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Daniel Mathews directed the men’s volleyball to a 3-1 win overSt. Francis (Pa.) in the season opener. He recorded 44 assists inhis first outing as a collegiate setter adding four kills (.571),seven digs and three ace serves. He also shared match-high honorswith Layne Dreven as each recorded a career-high 11 assist blocksin the match. Women’s basketball sophomore Brandie Hoskins averaged15 points and shot 57.9 percent and was a perfect 8-for8 from thefree throw line against Liberty and then-No. 6/6 Michigan State.She also notched 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals a gamelast week as OSU upped its record to 14-2 for the first time sincethe 1992-93 season. The No. 5/5 Buckeyes face Michigan at 7 p.m.Tuesday before playing host to No. 21/22 Iowa at 7 p.m. Thursdayand No. 4/7 Rutgers at 3 p.m. Sunday in Value City Arena.

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The wrestling team capped a 4-0 day at the Buckeye DualsSaturday with its 33-3 victory over Cleveland State in the finale.The Buckeyes claimed 21-10 and 18-17 wins over Drexel andBloomsburg in the opening two rounds before defeating Kent State,23-16, in the third bout.

Sophomore J.D. Bergman and freshman T.J. Enright paced the Buckeyes with wins each of their matches. Bergman closed the day with a pair of decision wins, a major decision and a fall. The wins included matches against Chad Hoare of Bloomsburg and Joe Phillips of Cleveland State, both nationally-ranked wrestlers.

Enright chipped in with two decisions and a fall. Fellow freshman Kirk Nail also won three matches at HWT as did rookie Jason Johnstone at 141.

At 125, junior Nathan Costello also was a three-time winner, having his hand raised against Drexel, Kent State and Cleveland State.

The Buckeyes look to keep their win streak alive on a road trip to No. 25 Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 11th-ranked Cornell at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The men’s and women’s track and field teams start their indoorroad seasons this weekend at the Kentucky Invitational inLexington, Ky. The Buckeyes will compete Friday and Saturday.Louisville, Ky. native Rosalind Goodwin looks to lead Ohio Stateafter an All-American season last year. The men’s swimming anddiving team defeated both the Indiana Hoosiers and the Wright StateRaiders this weekend. During the Wright State meet, Ohio Stateoutscored the Raiders 156.5-80.5. The team was led by senior RobKauscher who recorded a lifetime-best time in the 200-yardbreaststroke, coming in at 2:02.62. In the meet with Indiana, OhioState upset the No. 13 Hoosiers with a tight score of 129-114.Every race came down to the touch, with senior Tommy Seay winningthe 100-yard freestyle event for the seventh consecutive time. TheBuckeyes travel to Ohio University Saturday to take on the Bobcats.The women’s swimming and diving team was defeated by the IndianaHoosiers 130-111 on Saturday. The meet was close and came down tothe last event, but the Hoosiers managed to slip by the Buckeyes.Junior Nicole Maglich out-touched the Hoosier swimmers twice, whilerecording two lifetime-best times in the 500- and 1,000-yardfreestyle events. Sophomore Rebekah Rychvalsky dominated in the200-yard breaststroke, reaching the wall four seconds before anyother swimmer. The Buckeyes travel to Ohio University Saturday totake on the Bobcats. Men’s basketball hits the road this week fortwo games. The 12-3 Buckeyes travel to Wisconsin for a nationallytelevised game (ESPN) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ohio State is 1-1 in BigTen Conference play after its 81-64 home victory over No. 14 Iowalast Saturday. After taking on the Badgers, the Buckeyes go out ofconference for the final time this season to take on LouisianaState University at 8 p.m. Saturday (ESPN Plus/WBNS Ch. 10). TheBuckeyes are led by the inside-outside combination of junior centerTerence Dials (16.1 ppg./8.3 rpg.) and senior guard Tony Stockman(14.6 ppg.). Ohio State returns home, where it has an unblemished10-0 record this season, to face Minnesota Jan. 19 at Value CityArena. Rifle returned to action falling 4,523 to 4,467 at homeagainst Akron. OSU’s Ryan Kohatsu was the top shooter in the meetwinning smallbore with a 592 score and air rifle with a 585 mark.Pistol begins winter quarter competition by hosting the NavalAcademy this weekend (Jan. 15-16) in Converse Hall. Men’svolleyball opened the season with a 3-1 (24-30, 30-21, 30-28,30-21) home victory over St. Francis (Pa.) Sunday afternoon in St.John Arena. OSU’s Mark Greves had a match-high 19 points with 18kills and an ace serve. Buckeye freshman setter Daniel Mathews andmiddle hitter Layne Dreven recorded a career-high 11 assists blocksin the match. OSU continues a five-match home stand this weekend asthey host Juniata Friday and Springfield College Sunday and Monday.The women’s ice hockey team continues its homestand as the Buckeyesplay host to non-conference opponent Yale at 7:05 p.m. Friday and4:05 p.m. Saturday in the OSU Ice Rink. The series this weekendmarks only the second and third times the teams have met. Theyfaced off in OSU’s inaugural season at the 1999 PrincetonInvitational Tournament where Yale defeated OSU, 1-0. Last weekend,Ohio State’s seven-game home unbeaten streak was halted lastweekend by No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth. OSU fell 8-3 Jan. 7 and lost byone goal Jan. 8 (3-2) in the OSU Ice Rink. Senior captain MeaghanMulvaney led the team with two goals on the weekend. Freshman LisaChesson and junior Jana Harrigan each recorded a goal and an assistfor the Buckeyes. Ohio State’s game vs. Minnesota-Duluth Jan. 8marked the first contest in which Ohio State has scored the firstgoal and went on to lose the game this season. The Buckeyes are6-1-1 when scoring the first goal of the game. The No. 12 men’shockey team split a home series with Ferris State. Matt Beaudoinled the way in the first game, posting two goals and an assist asOSU beat the Bulldogs 3-1 Friday. Against FSU Saturday, BryceAnderson and Rod Pelley scored as OSU fell in overtime, 3-2. TheBuckeyes travel to face Notre Dame this weekend. The teams willmeet at 7:35 p.m. Friday and at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the JoyceCenter in Notre Dame, Ind. Both games will be broadcast by WOSURadio (820 AM/wosu.org). The No. 4 men’s gymnastics team completedthe 35th annual Windy City Invitational second with a score of220.100 Saturday evening. After falling to fifth place followingthe first rotation, the Buckeyes climbed to second place afterwinning rings, scoring a 37.7. No. 2 Illinois was the top finisher(221.80), with No. 7 Michigan (218.225) rounding out the Top 3. Theevent was held in Chicago on the campus of Illinois-Chicago.

The Buckeyes had two first-place finishers in DJ Bucher and Randy Monahan. Bucher notched the highest score of the meet with a 9.85 on parallel bars and Monahan tallied a 9.775 on rings. Bucher also finished fourth on rings, compiling a score of 9.55. Monahan, who did not compete in the all-around, placed second and third on floor and vault, respectively, scoring a 9.55 and 9.45. Ronald Ferris and Willie Ito also finished in the Top 3 in at least one event, with Ferris placing second on pommel horse with a 9.55 and Ito completing the high bar with a score of 9.55.

Ohio State travels to Minneapolis, Minn., where it will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sports Pavilion. The Buckeyes will open up their home slate against Illinois-Chicago at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at St. John Arena.

The synchronized swimming team will play host to Michigan andKeuka College at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Varsity Pool at LarkinsHall. The five-time defending national champions are 1-0 on theyear after a victory over Florida in December.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Tuesday, Jan. 11-Monday, Jan. 17
All Times Eastern

Tuesday, Jan. 11
Men’s Basketball at Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
Madison, Wis.

Women’s Basketball at Michigan, 7 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Thursday, Jan. 13
Women’s Basketball vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Friday, Jan. 14
Men’s Volleyball vs. Juniata, 7 p.m.
St .John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Yale, 7:05 p.m.
OSU Ice Rink, Columbus, Ohio

Wrestling at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Men’s Hockey at Notre Dame, 7:35 p.m.
Notre Dame, Ind.

Track at Kentucky Invitational
Lexington, Ky.

Fencing at North American Cup
Kansas City, Kan.

Saturday, Jan. 15
Men’s and Women’s Swimming at Ohio, 1 p.m.
Athens, Ohio

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Yale, 7:05 p.m.
OSU Ice Rink, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Gymnastics vs. Maryland, Minnesota and Michigan, 7 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Gymnastics at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Men’s Hockey at Notre Dame, 7:05 p.m.
Notre Dame, Ind.

Men’s Basketball at LSU, 8 p.m.
Baton Rouge, La.

Synchronized Swimming Tri-Meet
Varsity Pool at Larkins Hall, Columbus, Ohio

Track at Kentucky Invitational
Lexington, Ky.

Pistol vs. Navy
Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range, Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, Jan. 16
Wrestling at Cornell, 2 p.m.
Ithaca, N.Y.

Women’s Basketball vs. Rutgers, 3 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

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

Pistol vs. Navy
Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range, Columbus, Ohio

Monday, Jan. 17
Men’s Volleyball vs. Springfield, 7 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio