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Athletes of the Week
• Laura McIntosh, of the No. 9 Ohio State women’s hockey team, became the fastest Buckeye to reach 100 points, surpassing the century mark last weekend with five assists in a sweep of Syracuse, Oct. 29-30. The junior from Waterloo, Ontario, reached the milestone with her second of three assists in a 5-1 win Friday. She had a helper on the opening goal then helped Ohio State pull away by setting up the fourth and fifth goals. McIntosh had the first assist on all three goals. The following game the assistant captain set up the goal for the Buckeyes to tie 2-2 heading into the first intermission before sealing the win with an assist on the final goal in the 6-2 victory. McIntosh is just the sixth Buckeye to reach 100 points and did so in 80 games, 19 games faster than the previous mark held by OSU All-American Jana Harrigan. McIntosh now has 103 points to stand fifth in Ohio State’s all-time point category and also moved into third in career assists with 76. She has the early lead overall in the WCHA with 19 points and 13 assists.

• Junior running back Dan Herron rushed for a career-high 114 yards and a touchdown in just a half of play to help lead the 10th-ranked Buckeyes to a 52-10 victory over Minnesota on Oct. 30.

Athletics Good Stuff

Men’s Basketball
Head coach: Thad Matta
• Ohio State was picked to finish second in the Big Ten as voted upon by a panel of conference media, the conference announced Oct. 28.

Women’s Basketball
Head coach: Jim Foster
• The Big Ten announced Oct. 28 that Ohio State senior Jantel Lavender was chosen as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year by the conference coaches and a selected media panel. Also, the Buckeyes were chosen to finish first in the conference standings by both groups.

Men’s Cross Country
Head coach: Robert Gary
• Ohio State finished in seventh place Oct. 31 at the 2010 Big Ten Cross Country Championships, hosted by the University of Wisconsin on its 8k Zimmer Championship Course.
• Senior Chad Balyo led the Buckeyes for the third time this season, finishing 19th overall with an 8k PR of 24:11, followed by junior Jake Edwards, who took 22nd in a PR of 24:18.

Women’s Cross Country
Head coach: Chris Neal
• Ohio State put together a solid team effort to finish in sixth-place Oct. 31 at the 2010 Big Ten Cross Country Championships. The Buckeyes scored 162 points on the 6K course for their highest finish at the meet since 1988.
• Senior Ellen Birmingham earned second team All-Big Ten honors – the first of her Buckeye career – with a 6k personal record and 10th-place time of 20:39. Birmingham became only the fourth athlete in Ohio State history to earn an All-Big Ten at the conference championships.

No. 22 Men’s Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
• Ohio State brought its fall schedule to an end on a high note Oct. 26 by leading the field with the lowest team score of the day at 6-over 294, four shots better than any other squad, and finishing in eighth place against a challenging, nationally-ranked field. The Buckeyes had a 54-hole total of 900 (+36) on the par 72, 7,544-yard Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Orlando.
• Bo Hoag led the Buckeyes in a tie for eighth at 4-over 220. It was the second top 10 finish of the fall for the senior. The native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, placed in the top 20 of all of Ohio State’s five fall tournaments.

No. 5 Field Hockey (15-3, 5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
• Ohio State clinched a share of the Big Ten regular-season title after defeating Iowa, 3-0, Oct. 30 in Iowa City. With the win, the Buckeyes are Big Ten regular season co-champions with Michigan with 5-1 records and earn the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament next weekend in Evanston, Ill.
• The Buckeyes finished the 2010 regular-season home schedule with a 5-0 victory over Ball State Wednesday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field. Sophomore forward Berta Queralt led Ohio State with six points on two goals and two assists.
• Paula Pastor-Pitarque was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week the conference announced Oct. 25. Pastor-Pitarque helped lead the Scarlet and Gray to two wins against No. 12 Michigan Oct. 22 and UC Davis Oct. 23 in Ann Arbor, tallying four points with a goal and a pair of assists.

No. 8 Football (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Jim Tressel
• Terrelle Pryor threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and Dan Herron rushed for 114 yards and another score in the first half to lead the Buckeyes to a 52-10 victory over Minnesota on Oct. 30. DeVier Posey had six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown, as Ohio State racked up 507 total yards.
• Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward was named one of 12 semifinalists for Lombardi Award and Devin Barclay was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award.
• Pryor is one of 16 semifinalists for the 2010 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, which takes into consideration quarterback skills, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship.

Men’s Hockey (2-5-0, 1-3-0-0 CCHA)
Head coach: Mark Osiecki
• Ohio State lost to Northern Michigan, 2-1, Oct. 29 in the Berry Events Center in Marquette, Mich. The Buckeyes rallied to tie the game at 1 early in the third period on a Danny Dries goal but the Wildcats scored the eventual game-winner with less than five minutes remaining in regulation.
• A third-period goal broke a 3-all tie and lifted Northern Michigan to a 4-3 victory over Ohio State to conclude the series Oct. 30. The Buckeyes were down 2-0 early in the first period but scored twice in 19 seconds on a major power play to tie the game. Chris Reed put Ohio State ahead in the second period but the Wildcats scored a power-play goal in the second to tie the game and tallied the game-winner in the third.
• Defenseman Curtis Gedig was named the CCHA Rookie of the Week, the league announced Oct. 25. Gedig, from West Kelowna, British Columbia, had three assists, a +2 mark and blocked six shots in the Buckeyes’ series split at Ferris State.

No. 10 Women’s Hockey (6-2-0, 2-2-0 WCHA)
Head coach: Jackie Barto
• Laura McIntosh became the sixth Buckeye to reach the 100-point milestone Oct. 29 when she dished out three assists in Ohio State’s 5-1 victory over Syracuse in the first game of a non-conference series at the OSU Ice Rink.
• Twelve Buckeyes had a point and rookie goalie Lisa Steffes made 44 saves as Ohio State completed a sweep of Syracuse with a 6-2 win Oct. 30.
• The Scandinavian pair of Minttu Tuominen and Annie Svedin has been named to their respective national teams to compete in the 2010 Four Nations Cup. Tuominen, a sophomore forward, will play with Finland while Svedin, a freshman defenseman, will represent Sweden in the annual international tournament held Nov. 9-13 in St. John’s and Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney
• Ohio State shot an open aggregate score of 4,554 and defeated Michigan State (3,936) and Purdue (3,773) Oct. 23. The shortened meet (30-shot in free pistol and 40-shot in air pistol) saw the Buckeyes win all three team and open events.
• Blake Reburn finished first in free (259) and air (372) pistol while Joe Totts was first in standard pistol at 554. Reburn won the three-gun aggregate with a 1,154. Totts finished second at 1,131. In the women’s events, the Buckeyes shot against individuals from Michigan State and Purdue. OSU’s Kim Hullings recorded a meet best 542 in sport pistol while Christina Heaton posted a meet best 358 in air pistol.

Rifle
Head coach: Patrick Cherry
• Ohio State completed a two-day road trip with a 4,503 to 4,533 victory at Morehead State Oct. 31. The Buckeyes won both events, shooting 2,296 in smallbore rifle to 2,258. In air rifle, Ohio State won 2,306 to 2,275. Individually, Amanda Furrer was high scorer for Ohio State in smallbore (584) and air rifle (586). She shot a team-high 1,170 two-gun aggregate score. OSU’s Amanda Luoma shot 576 in smallbore behind Furrer. In air rifle, Juan Gaucin posted a 577 behind Furrer.

Men’s Soccer (9-5-2, 3-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem
• With goals from Konrad Warzycha and Chris Hegngi, Ohio State returned to its winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Oakland Oct. 27 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
• Warzycha then scored the game-winning goal as the Buckeyes put a scare into Wisconsin with a 1-0 win Oct. 31 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Ohio State remains undefeated (6-0-1) on their home grass.

No. 18 Women’s Soccer (13-4-1, 7-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker
• Ohio State dropped a 1-0 decision to Indiana Oct. 31 in Bloomington. The game marked just the second time Ohio State has been shutout this season.

Men’s Swimming & Diving
Head coach: Bill Wadle
• Ohio State opened its season with a 180.5-75.5 win over Kenyon College Oct. 30 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes won all 14 events and swept the top three places in eight events. Leading the way for the Scarlet and Gray were four multiple event winners: Andrew Elliott, Zach Holmes, Brent Hitchcock and Justin Farra.

Women’s Swimming & Diving
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott
• Ohio State opened its dual meet season with a 169.5-75.5 victory over Kenyon College Oct. 30 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Freshmen Kelly Ann Baird and Phoebe Cater kicked off their careers as Buckeyes winning two races each, while senior Anita Beck recorded two wins of her own.

