Nov. 8, 2016

Athletes of the Week
Francesca Di Lorenzo and Taylor Sandbothe, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball

  • Di Lorenzo claimed her third-career national title on Sunday at the UTSA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Sunday in straight sets (6-1, 6-1).
  • Sandbothe broke the school on Wednesday night for most blocks in program history. The 2015 First Team All-American recorded the 518th block of her career versus No. 3 Wisconsin. The school record had stood for 25 years (Dawn McDougall – 1988-91).

Micah Jordan, wrestling

  • Jordan won a title at the Eastern Michigan Open on Saturday fighting in the 149 weight class. He took the most impressive decision of the weekend for the Buckeyes when he outdueled 2015 All-American Justin Oliver (Central Michigan) by a score of 15-7.

No. 6 Football (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten)

  • In front of the second-largest crowd in Ohio Stadium history (108,750), the No. 6 Buckeyes beat No. 10 Nebraska 62-3 Saturday evening.
  • The 62 points scored against the Cornhuskers was the most Ohio State has ever scored against a Top 10 team; the last time the Scarlet and Gray scored 50-plus points against a Top 10 squad was in 1968.
  • J.T. Barrett tossed four touchdowns in the route and is now responsible for 94 touchdowns in his career. Barrett matched a career high by completing 26 passes.
  • The defense racked up two pick-sixes to break the previous school record of four set by the 1987 and 1996 Ohio State teams.

Women’s/Men’s Swimming

  • Both men’s and women’s swimming teams picked up wins Friday evening against Denison University. The women outscored Denison 187-107, and the men won by a score of 186-103.
  • Both Liz Li and Macie McNichols led the way for the Ohio State women, posting the fastest time in six total events between the two of them. Li won individual titles in the 100 backstroke (55.09) and 100 butterfly (55.09) and McNichols took a title in the 50 freestyle (23.30).
  • The Ohio State men had the fastest time in every single swimming and diving event throughout the night. Distance freestyle-extraordinaire Brayden Seal took the top spot in the 1000 freestyle with his time of 9:24.35, the fastest by nearly 20 seconds.

Women’s Ice Hockey (5-6-1, 1-6-1 WCHA)

  • Ohio State picked up two shutout victories this weekend against Lindenwood, winning by scores of 4-0 and 3-0.
  • In game one Friday night, the Scarlet and Gray scored one goal late in the second period before rattling off three more in the final stanza; Arianna DePinto and Katie Mikkelsen recorded their first-career collegiate goals in the game.
  • Lauren Boyle stole the show Saturday night with her first-career hat trick. She scored two in the first period and put in an empty netter to complete the rare feat.


  • Micah Jordan (149), Luke Pletcher (133) and Kollin Moore (197) all claimed individual titles in their respective weight classes Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Open.
  • Jordan won by decision over returning All-American Justin Oliver of Central Michigan, 15-7. On the day, Jordan averaged 18.8 points per match.
  • In the semifinals, he topped CMU’s Austin Severn (12-6) before finishing his day off with an 11-6 win over Riley Lefever of Wabash. Moore in ranked No. 16 nationally by InterMat.

Women’s Tennis

  • Francesca Di Lorenzo defended her 2015 title at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center.
  • Di Lorenzo knocked off Hayley Carter of North Carolina, 6-1, 6-1, for her third overall ITA national title.
  • Di Lorenzo’s titles are the first in Ohio State women’s tennis history. She won both ITA national championships this fall, claiming the Riviera All-American crown in early October before capturing her second indoor title in a row.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule

Monday, November 7

  • Women’s Golf, Trinity Forest Invitational, All Day – Dallas, Texas
  • Men’s Tennis, Knoxville Challenger, All Day – Knoxville, Tenn.

Tuesday, November 8

  • Women’s Golf, Trinity Forest Invitational, All Day – Dallas, Texas

Friday, November 11

  • Women’s Basketball, vs. Duquesne, 12 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena)
  • Men’s/Women’s Cross Country, NCAA Great Lakes Regional, 12 p.m. – Madison, Wis.
  • Men’s/Women’s Swimming, vs. Cleveland State, 4 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Ice Hockey, at St. Cloud State, 4 p.m. – St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Pistol, Olympic Training Center, 5 p.m. – Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Women’s Volleyball, vs. Rutgers, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Ice Hockey, vs. UConn, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Basketball, at Navy, 9 p.m. – Annapolis, Md.

Saturday, November 12

  • Pistol, Olympic Training Center, 9 a.m. – Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Men’s/Women’s Swimming, vs. Miami (OH), 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Ice Hockey, at St. Cloud State, 2 p.m. – St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Men’s Ice Hockey, vs. UConn, 4 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball, vs. Penn State, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Football, at Maryland, 3:30 p.m. – College Park, Md.
  • Rifle, Buckeye Open, TBA – Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, November 13

  • Wrestling, Journeyman Collegiate Classic, TBA – Troy, N.Y.
  • Rifle, Buckeye Open, TBA – Columbus, Ohio