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Dec. 4, 2012

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  • Women's basketball senior guard Tayler Hill averaged 22.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 48 percent from the field as Ohio State went 1-1 last week. In a three-point loss at No. 22 UNC, Hill scored a game-high 24 points, hitting four 3FGs while dishing out four assists. She also went over the 1,500 career point mark in the process. In the win over Evansville, Hill scored 20 points and dished out four more assists in just 29 minutes as the Buckeyes improved to 5-2.

  • Men's hockey senior goalie Brady Hjelle allowed just one goal in two wins at Michigan State (.50 gaa), stopping 53-of-54 shots for a .981 save percentage. Named CCHA Goaltender of the Week for the second-consecutive week and third time this season, Hjelle has a 1.23 goals-against average and .957 save percentage on the year, ranking second in the NCAA and first in the CCHA in both categories. He is also tied for third nationally with three shutouts. Hjelle leads the CCHA with a .59 goals-against average and .978 save percentage in conference play, allowing four goals in six starts and seven games played.

    No. 7 Men's Basketball (5-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State fell to No. 2 Duke, 73-68, Wednesday night (Nov. 28) in the seventh meeting between the teams at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.
  • Junior forward Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points for the Buckeyes while junior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 11 points each.
  • With his team-high 16 points, Thomas passed 1,000 points for his Ohio State career (81 games).
  • Sophomore center Amir Williams grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in the loss while sophomore forward Sam Thompson collected a career-high eight rebounds.
  • The Buckeyes defeated Northern Kentucky, 70-43, Saturday (Dec. 1) at Value City Arena.
  • LaQuinton Ross scored a career-high 22 points and collected a career-high eight rebounds, while Thomas added 14 points and Thompson scored 10 for the Scarlet & Gray.
  • Craft recorded four steals against the Norse, a season high. He now has 181 for his career, good for No. 3 all-time in Ohio State history.
  • Ohio State returns to action Saturday, Dec. 8 against Savannah State at Value City Arena. Tipoff is set for 12 p.m.

    No. 20 Women's Basketball (5-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State fell to No. 22 North Carolina, 57-54, Wednesday night (Nov. 28) at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Senior guard Tayler Hill led all scorers with 24 points to reach 1,500 points for her career. Hill became the 14th Buckeye to score at least 1,500 points.
  • Behind Hill, junior center Ashley Adams tallied eight points and five blocks, while redshirt-senior guard Amber Stokes tallied seven points and junior center Darryce Moore tallied six.
  • The Buckeyes earned their 27th consecutive home victory with a 78-33 win over Evansville in a non-conference game Saturday (Dec. 1).
  • Hill scored 20 points while Adams added 14 points. All 13 players scored for the Buckeyes, who led 40-23 at halftime and began the second half with a 25-0 run to take complete command.
  • Stokes added eight points, while freshman guard Ameryst Alston and redshirt junior center Aleksandra Dobranic, who each made their first career starts, also chipped in eight points.
  • Alston also had eight rebounds for the Scarlet & Gray while notching three assists and a steal.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Sunday, Dec. 9 vs. Lafayette. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. at Value City Arena.

    Men's Gymnastics
    Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • The Buckeyes open the 2012-13 season with the Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad Saturday, Dec. 8. The meet starts at 2 p.m. and will take place at the Steelwood Athletic Facility.

    Men's Hockey (7-4-3, 6-2-2-1 CCHA)
    Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Ohio State defeated Michigan State, 1-0, Friday (Nov. 30) at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, Mich.
  • Sophomore Ryan Dzingel scored the third-period game winning goal. Dzingel has a team-best three game winning goals (tying for third nationally) and six tallies on the year and is on a seven-game point streak with four goals, six assists and 10 points.
  • Senior goalie Brady Hjelle had 31 saves for his third shutout of the season.
  • Hjelle currently leads the CCHA with a .59 goals-against average and .978 save percentage in conference play, allowing four goals in six starts and seven games played. He has been the first star in all six of his league starts.
  • The Buckeyes returned to the ice Saturday (Dec. 1), sweeping the series with a 3-1 win over Michigan State.
  • Freshman Tyler Lundey scored two goals including the game winner, while sophomore Tanner Fritz tied the game for the Buckeyes at 6:50 mark in the second period.
  • Ohio State will play three of its next four games in Columbus to close the first half of the season. The squad will open a home-and-home series vs. Robert Morris at 7:05 p.m. Friday in Value City Arena before the teams meet in Pittsburgh Saturday. Dec. 14-15, the Buckeyes will host Miami in a two-game CCHA series in Value City Arena.

    No. 10 Women's Hockey (12-5-1, 9-4-1 WCHA)
    Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State skated to a 0-0 tie with Minnesota State Friday (Nov. 30) at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn.
  • The Buckeyes picked up the extra point in the standings by winning the shootout, 3-1.
  • Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp stopped all 34 shots faced while holding the Mavericks scoreless, including on three power play opportunities.
  • Senior forward Hokey Langan, junior forward Ally Tarr and sophomore forward Taylor Kuehl scored goals for the Buckeyes for the shootout victory.
  • Ohio State skated past Minnesota State Saturday (Dec. 1) winning the second game of the series, 4-3.
  • Langan scored twice while freshman forward Julia McKinnon scored the game-winner for the Buckeyes.
  • Langan's second goal was her 50th career goal and gave her 122 career points, moving her into fifth all-time at Ohio State for career points passing former Buckeye Erin Keys (2005-08).
  • Ohio State finishes off the first-half of the regular season with a non-conference tilt with RIT at the OSU Ice Rink, Dec. 8-9.

    Pistol
    Head Coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State traveled to The Citadel Dec. 1-2, competing against the Bulldogs and the Virginia Military Institute.
  • The Buckeyes came away with wins in four of the five events, winning both open and women's aggregates.
  • Senior Blake Reburn took first place in free pistol with a 531, while junior Aaron Tourigny took first place in open air with a 558 and junior Joe Totts broke the school away match record with a first place finish in standard pistol (563).
  • In women's competition, junior Kim Hullings took first place in both women's air pistol (357) and women's sport pistol (552).
  • Ohio State now heads into the winter offseason; the Buckeyes return to action at the Camp Perry Open in Camp Perry, Ohio, Jan. 12-13.

    Rifle
    Head Coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ohio State competed at the U.S. Winter Air Rifle Championships Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.
  • Sophomore Greg Hagar advanced to his first final round this season and led the Buckeyes in overall aggregate scoring. After firing a 100.3 in the final, Hagar finished seventh in the Junior category. He posted a 580 and a 577, respectively, on the second and third days of competition.
  • Junior Daniel Chapman posted scores of 573, 575 and 571 over three days of competition while freshman Alexander Kimura finished 566, 572 and 569 in his third appearance as a Buckeye and senior Maxwell Snyderman fired 568, 568 and 580 throughout the weekend.
  • For the women's team, sophomore Megan Polonsky led the team in aggregate scoring, firing scores of 386, 386 and 387 respectively while junior Amanda Luoma excelled on the second and third days in competition firing a 389 and 387.
  • Senior Amanda Furrer rounded out the Buckeye competition. The 2012 Olympian fired a 393 on the first day earning a spot in the final round. After firing a 99.8 in the final, Furrer finished seventh overall for the day. She followed with a 388 and 391 on the second and third days respectively.
  • The Winter Rifle Championships marked the last competition before the Buckeyes head into their winter offseason. They will return to action at the Camp Perry Open in Camp Perry, Ohio, Jan. 12-13, 2013.

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

  • Ohio State posted its fourth-consecutive championship at the Ohio State Invitational with 1,306 points, claiming the title by a 300-point margin of victory.
  • The team won 10 of the 18 swimming races over the three days with six different Buckeyes registering an individual win or wins and six Buckeyes a part of a victorious relay team or teams.
  • Junior Shane Miszkiel, a three-time Big Ten Diver of the Week this past fall, won the platform finals with a total score of 363.10.
  • The Buckeyes posted the fastest time in the country to date in the 200-yard freestyle as seniors Jason Schnur, Zach Birnbrich, Zach Holmes and redshirt-junior Tim Phillips notched a meet record with a time of 1:17.84.
  • In the 500 freestyle, junior Alex Miller claimed the second fastest time in the country to date at 4:19.51 to win the event.
  • In the 200 medley relay, the team of sophomore Steven Zimmerman, Keanu Stevenson, Phillips and Schnur posted a meet record of 1:26.79 while junior Garrett Trebilcock, junior David Stone, Birnbrich and Holmes placed second with a time of 1:26.93.
  • Ohio State returns to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Jan. 11 in a co-ed dual meet vs. Wright State.

    No. 16 Women's Swimming and Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott

  • Ohio State closed out a strong weekend of competition at the Ohio State Invitational with a third-place finish at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
  • Overall, 22 different Buckeyes posted at least one individual NCAA "B" time standards, while 18 different swimmers made at least one championship final.
  • In the 500 freestyle, junior Alex Norris finished seventh in the finals with an NCAA "B" time of 4:45.49. Her preliminary time of 4:45.14 was the best by a Buckeye this year.
  • In diving, junior Cheyenne Cousineau claimed the victory in the 1-meter springboard event. Couisneau, who has claimed two Big Ten Diver of the Week honors this fall, tallied 293.70 points for the win.
  • In the 200 medley relay, the team of Kelsey Moran, Angela Severn, Shannon Draves and Megan Detro posted the fastest time in 2012 at 1:38.98 for third place overall in the final.
  • Ohio State returns to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Jan. 11 in a co-ed dual meet s. Wright State.

    No. 5 Wrestling
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • Ohio State won the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational Saturday (Dec. 1) at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second consecutive year.
  • The Buckeyes collected 124.5 points and boasted six Top 4 finishes.
  • Redshirt sophomore Logan Stieber, a 133-pounder, posted four pins en route to the final where he recorded a 12-1 major decision over No. 2 Nathan McCormick. Stieber was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler.
  • Sophomore Hunter Stieber, won the 141-pound title after a five-match effort that included a fall and major decision in the preliminary rounds. In the championship bout, Stieber downed No. 2 Michael Mangrum of Oregon State, 9-6.
  • Senior Nikko Triggas (125), sophomore Cam Tessari (149) and redshirt junior heavyweight Peter Capone finished fourth in their respective weight classes.
  • Ohio State returns to action when it hosts No. 23 Kent State at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes lead the all-time series vs. the Golden Flashes, 12-6, including a 22-15 win in Kent, Ohio, last season.

    No. 14 Women's Volleyball (23-11)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • Ohio State opened the 2012 NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-17) win over Notre Dame Friday (Nov. 30) in Lexington, Ky.
  • The Buckeye offense powered the team as it finished with a season-best .512 attack percentage.
  • Junior Kaitlyn Leary paced the Scarlet & Gray with a career-best .842 attack percentage, totaling 16 kills on 19 attempts with no errors. Senior Mari Hole totaled 14 kills while classmates Mariah Booth and Emily Danks had nine and eight kills, respectively.
  • Defensively, junior libero Davionna DiSalvatore notched her 30th double-digit dig performance of the season with a match-best 13 digs. Leary added seven for the Buckeyes.
  • The Buckeyes closed out the season with a 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 15-25, 18-25) loss to 16th-seeded Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Memorial Coliseum on the University of Kentucky campus.
  • Hole picked up her 18th double-double of the season with a match-high 18 kills and 12 digs, while Leary totaled 14 kills and Booth had nine.
  • DiSalvatore collected her 31st double-digit dig match with 16, while Booth and classmate Amanda Peterson had four blocks.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    12.4.12 - 12.18.12

    Friday, Dec. 7
    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Robert Morris, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Fencing vs. Div 1 NAC, All Day
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    Saturday, Dec. 8
    Men's Basketball vs. Long Beach State, 12:00 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Steelwood Athletic Facility

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

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. R.I.T, 7:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Fencing vs. Div 1 NAC, All Day
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    Sunday, Dec. 9
    Women's Basketball vs. Lafayette, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. R.I.T, 2:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Fencing vs. Div 1 NAC, All Day
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    Monday, Dec. 10
    Fencing vs. Div 1 NAC, All Day
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    Men's Basketball vs. Savannah State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Friday, Dec. 14
    Wrestling vs. Kent State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Miami (Ohio), 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Saturday, Dec. 15
    Men's Basketball vs. UNC Asheville, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Basketball vs. Washington State, 3 p.m.
    Pullman, Wash.

    Men's Gymnastics vs. The Cup Invitational, 7 p.m.
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Miami (Ohio), 8:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Sunday, Dec. 16
    Wrestling vs. Maryland, 10:30 a.m.
    New York City

    Wrestling vs. Hofstra, 12:30 p.m.
    New York City

    Monday, Dec. 17
    Women's Basketball vs. Gonzaga, 9 p.m.
    Spokane, Wash.

    Tuesday, Dec. 18
    Men's Basketball vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

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