ohio State rifle team claimed victory in their first Patriot Rifle Conference contest, defeating the University of Nevada 4633-4570 at the Wolfpack Rifle Range Saturday.
  • The Buckeyes fired a team record 2313 in smallbore, besting their previous mark set at Memphis earlier this season.
  • Ohio State was led by senior Amanda Luoma who fired a personal best score of 588. Luoma was followed closely by sophomore Remington Lyman who equaled his personal and season best with a 584. Freshman Deanna Binnie fired a solid 579 while freshmen Anthony Cuozzo (562) and Chrissy Thomas (557) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
  • The scores from Luoma, Lyman and Binnie were also the three top performances from the match with Nevada senior Chelsie Hata placing fourth with a 572.
  • In air rifle, Ohio State fired a 2320 led by Lyman who fired a 589. Luoma fired 584 with Binnie (576), Cuozzo (571) and Thomas (556) rounding out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State travels to Terre Haute, Ind., this weekend to take on Rose Hulman and UT Martin at the Cook Stadium Rifle Range on the campus of Rose Hulman.

Men's Soccer (4-6-5, 0-2-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem

  • The Ohio State men's soccer team claimed a 4-0 shutout victory over Oakland Wednesday evening at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Three Buckeyes - Danny Jensen, Kenny Cunningham and Yianni Sarris - earned their first goal of the season, while OSU's leading scorer Ryan Ivancic notched the third of his junior campaign in the win against the Golden Grizzlies.
  • Defensively, the game marked the seventh shutout of the season for Ohio State. Junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov earned a solid seven saves over the course of the match, including four in the second half alone. Ohio State is now 11-0-2 all-time vs. Oakland.
  • Ohio State posted a 1-0 shutout win against Cleveland State Sunday afternoon Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes scored the lone goal of the contest at 69:53 when Jensen tallied his second of the season after heading in a high cross by Ivancic in front of the net. Junior defender Zach Dobey brought the ball down the right side to set up Ivancic for the cross for the second assist. The opportunity started when Jensen gained possession on the near sideline before junior Zach Mason served it across the field to Dobey.
  • Ivanov claimed his third-consecutive shutout of the season and seventh overall in 2013. Ivanov, a native of Strongsville, Ohio, posted three saves vs. the Vikings. With 90 stops, Ivanov is now ninth on the OSU single-season saves list.
  • The Buckeyes conclude the 2013 home regular season schedule next weekend, hosting Penn State Nov. 2 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. As part of senior night, the Buckeyes will recognize their senior class before the start of competition vs. the Nittany Lions.

Women's Soccer (10-5-3, 4-2-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker

  • The Ohio State women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 21 Nebraska Friday afternoon in Lincoln, Neb.
  • Ohio State had an early chance in the 20th minute when Nichelle Prince gathered just outside the box with her back to goal and found Kayla Varner to her right but Varner's right-footed strike from 20 yards deflected off the right post and out of play.
  • The Buckeyes almost knotted the score in the 61st minute but Nebraska goalkeeper Emma Stevens made a leaping save on a Megan Fuller free kick from 40 yards out to preserve the 1-0 lead.
  • With less than eight minutes remaining, Ohio State's Nicole Miyashiro found Kristen Niederhaus at the top of the box but the shot from Niederhaus caromed off the crossbar and out of play and Nebraska came away with the victory.
  • Ohio State topped Iowa 3-1 Sunday afternoon at the Iowa Soccer Complex.
  • Fuller gave Ohio State the early lead in the fourth minute when she played a corner off the hands of Iowa goalkeeper Hannah Clark for her first career goal and the 1-0 lead.
  • Prince then added to the lead in the ninth minute when she beat Clark off assists from Ellyn Gruber and Niederhaus for the 2-0 Buckeye advantage.
  • Ohio State pushed the lead to 3-0 in the 57th minute when Michela Paradiso finished into an empty net off an assist from Varner.
  • For the game, Iowa held a 20-10 advantage in shots with each team putting eight shots on goal. Ohio State goalkeeper Jillian McVicker made a career high seven saves in the win.
  • Ohio State wraps up the regular season when it travels to Michigan at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Men's Swimming
Head coach: Bill Wadley

  • The No. 11 Ohio State men's swimming and diving team claimed a 186-101 victory over the Kenyon College Lords Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
  • Top Buckeye Finishes: 200 medley relay - 1. Ryan Bubb, Kevin Bressler, Matt McHugh, Mark Belanger (1:31.40); 1000 freestyle - 1. Alex Miller (9:17.39); 200 freestyle - 1. Steffen Hillmer (1:39.78); 100 backstroke - 1. McHugh (49.18); 100 breaststroke - 1. MacDonald (56.20); 200 butterfly - 1. Tamas Gercsak (1:51.53); 50 freestyle - 1. Josh Fleagle (20.35); 100 freestyle - 1. Fleagle (44.38); 200 backstroke - 1. Steven Zimmerman (1:49.12); 200 breaststroke - 1. DJ MacDonald (2:04.20); 500 freestyle - 1. Miller (4:34.88); 100 butterfly - 1. McHugh (48.62); 200 IM - 1. Jovan Mitrovic (1:53.35); 400 freestyle relay - McHugh, Hillmer, Miller, Fleagle (3:00.92); 1-meter diving - 1. Christian Holstein (356.40); 3-meter diving - 1. Stephen Ettienne (410.03).
  • Ohio State will return to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Friday, Nov. 1 to take on Virginia Tech, Cleveland State and Denison. The meet is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start time.

Women's Swimming
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott

  • The Ohio State women's swimming and diving team took down Kenyon College, 191-99, Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
  • Top Buckeye Finishes: 200 medley relay - 1. Reanna Dona, Ashley Vance, Aliena Schmidtke, Michelle Williams (1:44.88); 1000 freestyle - 1. Alex Norris (10:08.64); 200 freestyle - 1. Phoebe Cater (1:52.54); ­100 backstroke - 1. Erin Dunseith (57.16); 100 breaststroke - 1. Rachael Dzierzak (1:05.77); 200 butterfly - 1. Lindsey Clary (2:05.60); 50 freestyle - 1. Williams (23.58); 100 freestyle - 1. Dunseith (53.07); 200 backstroke - 1. Lauren Davis (2:04.63); 200 breaststroke - 1. Vance (2:21.78); 500 freestyle - 1. Annie Gillig (4:59.55); 100 butterfly - 1. Cater (56.55); 200 individual medley - 1. Schmidtke (2:07.39); 400 freestyle relay - 1. Norris, Kelly Ann Baird, Kristyn Fulcher, Chantel Wynn (3:31.63); 1-meter dive - 1. Taylor Ford (297.53); 3-meter dive - 1. Ford (290.05).
  • The Scarlet and Grey will return to action Friday, Nov. 1 to take on Virginia Tech, Cleveland State and Denison at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Women's Tennis
Head coach: Melissa Schaub

  • The Ohio State women's tennis team completed the Tennessee Fall Invite Sunday at the Goodfriend Tennis Center, collecting five singles and two doubles victories on the final day of competition. The Buckeyes combined for 13 singles wins and eight doubles victories, claiming eight of their nine doubles matches on the weekend.
  • Sandy Niehaus, Miho Kowase and Noelle Malley went 3-0 vs. opponents in singles competition this weekend, while the Buckeye duo of Ferny Angeles Paz and Malley and the pair of Grainne O'Neill and Niehaus posted a 3-0 record in doubles outings.
  • The Buckeyes will close out the fall campaign at the Jack Kramer tournament Nov. 8 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Women's Volleyball (14-8, 2-8 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • The No. 24 Ohio State women's volleyball team capped a three-match Big Ten road swing at No. 2 Penn State Wednesday night, falling 3-0 (9-25, 11-25, 16-25) in Rec Hall.
  • Senior Kaitlyn Leary finished with nine kills for the Buckeyes, while Valeria León led the Ohio State defense with nine digs. Sophomore Andrea Kacsits had three blocks and freshmen Taylor Sandbothe and Maggie Heim chipped in four kills.
  • Ohio State capped the first half of the Big Ten season Friday night and fell to No. 13 Nebraska, 3-1 (22-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-19), in St. John Arena.
  • Leary finished with 12 kills, while freshman Kylie Randall added nine. Kacsits led the team with four blocks (2s, 2a) and chipped in eight kills and three digs. Senior Julianne Mandolfo had 10 digs to lead the Buckeye defense.
  • The second half of the 2013 Big Ten schedule kicks off Nov. 1-2 with the Buckeyes traveling to nationally-ranked Michigan State and Michigan. Ohio State and the Spartans face off Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in East Lansing and close out the weekend in Ann Arbor with a 7 p.m. ET match against the Wolverines.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
10.29.13 - 11.12.13

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.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
  • Women's Soccer vs. Big Ten Tournament, 6 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.
Thursday, Nov. 7
  • Field Hockey vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

  • Men's Tennis vs. National Indoors Singles & Doubles Tournament, All Day
    Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

  • Women's Tennis vs. National Indoors, TBA
    Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Friday, Nov. 8
  • Men's Swimming vs. Purdue, Iowa, Northwestern, 4 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Swimming vs. Purdue, Northwestern, 4 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Basketball vs. West Virginia, 5:30 p.m.
    Morgantown, W. Va.

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

  • Men's Soccer vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
    Madison, Wisc.

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

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

  • Fencing vs. Division I Jr. NAC, All Day
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Women's Tennis vs. Jack Kramer, TBA
    Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Field Hockey vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field
Saturday, Nov. 9
  • Rifle vs. Buckeye Open, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

  • Pistol at The Citadel, 8 a.m.
    Charleston, S.C.

  • Men's Swimming vs. Miami (Ohio), 11 a.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

  • Men's Basketball vs. Morgan State, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Women's Swimming vs. Ohio, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

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

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

  • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Niagara, 8:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

  • Wrestling vs. Michigan State Open, All Day
    East Lansing, Mich.

  • Fencing vs. Division I Jr. NAC, All Day
    Cleveland, Ohio
Sunday, Nov. 10
  • Rifle vs. Buckeye Open, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

  • Pistol at The Citadel, 8 a.m.
    Charleston, S.C.

  • Women's Basketball vs. Florida Atlantic, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

  • Fencing vs. Division I Jr. NAC, All Day
    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Field Hockey vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field
Monday, Nov. 11
  • Fencing vs. Division I Jr. NAC, All Day
    Cleveland, Ohio
Tuesday, Nov. 12
  • Men's Basketball vs. Ohio, 8 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
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