Men’s Tennis
Head coach: Ty Tucker
• In the second all-Buckeye final in three years, freshman Blaz Rola beat teammate Matt Allare 7-5, 6-4 to win the 2010 Midwest Regional singles title at the Eck Tennis Pavilion in South Bend, Ind., Oct. 25. The win by Rola marked the fourth time in five seasons a Buckeye has won the singles crown. Despite not winning the singles championship, Allare rebounded with teammate Peter Kobelt to capture the doubles title for the Buckeye sweep.
• Chase Buchanan, Kobelt, Allare and Rola were officially named to the 2010 USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships field the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Oct. 29. The prestigious tournament will take place Nov. 4-7 at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
• Peter Kobelt and Nelson Vick advanced to the semifinals Oct. 31 at the Big Ten Indoor Singles championship in East Lansing, Mich., and will resume action at 9 a.m. Nov. 1.

Women’s Tennis
Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher
• Paloma Escobedo was eliminated from the main draw singles bracket of the ITA/USTA Midwest Regional Championships Oct. 25 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Escobedo lost to top-seeded and eighth-ranked Kristy Frilling of Notre Dame, 6-2, 6-3, in the quarterfinals. After a first-round bye, Escobedo posted two wins in the 48-player bracket.

Women’s Volleyball (18-7, 6-6 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlson
• Ohio State lost a 3-2 decision (25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 25-17, 15-11) Oct. 29 to Purdue in St. John Arena. Emily Danks recorded a team-high 19.5 points with 16 kills (.289), one ace serve, a solo block and three assists.
• Ohio State then topped Indiana, 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-23), Oct. 30 in St. John Arena. Danks posted a match-high 21 points with a career-high 21 kills (.302), two ace serves, a solo block and two assist blocks.

No. 12 Wrestling
Head coach: Tom Ryan
• C.J. Magrum, Sean Nemec, Ian Paddock and Colt Sponseller were named captains for the 2010-11 season head coach Tom Ryan announced Oct. 27. All four captains were voted on by the coaching staff and team.
• Reece Humphrey, an Ohio State letterwinner from 2006-10, rallied from a first-round loss to win the bronze medal at the University World Championships in Torino, Italy, Oct. 27.

 

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Nov. 1-14

Nov. 4-7
Men’s Tennis at USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, TBA
Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Women’s Tennis at ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, TBA
Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Nov. 5-7
Women’s Tennis at ASU Thunderbird Invite, TBA
Tempe, Ariz.

Men’s Tennis at Knoxville Challenger, TBA
Knoxville, Tenn.

Nov. 5
Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. Denison and Cleveland State, 5:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Women’s Volleyball at Michigan State, 6:30 p.m.
East Lansing, Mich.

Men’s Hockey vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena

Women’s Soccer vs. Michigan State, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Nov. 6-7
Fencing OSU Duals, All Day
Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 6
Women’s Hockey at North Dakota, 2 p.m.
Grand Forks, N.D.

Women’s Volleyball at Michigan, 6 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Men’s Hockey vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena

Nov. 7
Wrestling at Buffalo Open, 10 a.m.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Men’s Soccer vs. Indiana, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Men’s Basketball vs. Walsh (exh.), 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena

Women’s Hockey at North Dakota, 2 p.m.
Grand Forks, N.D.

Nov. 11-14
Men’s Soccer at Big Ten Tournament, TBA
University Park, Pa.

Nov. 12
Men’s Swimming vs. Miami, 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Women’s Basketball at Temple, 5 p.m.
Philadelphia, Pa.

Women’s Swimming at Ohio, 5 p.m.
Athens, Ohio

Men’s Swimming vs. Tennessee, 5:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Men’s Hockey at Michigan State, 6:35 p.m.
East Lansing, Mich.

Women’s Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
OSU Ice Arena

Women’s Volleyball vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
St. John Arena

Men’s Basketball vs. North Carolina A&T, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena

Nov. 13
Fencing at Penn State Open, All Day
University Park, Pa.

Men’s Cross Country at Great Lakes Regional Championships, TBA
Oakland, Mich.

Rifle at Akron, TBA
Akron, Ohio

Women’s Cross Country at Great Lakes Regional Championships, 10 a.m.
Oakland, Mich.

Football vs. Penn State, 3:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Stadium

Women’s Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
OSU Ice Arena

Women’s Volleyball vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
St. John Arena

Men’s Hockey at Michigan State, 7:05 p.m.
East Lansing, Mich.

Nov. 14
Women’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena