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Men’s tennis juniors Scott Green and Ross Wilson captured thedoubles title Sunday at the Intercollegiate Tennis AssociationAll-American Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn. With the crown, thepair became the first OSU doubles team to claim a nationaltournament title in program history. Green and Wilson defeated NewMexico’s David Kowalski and Ryan Stotland, 9-7, in the finalchampionship match. Green (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) and Wilson(Toledo, Ohio/Toledo St. Francis de Sales) went 5-0 in tournamentplay after receiving a bid to the main draw of doubles competitionat the ITA All-American Championship. The OSU tandem was placedinto the main draw by virtue of winning the doubles title at theITA National Summer Championship in August. Green and Wilson wereunseeded but registered four Top-25 victories en route to thetitle. They are only the second Big Ten duo to win the ITAAll-American doubles title, joining 2002 champions Michael Calkinsand Amer Delic of Illinois. Next up, the Ohio State men’s tennisteam will compete Thursday-Sunday at the Hidden Duals in Ann Arbor,Mich. Lisa Grubb, a junior forward on the women’s soccer team(8-2-3, 4-0-3 Big Ten), was named Co-Offensive Player of the Weekby the Big Ten office Monday. Grubb accounted for three goals andan assist this weekend to help the Buckeyes extended their unbeatenstretch to 11 matches with wins over Northwestern and Illinois.

Friday, Grubb netted the “Golden Goal” in the 94th minute of Ohio State’s 2-1 triumph over Northwestern in overtime. The winning score was the second goal of the night for the junior from Portage, Mich. Sunday, Grubb headed goal No. 3 of the weekend in the 29th minute and assisted on Ohio State’s third score in the 3-0 blanking of No. 11 Illinois.

Grubb’s seven points on the weekend upped her season total to a team-leading 16 points, while the three scores moved her into tops on the squad with seven goals. The weekly conference award is Grubb’s fourth of her career.

Athletics Good Stuff

The eighth-ranked women’s golf team won the Mercedes-BenzChampionships with a mark of 874 (+22) Sunday in Knoxville, Tenn.The Buckeyes, who claimed the title for the second consecutiveyear, beat second-place Tulane and Tennessee by seven strokes. OhioState senior Lindsay Knowlton finished in third place on theindividual leaderboard with a final mark of 215 (+2). Teammate DanaJe finished sixth with a score of 218 (+5) while Jennifer Selfingertied for 16th with a total of 223 (+10). Kristen White led OhioState in the final round, posting a mark of 70 (-1) White tied for23rd with a score of 224 (+11). Erin Borowiec, who competed as anindividual, finished in a tie for 59th (236/+23) and CarlingCoffing tied for 73rd (240/+27). The Buckeyes return to action Oct.29-31 at The Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. The men’s crosscountry team won the 50th annual All-Ohio Intercollegiate CrossCountry Championships this past Friday, while the women’s teamfinished runner-up for the second-consecutive season. The 50thannual event was held at Ohio Wesleyan’s Methodist TheologicalSchool in Delaware, Ohio. The men’s team captured the event with ateam score of 38 points, defeating second-place Cincinnati by 64points. The OSU women finished the event with 115 team points, justtwo points behind Kent State.

Brian Olinger topped the individual field at the 2004 All-Ohio Intercollegiate Cross Country Championships to become the first Ohio State runner since Ian Connor in 1998 to claim the individual race. During the race, Olinger clocked a time of 25:28.5 to win the men’s 8-kilometer run.

With wins over Indiana (3-1) and Purdue (3-0), women’svolleyball is now 16-0 overall and 6-0 in the Big Ten Conference,alone in first place. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes will host MichiganState Friday and Michigan Saturday in league contests. At Indiana,Stacey Gordon had 29 kills, Danielle Meyer 17 and Ami Stevens 11against the Hoosiers. Gordon had 22 kills at Purdue the next nightwith Stevens adding 11. Gordon extended her streak of double-figurekill matches to 92 and has moved to second in Big Ten Conferencecareer kills with 2,328. She needs 52 kills to become the all-timeleader. The men’s soccer team takes a step out of Big Ten playWednesday as the Buckeyes welcome Louisville to Jesse OwensMemorial Stadium. Ohio State (5-4-1, 2-0-0 Big Ten) has won four ofits last five games and is coming of back-to-back Big Ten shutouts.Ohio State is coming off a 2-0 shutout over Michigan State Sundayto get above the .500 mark and improve to 2-0-0 in the Big Ten. Thevictory should elevate the Buckeyes in the NSCAA Great Lakesregional poll, which will be released Tuesday afternoon, asMichigan State was 7-2-1 overall and ranked sixth in the sameregion prior to the match. Ohio State head coach John Bluem won his72nd career game Sunday, which ties the all-time record heldjointly by Al Bianco (1979-86) and Gary Avedikian (1987-96). In thewin over the Spartans, Ray Burse Jr. had a career-high nine savesand Kyle Veris had a goal and an assist. Justin Cook also scored agoal, the 26th of his career. The women’s ice hockey team split itsopening weekend with St. Cloud State in the OSU Ice Rink. Despiteoutshooting SCSU, 26-14, OSU fell, 2-1, Friday. The Buckeyes cameback to top the Huskies, 3-1, Saturday. Freshman Jody Heywood andjunior Jana Harrigan led the squad with two points each. Two gamesinto the season, four freshman have recorded points – Jody Heywood(1-1-2), Shelby Aldous (1-0-1), Erin Keys (0-1-1) and MalloryPeckels (0-1-1). Ohio State travels to Mankato, Minn., to faceMinnesota State at 7:05 p.m. Friday and 3:05 p.m. Saturday at AllSeasons Arena. The Buckeyes and Mavericks will be meeting for the22nd and 23rd times in program history. Ohio State leads theall-time series 18-1-2. OSU leads MSU 8-1-1 in Mankato, Minn. Themen’s golf team opened play at the 2004 Gary Koch/Cleveland GolfIntercollegiate Monday and sit in 12th-place after a first roundscore of 309. The second round of the event was not completedbecause of steady rain, which occurred throughout the day. TheUniversity of Florida is playing host to the 54-hole event at thepar 72, 7,078-yard, Old Memorial Golf Course in Tampa, Fla. SeniorScott Anderson (Great Falls, Mont./Great Falls) is the top OSUgolfer through 18-holes. Anderson opened the event, with atwo-over-par, 74 and is currently tied for 13th with five othercompetitors. The remainder of the second-round will be completedearly Tuesday with the third round to follow. The field hockey teamfell to Iowa, 2-0, Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa. The Buckeyesfollowed with a 2-0 shutout over Pacific Sunday. SophomoreFlorencia Stier and freshman Yesenia Luces each recorded a goal tolead the Buckeyes to a victory. Ohio State returns to North TurfField for its final home game of the 2004 season againstNorthwestern. The Buckeyes and the Wildcats will meet at 1 p.m.Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. As the last home contest, seniors LucyClayton, Meg Lake, Deen Rebstock, Laura Rosenwinkel and CammieTrainer will be honored prior to the game. The women’s soccer team(8-2-3, 3-0-3 Big Ten) remained unbeaten in its last 11 matcheswith a pair of wins over Northwestern and Illinois at home thisweekend. Friday, the Buckeyes dropped the Wildcats, 2-1, in the94th minute on Lisa Grubb’s second goal of the contest. Grubbhelped the Buckeyes score a decisive, 3-0 win over No. 11 IllinoisSunday as well, scoring a goal and assisting on another. LaraDickenmann accounted for the match-winning score in the 21st minuteand also helped on Grubb’s third score of the weekend in the 29thminute. Liz Mumley sealed the win in the 89th minute with her thirdgoal of the season.

The wins upped Ohio State’s record to 6-0-1 at home as the Buckeyes remained undefeated in conference action.

The Buckeyes hit the road to continue Big Ten play at Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) Friday and end their trip with a match at Iowa at 1 p.m. (CDT) Sunday.

The men’s hockey team opens Central Collegiate HockeyAssociation play when it travels to Big Rapids, Mich., to take onFerris State this weekend. The teams will meet at 7:35 p.m. Fridayand at 5:05 p.m. Saturday. WOSU will carry the broadcast of thegames live on the Internet at wosu.org.

Buckeye head coach John Markell will begin the 2004-05 edition of Buckeye Hockey Weekly on 1460 (AM) The Fan at 7 p.m. Tuesday with new host Neil Sika.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Tuesday, Oct. 12-Monday, Oct. 18
All Times Eastern

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Men’s Golf at Gary Koch Invitational
Tampa, Fla.

Wednesday, Oct. 13
Men’s Soccer vs. Louisville, 7 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, Oct. 14
Men’s Tennis at Hidden Duals
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Friday, Oct. 15
Women’s Volleyball vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Soccer at Minnesota 8 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Women’s Hockey at MSU, Mankato, 8:05 p.m.
Mankato, Minn.

Men’s Hockey at Ferris State, 7:35 p.m.
Big Rapids, Mich.

Pistol Buckeye Invitational
Hugh W. Wylie Range, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Tennis at Hidden Duals
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Men’s Tennis at USTA Futures Tournament
Arlington, Texas

Women’s Tennis at Notre Dame Fall Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Saturday, Oct. 16
Field Hockey vs. Northwestern, 1 p.m.
North Turf Field, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Hockey at MSU, Mankato, 8:05 p.m.
Mankato, Minn.

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

Men’s Hockey at Ferris State, 5:05 p.m.
Big Rapids, Mich.

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

Pistol Buckeye Invitational
Hugh W. Wylie Range, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Tennis at Hidden Duals
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Men’s Tennis at USTA Futures Tournament
Arlington, Texas

Women’s Tennis at Notre Dame Fall Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Cross Country at Pre-National Championship
Terre Haute, Ind.

Rifle at Kentucky
Lexington, Ky.

Sunday, Oct. 17
Women’s Soccer at Iowa, 2 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa

Men’s Soccer vs. Penn State, 2:30 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Tennis at Notre Dame Fall Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Men’s Tennis at Hidden Duals
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Men’s Tennis at USTA Futures Tournament
Arlington, Texas

Monday, Oct. 18
Men’s Tennis at USTA Futures Tournament
Arlington, Texas