Nov. 1, 2016

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

Athletes of the Week

Miho Kowase, Women’s tennis

  • Kowase was named the champion of the Tennessee Fall Invite after posting a 3-0 record, two of which were against ranked opponents. Kowase did not drop a single set all week long winning each of her matches in straight sets.

Evan Stifel, Men’s Cross Country

  • Stifel covered the Les Bolstad 8K course Sunday morning with a time of 24:51.8 to earn a seventh place finish at the Big Ten Championships. The seventh-place showing earned Stifel All-Big Ten First Team honors; he is the first Buckeye to earn such accolades since Jeff See (2009).

No. 6 Football (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten)

  • The Buckeyes defeated Northwestern Saturday evening, 24-20, behind two rushing touchdowns from Mike Weber.
  • Malik Hooker was the catalyst on the defensive side of the ball with a career-high 14 tackles. Damon Arnette collected the first interception of his career in the first quarter.
  • Weber’s two-rushing touchdown game marked the second of his career after scoring twice against Indiana on Oct. 8, and Noah Brown hauled in five catches to tie his career high.

No. 11 Men’s Ice Hockey (5-0-2)

  • The Scarlet and Gray swept Niagara on consecutive nights totaling 16 goals while only allowing four.
  • In Friday night’s series opener, the Buckeyes scored four goals in the first period, five in the second and one in the third while only giving up two. 14 different players recorded a point, including a hat trick from Nick Schilkey and a four-point game from Matthew Weis.
  • Ohio State won Saturday’s contest 6-2 and Ronnie Hein found the back of the net twice. After the first two stanzas, the Buckeyes only led 3-1, but they dropped in three goals in the first five minutes of the third period and never looked back.

Women’s Tennis

  • The Buckeyes competed at the Tennessee Fall Invite throughout the past week and went 11-8 in singles matches and 10-5 in doubles.
  • Miho Kowase, a senior, led the way with a 3-0 record in the tournament. She was declared the tournament’s singles champion after picking up two wins against ranked opponents. Senior Sandy Niehaus also went 3-0 during the event.
  • Niehaus teamed up with Gabriella De Santis in doubles to go 3-0 during the week. All in all, Niehaus went undefeated in her five double matches.

Women’s/Men’s Swimming

  • Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams picked up victories in the dual meet against Kenyon College Friday evening; the men won by a tally of 186-103, and the women outscored Kenyon 173-115.
  • The women accounted for top times in 11 events on the evening and won both the one and three-meter dives. The men captured the individual title in all 14 swimming events and both diving events as well.
  • Josh Fleagle won three races on the evening. He was the anchor leg on the 200m medley relay and won individual titles in the 100 and 200 freestyle.

No. 22 Women’s Volleyball (15-9, 5-7 Big Ten)

  • The No. 19 Ohio State University women’s volleyball team notched its 15th win of the season, blowing past Maryland in straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-16) and outscoring the Terrapins by 24 points.
  • The Buckeyes attacked .321 to more than double up the Terrapins in kills, 49-23. Senior Taylor Sandbothe has seven of Ohio State’s 10 blocks and is now just three stuffs of breaking the school record.

Women’s/Men’s Cross Country

  • Evan Stifel (All-Big Ten First Team) and Sarah Kanney (All-Big Ten Second Team) were rewarded for their stellar performance Saturday at the Big Ten Championships in Falcon Heights, Minn.
  • Stifel became the first male runner to be named to the Big Ten’s first team since Jeff See did so in 2009. Stifle covered the 8K course in 24:51.8 for seventh place.
  • Kanney ran to a 13th-place showing with a 6K time of 21:26.4. She helped the women’s team place fifth (second-best finish in program history) with 130 points.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule


Monday, October 31

  • Men’s Tennis, Charlottesville Challenger, All Day – Charlottesville, Va.

Wednesday, November 2

  • Women’s Volleyball, vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, November 3

  • Women’s Tennis, ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, All Day – Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
  • Men’s Tennis, ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, All Day – Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Friday, November 4

  • Women’s/Men’s Swimming, vs. Denison, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Ice Hockey, vs. Lindenwood, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Ice Hockey, vs. Robert Morris, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Tennis, USTA Futures Events, All Day – TBA

Saturday, November 5

  • Women’s Ice Hockey, vs. Lindenwood, 2 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball, at Indiana, 7 p.m. – Bloomington, Ind.
  • Wrestling, NWCA All-Star Classic, 7 p.m. – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Men’s Ice Hockey, at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. – Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Football, vs. Nebraska, 8 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Wrestling, Eastern Michigan Open, All Day – Ypsilanti, Mich.
  • Rifle, at UTEP, TBA – El Paso, Texas
  • Fencing, Elite Invitational, All Day – Philadelphia, Pa.

Sunday, November 6

  • Women’s Basketball, vs. Ashland, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Soccer, at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. – Madison, Wis.
  • Men’s Basketball, vs. Walsh, 4 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Rifle, at UTEP, TBA – El Paso, Texas