Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Nov. 19, 2013


Athletes of the Week

  • Ohio State men's hockey freshman Logan Davis, the only Big Ten goalie to start two games last week, recorded wins in the first two starts of his collegiate career, allowing just one goal on the weekend to earn Big Ten Third Star of the Week honors. Davis stopped all 20 shots he faced Friday vs. Canisius in a 3-0 shutout win, the first shutout for a Buckeye freshman since Oct. 13, 2006 (Joe Palmer). Saturday, he stopped 22-of-23 shots en route to a 3-1 win. In the series, Davis had a .50 goals-against average and .977 save percentage. Davis, an Upper Arlington native, began the season as the Buckeyes' No. 3 goalie and did not expect to see game action this season. Davis moved in to the starting role after playing 56:16 in relief Nov. 9. He has now played nearly three whole games (175:53) and has a .68 goals-against average and .966 save percentage, along with three wins.

  • Ohio State women's cross country junior Katie Borchers led the way for the Buckeyes at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Saturday afternoon with a 12th-place overall finish in a 6k personal-best time of 20:37. Borchers earned one of four individual bids to the 2013 NCAA Championships from the region along with All-Regional honors. The Russia, Ohio, native also collected First Team All-Big Ten honors earlier this month with a sixth-place run at the conference championships.
No. 8 Men's Basketball (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Thad Matta
  • Ohio State defeated Ohio University, 79-69, Tuesday night at Value City Arena.
  • Four players scored in double figures for Ohio State: Aaron Craft (18 points), Amir Williams (14), Sam Thompson (12) and LaQuinton Ross (10).
  • Ohio State scored 20 bench points, including 12 by Sam Thompson.
  • Craft led the Ohio State scoring effort with 18 points. With three steals against the Bobcats, Craft became the third player in Big Ten history with 500 assists and 250 steals in a career, joining Bruce Douglas of Illinois (1983-86) and Gary Grant of Michigan (1985-88). Craft has a total of 540 assists and 252 steals in his OSU career.
  • Williams earned his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The 14 points were a career high. He also posted a career high in free throws made (eight) and attempted (10).
  • Ohio State defeated No. 17 Marquette, 52-35, Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Three players scored in double figures for Ohio State: Shannon Scott (13 points), Thompson (13) and Craft (10).
  • The 35 points scored by No. 17 Marquette is the lowest point total for a ranked opponent vs. Ohio State all-time. The last ranked opponent held under 40 points was No. 5 Minnesota in an Ohio State 48-39 win Feb. 5, 1949 in the first year of the Associated Press poll. That Minnesota game was the first ranked opponent Ohio State ever faced.
  • With 10 points against the Golden Eagles, Craft reached 1,005 as a Buckeye. He is the first Ohio State player in history to record 500 assists, 200 steals and 1,000 career points. Needs six steals to pass Purdue's Brain Cardinal (259) for sixth all-time in the Big Ten.
  • Thompson was the co-leader with Scott in scoring for the game (13 points) and dished three assists vs. Marquette, tying a career high.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Nov. 20 against American at Value City Arena. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Kevin McGuff

  • Senior Darryce Moore scored a career-high 20 points on 9 of 9 shooting and notched her second consecutive double-double with 10 rebounds to lead Ohio State to an 83-71 win over visiting VCU Thursday night in front of 4,254 fans at Value City Arena.
  • Ashley Adams also added 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Buckeyes, who used their height advantage to outscore the Rams 48-20 in the paint.
  • Ameryst Alston, the Big Ten's leading scorer coming into the game, scored 14 points while Amy Scullion played a career-high 33 minutes and recorded nine points, eight rebounds and two assists. Cait Craft finished with nine points and four rebounds, Martina Ellerbe six points and Maleeka Kynard, who sat out the first two game with an ankle injury, scored five points and added two assists and two steals.
  • Ohio State dropped its first game of the season, 53-49, at No. 22 Georgia Sunday at the Stegeman Coliseum in Athens.
  • The Buckeyes led 33-29 at the break, but a 14-2 run by the Lady Dogs to start the second half helped pave the way for the victory.
  • Alston scored a team-high 22 points for the Buckeyes. She scored 16 in the first half, hitting her fourth three-pointer of the half at the buzzer to give Ohio State a 33-29 advantage. She was 6 of 9 shooting in the first 20 minutes as the Buckeyes hit six three-point field goals overall.
  • Moore and Scullion added six points each. Moore and Adams each grabbed 10 rebounds for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State returns to action this weekend with three games in as many days when they host Old Dominion, Marist and Bowling Green Nov. 22-24 in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge at Value City Arena.

    Men's Cross Country
    Head coach: Ed Beathea

    • The Ohio State men's cross country team finished seventh out of 31 teams Friday afternoon at the 10k NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis.
    • Sophomore Nick Pupino earned All-Regional honors with a 20th-place finish overall in 30:55, while sophomores Michael Brajdic (31:25) and Brian Hannaford (31:26) were 37th and 38th, respectively. Also scoring for the Buckeyes were sophomores Blake Taneff (50th, 31:43) and Curtis Hanle (57th, 31:51).
    • The Buckeyes totaled 202 points, finishing 39 points out of sixth place.

    Women's Cross Country
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

    • The Ohio State women's cross country team finished seventh out of 33 teams Friday afternoon at the 6k NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis.
    • Juniors Katie Borchers and Michelle Thomas earned All-Regional honors for the Buckeyes. Borchers led the way with a 12th-place finish overall in a 6k personal-best time of 20:37, while Thomas was 25th in 21:00. Junior Nicole Hilton (49th, 21:35), sophomore Helen Willman (57th, 21:46) and sophomore Sakiko Minawaga (78th, 22:06) also scored for the Scarlet and Gray.
    • Borchers was selected to compete at the NCAA championships on Saturday, Nov. 23, in Terre Haute, Ind. It will be the first appearance at the national championships for the Russia, Ohio, native.
    • Borchers finished 12th overall Friday at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional to earn one of four individual bids from the region along with All-Regional honors. She also collected First Team All-Big Ten honors earlier this month with a sixth-place run at the conference championships.
    • The 2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships are scheduled for 1:15 p.m. ET on Nov. 23. A live webcast of the championships will be broadcast on www.NCAA.com.

    No. 3 Football (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Urban Meyer

    • Ohio State defeated Illinois, 60-35, Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.
    • Running back Carlos Hyde rushed for 246 yards - the third-most in school history - and scored five touchdowns Saturday. Hyde averaged 10.2 yards per carry with touchdown runs of 8, 1, 51 and 55 yards plus had an 18-yard touchdown reception. He totaled 272 all-purpose yards on the day.
    • Braxton Miller rushed for 184 yards and one touchdown - a 70-yard run just 36 seconds into the game - and threw for 150 yards and two scores in the Buckeyes' 60-35 win over Illinois. Miller directed the Buckeyes to an early lead of 28-0 with touchdown passes to Hyde (18 yards) and Corey Brown (11), and to a 35-14 halftime lead. The 334 yards of total offense was his school record-extending ninth game of over 300 yards.
    • Wide receiver Corey "Philly" Brown had seven receptions for 49 yards with one touchdown. The touchdown was his ninth this season and leaves him just two shy from owning one of the top four totals in school history.
    • Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier registered a career-high 16 tackles (11 solos) with 3.5 tackles for losses, including 1.5 sacks. His TFLs totaled 16 yards, plus he forced a fumble off an end zone sack. His effort moved him into fourth in the B1G with 88 tackles and 8.8 tackles per game.
    • C.J. Barnett had a career-best total with 14 tackles vs. Illinois, a total that included 10 solo stops. Barnett also recorded an interception - his second this season and the sixth of his career - and had a pass break-up on the afternoon.
    • Joey Bosa, a true freshman who has started seven games at defensive end, was dominant in just two quarters of play vs. the Illini with 2.5 sacks for losses totaling 21 yards. He had four tackles on the day.
    • The Buckeyes return to action Nov. 23 against Indiana at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

    Men's Ice Hockey (8-4-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Steve Rohlik

    • The Ohio State men's hockey team won its fourth game in a row, and seventh in its last eight outings, shutting out Canisius, 3-0, Friday in Value City Arena.
    • Freshman goalie and Upper Arlington, Ohio, native Logan Davis, making his first career start, had 20 saves in the victory, while junior Ryan Dzingel and freshman Nick Schilkey each had a goal and an assist in the win.
    • At the 1:41 mark, Justin DaSilva's shot from the point got through for his third goal of the year, assisted by sophomore Anthony Greco and junior Darik Angeli.
    • Ohio State outshot Canisius, 34-20, in the game. Davis played 59:56 and had 20 saves for his second win in a row. The Buckeyes blocked 21 shots as a team, led by Al McLean and sophomore defenseman Craig Dalrymple with four each.
    • The Buckeyes held Canisius scoreless on three power play chances and have now stopped the last 21 opponent chances.
    • Ohio State extended its winning streak to five, downing Canisius, 3-1, Saturday in Value City Arena for a series sweep of the Golden Griffins.
    • The teams were scoreless through the first period. Ohio State took a 2-0 lead with goals early in the second period by senior Alex Szczechura and freshman Josh Healey, but Canisius answered less than three minutes later for a 2-1 game.
    • The Buckeyes held the one-goal lead Dzingel scored an empty-netted with .5 left in regulation. Junior Tanner Fritz had two assists to lead the Buckeyes.
    • Davis made 22 stops in the Buckeye net for his third win of the year. As a team, the Buckeyes blocked 20 shots, led by junior Al McLean and Healey with four each and DaSilva with three.
    • Dzingel leads the Buckeyes with seven goals and 14 points this season, while Fritz is first with nine assists. McCormick and Szczechura are tied for second with eight assists each, while McCormick is second with 13 points, followed by Szczechura with 12 and Fritz with 10.
    • Ohio State is averaging 3.58 goals a game to rank in the Top 10 nationally. The team has three or more goals in all but one game this season. The Buckeyes have not allowed more than one goal in the last four games, giving up three in the last four (and five in the last five) combined.
    • The Buckeyes return to action at Michigan Nov. 29. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

    Women's Ice Hockey (3-6-2, 2-6-2 WCHA)
    Head coach: Nate Handrahan

    • The Ohio State women's hockey team was edged by Minnesota Duluth Friday afternoon at Value City Arena by a score of 3-2.
    • Freshman forward Katie Matheny lit the lamp for the first time in her career, intercepting a Bulldog pass and going the distance for the unassisted goal at 01:17 of the second.
    • Ohio State took advantage of a power play opportunity a few moments later as junior defenseman Sara Schmitt found the back of the net to cut the lead to one goal. Sophomore Julia McKinnon and junior Kari Schmitt assisted on the power play score. The goal from Sara Schmitt was her fourth on the season and she now has a share of the team lead in goals scored along with Kari Schmitt.
    • The Buckeyes finished with a 31-22 shots on goal advantage in the contest. Redshirt senior goaltender Chelsea Knapp stopped 19 of 22 shots faced while UMD goaltender Kayla Black stopped 29 of 31.
    • Ohio State fell to Minnesota Duluth Saturday afternoon in Value City Arena, 2-0.
    • Senior goaltender Lisa Steffes made her third start of the season and falls to 1-1-1 on the year after stopping 23 of 25 shots faced.
    • Ohio State travels to Mankato, Minn. next weekend for a series with Minnesota State Nov. 22-23.

