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Sep 3, 2013

Athlete of the Week
Ohio State women’s volleyball junior Taylor Sherwin was named Big Ten Setter of the Week after guiding the Buckeyes to a 3-0 record on the weekend and the team title at the NIU Invitational. Sherwin stepped into her role as leader on the court and paced the Buckeye offense with a total of 158 assists over 13 sets for a 12.15 average. Sherwin was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player for her efforts.

Men’s Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea

Sophomore Jordan Redd ran a first-place time of 15:37.9 as the Ohio Statemen’s cross country team opened the 2013 season with a team victoryat the Dayton Flyer 5k Challenge Saturday afternoon in Kettering,Ohio.
Ohio State totaled a team score of 30 to defeat runner-up IUPUI by12 points. The Buckeyes placed four runners in the Top 10: Redd,redshirt sophomore Brian Hannaford (15:43.5), sophomore Nick Pupino (15:44.6) and redshirt sophomore Jeff Hannaford (15:59.6).
The Buckeyes return to action in two weeks at the Big Ten Previewin West Lafayette, Ind.

Women’s Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis

The Ohio State women’s cross country team totaled 24 points tocapture first place at the Dayton Flyer 5k Challenge Saturdaymorning in Kettering, Ohio.
Led by freshman Jill Kanney, the Buckeyes placed five runners in the Top 10 todefeat second-place IUPUI by 29 points. Kanney, in her firstcollegiate race, crossed the finish line second overall in a timeof 18:36.0.
Also scoring for Ohio State were sophomore Lexi Aughenbaugh (third, 18:51.1), junior Katie Borchers (fifth, 18:58.1), sophomore Minori Minagawa (sixth, 19:03.3) and sophomore Helen Willman(eighth, 19:08.6).
The Buckeyes return to action in two weeks at the Big Ten Previewin West Lafayette, Ind.

Field Hockey (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

The Ohio State field hockey team fell, 4-1, against Temple inits season opener at the 2013 Conference Cup in Philadelphia,Pa.
Freshman midfielder Paige Hamilton scored her first career goal at 14:26 to put theBuckeyes ahead, 1-0. A native of Port Moody, British Columbia,Hamilton tallied an unassisted score after beating the Templegoalkeeper one-on-one in the circle.
With seconds left in regulation, the Buckeyes battled back to sendits final contest at the Conference Cup into overtime and went onto defeat No. 20 UNH, 3-2, Sunday in an overtime shootout inPhiladelphia, Pa.
Freshman midfielder Hamilton tied the game, 2-2, on the team’s lastshot at 69:55 to force extra time. Following two 15 minute overtimeperiods, the Buckeyes (1-1) posted a 3-1 advantage in the shootoutsession against the Wildcats (0-2) to claim their first win of the2013 campaign.
During the shootout, sophomore Peanut Johnson and seniors Nora Murer and Mona Frommhold all scored on their attempts to put the pressureon UNH.
The Scarlet and Gray open their home schedule next weekend hostingthe 2013 Buckeye Classic. Ohio State faces Missouri State at 3 p.m.Friday before taking on Bucknell at Noon Sunday. The Bears andBison will play a neutral-site matchup at Noon Saturday in Columbusat Buckeye Varsity Field.

No. 2 Football (1-0)
Head coach: Urban Meyer

Ohio State defeated Buffalo, 40-20, Saturday afternoon at OhioStadium.
Ohio State has opened the season with a win every year since 2000and is 33-2 in its last 35 season-openers. The squad has won itslast 35 home openers.
Head coach Urban Meyer improved his career record to 43-4 in games playedin August/September and is now 12-0 in season openers.
Devin Smith’s 47-yard touchdown reception in the first quartermarked the 11th touchdown catch of his career. The previous 10touchdown receptions went for an average of 39.3 yards.
Jordan Hall’s 49-yard rushing touchdown in the first quartermarked the longest carry of his career, eclipsing a 39-yard runagainst New Mexico State in 2009.
With 77 rushing yards, Braxton Miller eclipsed the 2,000-yard rushing mark in hiscareer and now sits at 2,063. He is now 17 yards shy of CorneliusGreene’s Ohio State record of 2,080 yards rushing by aquarterback.
Ohio State returns to action Saturday, Sept. 7 against San DiegoState at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr

Ohio State opens the season at the Northern IntercollegiateSept. 6-8 in Sugar Grove, Ill.

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

The Ohio State men’s soccer team lost its season opener to UNCWilmington, 2-1, in double overtime Friday night in the eighthannual Wolstein Classic on Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field atJesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Sage Gardner had the lone score for the Buckeyes, who wereforced to play a man down for 15:22, the final 1:35 of regulationand the whole of overtime.
Alex Ivanov stopped two penalty kick opportunities in thesecond half to cement the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s 2-0 winover Northern Illinois Sunday afternoon in the eighth annualWolstein Classic on Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at JesseOwens Memorial Stadium.
Alex Harrison and Ryan Ivancic each scored their first OSU career goals as theBuckeyes earned a second-place finish in their early-seasontournament.
The Buckeyes return to action in the Hurricane Classic next weekendin Tulsa, Okla. Ohio State will face host and ninth-ranked Tulsa at8:30 p.m. ET Friday before meeting Southern Methodist at 1 p.m. ETSunday. Gametracker and live video links for the matchup with theHurricanes will be linked through the men’s soccer schedule onOhioStateBuckeyes.com.

No. 24 Women’s Soccer (3-0-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker

Ohio State women’s soccer team topped Pittsburgh, 2-0,Wednesday evening at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at JesseOwens Memorial Stadium.
The Buckeyes were able to get on the board in the 36th minute whenMegan Fuller found Alexis Degler far post with a corner and the freshman was ableto head it in from six yards for her first-career goal and the 1-0Buckeye lead.
The Buckeyes were able to double their lead in the 60th minute onthe first goal in a Buckeye uniform by Kayla Varner. The BYU transfer received the ball on the farright wing and beat D’Agostino near post with a strike from adifficult angle just outside the box for the 2-0 lead.
The Buckeyes played to a scoreless draw with Arizona Sunday eveningat Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens MemorialStadium.
Arizona held a narrow 17-16 advantage in shots while the Buckeyesput seven on goal to six for the Wildcats. Arizona also held aslight 6-5 lead in corners.
Ohio State hits the road for the first time in 2013 when it facesBoston College at 7 p.m. Thursday.

No. 23 Women’s Volleyball (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston

The No. 23 Ohio State women’s volleyball team kicked off the2013 season with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 26-24) win over Liberty inthe opening match of the NIU Invitational Friday.
Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary had 21 kills in the win to lead allstudent-athletes. The Parma, Ohio, product also added eight digsfor the Buckeyes. Junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger notched a career-high with 15 kills, whileclassmate Taylor Sherwin finished with a match-high 40 assists.
The Buckeyes earned their second victory of the NIU InvitationalSaturday, outlasting Green Bay 3-2 (29-27, 22-25, 25-19, 23-25,15-13).
Career-highs were reached by six Buckeyes in the match. Leary ledthe match 22 kills along with nine digs. Also picking up careermarks in kills were freshman Taylor Sandbothe and sophomore Andrea Kacsits, finishing with 15 and 13 kills, respectively.Sandbothe added five aces in the victory. Sekinger tied acareer-best with 15 kills and classmate Sherwin totaled 68 assistsfor a career high.
Ohio State captured the NIU Invitational title with a 3-2 (22-25,25-12, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9) victory over host Northern IllinoisSaturday night in DeKalb, Ill.
Sherwin was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, whileLeary and Davionna DiSalvatore joined her on the All-Tournamentteam.
Leary put together a career night for the Buckeyes, picking up thefirst double-double in her career with a career-high 26 kills and22 digs. Freshman Kylie Randall made her first collegiate appearance and finishedsecond on the squad with 18 kills in the win. Sherwin guided theBuckeye offense with 50 assists overall.
Ohio State returns to St. John Arena Sept. 4 for a 7 p.m. ETexhibition match vs. the Poland National Team. The Buckeyes thentravel to Tallahassee, Fla., for the Four Points by SheratonSeminole Invitational, Sept. 6-7.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Sept. 3 – Sept. 17

Wednesday, Sept. 4
Women’s Volleyball vs. Poland National Team, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Thursday, Sept. 5
Women’s Soccer vs. Boston College, 7 p.m.
Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Friday, Sept. 6
Women’s Volleyball vs. Western Kentucky, 11 a.m.
Tallahassee, Fla.

Field Hockey vs. Missouri State, 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

Women’s Volleyball vs. Florida State, 7 p.m.
Tallahassee, Fla.

Men’s Soccer vs. Tulsa, 8:30 p.m.
Tulsa, Okla.

Men’s Golf vs. Northern Intercollegiate, All Day
Sugar Grove, Ill.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Alumni Game, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Harmon Family Football Park

Saturday, Sept. 7
Football vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

Women’s Volleyball vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 12 p.m.
Tallahassee, Fla.

Men’s Golf vs. Northern Intercollegiate, All Day
Sugar Grove, Ill.

Sunday, Sept. 8
Field Hockey vs. Bucknell, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

Men’s Soccer vs. SMU, 1 p.m.
Tulsa, Okla.

Women’s Soccer vs. Northeastern, 1 p.m.
Boston, Mass.

Men’s Golf vs. Northern Intercollegiate, All Day
Sugar Grove, Ill.

Friday, Sept. 13
Pistol vs. Ohio Cup, 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

Women’s Soccer vs. Central Michigan, 3:30 p.m.
Bloomington, Ind.

Men’s Soccer vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green, Ohio

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

Men’s Cross Country vs. Big Ten Preview, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Women’s Cross Country vs. Big Ten Preview, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Saturday, Sept. 14
Pistol vs. Ohio Cup, 7:30 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

Women’s Volleyball vs. SEMO, 12:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Field Hockey vs. UMass, 2 p.m.
Syracuse, N.Y.

Football vs. California, 7 p.m.
Berkeley, Calif.

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

Women’s Golf vs. Mary Fossum Invitational, All Day
East Lansing, Mich.

Sunday, Sept. 15
Women’s Soccer vs. St. Johns, 11 a.m.
Bloomington, Ind.

Field Hockey vs. Syracuse, 2 p.m.
Syracuse, N.Y.

Women’s Golf vs. Mary Fossum Invitational, All Day
East Lansing, Mich.

Rifle vs. Alumni Match, 9 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Men’s Soccer vs. Wright State, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium