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Women’s volleyball sophomore Danielle Meyer scored career-highsof 26.5 points and 22 kills while hitting .529 against Toledo in a3-0 win Saturday. The 26.5 points and 22 kills improved on herprevious highs of 18 kills and 21 points against North Carolina in2004. It was her 18th career double-figure kill match and herfourth consecutive. In the match she added six total blocks (onesolo and five assists), five digs and an ace serve. Women’s soccerfreshman Lisa Collison recorded her first collegiate score in OhioState’s 2-1 win over Kent State Aug. 26. Notching the Buckeyes’first goal of the season, Collison also posted an assist. TheNiagara Falls, Ontario, native went on to compile her fifth pointof the weekend after scoring a goal in the team’s 3-0 shutout overXavier Aug. 28.

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After opening the season with a 3-0 (30-22, 30-21, 30-21)victory over Toledo Saturday, women’s volleyball will host theSports Imports Classic this Friday and Saturday. Action begins whenMichigan played No. 24 Long Beach State at 5 p.m. Friday with12th-ranked Ohio State hosting No. 1 Nebraska at 7 p.m. Prior tothe OSU match, All-Americans Laura Davis and Stacey Gordon willhave their All-American banners unveiled. On Saturday, Michiganwill face Nebraska at 5:30 p.m. and Ohio State will host Long BeachState at 7:30 p.m. to round our the Classic. The 18th-ranked men’ssoccer team opens the 2005 regular season at home this weekendagainst Marquette and No. 8 New Mexico in the Ohio State Classic.The event, which begins Friday evening and concludes Sundayafternoon, will be held in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Ohio Statemeets the Golden Eagles at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then faces Lobos at2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Buckeyes are 5-3 in home openers underninth-year coach John Bluem. OSU has eight starters back from its2004 squad that won a share of the Big Ten regular season title andadvanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament. The fieldhockey team suffered a tough loss in its season opener Monday, asit fell to 2005 NCAA semifinalist Maryland, 2-1, at North TurfField. Curlyne Wynn scored the Buckeye goal. The team returns toaction at the Blue Hen Classic this weekend in Newark, Del., takingon Richmond Saturday and Duke Sunday. Following the games thisweekend, OSU opens a four-game homestand, beginning with gamesagainst Albany Sept. 9 and Maine Sept. 11. The women’s soccer teamopened the season 2-0 after defeating Kent State, 2-1, Aug. 26 andshutting out Xavier, 3-0, Aug. 28. Freshman Lisa Collison scoredher first collegiate goal and assist vs. KSU and went on to notchher fifth point of the weekend after garnering an additional goalagainst Xavier. Senior Danielle Dietrich and sophomore CarletaArbulu added a goal a piece for the Buckeyes’ against Kent Stateand Xavier, respectively.

The Scarlet and Gray return to the road for another in-state challenge against the Cincinnati Bearcats at 5 p.m. Friday at the Dayton Flyer Invitational in Dayton, Ohio. The match, to be played on Baujan Field, precedes the Buckeyes’ contest vs. Furman at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Former Buckeye wrestler John Clark accepted an assistantcoaching position at Stanford University. Clark who lettered atOhio State from 2001-2004, is a two-time All-American and finishedhis OSU tenure fourth in career wins (134) and is third all-time intakedowns (486) and team points (432.0). Clark, a 2004 teamcaptain, joins OSU’s Tommy Rowlands and Adam DiSabato as the onlyBuckeyes to reach 400 career takedowns and 400 team points. Atsummer commencement ceremonies Sunday in the Jerome SchottensteinCenter, 23 current or former Ohio State student-athletes receivedundergraduate degrees and six received graduate degrees.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Friday, Sept. 2-Sunday, Sept. 4

Friday, Sept. 2
Women’s Soccer vs. Cincinnati, 5 p.m.
Dayton Flyer Invitational
Dayton, Ohio

Women’s Volleyball Sports Imports Classic
Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 7 p.m.
Michigan vs. Long Beach State, 5 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Soccer Ohio State Classic
New Mexico vs. Penn State, 5 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Marquette, 7:30 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, Sept. 3
Football vs. Miami (Ohio), Noon
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Field Hockey vs. Richmond, 2:30 p.m.
Blue Hen Classic
Newark, Del.

Women’s Volleyball Sports Imports Classic
Ohio State vs. Long Beach State, 7:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Nebraska, 5:30 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, Sept.4
Women’s Soccer vs. Furman, 11 a.m.
Dayton Flyer Invitational
Dayton, Ohio

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

Field Hockey vs. Duke, 11:30 a.m.
Blue Hen Classic
Newark, Del.