Jan. 23, 2017

Athletes of the Week

Kelsey Mitchell, women’s basketball

  • Mitchell scored 46 points in two games last week to help the Buckeyes pick up two Big Ten wins. Against Wisconsin, she scored 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including three trifectas. On Sunday, she poured in six three-pointers on her way to 22 points.

Mason Jobst, men’s ice hockey

  • Jobst scored three goals in two games this weekend against No. 1 Penn State to help the Buckeyes earn a win and a tie. Jobst scored two of Ohio State’s three goals on Friday evening and netted the equalizer in the third period to tie it up. Jobst added one more goal on Saturday in OSU’s 6-3 win.

No. 1 Men’s Volleyball (5-0)

  • Ohio State registered a commanding three-set victory on Friday night over Saint Francis University to extend its winning streak to 29.
  • Miles Johnson paced the squad with 13 points while Maxime Hervoir proved to be the Buckeyes most effective offensive weapon by blasting eight kills on a dozen errorless attempts for .667 hitting percentage.

No. 4 Wrestling (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten)

  • A 1-2-3 punch at the upper weights propelled No. 4 Ohio State to a 30-12 victory over Maryland on Sunday afternoon in front of a standing-room only crowd at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md. The Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0 B1G) remain one of just three unbeaten teams in the nation.
  • Kyle Snyder, who wrestled for Good Counsel from 2010-13 and went 179-0, didn’t disappoint in his homecoming, piling up nine takedown and a four-point near fall to defeat Maryland’s Youssif Hemida by technical fall, 22-7. Not to be outdone, sophomore Myles Martin redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello and redshirt freshman Kollin Moore also provided key bonus points as Ohio State won eight of nine matches.
  • Buckeye wrestlers registered 38 takedowns on the afternoon while being taken down themselves just three times. They are now 82-7 this year against unranked opponents.

No. 16 Women’s Basketball (17-5, 7-1 Big Ten)

  • The Buckeyes captured wins over Wisconsin (70-61) and Illinois (88-64) this past week.
  • Against Wisconsin, Kelsey Mitchell carried the offensive load for the Scarlet and Gray with 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including three trifectas. The defense held the Badgers to 34 percent shooting (18-of-53) and forced 19 turnovers.
  • On Sunday, the Buckeyes knocked off Illinois for their third-straight win. Ohio State poured in a season high 15 three-pointers. Mitchell, once again, had a team high of 22 points. All 12 of the Buckeyes dressed for the game scored at least two points.

No. 3 Men’s Tennis

  • Ohio State opened the season on Wednesday by sweeping in-state foes Toledo and Cleveland State at the OSU Varsity Tennis Center. The Buckeyes topped Toledo 7-0 in the afternoon and then bested CSU 4-0 in the nightcap
  • Kyle Seelig, Matt Mendez, Martin Joyce, Alex Kobelt, Herkko Pollanen and Mikael Torpegaard all won their matches in straight sets against Toledo.
  • Against Cleveland State, Torpegaard, JJ Wolf and Seelig won their three matches in straight sets.
  • In addition, Ohio State won all six doubles matches it participated in.

No. 8 Men’s Ice Hockey (12-4-6)

  • Ohio State battled No. 1 Penn State this weekend and came away with a 3-3 tie and a 6-3 victory.
  • In the series opener on Friday night, Christian Frey had 56 saves, and Mason Jobst scored two goals to help Ohio State earn a tie. Jobst scored his second goal of the game with 6:01 remaining to knot it all up; Dakota Joshua and David Gust assisted on the equalizer. Ohio State earned an extra Big Ten point by winning the shootout.
  • On Saturday night, the Buckeyes scored three goals in the third period to knock off the Nittany Lions. Six different Ohio State skaters put the puck in the net to seal the deal.

No. 23 Women’s Golf

  • Ohio State picked up an 18-hole match victory over Florida Atlantic last Monday. The Buckeyes finished with a 10-over par 298 to edge the Owls who shot 319.
  • The top five scorers were all Buckeyes, paced by a trio of Jessica Porvasnik, Rio Watanabe and Alex Wright each posting 71. Porvasnik was crowned individual champion on scoreboard tiebreaker criteria.

No. 4 Men’s Gymnastics

  • The Buckeyes ran away with a 412.150-381.500 dual meet victory over No. 17 UIC on Friday evening.
  • Ohio State captured event in all six categories and were led by redshirt junior Jake Dastrup.
  • Dastrup won event titles on the floor (14.000) and parallel bars (14.750).

No. 7 Women’s Tennis

  • The Buckeyes kicked off the spring season with a pair of wins over Bowling Green and Wright State in its home opener doubleheader Friday.
  • In the first match against Bowling Green, all five of Ohio State’s individuals won in straight sets.
  • Against Wright State, it was much of the same as all six OSU individuals won again in straight sets.
  • All in all, Ohio State did not drop a single set between the combined 16 singles and doubles matches.

Women’s Ice Hockey (11-12-3)

  • Ohio State picked up a 1-1 tie on Saturday against Minnesota and it ended with the Buckeyes winning a shootout by a 2-1 score.
  • Saturday’s game was the first time since January 11, 2014 that Ohio State earned points in a game against Minnesota.
  • Katie Matheny scored OSU’s only goal in the third stanza with the assist credited to Maddy Field. Kassidy Sauve racked up 35 saves, including two in overtime.


  • Ohio State hosted the United States Naval Academy over the weekend and came out on top by a score of 6,397 to 6,077.
  • OSU shooters placed first in every event of the competition, and in three instances it had the top two shooters. In free pistol Quentin Cauffman scored 531 and teammate Anthony McCollum was right behind him with 512. The Buckeyes won that event 2,044-1,886 which was the highest margin of victory for all weekend.


  • After a day of competition at St. John’s Invitational duals, the Ohio State Fencing team came away with an even record at 5-5. The Buckeyes faced four of the top ten teams in the nation and highlighted the effort with a 14-13 upset from the men’s unit over defending national champion Columbia.
  • In addition to the victory against No. 1 Columbia, the No. 2 men’s squad defeated No. 8 St. John’s, 16-11 and No. 7 Harvard, 15-12. As a unit, the team tallied a bout-record of 71-64, but fell head to head against No. 3 Penn State and No. 4 Notre Dame, both by a score of 14-13.

Men’s Basketball (12-8)

  • The Buckeyes defeated Nebraska on Wednesday night 67-66 on Marc Loving’s last-second layup.
  • Loving had a solid all-around game with 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.
  • Jae’Sean Tate (13 points), JaQuan Lyle (13 points) and Trevor Thompson (10 points) were the other three Buckeyes to enter double digits in the scoring column.

Track and Field

  • The Buckeyes competed at the Auburn Invitational on Saturday. Aaliyah Barnes clocked the 11th fastest 200m dash time (23.66) to take gold. The women’s 4x400m relay ran a season-best time of 3:36.48 to win gold; that time ranks No. 8 in the NCAA.

Women’s Swimming

  • Ohio State knocked off Michigan State (137-104), Pittsburgh (169-125) and Akron (171-120) last week.
  • Against Michigan State, the Buckeyes set pool records in the 200 medley relay and 100 butterfly. For the medley relay, Liz Li, Molly Washko, Macie McNichols and Maria Coy clocked a time of 1:42.66. Li set the record for the 100 butterfly with a readout of 53.98.
  • On Saturday, in the tri-meet against Akron and Pittsburgh, Ohio State registered the fastest time in 11 events. Molly Kowal won her third event of the season thanks in the 1000 freestyle, and Lindsey Clary won the 200 freestyle. Li won the 50 freestyle and 100 fly.

Men’s Swimming

  • Ohio State defeated Michigan State (179.5-62.5) and Pittsburgh (168-123) for two dual meet victories on Friday and Saturday.
  • Against Michigan State, the Buckeyes won every single event except the 200 medley relay. Brayden Seal (1000 freestyle) and Josh Fleage (200 freestyle), Matt McHugh (50 freestyle) and Ching Lim (200 IM) won their events in convincing fashion.
  • Colin Zeng won the one and three-meter dives against Pittsburgh. Lim won the 200m butterfly (1:48.91) and 200 IM (1:49.38).

Ohio State Athletics Schedule 1.23.17-1.29.17

Tuesday, January 24

  • Men’s Tennis, vs. Butler/Xavier, 11 a.m./4 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Volleyball, vs. Penn State, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, January 25

  • Men’s Basketball, vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, January 26

  • Men’s Ice Hockey, vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Basketball, at Minnesota, 8 p.m. — Minneapolis, Minn.

Friday, January 27

  • Men’s Tennis, vs. Utah, 10 a.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Pistol, Winter Open, 3:30 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s/Men’s Swimming, at Michigan, 6 p.m. — Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Men’s Volleyball, vs. Barton College, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Wrestling, at Iowa, 8 p.m. — Iowa City, Iowa
  • Women’s Ice Hockey, at Minnesota Duluth, 8 p.m. — Duluth, Minn.
  • Women’s/Men’s Track & Field, Findlay Classic, All Day — Findlay, Ohio

Saturday, January 28

  • Pistol, Winter Open, 8:30 a.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Tennis, vs. Florida State, 10 a.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Tennis, Championship Match, 4 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Gymnastics, at Minnesota, 5 p.m. — Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Women’s Ice Hockey, at Minnesota Duluth, 5 p.m. — Duluth, Minn.
  • Men’s Ice Hockey, vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m. — New York, N.Y.
  • Men’s Volleyball, vs. Long Beach State, 7 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Basketball, at Iowa, 8 p.m. — Iowa City, Iowa
  • Men’s Lacrosse, at Duke, TBA — Durham, N.C.
  • Women’s/Men’s Track & Field, Findlay Classic, All Day — Findlay, Ohio

Sunday, January 29

  • Women’s Tennis, Championship Match, 12 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Basketball, vs. Nebraska, 12 p.m. — Columbus, Ohio
  • Rifle, vs. Kentucky, TBA — Columbus, Ohio