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Oct. 25, 2011

Athletes of the Week

Senior tri-captain Jenn Sciulli led the No. 18 Field Hockey Buckeyes to a 2-0shutout victory at No. 8 Penn State Oct. 22, collecting a goal andassist against the Nittany Lions. Sciulli, a native of Palmyra,Pa., is third on the team with a season-high 14 points (4g, 6a) andis second in the nation with nine defensive saves in 2011. The OSUback held Penn State scoreless, who came into the game ranked sixthin the country in scoring average (3.83). Blaz Rola wrapped up his successful run at the 2011 USTA/ITADivision I Men’s Midwest Regional Championships by capturing hissecond consecutive regional title. Rola, the top seed in the draw,defeated Evan King of Michigan 6-3, 6-4 Oct. 17 at the VarsityTennis Center in Columbus. The sophomore’s victory marked the fifthtime in six seasons a Buckeye has captured the singles crown andthe first time in history an Ohio State player has claimed thehonor in back-to-back seasons.

Baseball
Head coach: Greg Beals

RyanLeffel’s solo home run to left in the bottom of the sixth keptScarlet alive with a 5-4 win in Game 3 of the Scarlet & GrayWorld Series Oct. 21 at Bill Davis Stadium.
Gray no-hit Scarlet behind a strong pitching performance fromBrad Goldberg and a huge day from Mike Carroll and ran away with a 13-0 series-ending victory ingame 4 of the Scarlet & Gray World Series Oct. 22 at Bill DavisStadium.

Men’s Basketball
Head coach: Thad Matta

Ohio State student season tickets for the Buckeye men’sbasketball team sold out in 45 minutes Oct. 22. A total of 1,400tickets, all in the lower bowl of Value City Arena, were orderedonline by students starting at 10 a.m.

Men’s Cross Country
Head coach: Robert Gary

Fifteen members of the Ohio State men’s cross country teamcompeted at the 5k Eastern Michigan Fall Classic Oct. 21. The meetoffered an excellent opportunity for a number of Buckeye freshmenand sophomores to test their legs against a quality field. ForOSU’s veterans, the race provided a challenging warm-up for nextweekend’s trip to the Big Ten championships.

No. 18 Field Hockey (10-7, 3-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

No. 18 Ohio State defeated Miami (Ohio), 2-1, Oct. 18 inOxford, Ohio. The Buckeyes posted a pair of goals en route to thevictory against the RedHawks in their last non-conference matchupof the 2011 regular season.
No. 18 Ohio State posted a 2-0 shutout at No. 8 Penn State Oct. 22at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex in State College, Pa.

Football (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Luke Fickell

Ohio State junior tight end Jake Stoneburner was named Oct. 17 to the midseason watch listfor the John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tightend by the Nassau (N.Y.) County Sports Commission. He is one of 25individuals under consideration for the award and one of only fourfrom the Big Ten Conference (Northwestern’s Drake Dunsmore,Wisconsin’s Jacob Pedersen and Nebraska’s Kyler Reed are theothers).

Men’s Ice Hockey (3-3, 2-2 CCHA)
Head coach: Mark Osiecki

MaxMcCormick has been named the CCHA Gongshow Rookie of the Week,the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Oct. 17.McCormick had a team-best three points in the Buckeyes’ seriessplit at then-No. 2 ranked Notre Dame.
Ohio State lost to Michigan State, 3-0, in a Central CollegiateHockey Association game at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, Mich.,Oct. 20. Buckeye senior goalie Cal Heeter made 27 saves, but the Spartans scored once in eachperiod for the victory.
Three unanswered third-period goals led Ohio State to a 5-2 victoryover Michigan State Oct. 21 at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing,Mich.

Women’s Ice Hockey (3-2-1)
Head coach: Nate Handrahan

Ohio State senior forward Laura McIntosh was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, theconference office announced Oct. 19. The honor is the first of theseason for McIntosh and the third of her career.
Ohio State fell, 11-1, at No. 7 North Dakota Oct. 21 in GrandForks, N.D.
Ohio State women’s ice hockey team fell, 7-1, at No. 7 North Dakotain game two of a WCHA series in Grand Forks, N.D.

Men’s Lacrosse
Head coach: Nick Myers

On a beautiful day in Columbus, the Ohio State men’s lacrosseteam closed out its fall schedule with the inaugural CJD MemorialFall Classic. The event featured three games involving Ohio State,Canisius and Ohio Wesleyan and was played at Jesse Owens MemorialStadium and fields outside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center inColumbus. The CJD Memorial Fall Classic honored the life of andlives saved by Colleen J. Dobbins, the daughter of Ohio Stateassistant coach Dave Dobbins and his wife, Erin. Colleen passed away suddenlyat Nationwide Children’s Hospital March 24, 2011, at 5 ½months old. With the help of Lifeline of Ohio and NationwideChildren’s Hospital, Colleen became an organ donor and saved thelives of two other children.

Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney

Ohio State defeated the defending national collegiate champion,the U.S. Military Academy (Army) Oct. 22 at the OSU BuckeyeInvitational in Converse Hall, 6,365 to 6,344. The Buckeyes wononly one of three open events (free pistol) but the margin wasenough to offset Army’s wins in standard and air pistol. OSUoutscored Army 2,059 to 1,969 in free pistol but Army won standardpistol, 2,159 to 2,124 and free pistol, 2,216 to 2,182.

Men’s Soccer (8-5-2, 3-1-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem

AustinMcAnena scored in the 96th minute to give Ohio State a 1-0overtime win vs. Penn State Oct. 23 at Jesse Owens MemorialStadium.

Women’s Soccer (9-8-1, 4-5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker

Ohio State picked up a crucial 1-0 road victory Oct. 21 atMichigan. The Buckeyes scored the game’s only goal in the 77thminute, on a long strike from 25 yards by Chelsy Swackhamer off an assist by Paige Maxwell.
Ohio State dropped a 2-0 decision Oct. 23 at Michigan State.

Men’s Tennis
Head coach: Ty Tucker

BlazRola wrapped up his successful run at the 2011 USTA/ITADivision I Men’s Midwest Regional Championships by capturing hissecond consecutive regional title. Rola, the top seed in the draw,defeated Evan King of Michigan 6-3, 6-4 Oct. 17 at the VarsityTennis Center in Columbus. The sophomore’s victory marked the fifthtime in six seasons a Buckeye has captured the singles crown andthe first time in history an Ohio State player has claimed thehonor in back-to-back seasons.
Rola was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week Oct. 19. It is thesecond consecutive week the Ptuj, Slovenia, native has beenrecognized by the conference office.

Men’s Track
Head coach: Robert Gary

Members of the Ohio State men’s track and field team recentlytook time out of their busy schedules to lend a helping hand in thecommunity. Twenty-eight sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and middledistance runners collected canned goods in the Westerville area fornearly six hours last Saturday that was donated to the Mid-OhioFood Bank in Grove City. It was time well spent as team memberscollected close to 1,000 pounds of food, which is enough to feed1,000 hungry families.

No. 23 Women’s Volleyball (15-8, 5-5 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston

23rd-ranked Ohio State lost a 3-0 (28-26, 25-18, 25-15)decision at ninth-ranked Penn State Oct. 19 in Rec Hall before acrowd of 2,106.
23rd-ranked Ohio State overcame a two-point loss in the first setto Michigan State to win 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21) over theSpartans in front of 1,431 fans Oct. 22.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Oct. 24-Nov. 6

Oct. 24
Women’s Tennis at ITA Midwest Regional Championships, ALL DAY
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center or Jesse Owens East Recreation Center

Men’s Golf at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational Round 2, ALL DAY
Windermere, Fla.

Oct. 25
Men’s Golf at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational Round 3, ALL DAY
Windermere, Fla.

Women’s Tennis at ITA Midwest Regional Championships, ALL DAY
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Center or Jesse Owens East Recreation Center

Oct. 26
Men’s Soccer at Oakland, 7 p.m.
Rochester, Mich.

Oct. 27
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Alaska, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

Oct. 28
Field Hockey at Northwestern, 4 p.m.
Evanston, Ill.

Men’s Swimming vs. Kenyon, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Women’s Swimming vs. Kenyon, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

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

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Alaska, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

Women’s Ice Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m.
Mankato, Minn.

Men’s Tennis at Charlottesville Challenger, ALL DAY
Charlottesville, Va.

Men’s Tennis at Big Ten Singles Championship, ALL DAY
Iowa City, Iowa

Women’s Golf at Landfall Tradition Round 1, ALL DAY
Wilmington, N.C.

Pistol at Purdue, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Oct. 28
Rifle at Morehead State, 9 a.m.
Morehead, Ky.

Men’s Swimming Alumni/Varsity Scrimmage at 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Women’s Ice Hockey at Minnesota State, 4:07 p.m.
Mankato, Minn.

Football vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

Women’s Golf at Landfall Tradition Round 2, ALL DAY
Wilmington, N.C.

Pistol at Purdue, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s Tennis at Charlottesville Challenger, ALL DAY
Charlottesville, Va.

Men’s Tennis at Big Ten Singles Championship, ALL DAY
Iowa City, Iowa

Oct. 30
Women’s Soccer vs. Indiana, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Women’s Volleyball vs. Iowa, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Men’s Soccer at Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
Madison, Wis.

Men’s Tennis at Charlottesville Challenger, ALL DAY
Charlottesville, Va.

Men’s Tennis at Big Ten Singles Championship, ALL DAY
Iowa City, Iowa

Women’s Golf at Landfall Tradition Round 3, ALL DAY
Wilmington, N.C.

Men’s Cross Country at Big Ten Championships, ALL DAY
Champaign, Ill.

Women’s Cross Country at Big Ten Championships, ALL DAY
Champaign, Ill.

Oct. 31
Men’s Tennis at Big Ten Singles Championships, ALL DAY
Iowa City, Iowa

Men’s Tennis at Charlottesville Challenger, ALL DAY
Charlottesville, Va.

Nov. 3
Field Hockey at 2011 Big Ten Tournament, TBA
State College, Pa.

Men’s Tennis at ITA National Indoor Championships, ALL DAY
Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Women’s Tennis at ITA National Indoor Championships, ALL DAY
Flushing, N.Y.

Nov. 4
Women’s Swimming vs. Cleveland State, 6 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Men’s Swimming vs. Cleveland State/Denison/Virginia Teach, 6 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Wisconsin, 7:07 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

Men’s Ice Hockey at Alabama-Huntsville, 7 p.m. CT
Huntsville, Ala.

Women’s Volleyball at Wisconsin, 7 p.m. CT
Madison, Wis.

Women’s Tennis at ITA National Indoor Championships, ALL DAY
Flushing, N.Y.

Women’s Tennis at ASU Thunderbird Invitational, ALL DAY
Tempe, Ariz.

Field Hockey at 2011 Big Ten Tournament, TBA
State College, Pa.

Nov. 5
Wrestling at Eastern Michigan Open, 9 a.m.
Ypsilanti, Mich.

Men’s Soccer at Indiana, 1 p.m.
Bloomington, Ind.

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Wisconsin, 7:07 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

Men’s Ice Hockey at Alabama-Huntsville, 7 p.m. CT
Huntsville, Ala.

Women’s Volleyball at Minnesota, 7 p.m. CT
Minneapolis, Minn.

Football vs. Indiana, TBA
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

Men’s Tennis at Knoxville Challenger, ALL DAY
Knoxville, Tenn.

Women’s Tennis at ASU Thunderbird Invitational, ALL DAY
Tempe, Ariz.

Nov. 6
Men’s Basketball vs. Walsh, 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

Field Hockey at 2011 Big Ten Tournament, TBA
State College, Pa.

Men’s Tennis at ITA National Indoor Championships, ALL DAY
Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Women’s Tennis at ASU Thunderbird Invitational, ALL DAY
Tempe, Ariz.

Women’s Tennis at ITA National Indoor Championships, ALL DAY
Flushing, N.Y.