    Head coach: Ryan Tanoue

    • The Ohio State rifle team claimed a 4655-4645 victory over Army on Saturday at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
    • Ohio State fired a team record 2317 in smallbore, besting their previous mark fired earlier this season at Nevada, to edge Army's score of 2313.
    • The Buckeyes were led by senior Amanda Luoma who fired a 585. Freshman Deanna Binnie was close behind equaling her season best with a 583. Freshman Anthony Cuozzo also tied his season best with a 576 while sophomore Remington Lyman (573) and junior Greg Hagar (567) rounded out the team's record setting performance.
    • In air rifle the Buckeyes posted a solid 2338 to Army's 2332 to consolidate the overall team victory.
    • Lyman led the way for Ohio State firing a match high 589. Luoma (585), Cuozzo (582), Binnie (581) and Hagar (577) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
    • Ohio State closes out the fall season against Nebraska this Saturday at the NU Rifle Range in Lincoln.

    Men's Soccer (5-8-5, 1-3-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: John Bluem

    • The sixth-seeded Ohio State men's soccer team fell, 2-0, against third-seeded Michigan State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Bert L. & Iris. S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
    • Junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov continued his strong play into the postseason with an impressive nine saves for the match. With the performance, Ivanov advanced to fifth on the OSU single-season saves list with 110 saves earned. The Buckeye junior passed former-Buckeye Chad Abend who totaled 105 during the 1993 season.
    • Four Ohio State men's soccer players received postseason honors from the Big Ten, announced by the conference Thursday night at annual tournament banquet at the Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium. Sage Gardner and Ivanov each were named to the Second Team All-Big Ten squad, while Danny Jensen and Tyler Kidwell were named to the All-Freshman Team.

    Women's Soccer (10-7-3, 4-5-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Lori Walker

    • The Ohio State women's soccer team fell to Kentucky, 3-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday evening at the UK Soccer Complex.
    • The Wildcats took the lead in the 51st minute when Caitlin Landis finished a rebound of an Olivia Jester shot from six yards to go up 1-0.
    • Kentucky tacked on another less than three minutes later when Arin Gilliland finished far post on a breakaway for her 10th goal of the season and a 2-0 advantage.
    • The Buckeyes got on the board in the 73rd minute when Lindsay Agnew beat a pair of Kentucky defenders, found Nichelle Prince with a through ball and the freshman finished far post from eight yards for her team-leading 13th goal of the season.
    • However, Kentucky answered right back less than three minutes later when Swift snuck in behind the Buckeye defense and finished a one-on-one opportunity after a through ball from Gilliland to push the lead to 3-1.
    • The Ohio State seniors conclude their careers with 55 wins, the second-most in program history. Prince finished her freshman campaign tied for second on the Ohio State single-season goals list with 13 and fourth on the single-season points list with 32.

    No. 10 Men's Swimming and Diving
    Head coach: Bill Wadley

    • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Nov. 22-24 at the Ohio State Invitational.

    No. 19 Women's Swimming and Diving
    Head coach: Bill Dorenkott

    • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Nov. 22-24 at the Ohio State Invitational.

    No. 9 Wrestling
    Head coach: Tom Ryan

    • Backed by seven wins, the ninth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team defeated Notre Dame College, 29-11, Friday night in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes won six consecutive matches from 125-165 pounds.
    • Redshirt freshman Nick Roberts's 10-2 major decision over Brian Hauser gave the Buckeyes an early 4-0 advantage following the 125-pound match.
    • Up next at 133 pounds, redshirt sophomore Johnni DiJulius used a first-period takedown and 3-point nearfall to jump out to a 5-0 lead over Marty Carlson after the first period and eventually earn a 16-0 technical fall.
    • In his first official match of the 2013-14 season, redshirt junior and No. 1 ranked Logan Stieber made quick work of Maurice Carlson in the 141-pound matchup pinning him in 2:10.
    • With the Buckeyes up 15-0, senior Ian Paddock added to the Scarlet and Gray victories as he improved to 8-3 on the season following his 5-3 win over Abel Avila.
    • After scoreless first and second periods, redshirt junior Randy Languis's escape in the third period and two minutes of riding time proved to be the difference maker in his 2-0 win against Jonatan Rivera at 157 pounds.
    • Joe Grandominico, a junior from Westerville, Ohio, had an impressive outing Friday night at 165 pounds and subsequently was named the Russ Hellickson Most Outstanding Wrestler of the match.
    • The Buckeyes' final win of the evening was at 184 pounds on redshirt sophomore and ninth-ranked Kenny Courts's 14-1 victory over Charles Mason.
    • Up next for the Buckeyes is a 7 p.m. match at Duke in Durham, N.C. Live streaming/television broadcast (if available) will be announced at a later date.

    Women's Volleyball (16-12, 4-12 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

    • The Ohio State women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (19-25, 19-25, 15-25) match at No. 11 Minnesota Friday night.
    • Senior Kaitlyn Leary led all student-athletes with 15 kills in the match and added nine digs. Sophomore Andrea Kacsits totaled eight kills on 15 attempts for a .467 attack percentage and finished with five block assists. Junior Taylor Sherwin totaled her seventh double-double of the season, having 26 assists and 11 digs.
    • Ohio State dropped a 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 21-25, 21-25) match at No. 14 Wisconsin Sunday afternoon.
    • Leary picked up her 12th double-double of the season, totaling a match-best 17 kills and adding 12 digs. Freshman Taylor Sandbothe finished with 13 kills and three blocks (1s, 2a), while Kacsits had seven kills and six block assists. Senior libero Julianne Mandolfo totaled 18 digs for the Buckeyes.
    • The Buckeyes return to St. John Arena for a pair of matches at home. Ohio State will face nationally-ranked Illinois Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. ET. The match will serve as the team's senior night, honoring the squad's three seniors. The day and time for Ohio State's match vs. Northwestern has yet to be determined because of a 3:30 p.m. start time for the Ohio State football team Saturday.

    Ohio State Athletics Schedule 11.19.13 - 12.3.13

    Wednesday, Nov. 20

    • Men's Basketball vs. American, 7:30 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
    Friday, Nov. 22
    • Women's Volleyball vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    • Women's Basketball vs. Old Dominion, 8 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m.
      Mankato, Minn.

    • Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
      Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    • Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
      Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
    Saturday, Nov. 23
    • Rifle vs. Nebraska, 8 a.m.
      Lincoln, Neb.

    • Fencing vs. Penn-Princeton Invitational, 9 a.m.
      Philadelphia, Penn.

    • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 2:07 p.m.
      Mankato, Minn.

    • Wrestling vs. Duke, 7 p.m.
      Durham, N.C.

    • Women's Volleyball vs. Northwestern, 8:30 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    • Women's Basketball vs. Marist, 8:30 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    • Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
      Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    • Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
      Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    • Men's Cross Country vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
      Terre Haute, Ind.

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

    • Women's Cross Country vs. NCAA Championships, 1:15 p.m.
      Terre Haute, Ind.
    Sunday, Nov. 24
    • Wrestling vs. Davidson, 1 p.m.
      Davidson, N.C.

    • Women's Basketball vs. Bowling Green, 3:30 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    • Wrestling vs. George Mason, TBA
      Davidson, N.C.

    • Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
      Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    • Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
      Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
    Monday, Nov. 25
    • Men's Basketball vs. Wyoming, 7 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
    Tuesday, Nov. 26
    • Women's Ice Hockey vs. Robert Morris, 7:07 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink
    Wednesday, Nov. 27
    • Women's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    • Women's Basketball vs. Lehigh, 7 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena
    Friday, Nov. 29
    • Men's Basketball vs. North Florida, 5 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.
      Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Saturday, Nov. 30
    • Women's Ice Hockey vs. New Hampshire, 2 p.m.
      Durham, N.H.

    • Women's Volleyball vs. Iowa, 8 p.m.
      Iowa City, Iowa

    • Football vs. Michigan, 12 p.m.
      Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Sunday, Dec. 1
    • Women's Ice Hockey vs. New Hampshire, 2 p.m.
      Durham, N.H.

    • Women's Basketball vs. Connecticut, 5 p.m.
      Springfield, Mass.
    Monday, Dec. 2
    • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
      Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center