Oct. 4, 2016

October 3, 2016

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

Athletes of the Week

Kassidy Suave, Women’s ice hockey

  • Suave, who was seeing her first action in net since the 2014-15 season, had an impressive weekend between the pipes for the Scarlet and Gray. Suave denied the opposition 67 times during the Buckeyes first two games of the season en route to picking up two wins.

Will Grimmer, Men’s golf

  • Gimmer was named the Co-Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Wednesday (Sept. 28) for his individual medalist honors at the Bearcat Invitational. Grimmer became the 47th different Buckeye to earn medalist accolades since 1974. Grimmer led the field in Par-3 and Par-4 scoring with aggregate totals of 2-under par for each hole length. He also rolled in 12 birdies during the 54-hole tournament, which was tied for the most in the field.

No. 2 Football (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten)

  • Eight different Buckeyes scampered into the end zone Saturday afternoon on their way to a 58-0 shutout over Rutgers.
  • J.T. Barrett tossed for four touchdowns on his way to breaking the school record for most in a career. Barrett, who now has 59 passing touchdowns in his time as a Buckeye, passed previous No. 1 Bobby Hoying (1992-95).
  • Three Buckeyes scored the first touchdowns of their career on Saturday; Terry McLaurin caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, Paris Campbell scored on a five-yard carry in the third quarter and Johnnie Dixon found the end zone on a five-yard rush in the fourth quarter.
  • The shutout was Ohio State’s first since blanking Hawaii 38-0 on Sept. 12, 2015. The defense is the only FBS unit in the nation to not have allowed a rushing touchdown in 2016.

No. 19 Women’s Volleyball (12-4, 2-2 Big Ten)

  • The Scarlet and Gray registered its first two wins in Big Ten this past week against Northwestern (3-0) and No. 1 Nebraska (3-1).
  • After dropping the first set to No. 1 Nebraska, the Buckeyes hit the Cornhuskers with a surge that could not be matched. Ohio State captured the final three sets by tallies of 25-21, 25-21 and 25-13. The win ended Nebraska’s 28-game win streak, and the Buckeyes have now won four of their last five meetings against the Cornhuskers.
  • Taylor Sandbothe was named the Big Ten Player of the Week today for the second time this season. She averaged 3.6 kills per set and 2.0 blocks per set in the two wins this past week. Valeria Leon was also named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week today for her 4.86 digs per set. Leon is now 66 digs away from tying the school record.

Men’s Golf

  • Will Grimmer cleared the entire field by four strokes to claim medalist honors at the Bearcat Invitational, out-playing 59 competitors for his first collegiate individual crown. The Cincinnati native rattled off rounds of 69-67-71 (207) to finish at six-under par.
  • The Buckeyes, as a team, took second in the 10-team field. The Scarlet and Gray fired rounds of 287-280-292 (859) to finish the tournament at seven-over par.

Women’s Ice Hockey (2-0)

  • Ohio State started off its season with two wins over Rensselaer this weekend, extending its unbeaten streak on season-opening weekends to 17 games and giving head coach Nadine Muzerall her first career victories.
  • In her first game action since the end of the 2014-15 season, Kassidy Sauve was stellar this weekend, earning the win in both games and allowing just one goal on 68 total shots.
  • On Friday it was Samantha Bouley, Jincy Dunne, Katie Matheny, and Erin Langermeier who provided the goals, while Maddy Field scored twice on Saturday for the Buckeyes.

Men’s Cross Country

  • For the second season in a row, the Buckeyes took the team title at the All-Ohio Championships. Ohio State (91 points) narrowly clipped Dayton (96 points) and Cincinnati (101) points for the crown.
  • Evan Stifel was the top finisher for the Scarlet and Gray. The junior took silver with an 8K time of 25:03.7.
  • Ohio State has now won 13 All-Ohio Championship team titles since the meet originated in 1955.

Field Hockey (4-7)

  • Junior Maddy Humphrey and freshman Esther Clotet Alsina each had a goal and assist while sophomore Irene Fritschy scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute to claim the victory 3-2 over Kent State on Friday afternoon.
  • The Buckeyes were very efficient on the offensive end, five of their ten shots ended up on net, and three got past the keeper.
  • Ohio State has now won five of the last six meetings against Kent State.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule


Monday, October 3

  • Field Hockey at Ball State, 3 p.m. — Muncie, Ind.
  • Men’s Golf, Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational, All Day — Fort Worth, Texas
  • Women’s Tennis, Hilton Head 10K, All Day — Hilton Head, S.C.
  • Women’s Golf, Windy City Collegiate, All Day — Golf, Ill.

Tuesday, October 4

  • Women’s Golf, Windy City Collegiate, All Day — Golf, Ill.
  • Men’s Golf, Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational, All Day — Fort Worth, Texas

Thursday, October 6

  • Field Hockey at Penn State, 4 p.m. — University Park, Pa.
  • Women’s Soccer at Maryland, 7 p.m. — College Park, Md.

Friday, October 7

  • Women’s Swimming, FGCU Swimming Classic, 5:30 p.m. — Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Women’s Volleyball at Michigan State, 7 p.m. — East Lansing, Mich.
  • Men’s Soccer at Maryland, 7 p.m. — College Park, Md.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. — Madison, Wisc.
  • Men’s Ice Hockey at Denver, 9:30 — Denver, Colo.

Saturday, October 8

  • Women’s Swimming, FGCU Swimming Classic, 10:30 a.m. — Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. — Madison, Wisc.
  • Football vs. Indiana, 3:30 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Ice Hockey, Opponent TBD, 6 p.m. — Denver, Colo.

Sunday, October 9

  • Softball vs. Marshall, 11 a.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball at Michigan, 1 p.m. — Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Women’s Soccer at Purdue, 1 p.m. — West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Softball vs. Eastern Michigan, 4 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio