Athletes of the Week
Taylor Hughes, women’s volleyball
- Hughes became one of only 18 players in the country to have multiple triple-doubles in 2016 when she registered 41 assists, 15 digs and 14 kills in Saturday’s Round of 32 match against No. 14 Kansas State. In the NCAA Tournament opener, Hughes racked up 10 kills on 18 tries (.444) and had added 26 assists.
Mason Jobst, men’s hockey
- Jobst found the back of the net twice against No. 9 Minnesota Saturday evening to propel the Buckeyes to an 8-3 win. His goals came in the first and second periods. Jobst also tallied two assists leading to the second four-point game of his career.
Women’s Volleyball (22-12)
- Ohio State notched wins in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament over Missouri State (3-0) and No. 14 Kansas State (3-2).
- In the first round, the Buckeyes avenged an early season loss to Missouri State, getting past the Bears in three sets. Taylor Sandbothe (14 kills) paced the offense at a .310 hitting clip, and Taylor Hughes and Abby Fesl combined for 46 assists.
- On Saturday in round two, Ohio State notched a thrilling five-set triumph over No. 14 Kansas State. Hughes registered a triple-double in the win, compiling 41 assists, 15 digs and 14 kills. She is now one of 18 players in the country to post multiple triple-doubles in 2016.
Women’s Hockey (8-8-2)
- The Buckeyes earned a 1-1 tie on Friday night, and a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon against No. 9 North Dakota.
- In the series opener, Maddy Field scored her team-leading sixth goal of the year just 35 seconds into the second period. The 1-1 tie was the first overtime game in Columbus in nearly two years.
- The series finale featured goals by two freshman, Rebecca Freiburger and Samantha Bouley, which helped the Buckeyes skate past North Dakota. Ohio State has not allowed a power play goal in the last 12 games.
No. 11 Men’s Hockey (9-2-4)
- The Scarlet and Gray earned a series split at No. 9 Minnesota over the weekend, capping the series with a convincing 8-3 win.
- After being deadlocked at 2-2 after the first 20 minutes, the Buckeyes rattled off the next six goals in the game. Mason Jobst led the charge with goals in the first and second periods. Ohio State ranks second nationally in scoring offense with 4.53 goals per game.
No. 4 Wrestling (3-0)
- Ohio State took home the team title at the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas this weekend. The Buckeyes tallied 118.5 points to edge second-place Wisconsin (113.5). It was the Buckeyes’ first Cliff Keen title since 2012.
- Nathan Tomasello (133 lbs.) and Micah Jordan (149 lbs.) won first place matches while Myles Martin (184 lbs.) and Kollin Moore (197 lbs.) rebounded from tough semifinal losses to place third.
No. 2 Football (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten)
- The Buckeyes earned a spot in the College Football Playoff on Sunday afternoon. Ohio State will travel to Glendale, Ariz., to take on Clemson on New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball (7-1)
- Ohio State edged Fairleigh Dickinson 70-62 on Saturday afternoon at the Schottenstein Center.
- Trevor Thompson (10 points, 13 rebounds) and Jae’Sean Tate (12 points, 12 rebounds) both notched double-doubles, and Marc Loving led the scoring charge with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting.
No. 9 Women’s Basketball (6-3)
- The Buckeyes used an impressive defensive performance in the second half of Sunday’s game against Cincinnati to run away with a 80-38 victory.
- Trailing 28-27 at half, the Scarlet and Gray held the Bearcats to 3-of-37 shooting (8.1 percent) in the final 20 minutes of the game, including 0-for-19 in the fourth quarter.
- Kelsey Mitchell led all scorers with 23 points on 4-of-6 from downtown. Mitchell needs just 23 points to reach the 2,000-point club. Alexa Hart racked up her first double-double of the season with 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds.
- Sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo helped Team USA secure the title at the Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition in Marcq-en-Baroeul, France, Sunday.
- Di Lorenzo went 3-0 for the USA in singles playing at the No. 1 position. She capped her week by knocking off Victoria Kamenskaya (Russia) 7-6 (2), 7-5. Kamenskaya is No. 190 in the WTA rankings, while Di Lorenzo is No. 345.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Tuesday, December 6
- Men’s Basketball, vs. Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
Wednesday, December 7
- Women’s Basketball, vs. Southern, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
Thursday, December 8
- Wrestling, vs. Missouri, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
Friday, December 9
- Women’s Volleyball, at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. – Madison, Wis.
- Women’s Ice Hockey, vs. Wisconsin, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, December 10
- Men’s Gymnastics, Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad, 2 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
- Women’s Ice Hockey, vs. Wisconsin, 3 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
- Men’s Basketball, vs. UConn, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
- Women’s Volleyball, TBD, TBA – Madison, Wis.
Sunday, December 11
- Women’s Basketball, vs. Canisius, 2 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
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