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Sept. 10, 2013

Athlete of the Week
Ohio State women’s soccer freshman Nichelle Prince notched the Buckeyes’ first hat trick since Oct. 14, 2012 in a 4-1 win over Northeastern Sunday. She also tallied an assist to help the Buckeyes improve to 4-1-1 on the season.

Men’s Cross Country
Head coach: Ed Beathea

Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes returnto action Sept. 13 at the Big Ten Preview in West Lafayette,Ind.

Women’s Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis

Ohio State did not compete this past week; the Buckeyes returnto action Sept. 13 at the Big Ten Preview in West Lafayette,Ind.

Field Hockey (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

Highlighted by a hat trick by sophomore forward Peanut Johnson, the Ohio State field hockey team started thehome schedule on a strong note with a 5-1 win over Missouri StateFriday afternoon at the Buckeye Classic.
Johnson, a native of Dayton, Ohio, scored one goal in the firsthalf and tallied two additional goals in the final 35 minutes toclaim her second career hat trick.
Senior co-captains Nora Murer and Arielle Cowie each scored their first goals of the year. Murernotched four points with two assists as well, while senior Mona Frommhold and freshman Paige Hamilton each had an assist in the contest vs. theBears.
Ohio State fell, 3-2, against Bucknell in overtime Sunday toconclude action at the Buckeye Classic in Columbus.
Offensively, seniors Murer and Frommhold both tallied goals for theScarlet and Gray.
Ohio State will now begin a two-week, five-game road swing. Theteam travels to play two games in Syracuse, N.Y., next weekend,facing UMass Sept. 14 and the Orange Sept. 15.

No. 4/3 Football (2-0)
Head coach: Urban Meyer

Ohio State defeated San Diego State, 42-7, Saturday afternoonat Ohio Stadium.
With the win, Ohio State extended the nation’s longest winningstreak to 14 games.
Through eight quarters of competition, the Ohio State defense hasallowed just three offensive touchdowns.
Senior quarterback Kenny Guiton replaced Braxton Miller in the first quarter and had a career day. Hethrew for a career-high 152 yards, going 19-for-28 with twotouchdowns, as well as a rushing touchdown. He ran for acareer-best and game-high 83 yards.
Senior wide receiver Corey Brown had touchdown receptions from Guiton in the firstand third quarters, respectively, his first career game withmultiple TD receptions.
Junior cornerback Doran Grant posted his first interception of the year – and thesecond of his career – in the first quarter. Sophomore cornerbackArmani Reeves’ fourth-quarter interception was the first of hiscareer.
Ohio State has scored 44 of its 82 points through its first twogames in the first quarter.
The Buckeyes return to action Saturday, Sept. 14 at California at 7p.m. The game will broadcast on Fox.

Men’s Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr

The Ohio State men’s golf team concluded the first tournamentof the season in seventh after carding an even 288 on the final dayof the Northern Intercollegiate. The Buckeyes totaled an 895 at theconclusion of the three-day tournament on the par-72, 7,236-yardcourse at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
Freshman Frederik Hammer finished the first tournament of his careertied for 20th with scores of 77-70-74 for a 5-over 221. TheRungsted, Denmark, native totaled four birdies on the day.
Sophomore Michael Bernard ended the weekend with a 223 to tie for 24thoverall. He totaled a 1-under 71 on the final day, having threebirdies to offset one bogie.
The Buckeyes will return to the state of Illinois for the WindonMemorial, scheduled Sept. 22-23 in Lake Forest, Ill. Also, comingup quickly on the agenda is the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. OhioState will host the tournament, Sept. 29-30, on the Scarlet Courseat The Ohio State University Golf Club.

Women’s Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession

Ohio State opens the fall season Sept. 14-15 at the Mary FossumInvitational in East Lansing, Mich.

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

The Ohio State men’s soccer team lost a 4-1 decision to No. 22Tulsa Friday night in the Holiday Inn City Center Golden HurricaneClassic at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium in Tulsa,Okla.
Freshman Christian Soldat scored his first career tally for the Buckeyesin the loss.
Denio Leone scored his first career goal to lead the Ohio Statemen’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over SMU Sunday afternoon in theHoliday Inn City Center Golden Hurricane Classic at the HurricaneSoccer and Track Stadium in Tulsa, Okla.
Leone’s goal Sunday came in the 76th minute of action off an assistby freshman Tyler Kidwell. Kidwell, a Dublin, Ohio, product, crossed theball from the right side to Leone, who one-timed it from eightyards out for the score.
The Buckeyes return to Ohio, but remain on the road for an in-statecontest at Bowling Green at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The Buckeyeswill be home for back-to-back games against Wright State and Daytonon Sept. 17 and 20, respectively.

No. 21 Women’s Soccer (4-1-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker

The No. 21 Ohio State women’s soccer team fell to BostonCollege, 1-0, on McKenzie Meehan’s header in the 80th minuteThursday evening at Newton Soccer Field.
Ohio State picked up a 4-1 win at Northeastern Sunday afternoon atParsons Field.
Ohio State came out strong in the second half, taking the 2-1 leadin the 53rd minute when Nichelle Prince scored off an assist from Kristen Niederhaus for her second goal of the season.
The Buckeyes added another two minutes later when Prince scored offassists from Kayla Varner and Ellyn Gruber to push the lead to 3-1 in the 55th minute. Itmarked the first hat trick for a Buckeye since Lauren Granberg scored three in a 4-0 win at Nebraska Oct. 14of last season.
Prince then capped it when she scored in the 81st minute off anassist from Gruber for the hat trick.
Ohio State faces Central Michigan and St. John’s next weekend inBloomington, Ind.

No. 13 Women’s Volleyball (6-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlston

The No. 23 Ohio State women’s volleyball team defeated No. 16Western Kentucky in a five-set thriller, 3-2 (23-25, 27-25, 21-25,25-20, 15-11), Friday in the opening match of the Four Points bySheraton Seminole Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.
Senior Kaitlyn Leary picked up her second double-double of the season,totaling a match-high 20 kills and adding 10 digs. The Parma, Ohio,product has record 20 or more kills in all four matches thisseason. Freshman Taylor Sandbothe tied a season-best with 15 kills and had threeblocks assists, while classmate Kylie Randall finished with 11 kills and three blockassists.
Middle blockers Anna Faul and Andrea Kacsits each tied a career-high in blocks as bothfinished with eight (1s, 7a) in the win. Leary set a career-best inblocks, having five block assists.
Ohio State earned its second Top 20 victory of the day with a 3-1(27-29, 26-24, 25-14, 25-20) win over No. 15 and tournament hostFlorida State at the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole InvitationalFriday evening.
The Buckeyes (5-0) were led offensively by Leary with a career-high27 kills in the match. The Parma, Ohio, native has recorded 20 ormore kills in all five matches this season.
Ohio State sealed the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitationaltitle with a 3-0 (25-15, 28-26, 26-24) victory over Florida GulfCoast Saturday afternoon. With the win, Ohio State improved to 6-0on the season for the first time since the 2006 season.
Leary was named the tournament Most Valuable Player and Sandbotheand Taylor Sherwin joined her on the all-tournament team.
Ohio State officially kicks off its home schedule, hosting theannual Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic, Sept. 13-14, in St. JohnArena. The Buckeyes will welcome IUPUI, Southeast Missouri andXavier to the two-day tournament. Admission is $5 for adults and $3for students. Ohio State students are free with a validBuck-ID.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Sept. 10 – Sept. 24

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, 7:05 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

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Field Hockey vs. Miami (Ohio), 4 p.m.
Oxford, Ohio

Friday, Sept. 20
Women’s Volleyball vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, 4:30 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Women’s Soccer vs. Illinois, 5 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Men’s Soccer vs. Dayton, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Saturday, Sept. 21
Women’s Volleyball vs. Valparaiso, 11 a.m.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Football vs. Florida A&M, TBA
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

Sunday, Sept. 22
Softball vs. Kentucky, 12 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

Softball vs. Kentucky, 2 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

Men’s Golf vs. The Windon Memorial, All Day
Lake Forest, Ill.

Monday, Sept. 23
Men’s Golf vs. The Windon Memorial, All Day
Lake Forest, Ill.

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Field Hockey vs. Kent State, 4 p.m.
Kent, Ohio

Men’s Soccer vs. Akron, 7 p.m.
Akron, Ohio