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Oct. 23, 2002

Athletes of the Week

Men’s hockey freshman forward Dan Knapp was named the CCHARookie of the Week after helping lead the Buckeyes to a 1-0-1record on the road at Alaska Fairbanks in their first CCHA seriesof the year. Knapp led the Buckeyes with three goals in their twogames against the Nanooks. Knapp scored twice, including thegamewinner, in the Buckeyes’ 6-3 win in the series opener and inthe finale, he tallied OSU’s lone goal in a 1-all tie. Sophomoregoaltender Emily Haynam earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Weekhonors for her efforts in shutout wins over both Wisconsin andMinnesota on Oct. 18 and Oct. 20, respectively. Haynam, who wasinserted into the OSU starting lineup in the Buckeyes 2-1 win overIllinois on Oct. 13, has fueled Ohio State’s current three-game winstreak allowing just one goal in the three contests since takingover the OSU net. Haynam also doubles as a forward on the women’sbasketball team.

Sports Shorts

The women’s soccer team (6-8-1, 4-4-1), looks to extend itsthree-game winning streak as the Buckeyes travel to State College,Pa. Friday for a match with nationally-ranked Penn State (13-2-1,8-1-0). Kickoff with the No. 9 ranked Nittany Lions is set for 7p.m. The men’s golf team concluded its 2002 fall season Tuesday atthe Aztec Invitational. The Buckeyes finished the tournament inseventh place with a combined score of 861. The tournament was heldat the par-72, 7,088-yard Barona Creek Golf Course in Lakeside,Calif. San Diego State played host to the three round event. Thetop finisher for the Buckeyes was Zach Doran (Jr., Dublin, Ohio)who finished tied for fifth place. Doran finished the final roundof the tournament with a score of 3-under par, 69. His round of 69marks the ninth time this season Doran has shot under par. Themen’s cross country team competed in the Pre-National Championshipsplacing eighth in their respective division. The top finisher forthe Buckeyes was Dan Glaz who finished the event in 30th place witha time of 24:39. For only the second time in program history, theteam is ranked in the national poll. The squad next competes at theBig Ten Championships, where seven other teams are ranked in theTop 30 in the poll. The men’s hockey team went 1-0-1 on the road atAlaska Fairbanks, coming from behind to score five consecutivegoals to earn a 6-3 victory in the series opener and tying thefinale, 1-1. The squad was led on the weekend by Dan Knapp, whoscored three goals, and Daymen Bencharski, who had two goals andtwo assists. The team opens its home schedule this weekend when itplays host to Clarkson at 7:05 p.m. Friday and 3:05 p.m. Sunday inValue City Arena. The men’s swimming and diving team opens itsseason Friday Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Centeragainst in-state rival Ohio. The team finished 10-1 in 2001-02 andsixth at the Big Ten championships. The women’s ice hockey team(2-2-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) was swept in the two-game series against NewHampshire. The Buckeyes fell 1-0 Friday and 5-4 in overtimeSaturday at the OSU Ice Arena. Emma Laaksonen, Christine Patno andMeaghan Mulvaney each tallied their first goal of the seasonSaturday. Ohio State plays host to the No. 2 Minnesota GoldenGophers at 7:05 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at the OSU Ice Arena inColumbus, Ohio. The men’s tennis team travels to Madison, Wis. forthe ITA Regionals Thursday-Monday. Next up for the Buckeyes, theToledo Invitational in Toledo, Ohio, November 1-3. Women’svolleyball (9-8 overall, 3-5 Big Ten) picked up wins at Purdue(3-1) and at Illinois (3-2) last weekend. The Buckeyes host No. 9Minnesota at 7 p.m. this Friday and face Iowa at 1 p.m. Sunday inhome matches. The Ohio State field hockey team was defeated by theNo. 6-ranked Nittany Lions of Penn State, 3-1 Saturday at the NorthTurf Field. Junior Vanessa Immordino tallied the lone goal for theBuckeyes. Tuesday, the squad defeated Ball State, 3-2, in doubleovertime at the North Turf Field. Immordino scored the game-winninggoal off a penalty corner with no time left on the clock. StaceyTodd and Lucy Clayton also scored for OSU. Ohio State now travelsto Iowa City for its last Big Ten road game. The Buckeyes will facethe Iowa Hawkeyes at noon Sunday. The Ohio State women’s tennisteam will travel to East Lansing, Mich., to compete in the ITAMidwest Regional Championships. Five Buckeyes will compete in theindividuals qualifying round on Thursday. Sadhaf Pervez, Erica Fiskand Lindsay Williams are scheduled to compete in the main draw onSaturday. Four doubles teams were entered in the doubles main drawon Friday.

The following is a list of Ohio State athletics events, both home and away, for the upcoming week
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Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Wednesday-Sunday, Oct 23-27
All Times Eastern

Wednesday, Oct. 23
No events scheduled

Thursday, Oct. 24
Men’s Tennis at ITA Regionals, All Day
Madison, Wis.

Women’s Tennis at ITA Regionals, All Day
East Lansing, Mich.

Friday, Oct. 25
Pistol at West Point, TBA
West Point, N.Y.

Men’s Tennis at ITA Regionals, All Day
Madison, Wis.

Women’s Tennis at ITA Regionals, All Day
East Lansing, Mich.

Swimming vs. Ohio, 6 p.m.
Mike Peppe Aquatic Center

Women’s Soccer at Penn State, 7 p.m.
State College, Pa.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
St. John Arena

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 7:05 p.m.
OSU Ice Rink

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson, 7:05 p.m.
Value City Arena

Men’s Soccer vs. Alabama A&M, 7:15 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Saturday, Oct. 26
Pistol at West Point, TBA
West Point, N.Y.

Rifle at Kentucky, TBA
Lexington, Ky.

Men’s Tennis at ITA Regionals, All Day
Madison, Wis.

Women’s Tennis at ITA Regionals, All Day
East Lansing, Mich.

Football vs. Penn State, 3:30 p.m.
Ohio Stadium

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota, 7:05 p.m.
OSU Ice Rink

Sunday, Oct. 27
Pistol at West Point, TBA
West Point, N.Y.

Men’s Tennis at ITA Regionals, All Day
Madison, Wis.

Women’s Tennis at ITA Regionals, All Day
East Lansing, Mich.

Field Hockey at Iowa, noon
Iowa City, Iowa

Men’s Soccer vs. Western Illinois, 2 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Women’s Volleyball vs. Iowa, 2 p.m.
St. John Arena

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson, 3:05 p.m.
Value City Arena