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Feb. 26, 2013

Athletes of the Week
Ohio State baseball redshirt senior Brad Goldberg earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing 6.1 hitless innings and striking out a career-high 10 batters in a 13-2 win over Mount St. Mary’s Saturday night. The Buckeyes lost their combined no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning but the game was the first 10-strikeout game by a Buckeye since Alex Wimmers struck out 11 against Penn State in 2010. Goldberg has allowed two hits and struck out 17 over 13.1 scoreless frames this season.

Ohio State women’s gymnastics junior Sarah Miller was named Big Ten Event Specialist of the Weekafter winning or tying for the event titles in all three events shecompeted in as the Buckeyes posted a season-best 196.300 in a dualmeet win over Illinois Saturday. She tied a career best 9.950 totake the vault title, tallied a 9.925 to win beam and tied forfirst with a 9.875 on floor exercise.

Baseball (5-2)
Head Coach: Greg Beals

Ohio State posted a 10-2 victory over South Dakota State Fridayafternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
Ryan Riga and Brett McKinney, who earned his first career save in thevictory, were excellent out of the bullpen, striking out four andgiving up two hits over three scoreless innings.
Joe Ciamacco finished the day 3-for-3 with an RBI and threeruns scored while Brad Hallberg went 2-for-4 with a career-best four RBI and arun scored. Long picked up his first victory of the season,allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out six oversix innings pitched.
Ohio State swept a pair of games from South Dakota State and MountSt. Mary’s Saturday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Buckeyestopped South Dakota State, 5-2, in the first game at NorthCharlotte Regional Park before downing Mount St. Mary’s, 13-2, inthe nightcap at Charlotte Sports Park.
Ohio State extended its win streak to five games with a 13-4 winover Mount St. Mary’s Sunday at North Charlotte RegionalPark.
Ohio State takes on Connecticut, Stetson and Central Michigan nextweekend in DeLand, Fla.

No. 16 Men’s Basketball (20-7, 10-5 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Thad Matta

Ohio State defeated Minnesota, 71-45, at Value City ArenaWednesday night.
Ohio State has won the last six games in the Minnesota series andseven of the last eight.
The Buckeyes had three players reach double-figures in scoring:Deshaun Thomas (19 points), Shannon Scott (11) and LaQuinton Ross (10 points).
Ohio State guards Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott combined for nine assists and six steals in thegame.
Three players recorded three or more steals for the Buckeyes:Craft, Scott and Ravenel. The last time three Ohio State playersposted three or more steals in a game was Nov. 21, 2011 vs. NorthFlorida (Craft, Lenzelle Smith, Jr. and Jared Sullinger).
Evan Ravenel earned a career-high three steals while Scott tieda career-high with three blocks.
Ohio State defeated Michigan State, 68-60, Sunday afternoon atValue City Arena.
The Buckeyes had three players reach double-figures in scoring:Craft with 21, Thomas with 14 and Ravenel with 10.
With seven rebounds against Michigan State, Thomas became the 25thBuckeye to join the 1000 point, 500 rebound club at Ohio State. Heplaces at No. 16 on the all-time list (1,433 total points, 504rebounds).
Craft led all scorers with a career-high 21 points.
The Buckeyes return to action Thursday, Feb. 28 at Northwestern ina 7 p.m. tip.

Women’s Basketball (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Jim Foster

Ohio State fell to Minnesota, 57-56, at Value City ArenaThursday night.
Senior Tayler Hill scored in double figures for the 59th consecutivegame Thursday night with 25 points. The streak serves as thelongest active streak in the Big Ten and fourth longest in DivisionI.
Hill, the Big Ten’s career active scoring leader, has 1,912 careerpoints, good for a tie for fifth place all-time in the Ohio Staterecords book. Hill tied Tracey Hall.
Hill became just the second Buckeye (SamanthaPrahalis) to record at least 1,900 points, 300 assists and 200steals while her 14-of-14 percentage from the line set an OhioState record.
Behind Hill, Amber Stokes chipped in 10 points while Raven Ferguson added 10 points and grabbed sevenrebounds.
Ohio State defeated Michigan State, 67-60, at Value City ArenaMonday night.
Ashley Adams was 8 of 10 from the field and added three assistsand three blocks. Ameryst Alston was 7 of 8 from the field for 15 points whileHill scored in double-figures for the 51st consecutive game with 14points to go along with six rebounds and four assists.
Ferguson, who started for the first time since Jan. 27, finishedwith 10 points, six rebounds and two assists. Stokes added 12points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two steals andseveral strips and deflections.
Ohio State is back in action at 8 p.m. Thursday in Champaign whenthey take on Illinois. OSU will then close out the regular seasonat Noon Sunday when it welcomes Michigan to VCA.

Fencing
Head Coach: Vladimir Nazlymov

Ohio State hosted the U.S. Collegiate Squad Championships inFrench Field House Sunday with five Buckeye weapon squads garneringmedals. The women’s team earned silver medals in all three weaponcategories – epee, foil, and sabre – while the men brought homegold in foil and epee.
The Buckeyes return to the strips on Mar. 2-3 for the MidwestConference Championships in South Bend, Ind.

Men’s Golf
Head Coach: Donnie Darr

Ohio State concluded the Puerto Rico Classic in 13th afterfinishing the third round with a 2-over 290 Feb. 19. The Buckeyestotaled a three-day score of 24-over 888 on the par 72, 6,902-yardRiver Course at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, P.R.
Freshman Michael Bernard led the Buckeyes on the final day, carding a2-under 70. The 18-hole total was a career-low for the HuberHeights, Ohio, native. Bernard finished tied for 39th with a 5-over221.
Classmate Max Rosenthal came in tie for 36th following a round of 76 tototal a 4-over 220. Sophomore Boo Timko finished tied for 47th with a 7-over 223, whileGrant Weaver concluded the tournament tied for 55th with a10-over 226. Freshman Tee-k Kelly rounded out the Buckeye lineup with a 21-over237.
The Buckeyes take a month off from competition before returning tothe links at the Seminole Intercollegiate March 15-17. Thethree-day tournament will be played at the Southwood Golf Club inTallahassee, Fla.

Women’s Golf
Head Coach: Therese Hession

Ohio State carded an 11-over 299 in round one of the 2013Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship Sunday. TheBuckeyes are joined by 15 top 50 teams in the tournament held atthe par 72, 6105-yard English Turn Golf & Country Club coursein New Orleans.

No. 5 Men’s Gymnastics (5-5-1, 4-4-1 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

Ohio State posted its best team score of the season Saturdayafternoon, but was edged by defending national champion No. 7Illinois, 438.600-438.000, at St. John Arena.
The Buckeyes tallied team bests on three events in addition toposting their best overall team score of the season. Ohio Statenotched team highs on floor exercise (75.350), rings (73.150) andparallel bars (71.300).
Four Buckeyes also won individual event titles against the Illini.Senior John Laing earned his second event title of the season onpommel horse with a career-high 15.55, while sophomore Alex Nork posted a season-high 14.80 to win the title onparallel bars. Redshirt sophomore Jeff Treleaven tied his career high with a 15.30 to place firston vault and freshman Alex Johnson scored a career-high 15.20 to claim first on highbar.
The Buckeyes have a brief break in action before hosting UICSaturday, March 9 in a co-ed dual meet with the women’s gymnasticsteam at St. John Arena. The meet marks Senior Day for two OhioState men’s gymnasts, John Laing and Blaize Monks, and is slated to start at 4 p.m.

No. 19 Women’s Gymnastics (4-4, 3-3 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Carey Fagan

Ohio State posted a season high team score, topping No. 18Illinois 196.300-195.450 Saturday afternoon in St. JohnArena.
The Buckeyes began the meet on vault, topping the Illini48.800-48.325. Sarah Miller tied her career best with a 9.950 to take theevent title while Melanie Shaffer tied her season-high 9.850 to finishthird.
Ohio State moved to bars in the second rotation, tallying aseason-best 49.175 to win the event. Shaffer posted a career-high9.900 for a first-place finish and Aly Marohn notched a 9.875 to finish second.
In the third rotation, Ohio State tied its season high with a49.075 on beam but Illinois won the event with a 49.225. Miller wonthe event title with a 9.925 while Victoria Aepli tied her career-best 9.850 to tie forthird.
The Buckeyes closed the meet on floor exercise, topping Illinois49.250-48.950 with another season best score. Miller and Shaffereach tied for the event title with a 9.875.
Shaffer tied her career-best 39.350 to take the all-around titlewhile Marohn finished tied for fourth with a 39.025.
Up next, the Buckeyes hit the road to take on Illinois State at 6p.m. March 3.

Men’s Hockey (13-14-7, 12-9-5 CCHA)
Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

Ohio State fell to Michigan, 5-3, Friday in Value City Arena toopen a two-game series between the teams.
Each team scored three goals in the third period. Just 57 secondsinto the period sophomore Max McCormick scored on the rush, assisted by classmateTanner Fritz and junior Curtis Gedig, to make it a 2-1 game.
Fritz made it 3-2 on the first shorthanded goal of his career at15:08, scoring on a breakaway.
With Ohio State skating with an extra attacker, sophomore Ryan Dzingel put in the rebound of a shot by freshman Craig Dalrymple. Rookie blueliner Sam Jardine had the second assist on the score, which came at18:45.
In its regular-season home finale, Ohio State lost to Michigan,6-3, Saturday in Value City Arena in front of a season-high crowdof 9,278.
The game marked Senior Night for the five members of the Buckeyesenior class – Alex Carlson, Brady Hjelle, Devon Krogh, Brandon Martell and Jeff Michael – and the group was honored in a pregameceremony.
Fritz has nine points, with four goals and five assists, in hislast three games combined and has a point in 10 of his last 12games. He leads the CCHA with 30 points in conference play, alongwith a league-best 21 assists in CCHA action. He is first on theteam with 22 assists overall and tied with Ryan Dzingel for first with 32 points.
McCormick is on a four-game point streak (3g, 4a, 7p) and has apoint in 11 of the last 13 games. He ranks third on the squad with24 points and is second with 11 goals.
Ohio State has three or more goals in four of its last five gamesand is now averaging 2.38 goals a game on the season.
Ohio State (13-14-7, 12-9-5-1) will end the regular season with twogames at Miami next weekend, playing at 7:35 p.m. Friday and 7:05p.m. Saturday in Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio.

Women’s Hockey (17-14-3, 12-13-3 WCHA)
Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

Ohio State downed Minnesota State Friday night at the OSU IceRink by a final score of 4-1.
Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp stopped 22 of 23 shots faced and four differentBuckeyes found the back of the net in the crucial WCHAvictory.
The scoring opened up in the second; started off by a power playgoal at the 6:10 mark from sophomore Taylor Kuehl. The score was a team-leading 13th for Kuehl andwas assisted by sophomore Kari Schmitt and senior Minttu Tuominen.
Kuehl set up junior Ally Tarr beautifully in front of the net to take a 2-1 lead atthe 8:58 mark. The game-winner was goal number ten for Tarr and herteam-leading 28th point of the season. Kuehl and sophomore Danielle Gagne were credited with the assists.
Senior captain Hokey Langan scored her 10th goal of the season and 56th of hercareer on a penalty shot to extend the lead to 3-1.
Tuominen made it a 4-1 game at 6:28 of the third on her fifth goalof the season. Senior Paige Semenza and Kari Schmitt tallied assists on the score. Schmitt leads theteam with 22 assists this season.
Ohio State skated to a 3-3 tie with Minnesota State on Senior Day,Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink.
The lone goal in the shootout came off a snipe from sophomore Gagneand redshirt junior goaltender Knapp shut down the Mavericks onfive consecutive shot attempts to help the Buckeyes take five ofsix points in their final regular season series.
Junior forward Tarr scored in the first period with an unassistedgoal to tie the game up at 1-all while she put the Buckeyes outfront with her second score of the afternoon 8:27 into the second.The 12th goal of the season for Tarr was assisted on by sophomoreSara Schmitt and freshman Julia McKinnon.
Freshman forward Melani Moylan stole a puck in the middle of the zone and firedit past Butters to put Ohio State back out front 3-2 at 5:16 of thefinal period.
The Buckeyes return to action March 1-3 in a best of three seriesat Minnesota-Duluth in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Gametimes are set for 3:07 ET.

No. 17/19 Men’s Lacrosse (3-0)
Head Coach: Nick Myers

Ohio State improved to 3-0 on the season, defeating Marquette,18-8, Saturday inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center in front ofsold-out crowd of 866.
Logan Schuss leads the Buckeyes with 10 goals and 15 points. Heis third in Ohio State history with 112 goals and third with 179points. He extended his point streak to 48 games (each game of hiscollege career).
With three goals on the day, Jesse King now has eight goals on the year (coming on 16shots). He had a career-high three assists and six points vs.Marquette. He is third on the team with 11 points.
Turner Evans had his third career two-goal game and first sinceMarch 24, 2012 vs. Bellarmine.
Carter Brown is second on the team with 14 points, with sixgoals and a team-best eight assists. His seven points topped thesix he had in the season opener vs. Detroit.
Ohio State is 12-0 all-time in games played inside Woody HayesAthletic Center, dating to the 2008 campaign.
The Buckeyes return to action against eighth-ranked Penn State at 1p.m. Saturday, March 2 in University Park, Pa.

No. 13 Women’s Lacrosse (2-1)
Head Coach: Alexis Venechanos

Led by eight points from sophomore Jackie Cifarelli, 13th-ranked Ohio State women’s lacrossedowned William & Mary, 21-8, Wednesday afternoon at MartinFamily Stadium at Albert-Daly Field in Williamsburg, Va.
In all, 26 OSU players saw action in the contest and nine found theback of the net at least once, with seven securing multi-goalgames. Junior Cara Facchina and sophomore Jennifer Porretto each netted a career-high four goals in thewin, while junior Katie Chase added a hat trick.
Defensively, the Buckeyes forced 15 of the Tribe’s 18 turnoverswith sophomore Taylor Donahue commanding a personal-best five of them.
Ohio State handed No. 20 Boston College its first loss of theseason, 15-8, Saturday afternoon on the outdoor turf field at WoodyHayes Athletic Center.
In addition to Katie Chase’s four tallies, Kelsea Ayers and Cian Dabrowski each added a hat trick and four others added atleast single tallies as the Buckeyes used an 11-2 run to lead by asmuch as eight early in the second half.
The Buckeyes commanded an incredible 19-4 advantage in drawcontrols, including eight from Chase and four by Tayler Kuzma, a member of the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch Listreleased Friday. The defense combined to force 13 of BostonCollege’s 17 turnovers with Kuzma and Taylor Donahue among those to come up with more than one. Ingoal, Tori DeScenza registered her first complete game of the year,tallying a season-high six saves to go with two caused turnovers ofher own and three groundballs.
The Buckeyes are poised to meet No. 9 Notre Dame at 6 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 27 in South Bend, Ind.

Pistol
Head Coach: James Sweeney

Ohio State defeated Akron Saturday afternoon, totaling anaggregate score of 6,349 to outpoint the Zips at the Robert A. PinnShooting Range.
The Buckeyes swept all three open aggregate events, scoring a 2,064in free pistol, a 2,109 in standard pistol and a 2,176 in airpistol.
The Buckeyes have a brief break before returning to action as hostsof the NRA Air Pistol Sectionals March 1-2 at the Lt. Hugh W. WylieRange. The match will start at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.Saturday.

Rifle
Head Coach: Ryan Tanoue

Ohio State capped off their season in dominating fashion withan outstanding performance at the WIRC Conference ChampionshipMatch. The Buckeyes swept the awards by winning both the regularseason air and smallbore rifle championships as well as theconference championship match titles in both disciplines.
The Buckeyes were led by junior Amanda Luoma who won the individual WIRC conferencechampionship in smallbore with a score of 581. Senior Maxwell Snyderman followed up Luoma by placing third andfinished his Buckeye career on a high note, firing a personal best576.
In air rifle the Buckeyes were again led by Luoma who claimedindividual conference championship honors by firing an impressive396. Alexander Kimura fired a personal best 390 to place thirdoverall.
In smallbore Luoma, Maxwell Snyderman and Remington Lyman earned First Team All-Conference honors.
In air rifle, Ohio State earned four of the five First TeamAll-Conference honors with Luoma, Snyderman, Lyman and Kimura allearning recognition.
Luoma will represent the Buckeyes as an individual competitor atthe NCAA Rifle Championships held at Ohio State March 8-9.

Softball (9-6)
Head Coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly

Ohio State split day one at the 2013 Mary Nutter CollegiateClassic in Palm Springs, Calif.
The Buckeyes defeated No. 14 Arizona, 6-0, led by junior Leesa Gresham, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scoredwhile freshman Cammi Prantl was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. SophomoreTaylor Watkins also homered vs. Arizona.
Starting LSU pitcher Rachele Fico, a First Team All-American,posted a complete game victory for the Tigers in a no-hitperformance to defeat Ohio State, 7-0, in the first game of theMNCC.
Ohio State starting pitcher Olivia O’Reilly fell to 2-3 overall, throwing 1.1 innings,allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk. Nichols receivesa no decision and pitched 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on ninehits with a strikeout.
Ohio State split day two at the 2013 Mary Nutter Collegiate ClassicSaturday, defeating Cal Poly, 12-1, in six innings in game onebefore falling to San Diego State, 5-0, in game two at Big LeagueDreams Park in Palm Springs, Calif.
Ohio State battled back from a five-run deficit but fell short,5-4, against Utah in the final game at the 2013 Mary NutterCollegiate Classic Sunday morning in Palm Springs, Calif.
The Buckeyes will now have a week off before traveling to theirfourth tournament of 2013 at University of Maryland March9-10.

Women’s Swimming
Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott

Ohio State finished in the Top 4 at the Big Ten Championshipsfor the third-consecutive year Saturday night at the UniversityAquatics Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
The Buckeyes placed fourth overall with 384 points highlighted by afirst-place finish by senior Shannon Draves, who defended her Big Ten title in the 200butterfly with a school-record time 1:55.12.
Draves, a native of Gilbertsville, Pa., of becomes the firstBuckeye to win back-to-back Big Ten titles in the 200 butterfly inprogram history. With the performance, she earns First Team All-BigTen honors for the second-consecutive year.
Also making the All-Big Ten list were seniors Kelsey Moran and Angela Severn as well as junior Michelle Williams, who earned second team accolades. JuniorAlex Norris was the team’s top point scorer with 38 points -the fifth most by a competitor at the championships.

Synchronized Swimming
Head Coach: Holly Vargo-Brown

Behind a sweep in all four events, Ohio State scored 90 pointsen route to beating four programs on the campus of BostonUniversity Saturday and Sunday.
Buckeyes Chelsea Aton, Lauren Nicholson and Paige Ramsey earned an 85.750 for the top spot in the triocompetition. Teammates Katie LaBounty, Katie Spada and Khadija Zanotto were second (84.250).
The Buckeyes return to Columbus March 2 to host the North RegionalChampionships. The competition is set to begin at 2 p.m. inMcCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (12-2)
Head Coach: Ty Tucker

Ohio State beat No. 25 Notre Dame, 7-0, Saturday afternoon atthe Varsity Tennis Center.
Devin McCarthy clinched the win for the Scarlet and Gray at No.3 singles. Playing Blas Moros, McCarthy relinquished only fourpoints en route to a 6-2, 6-2 win.
Senior and No. 30 Connor Smith lifted Ohio State to a 2-0 lead after beatingWyatt McCoy, 6-0, 6-4, at No. 5 singles. Smith earned his 10th dualvictory of the season to bring his win total to 18 (four losses).Playing at the top position, junior Blaz Rola, No. 62, improved his win streak to eight and remainsundefeated on the season at 8-0. Rola handed Greg Andrews, ranked71st, a 6-4, 6-1 loss and propelled the Scarlet and Gray to a 3-0lead before McCarthy’s victory.
Ohio State beat No. 24 LSU, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the VarsityTennis Center.
No. 62 Blaz Rola clinched the victory for the Scarlet and Gray at No.2 singles. Facing Tam Trinh, Rola surrendered only one point enroute to a 6-0, 6-1 win. Rola, a junior, improves to 9-0 on theseason and 2-0 on court No. 2.
Up next, Ohio State will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., where theBuckeyes and Tarheels will square-off at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Women’s Tennis (5-4, 0-1 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Melissa Schaub

Ohio State opened the weekend Friday evening in Fayetteville,Ark., with a 4-3 victory against No. 44-ranked Arkansas (4-5, 0-0SEC).
The Buckeye duo of sophomore Kelsey Dieters and senior Kara Cecil finished its match first, dominating ClaudinePaulson and Segou Jonker, 8-1.
No. 93-ranked Fidan Manashirova notched the first point for the Buckeyes witha 6-2, 6-2 victory over Surin on court four.
At the No. 1 position, No. 53-ranked Dieters rallied in the secondset to force a third against Arkansas’ Pang and keep the Buckeyesin contention. Meanwhile, O’Neill claimed her sixth victory thisseason with a win over Huxley in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, to eventhe score at 3-3. In the final set on court one, Dieters maintainedher momentum to defeat Yang, 6-2, and seal the Buckeyevictory.
Ohio State dropped a 6-1 decision against No. 33 Tulsa in a neutralsite matchup at the Billingsley Tennis Center in Fayetteville,Ark.
Ohio State returns to the Varsity Indoor Center for a doubleheadervs. Penn State and Youngstown State March 3. The Buckeyes will facethe Nittany Lions at noon and then take on the Penguins at 6p.m.

