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Athletes of the Week
• David Tiemstra anchored the Buckeye defense that earned its conference-leading ninth shutout of the year with a 1-0 win vs. Indiana Sunday, holding the Hoosiers scoreless for just the second time this season. Alec Purdie tallied IU’s first shot of the match midway through the 11th minute, but Tiemstra and his defense would not allow another for 59 minutes of play until a late flurry in the second half. Matt Lampson, a favorite for First Team All-Big Ten goalie honors, only was forced to make three saves in the contest.

• Paige Maxwell scored the game-winner in the 14th minute of the Buckeyes’ 1-0 Big Ten championship-clinching victory over Michigan State Friday evening. It is the first Big Ten title in Ohio State women’s soccer history. The goal was Maxwell’s team-leading 10th of the season and puts her in a tie for seventh place on the Ohio State career goals list with 24 in less than three full seasons.

Men’s Basketball
Head coach: Thad Matta
• Senior David Lighty was selected as a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award given to student-athletes who excel both on and off the court.
• Ohio State easily handled Walsh 102-56 Nov. 7 in an exhibition game at Value City Arena. Freshman Jared Sullinger paced the Buckeyes on the court with a double-double, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds.

Women’s Basketball
Head coach: Jim Foster
• Senior center Jantel Lavender was named to the Associated Press’ 2010-11 Preseason All-America Team, voted on from a 65-member national media panel. It marks the second straight year the Cleveland native has been named to the preseason team. Lavender also was selected as a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

No. 5 Field Hockey (16-4, 5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
• On a frigid and windy afternoon on the shores of Lake Michigan, Ohio State advanced to the final of the 2010 Big Ten Tournament Nov. 5 after defeating No. 10 Michigan State, 2-0, at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill.
• The Buckeyes then lost, 2-1, to No. 11 Michigan Nov. 7 in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.
• Junior midfielder Aisling Coyle was voted the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, while forward Paula Pastor-Pitarque was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches announced Nov. 4 at the 2010 Big Ten Tournament banquet. Coyle and Berta Queralt were named First Team All-Big Ten, while Pastor-Pitarque, Aisling McKeon and Jenn Sciulli were second-team selections.
• Sciulli was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week the conference announced Nov. 1. The award is the junior back’s third of the season after earning the weekly laurel Oct. 4 and Oct. 18.

Fencing
Head coach: Vladimir Nazlymov
• Ohio State was flawless at the annual OSU Duals Nov. 6-7. The Buckeyes finished with a combined 6-0 record Saturday and 20-0 tally Sunday to push the team’s undefeated streak at the event to eight-consecutive years.
• Sophomore Nicholas Kotz tallied a 30-0 mark in men’s sabre while classmate Trevor Pedersen matched the mark in men’s epee. On the women’s side, a pair of foil fencers finished with a perfect ledger Sunday. Juniors Allison Henvick and Isabella Bonello both compiled 30-0 records, leading the women’s foil team to a combined 86-4 score against opponents. The women also highlighted the competition with two 27-0 victories, one in round six against Iowa and another in round nine against Xavier.

No. 8 Football (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Jim Tressel
• Senior offensive lineman Bryant Browning has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District 4 first team. Browning now moves on to the national ballot for ESPN Academic All-America consideration.
• Senior cornerback Chimdi Chekwa is one of 10 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation’s best college defensive back.

Men’s Hockey (4-5-0, 1-3-0-0 CCHA)
Head coach: Mark Osiecki
• With four goals and nine points from the line of Danny Dries, Peter Boyd and Alex Szczechura, Ohio State downed Alabama-Huntsville, 6-2, Nov. 5 in Value City Arena. Dries had four points on a goal and three assists, Boyd chipped in two goals and a helper and Szczechura scored his first career goal and had an assist.
• With points from 12 skaters, including the 100th point of senior John Albert’s career, Ohio State downed Alabama-Huntsville, 5-1, Nov. 6 for the sweep.

No. 9 Women’s Hockey (6-3-1, 2-3-1-1 WCHA)
Head coach: Jackie Barto
• Ohio State rallied twice to tie the score, but Alyssa Wiebe of the Fighting Sioux scored with 14 seconds left in overtime to give No. 7 North Dakota the 3-2 win Nov. 6 in the first game of a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
• The Buckeyes faced North Dakota in overtime once again Nov. 7, but held strong for the 2-2 tie and then won the following shootout, 2-0 in two rounds.
• Senior defenseman Shannon Reilly, was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week announced Nov. 3.

Rifle
Head coach: Pat Cherry
• Ohio State lost 4,683 to 4,605 at Kentucky Oct. 30. Amanda Furrer shot a 579 in smallbore rifle to tie for fourth. She tied teammate Juan Gaucin in air rifle with a team-high 583.
• The Buckeyes completed their two-day road trip with a 4,503 to 4,533 victory at Morehead State Oct. 31. Ohio State won both events, shooting 2,296 in smallbore rifle to 2,258. In air rifle, OSU won 2,306 to 2,275. Individually, 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. Amanda Luoma shot 576 in smallbore behind Furrer. In air rifle, Juan Gaucin posted a 577 behind Furrer.

Rowing
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
• Margot Shumway, an Ohio State letterwinner in 2001 and 2002, rowed stroke for the U.S. women’s quadruple scull and helped the crew to a fifth-place finish Nov. 5 at the 2010 World Rowing Championships in Karapiro, New Zealand.

Men’s Soccer (10-5-2, 4-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem
• Austin McAnena scored the game-winning goal in the 27th minute to propel Ohio State to a 1-0 win over Indiana at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in the regular-season finale for both squads. With the win, the Buckeyes are undefeated 7-0-1 on the Jesse field, marking the first clean slate at home since 1974.
• Goalkeeper Matt Lampson earned his third weekly honor of the season and sixth of his career after notching back-to-back shutouts last week, the Big Ten office released Nov. 1.

No. 23 Women’s Soccer (14-4-1, 8-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker
• Ohio State edged Michigan State, 1-0, clinching at least a share of the first Big Ten Conference title in program history on Senior Night Nov. 5 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes earned the Big Ten’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
• Three Buckeyes earned CoSIDA ESPN Academic All-District honors. Senior Courtney Jenkins was named to the first team, senior Lauren Beachy earned second team honors and sophomore Lauren Granberg garnered third team laurels.

Men’s Swimming & Diving
Head coach: Bill Wadley
• Ohio State picked up its second and third wins of the year Nov. 5 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes defeated Denison University and Cleveland State University by scores of 171-115 and 162-122, respectively.
• Sophomore sprinter Zach Holmes was named co-Big Ten Swimmer of the Week for his efforts in the team’s season-opening win over Kenyon last week. Holmes had a three-win afternoon in Ohio State’s 54th consecutive dual meet win over another Ohio school Oct. 30.

Women’s Swimming & Diving
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott
• Ohio State improved to 3-0 on the season with a pair of wins over in-state foes Cleveland State and Denison at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Nov. 5. The Buckeyes defeated the Vikings, 178-113, and the Big Red, 167-124, handing both programs their first losses of the season.

Men’s Tennis
Head coach: Ty Tucker
• Redshirt-freshmen Peter Kobelt and Nelson Vick took to the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility courts in East Lansing, Mich. Vick was triumphant over his classmate by a 7-6 (5), 6-3 score Nov. 1 at the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Singles Championship.
• Blaz Rola concluded the fall season Nov. 6 with a 6-1, 6-4 loss to Steve Johnson of USC in the semifinals of the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

Women’s Volleyball (19-8, 7-7 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlson
• Behind a match-high 18 points from Katie Dull, Ohio State won 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-22) at Michigan State Nov. 5 in Jenison Field House. She posted a match-high 16 kills while hitting .696 and added two solo blocks.
• Ohio State dropped a 3-0 decision (25-23, 25-20, 25-17) at No. 15 Michigan Nov. 6 in Cliff Keen Arena. Dull had a team-high 16.5 points in the match with 14 kills, two solo blocks and one assist block.

No. 12 Wrestling
Head coach: Tom Ryan
• Championship performances by Ian Paddock (133), Colt Sponseller (157) and Nick Heflin (174) kicked off Ohio State’s 2010-11 season as it competed at the UB Open Nov. 7 at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Nov. 8-21

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

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

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.
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio

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

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

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

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

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.
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

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

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

Nov. 14
Women’s Volleyball vs. Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

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

Nov. 16
Men’s Basketball at Florida, 6 p.m.
Gainesville, Fla.

Nov. 17
Women’s Volleyball at Penn State, 7 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Women’s Basketball at LSU, 8 p.m.
Baton Rouge, La.

Nov. 19
Women’s Swimming at Purdue Invitational, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s Swimming at Purdue Invitational, 5 p.m.
West Lafayette, Ind.

Women’s Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 7 p.m.
Duluth, Minn.

Nov. 20
Football at Iowa, 3:30 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa

Women’s Swimming at Purdue Invitational, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s Swimming at Purdue Invitational, 5 p.m.
West Lafayette, Ind.

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

Women’s Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 7 p.m.
Duluth, Minn.

Men’s Basketball vs. UNC Wilmington, 8 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 21
Rifle vs. Morehead State, TBA
Columbus, Ohio

Wrestling vs. Pittsburgh/Nebraska, 11:30 a.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio