Athletics Good Stuff

Dec. 11, 2012

Athlete of the Week
  • Women's hockey junior forward Ally Tarr scored two goals and added an assist in a 6-2 victory over RIT, Sunday afternoon in Columbus. Tarr scored what would turn out to be the game-winner at 4:09 of the second period while the Buckeyes were on the power play. She struck again at the 3:59 mark of the third period for her third goal of the season. Tarr tallied an assist on the game-winning goal Saturday night as well, giving her a four-point weekend. Tarr has recorded a team-leading 15 assists this season and is tied for fourth in the WCHA in that category.

    No. 7 Men's Basketball (6-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State defeated Long Beach State, 89-55, Saturday (Dec. 8) at Value City Arena.
  • Four players scored in double digits for the Buckeyes: junior forward Deshaun Thomas (18), junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (14), sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross (16) and sophomore forward Sam Thompson (13).
  • Five players also tied or set career highs in points: Sam Thompson (13), sophomore center Amir Williams (seven), freshman guard Amadeo Della Valle (five), sophomore center Trey McDonald (four) and junior guard Alex Rogers (two).
  • In addition to his career-high four points, McDonald also recorded a career-high four rebounds and tallied his first career steal.
  • Rogers scored his first career field goal as a Buckeye, a layup with an assist awarded to Thompson.
  • Ohio State returns to action at Value City Arena Dec. 12 against Savannah State. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

    No. 15 Women's Basketball (6-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State defeated Lafayette, 81-41, Sunday (Dec. 9) at Value City Arena.
  • With the win, the Buckeyes have now won 28 consecutive home games dating to the 2010-11 season, the longest active streak in the Big Ten and the third longest in the nation behind Stanford and Baylor.
  • Senior guard Tayler Hill led three Buckeyes in double figures with 19 points on the strength of four 3-point field goals. Redshirt senior guard Amber Stokes added 15 points and three assists while junior center Ashley Adams chipped in with 10 points, six boards and three assists.
  • Freshman guard Ameryst Alston made her second straight start at point guard, notching five assists.
  • Junior forward Martina Ellerbe had seven points and six rebounds off the bench.
  • Sophomore guard Raven Ferguson added eight points for the Scarlet & Gray, while sophomore guard Maleeka Kynard and redshirt junior center Aleksandra Dobranic each scored six.
  • Ohio State has the rest of the week off to finish final exams before heading west to face Washington State and Gonzaga Dec. 15 and 17. The games will tip at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively.

    Men's Gymnastics
    Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • Ohio State opened the preseason with its annual Scarlet & Gray exhibition meet at the Steelwood Athletic Training Facility Saturday Dec. 9.
  • Gray defeated Scarlet 252.000 - 249.900 to come away with its third win in the last four years. The top three scores on each event counted toward the final results.
  • Freshman Jake Martin finished first in the all-around, scoring a 79.800 while sophomore Danny Steiner placed second with a 77.800.
  • Senior Blaize Monks placed first on floor exercise (14.800), sophomore Alex Nork placed first on pommel horse (13.000), sophomore Drew Moling placed first on rings (15.100), Martin placed first on vault (15.100), junior Misha Koudinov placed first on parallel bars (14.600) and junior Brandan Jones placed first on high bar (14.500).
  • The Buckeyes travel to Cincinnati on Saturday, Dec. 15 to participate in their second of three preseason meets. The Cup Invitational is set to start at 7 p.m.

    Men's Hockey (7-5-4, 6-2-2-1 CCHA)
    Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Ohio State dropped a non-conference game to Robert Morris, 3-2, Friday (Nov. 7) at Value City Arena.
  • Sophomores Matt Johnson and Max McCormick scored the Buckeyes' two goals, while sophomore Justin DaSilva, redshirt freshman Riley Simpson, freshman Craig Dalrymple and sophomore Ryan Dzingel were credited with the assists.
  • Ohio State outshot Robert Morris, 45-27, in the game and senior goaltender Brady Hjelle had 24 saves for the Buckeyes.
  • The Buckeyes faced Robert Morris in the second game of the series, Saturday (Nov. 8), rallying from a goal down twice en route to a 2-2 overtime tie.
  • The Scarlet & Gray trailed 1-0 after the first period but tied the game with a power play goal from senior Devon Krogh at the 4:50 mark in the second period. Krogh's goal was his first since Dec. 30, 2011 vs. Robert Morris.
  • The Colonials' David Friedmann put Robert Morris back ahead 1:53 into the second period, but Dalrymple scored off a faceoff win from freshman classmate Tyler Lundey with less than four minutes left in regulation.
  • Dalrymple is the third of four Buckeye freshmen to score this season. He and Lundey both have four assists to lead the rookies.
  • Lundey has seven points, with three goals and four assists, to lead the Buckeye freshmen in scoring.
  • The Buckeyes will close the first half of the season with two CCHA games against Miami next weekend in Value City Arena. Ohio State and the RedHawks will meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday in a game televised by BTN and at 8:05 p.m. Saturday.

    No. 10 Women's Hockey (14-5-1, 9-4-1 WCHA)
    Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State topped RIT, 3-1, in a non-conference game Saturday (Dec. 8) at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • Three Buckeye seniors in Minttu Tuominen, Hokey Langan and Tina Hollowell picked up goals to lead the squad.
  • Senior Paige Semenza, sophomore Sara Schmitt, junior Ally Tarr, sophomore Taylor Kuehl, junior Annie Svedin and Langan were credited with the assists.
  • Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp picked up her 13th win of the season, stopping 25 of 26 stops on goal.
  • Langan's assist was the 73rd of her career, moving her into a fourth-place tie on the all-time assists list at Ohio State with former Buckeye Amber Bowman (2005-07).
  • Ohio State ended the first half of the season with a second win over RIT, Sunday (Dec. 9) at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • Seniors Kim Theut and Hollowell got the scoring started for the Buckeyes and junior Tarr and freshman Julia McKinnon added a pair of goals each to lead OSU to the win. Tarr added an assist to finish with a three-point day as did sophomore Sara Schmitt, who recorded three assists.
  • Knapp finished the day with 16 saves and picked up her 14th victory of the season. Shots on goal were 36-18 in favor of the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State is off for the rest of 2012 and returns to action Jan. 11-12, 2013 with a series against Wisconsin in Madison.

    No. 5 Wrestling
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action against 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.

    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    12.11.12 - 12.25.12

    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

    Friday, Dec. 21
    Women's Basketball vs. Southern, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Saturday, Dec. 22
    Men's Basketball vs. Kansas, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena