November 18, 2019

Buckeye Best: November 11-18

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It’s always a great week to be a Buckeye! Check out the latest edition of Buckeye Best then scroll through some of last week’s best photos.

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Nov. 11-Nov. 18, 2019

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Athletics Good Stuff

  • Congratulations to coach Khadevis Robinson and the members of his women’s cross country team, which qualified for the NCAA championships for only the third time in school history with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Regional, held in Madison, Wisc. The Buckeyes produced three all-region runners: Abby NicholsLainey Studebaker and Julia RizkAllie Guagenti and Kalee Soehnlen rounded out Ohio State’s top five finishers in this history-making effort. Up next for our runners: the NCAA Championships, this Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.
  • The No. 7 women’s hockey team had a win and a tie in a strong weekend effort against No. 10 Minnesota Duluth. Tatum Skaggs scored twice in the 3-1 win Friday while goalie Lynsey Wallace had a career-high 33 saves. Ohio State is now 8-3-3 overall and 6-3-3 in the WCHA, which features four Top 10 teams.
  • The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept every event and each cruised to victories over Denison Friday evening at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
  • The wrestling team, No. 3 nationally and now 2-1 on the year, defeated No. 15 Pittsburgh but fell to No. 11 Virginia Tech over the weekend. Ethan Smith’s 5-4 decision over fourth-ranked David McFadden was the top Buckeye highlight against the Hokies, while Chase Singletary impressed in his season debut in the Pitt win.
  • The rifle and pistol teams hosted the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the first rifle/pistol competitions against the same opponent on the same day at Converse Hall in at least eight years, and perhaps much longer than that. The Buckeyes won both competitions.
  • The women’s basketball team split two games last week, including a newsworthy, 78-73, overtime victory at Cincinnati. Transfer Braxtin Miller scored 18 points and Jania Crooms had a double-double.
  • Men’s hoops won in big, big-time fashion: knocking off, no pounding, No. 10 Villanova, 76-51, last Wednesday before more than 16,000 fans at Value City Arena behind a balanced team effort with six players in double figures. Check out this team play early in the season: five Buckeyes average at least nine points per game and nine average more than five points per contest.
  • The fencing teams each went 3-2 in the strong Elite Invitational Duals, held in Philadelphia over the weekend. The men defeated Penn State, Penn and Notre Dame and the women defeated Penn, North Carolina and Northwestern.
  • Quarterback Justin Fields completed 15 of 19 passes for a career-high 305 yards and four touchdowns in one-half-plus-five-plays in the win over Rutgers.
  • A 3-1 victory on the road over Indiana on Friday evened the women’s volleyball team’s record to 14-14 on the season. Earlier in the week, defensive specialist Kylie Murr was named Big Ten freshman of the week for the second time this season.
  • Three women’s tennis players are nationally ranked in the final 2019 Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association fall rankings: Shiori Fukuda is ranked No. 11, the highest ranking for a Buckeye since Francesca Di Lorenzo was No. 1 in the spring of 2017. Fr. Irina Cantos Siemers is No. 58 and Kolie Allen is No. 125.
  • Lacrosse coach Nick Myers is coach of the U.S. Men’s U19 team that held a training weekend in Columbus this past Saturday and Sunday. The U19 team/program is dominated by Buckeyes: U19 assistants Pat Myers and Andrew Stimmel are former Ohio State players and four current Buckeyes are among the 32 players who competed this weekend: freshmen Christian TomeiConnor MitchellGrant Mitchell and Jake Snyder. Additionally, Team USA’s trainer is Ohio State’s Angie Beisner and the team’s EQ manager is Ohio State’s Brett Emerine.
  • Congratulations to soccer’s Joe Ortiz, who was named to the 2019 all-Big Ten tournament soccer team after helping the Buckeyes advance to the quarterfinals.
  • That melodic howling sound yesterday? It originated from a hard court in Champaign, Ill., where former tennis player JJ Wolf won his third professional tournament at the Champaign Challenger. Wolf is no doubt on the rise in the ATP World Rankings, where he was prowling at No. 255 before winning the tournament.