Sept. 19, 2016

Athletes of the Week

  • Valeria Leon, women’s volleyball
    • Leon averaged 3.78 digs per set on the way to being named Tournament MVP at the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge. Leon has amassed a whopping 167 digs through 12 games for the Buckeyes.
  • Noah Brown, football
    • Brown became only the fourth player in program history to catch four touchdown passes in one game on Saturday against No. 14 Oklahoma. The sophomore, who only caught five passes for 72 yards on the night, was very efficient. His third reception of the night was spectacular one-handed catch that pinned to the back of a Sooner defender and held on to while getting both feet in bounds.

No. 2 Football (3-0)

  • Ohio State rolled past No. 14 Oklahoma 45-24 Saturday evening in Norman, Okla. The win extends the Buckeyes road win streak to 19 games, the longest active streak in the nation.
  • Noah Brown hauled in four touchdown receptions to tie a school record; it had only happened three other times in program history.
  • On the defensive side of the ball, the Buckeyes collected two more interceptions, one by Jerome Baker and the other by Marshon Lattimore. Baker took his interception 68 yards the other way for a touchdown; Ohio State has already returned four interceptions for touchdowns in 2016, and that has matched the school record.

No. 19 Women’s Volleyball (10-2)

  • The Buckeyes did not drop a set this weekend and consequently knocked off Valparaiso (3-0), UNC-Greensboro (3-0) and Ball State (3-0) in Muncie, Ind., at the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge.
  • Valeria Leon dug 3.78 balls per set to claim Tournament MVP honors. Audra Appold and Taylor Sandbothe also earned all-tournament team honors.
  • The Buckeyes outscored their opponents by a total 79 points during the tournament. They outscored Valparaiso by 27 points, UNC-Greensboro by 29 points and Ball State by 23 points.

Men’s Soccer (2-5, 2-1 Big Ten)

  • Ohio State captured its second Big Ten win of the season on Sunday outlasting Rutgers by a tally of 3-1.
  • Nate Kohl, Austin Bergstrom and Abdi Mohamed all netted goals in the victory. Kohl’s goal came within five minutes of the starting whistle, and Bergstrom knocked a penalty kick into the net in the 27th minute. Mohamed rifled a free kick from 20 yards out in the 57th minute to give the Buckeyes a commanding 3-1 lead.
  • The Buckeyes outshot Rutgers 16-7. The seven shots allowed by the Buckeye defense tied a season low.

Cross Country

  • Both women’s and men’s cross country teams collected victories against top-30 ranked squads on Saturday at the Commodore Classic.
  • The women knocked off No. 19 Mississippi State and No. 26 Vanderbilt on their way to a second-place finish with a team score of 87 points. Sarah Kanney was the top finisher with a 5K time of 17:28.4 to place 13th. The first seven women to cross the line for the Buckeyes were underclassmen.
  • The men nestled three runners in the top 20 in a race that featured over 225 athletes on their way to a third-place team finish with a team tally of 106 points. Ohio State knocked off No. 28 Louisville in the process. Evan Stifel, a junior, was the top finisher for the Scarlet and Gray with an 8K time of 24:52.1.

Women’s Golf

  • Jessica Porvasnik and Jaclyn Lee took the top two spots individually after 36 holes of qualifying play at the East & West Match Play Challenge on Sunday. The Buckeyes, as a team, recorded 29 birdies on their way to earning the top qualifying spot.
  • Porvasnik carded back to back rounds of 69 to finish at 6-under par and Lee fired rounds of 69 and 72 to place second at 3-under par. Porvasnik rolled in an event-high 10 birdies and led the field in par-4 scoring (3.75 avg.). Lee had the lone eagle of the day in round one when she carded a three on the par-5, 470 yard 12th hole.
  • The women our currently in the midst of a match against Oregon on the first day of match play.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule

Monday, September 19

  • Women’s Golf, All Day – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Tuesday, September 20

  • Women’s Golf, All Day – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Wednesday, September 21

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

Friday, September 23

  • Pistol, 3:30 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Field Hockey at Michigan, 7 p.m. – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Nebraska, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. – Madison, Wis.

Saturday, September 24

  • Pistol, 8:30 a.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Cross Country, 1:35 p.m. – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Men’s Soccer at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. – Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball at Minnesota, 8 p.m. – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Rifle at Nevada, TBA – Reno, Nev.

Sunday, September 25

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Iowa, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Field Hockey at Michigan State, 2 p.m. – East Lansing, Mich.