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Oct. 1, 2002

The men’s soccer team extended its winning streak to four games this weekend with wins over Big Ten foe Wisconsin, 1-0 in OT, Friday and against Akron, 2-0, Sunday. With the wins the Buckeyes improve their record to 6-3 on the season and 1-0 in the Big Ten. Sophomore forward Jason Ryan was selected as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Wisconsin and Akron, the Big Ten announced Monday. Ryan scored two goals over the weekend, including the game winner in overtime against Wisconsin, helping the Buckeyes win their fourth-consecutive match. Ryan came off the bench to score the game-winning goal Friday against the Badgers in overtime on a 20-yard strike from the right side, giving the Buckeyes the win in the first Big Ten match of the season. Ryan then notched his second goal in as many games Sunday in the win over Akron. Ryan now has five points to his credit on the year.

The women’s tennis team traveled to Philadelphia over the last weekend to compete in the prestigious Cissie Leary Cup. No. 9 seed Sadhaf Pervez (Sr./Warren, N.J.) won her first two matches to reach the Round of 16 where she fell to No. 4 seed Danira Penic of Temple. OSU head coach Chuck Merzbacher tried different doubles match ups and advanced all four teams to the Round of 16. From there, only the duo of Meaghan Colville (Jr./Toronto, Ontario) and Erica Fisk (Jr./Indianapolis, Ind.) advanced to the quarterfinals.

The rowing team begins its fall season Saturday when it travels to Pittsburgh to compete in the Head of the Ohio. The team will compete in the regatta for the fifth consecutive year and will vie for its third-consecutive first-place finish.

The Ohio Collegiate Softball Charity Classic will take place Oct. 5-6 at Fred Beekman Park at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Bowling Green, Cleveland State, Dayton, Kent State, Ohio University, Ohio State, Toledo, Wright State and Youngstown State will compete in the second annual tournament benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. A complete schedule of events is available on www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.

The women’s soccer team (3-5-1, 1-1-1) continues a rugged Big Ten slate with a trip to the state of Michigan for matches with both Michigan State (7-2-0, 3-1-0) and Michigan (8-1-0, 3-1-0). The Buckeyes face the Spartans, ranked 25th in the Sept. 23 SoccerBuzz poll, Friday at 4 p.m. and will do battle with the Wolverines, slotted in the 8th position in the latest SoccerBuzz poll and 14th in the last NSCAA rankings, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Michigan and Michigan State will mark the fifth and sixth ranked opponents OSU has faced in the early goings this season.

The men’s tennis team will participate in prequalifying for the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 4-7. Qualifying will be held Oct. 8 and 9th, followed by the main draw (Oct. 10-13).

No. 19 field hockey (4-5-0 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) fell to the No. 2-ranked Michigan Wolverines 4-1 Friday in Ann Arbor. Buckeye junior Jenee Doto (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) put Ohio State on the board with an unassisted shot from the left side at 36:51. The goal was Doto’s first of the season. The Buckeyes return to action at 3 p.m. Tuesday against in-state rival Ohio Bobcats in Athens, Ohio. OSU takes on Indiana at 3 p.m. Friday in Bloomington, Ind.

The men’s cross country team finished 12th out of 27 teams at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday with a final score of 314 points. The event took place at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. Teams throughout the country traveled to St. Paul to compete in the 17th annual meet. More than 250 teams from the high school and collegiate levels competed in the event, including 27 teams in the men’s Division I race. Leading the way for the Buckeyes was Dan Glaz (So., Palos Hills, Ill.), who ran a time of 24:57.3 to place 35th out of 231 competitors.

The men’s hockey team was ranked 15th in the preseason polls released by USA Today/American Hockey Magazine and uscho.com. The squad opens its season with an exhibition game against Waterloo at 7:05 p.m. Friday at CoreComm Ice Haus.

No. 16 women’s volleyball (6-5 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten) lost to Indiana 1-3 and No. 9 Penn State 2-3 last weekend. Stacey Gordon continued her outstanding performance with 24 kills against Indiana and 27 against Penn State. Gordon has had 27 consecutive matches with double-figure kills and has had 23 or more in five of her last six matches. OSU plays Friday at No. 22 Michigan State and Saturday at Michigan.

The following is a list of Ohio State athletics events, both home and away, for the upcoming week.
GO BUCKS!

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 6
All Times Eastern

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Field Hockey at Ohio, 3 p.m.
Athens, Ohio

Wednesday, Oct. 2
No events scheduled.

Thursday, Oct. 3
No events scheduled.

Friday, Oct. 4
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Waterloo (Exhibition), 7:05 p.m.
CoreComm Ice Haus

Women’s Golf at Tar Heel Invitational, All Day
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Women’s Tennis at Hoosier Classic Invitational, All Day
Bloomington, Ind.

Women’s Soccer at Michigan State, 4 p.m.
East Lansing, Mich.

Women’s Volleyball at Michigan State, 7 p.m.
East Lansing, Mich.

Saturday, Oct. 5
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Toronto (Exhibition), 1:05 p.m.
OSU Ice Rink

Rifle at Virginia Military Institute, All Day
Lexington, Va.

Women’s Cross Country at Notre Dame Invitational, All Day
South Bend, Ind.

Women’s Golf at Tar Heel Invitational, All Day
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Rowing at Head of the Ohio, All Day
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Women’s Tennis at Hoosier Classic Invitational, All Day
Bloomington, Ind.

Men’s Lacrosse at Leukemia Tournament, 10 a.m.
McDonough High School

Field Hockey at Indiana, 4 p.m.
Bloomington, Ind.

Football at Northwestern, 7 p.m.
Evanston, Ill.

Softball at Ohio Charity Classic, All Day (specific times at ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
Fred Beekman Park

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

Sunday, Oct. 6
Men’s Soccer vs. Michigan State, 2 p.m.
Jesse Owens Stadium

Women’s Soccer at Michigan, 2 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Softball at Ohio Charity Classic, All Day (specific times at ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
Fred Beekman Park

Women’s Golf at Tar Heel Invitational, All Day
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Women’s Tennis at Hoosier Classic Invitational, All Day
Bloomington, Ind.