Men’s Track & Field
Head Coach: Ed Beathea

TimothyFaust won the first conference title of his career, besting thefield in the 200m and highlighting the final day of competition atthe 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships Ohio State.
Faust, a sophomore from Harvey, Ill., edged two Illinois runners -Brandon Stryganek (21.16) and Stephon Hamilton (21.17) – at thefinish line with a time of 21.12 to capture the gold medal.
Closing the meet with 40 points, Ohio State finished eighthoverall.
Senior Chris Fallon jumped out to an early lead in the mile but wasunable to fend off Penn State’s Robby Creese and Indiana’s AndyBayer down the stretch. Fallon would hold on for a well-deservedbronze medal and six points with a time of 4:03.08.
Ohio State’s 4x400m relay of Champ Page, Marvel Brooks, Korbin Smith and Antonio Blanks – settled for a fourth-place finish and fivepoints in the meet finale, crossing the finish line in aseason-best time of 3:09.14.

Women’s Track & Field
Head Coach: Karen Dennis

Ohio State closed with a strong finish on day two of the 2013Big Ten Indoor Championships to place fifth overall with 66points.
Aisha Cavin was the star of the meet for the Buckeyes, earningsilver and bronze medals in the 400m and 200m, respectively, andanchoring the 4x400m relay team to a bronze-medal finish. In all,the sophomore contributed a total of 20 points to the final teamscore.
Ohio State finished 3-4-5 in the event for a total of 14 points.Adenike Pedro captured the bronze medal in a personal-best timeof 7.44, while Ashlee Abraham (7.46) and Christienne Linton (7.47) finished fourth and fifth,respectively.
Sophomore Katie Borchers bettered her own school record for the secondday in the row to finish sixth overall in the 800m in 2:06.95. Thesophomore’s time provided two points toward the team score andranks among the Top in Division I this season.
A personal-best throw of 21.13m (69-4.00) helped senior Alexis Thomas to a fourth-place finish and five team points -the mark stands as the third-best in school history and ranks amongthe Top 15 in Division I this season.

No. 5 Wrestling (11-4, 5-3 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Tom Ryan

Ohio State dropped a 28-6 decision to No. 6 Missouri in theopening round of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Friday night atWilliams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.
For the first time this season, Logan Stieber did not record a bonus-point victory, but theBuckeye redshirt sophomore from Monroeville, Ohio, did earn an 8-2win over the fourth-ranked Nathan McCormick to remain perfect onthe season (19-0).
Hunter Stieber earned his 27th win of the season after beatingNicholas Hucke, 8-4.
Ohio State will prepare for the 2013 Big Ten Championships whichwill take place March 9-10 in Champaign, Ill. Hosted by theUniversity of Illinois, the 2013 edition of the championships willtake place in Assembly Hall.

No. 6 Men’s Volleyball (11-2, 4-0 MIVA)
Head Coach: Pete Hanson

Ohio State hosted NCAA Div. III’s Juniata Friday evening andcame away with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-19) sweep in St. JohnArena.
Senior Chen Levitan led the match with 15 kills and finished with acareer-high two service aces. Sophomore Michael Henchy had 12 kills and added three block assists,while senior Nick Gibson totaled eight kills and a match-high five blocks(3s, 2a). Gibson’s block totaled tied a career high and his threesolo blocks set a career best.
Sophomore libero Brennan Anderson led the match with 10 digs.
Ohio State continues its homestand next weekend, facing MIVA rivalsLoyola-Chicago and No. 12 Lewis in a pair of highly-anticipatedleague matches. The Buckeyes host the Ramblers in a 7 p.m. ET matchMarch 1 and follow with another 7 p.m. ET match against the FlyersMarch 2. Both matches will be played in St. John Arena andadmission is free.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
2.26.13 – 3.12.13

Tuesday, Feb. 26
Women’s Golf vs. All State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Round Three, All Day
New Orleans, La.

Wednesday, Feb. 27
Men’s Tennis vs. North Carolina, 2 p.m.
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame, 6 p.m.
South Bend, Ind.

Men’s Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
Bloomington, Ind.

Thursday, Feb. 28
Men’s Basketball vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
Evanston, Ill.

Women’s Basketball vs. Illinois, 8 p.m.
Champaign, Ill.

Men’s Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
Bloomington, Ind.

Friday, March 1
Baseball vs. Connecticut, 1 p.m.
Deland, Fla.

Pistol vs. NRA Air Pistol Sectionals, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

Men’s Volleyball vs. Loyola, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Miami, 7:35 p.m.
Oxford, Ohio

Men’s Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
Bloomington, Ind.

Men’s Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
South Bend, Ind.

Women’s Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
South Bend, Ind.

Men’s Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day
Oxford, Ohio

Saturday, March 2
Pistol vs. NRA Air Pistol Sectionals, 10 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Stanford, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-IDF

Men’s Tennis vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
State College, Pa.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Penn State, 1 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Synchronized Swimming vs. North Regional Championships, 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Baseball vs. Stetson, 7 p.m.
Deland, Fla.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Lewis, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Miami, 7:05 p.m.
Oxford, Ohio

Men’s Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day
Oxford, Ohio

Fencing vs. Midwest Conference Championships, All Day
South Bend, Ind.

Men’s Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
South Bend, Ind.

Women’s Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
South Bend, Ind.

Sunday, March 3
Women’s Tennis vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

Women’s Basketball vs. Michigan, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 12 p.m.
Deland, Fla.

Women’s Tennis vs. Youngstown State, 6 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

Women’s Gymnastics vs. Illinois State, 5 p.m.
Normal, Ill.

Fencing vs. Midwest Conference Championships, All Day
South Bend, Ind.

Men’s Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day
Oxford, Ohio

Women’s Swimming vs. Last Chance Meet, All Day
Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Women’s Soccer vs. Kent State, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Football Practice Fields

Tuesday, March 5
Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana, 9 p.m.
Bloomington, Ind.

Thursday, March 7
Women’s Basketball vs. TBD, TBA
Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Friday, March 8
Baseball vs. Harvard, 12 p.m.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, 9 p.m.
Phoenix, Ariz.

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. CCHA Tournament First Round, TBA
Campus Sites

Rifle vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

Women’s Basketball vs. TBD, TBA
Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Women’s Track vs. NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA
Fayetteville, Ark.

Men’s Track vs. NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA
Fayetteville, Ark.

Saturday, March 9
Baseball vs. Ball State, 11 a.m.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Denver, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Softball vs. Maryland, 1 p.m.
College Park, Md.

Men’s Gymnastics vs. UIC, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Women’s Gymnastics vs. Bridgeport, 4 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Softball vs. Radford, 5:30 p.m.
College Park, Md.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, 9 p.m.
Phoenix, Ariz.

Rifle vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
Columbus, Ohio, Lt Hugh W. Wylie Range

Wrestling vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
Champaign, Ill.

Women’s Basketball vs. TBD, TBA
Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Men’s Track vs. NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA
Fayetteville, Ark.

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. CCHA Tournament First Round, TBA
Campus Sites

Fencing vs. NCAA Regional Qualifier, All Day
TBA

Women’s Track vs. NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA
Fayetteville, Ark.

Sunday, March 10
Softball vs. Iowa, 11 a.m.
College Park, Md.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Canisius, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Men’s Swimming vs. Last Chance Meet, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Baseball vs. Coastal Carolina, 3 p.m.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Softball vs. St. John’s, 3 p.m.
College Park, Md.

Wrestling vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
Champaign, Ill.

Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois, 12:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

Fencing vs. NCAA Regional Qualifier, All Day
TBA

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. CCHA Tournament First Round, TBA
Campus Sites

Women’s Basketball vs. TBD, TBA
Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Monday, March 11
Baseball vs. Coastal Carolina, 4 p.m.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Tuesday, March 12
Baseball vs. Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.
North Charleston, S.C.

Men’s Tennis vs. Pepperdine, 4 p.m.
Malibu, Calif.