Oct. 27, 2014

Athletes of the Week

Joey Bosa, football

  • Named Big Ten and Athlon Defensive Player of the Week after a huge game against Penn State that included a game-ending quarterback sack of PSU QB Christian Hackenberg. Bosa had six tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks for losses totaling 18 yards.

Luisa Shirmer, women’s volleyball

  • Sparked the 20th-ranked women’s volleyball team with a career-high 14 kills in a five-set thriller vs. Michigan State and 12 kills in a sweep vs. Michigan at St. John Arena this weekend. The Buckeyes collected their seventh win in the last eight matches.

Football (6-1, 3-0 B1G)

  • Ohio State defeated Penn State 31-24 Saturday night in 2 OT in Happy Valley.
  • The Buckeyes held the Nittany Lions to 240 total yards and a season-low 16 yards rushing to move their Big Ten regular-season win streak to 19 games, one shy of the record of 20 held by OSU teams from 2005-07.

Women’s Volleyball (16-6, 7-3 B1G)

  • No. 20 Ohio State earned two wins over the weekend against conference rivals Michigan State and Michigan to move to 7-3 in league play, the program’s best start in conference since 2005.
  • The Buckeyes defeated the Spartans Friday in five sets (25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 14-25, 15-6) before sweeping the Wolverines Saturday night (25-21, 25-21, 25-19).

Men’s Soccer (7-5-3, 4-2 B1G)

  • Ohio State earned a pair of victories during the week by a combined 7-1 margin.
  • Three Buckeyes found the back of the net in a 3-0 victory over Bowling Green Wednesday, while sophomore Danny Jansen netted a pair of goals in a 4-1 win Saturday night against Rutgers.

Men’s Tennis

  • Freshman Mikael Torpegaard completed his impressive run at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship on Monday, taking down top-seeded Jared Hiltzik of Illinois to win the singles title in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. The Denmark native is the second Ohio State freshman to win an ITA Midwest singles title.

Women’s Soccer (6-9-3, 3-6-3 B1G)

  • Behind three goals in the final 15 minutes, the Ohio State defeated Nebraska, 3-1, Sunday afternoon.
  • Nikki Walts scored the game-winner for the Buckeyes in the 87th minute when her shot from 20 yards off a Kayla Varner corner deflected off a Nebraska defender and past the goalkeeper.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

  • Ohio State opened its dual meet season with three-straight days of competition and four victories Thursday-Saturday.
  • The Buckeyes defeated Miami (Ohio) 175-115 Thursday and Oxford, Ohio, before returning to Columbus for Friday victories over Purdue (165-134) and Cincinnati (238-60). OSU capped the stretch with a 222-95 win against Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Saturday.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

  • Ohio State defeated Cincinnati, 160-119, Friday evening in the squad’s season-opening dual at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes recorded the fastest time in 13 races, while earning the top score in both the one- and three-meter diving events.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
10.27.14 – 11.2.14

Monday, Oct. 27

  • Men’s Golf – The Grove Intercollegiate – College Grove, Tenn.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

  • Men’s Soccer vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball at Penn State, 8 p.m. – University Park, Pa.

Thursday, Oct. 30

  • Men’s/Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Cleveland State, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Friday, Oct. 31

  • Men’s/Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Kenyon, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Hockey vs. St. Cloud State, 6:07 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Rutgers, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Hockey at Canisus, 7:35 p.m. – Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Men’s Tennis at Big Ten Indoor Tournament, TBA – Minneapolis, Minn.

Saturday, Nov. 1

  • Pistol at The Citadel, 8 a.m. – Charleston, S.C.
  • Women’s Hockey vs. St. Cloud State, 1:07 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Soccer at Maryland, 7 p.m. – College Park, Md.
  • Men’s Hockey at Canisus, 7:35 p.m. – Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Football vs. Illinois, 8 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, Nov. 2

  • Pistol at The Citadel, 8 a.m. – Charleston, S.C.
  • Rifle at Nebraska, 9 a.m. – Memphis, Tenn.
  • Field Hockey vs. Michigan, 12 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Cross Country at Big Ten Championships, TBA – Iowa City, Iowa
  • Wresting at Michigan State Open, All Day – East Lansing, Mich.