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Oct. 20, 2014

Athletes of the Week
J.T. Barrett, football

  • Named Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week, Barrett accounted for 368 yards of total offense and five touchdowns to lead Ohio State to its 18th consecutive Big Ten win. Barrett ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores.

Julia McKinnon, women’s hockey

  • Sparking the Buckeyes toward a series sweep of Bemidji State, McKinnon netted her first career hat trick Friday evening vs. the Beavers. A native of Kelowna, British Columbia, McKinnon last notched a two-goal performance on Dec. 9, 2012 in a matchup with RIT.

Football (5-1, 2-0 B1G)

  • The football team continued its historic roll Saturday afternoon with a 56-17 victory over Rutgers at Ohio Stadium. It marked the first time Ohio State has scored at least 50 points in four-consecutive games in its 125 years of competition.
  • Off to a strong start early in the game, the Buckeyes scored on their first three possessions – with Barrett going 8-for-8 passing.

Women’s Volleyball (14-6, 5-3 B1G)

  • The 22nd-ranked women’s volleyball team marched into Hoosier Country and swept Indiana Friday evening (27-25, 25-17, 25-20). The win marked the fifth-consecutive Big Ten victory for OSU, the program’s longest conference winning streak since 2006.
  • Senior setter Taylor Sherwin steered an offensive onslaught to the tune of a .389 total team attacking efficiency.

Women’s Hockey (4-2-0, 2-2-0 WCHA)

  • The women’s hockey team completed a series sweep of Bemidji State Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink. In the first game of the series, the Buckeyes handed the Beavers their first loss of the season with a dominating 5-1 performance. Ohio State switched gears and recorded a gritty 1-0 shutout over Bemidji State in game two.
  • McKinnon’s hat trick was complemented by a solid weekend in goal from freshman Kassidy Sauve. The rookie earned her second shutout of the season in game two, while recording 39 stops in the series overall.

Men’s Tennis

  • The ITA Midwest Regional Championships have grown accustomed to seeing members of Ohio State’s men’s tennis team in the final matches, and this year will be no different.
  • In singles, freshman Mikael Torpegaard used the momentum from the early rounds to push through to the finals, taking down both the No. 6 and 13 seeds on Sunday. Torpegaard will face Jared Hiltzik, the top seed in the tournament, of Illinois in the singles championship on Monday.
  • Buckeyes Ralf Steinbach and doubles partner Kevin Metka upheld Ohio State’s tradition of doubles dominance, winning both matches to advance to the doubles championship. The top-seeded duo will face Notre Dame’s Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar on Monday.

Women’s Tennis

  • Miho Kowase, a sophomore on the women’s tennis team, battled from a set down to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals of main draw singles of the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Sunday afternoon in Urbana, Illinois.
  • After falling in the first set, 6-1, Kowase responded with back-to-back wins to take the match in three, 6-1, 6-3, vs. DePaul’s Patricia Fargas. With the win, the Tokyo, Japan, product advances and is slated to face Michigan’s Emina Bektas in Monday’s quarterfinals.

Wrestling

  • The wrestling team took to the mat for the first time in the 2014-2015 season, holding its annual Wrestle Offs on Thursday before a large crowd at French Field House. The evening was highlighted by a pair of pins, the first coming from three-time defending NCAA champion Logan Stieber at 141 pounds and the second by Bo Jordan at 165 pounds.

Field Hockey (6-9, 1-5 B1G)

  • The field hockey team earned a 2-1 victory over 18th-ranked Indiana on Friday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind.
  • Peanut Johnson scored unassisted four minutes into overtime to lift the Buckeyes to their sixth victory of the season.

Men’s Soccer (5-5-3, 3-2-0 B1G)

  • The Ohio State men’s soccer team posted a 2-0 shutout victory at Wisconsin Saturday night in Madison, Wis.
  • Sophomore Christian Soldat scored his first goal of the season, while freshman forward Marcus McCrary, a native of Madison, notched a goal and an assist to seal the road win in front of his hometown crowd.

Women’s Cross Country

  • The women’s cross country team defeated nine ranked teams and finished 14th overall at the adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis., Friday afternoon.
  • The Buckeyes were led by senior Katie Borchers, who finished 19th overall in a 6k personal-best time of 20:22.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
10.20.14 – 10.26.14

Monday, Oct. 20

  • Women’s Tennis – ITA Midwest Regional – Urbana, Ill.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

  • Men’s Soccer vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, Oct. 23

  • Women’s Swimming vs. Miami (Ohio), 6 p.m. – Oxford, Ohio

Friday, Oct. 24

  • Women’s Swimming vs. Cincinnati/Purdue, 4 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Swimming vs. Cincinnati, 4 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Iowa, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Golf – Landfall Tradition – Wilmington, N.C.

Saturday, Oct. 25

  • Field Hockey vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m. – Evanston, Ill.
  • Women’s Swimming vs. Ohio, 1 p.m. – Athens, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Michigan, 5:30 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Rutgers, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Football vs. Penn State, 8 p.m. – State College, Pa.
  • Women’s Golf – Landfall Tradition – Wilmington, N.C.
  • Men’s Tennis – USTA Challenger – Charlottesville, Va.

Sunday, Oct. 26

  • Rifle vs. West Virginia, 9 a.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Golf – The Grove Intercollegiate – College Grove, Tenn.
  • Women’s Golf – Landfall Traditions – Wilmington, N.C.