News from the WHAC

Written January 27th, 2013 by Janelle

Men’s Gymnastics

1/25 – No. 5 Ohio State placed second at the Metroplex Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday with a score of 429.400.  They finished second behind No. 4 Oklahoma.  The Buckeyes won event titles in floor exercises and the vault.  They also had two individual titles as Danny Steiner won the floor exercises while John Laing won the pommel horse.

Men’s Ice Hockey

1/25-26 – The Buckeyes defeated Lake Superior State twice this weekend.  On Friday, they won 3-2 after goals by Riley Simpson, Curtis Gedig, and Tanner Fritz. Goalie Brady Hjelle had 34 saves for the Bucks. On Saturday, Ohio State won 6-1 against the Lakers.  The Buckeyes got points from 12 players and Hjelle had 30 saves in the game.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

1/26 – The No. 10 Buckeyes defeated Cincinnati 152-133 on Senior Day where they honored nine seniors.  Ohio State posted wins in the 200 medley relay, the 1650 freestyle, the 200 freestyle, and the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Keanu Stevenson was party of the 200 medley relay and also won the 100 breaststroke.

Men’s Tennis

1/24 – No. 4 Ohio State defeated Youngstown State 7-0 and Cleveland State 4-0 to improve to 4-0 on the season on Thursday.  Chris Diaz sealed the deal for the Buckeyes against Youngstown State with a 6-0, 6-3 decision over Dawoud Kabl.  In the second match, Connor Smith posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Joe Vanmeter to clinch the victory for Ohio State.

Men’s Volleyball

1/20 & 1/26 – The No. 11 Buckeyes posted a 3-1 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) last Sunday (1/20).  Michael Henchy paced the Bucks with 11 kills, 4 digs, and 2 service aces.  Ohio State then beat Lindenwood 3-0 on Saturday. Henchy again led Ohio State with 15 kills, 2 digs, and 3 service aces.


1/20 – No. 6 Ohio State defeated No. 19 Wisconsin last Sunday 29-10 to improve to 9-2 overall.  Pins from Hunter Stieber and Nikko Triggas paced the Buckeyes as they defeated their fifth ranked opponent of the season.

Women’s Gymnastics

1/26 – No. 19 Ohio State posted its highest score of the season at 195.975 against No. 6 Nebraska but still came up short on Friday night by a score of 196.150-195.975.  Sarah Miller paced the Buckeyes on the vault and the beam, scoring a 9.925 and a 9.950 respectively.

Women’s Ice Hockey

1/25-26 – The Buckeyes dropped a pair of games to Minnesota Duluth this weekend, 3-2 and 7-5.  Five different Buckeyes scored on Friday night while goalie Chelsea Knapp had 21 saves.  On Saturday, Hokey Langan and Paige Semenza posted goals for the Bucks while Knapp had 26 saves.

Women’s Swimming & Diving

1/26 – The No. 15 Buckeyes defeated Cincinnati 171-115 on Saturday on Senior Day.  The Buckeyes took an early lead when Kelsey Moran, Kelly Titus, Shannon Draves, and Megan Detro (all seniors) won the 200 medley relay.  Detro went on to win the 100 freestyle and Draves won the 500 freestyle.

1/23 – The Buckeyes defeated Toledo 7-o on Wednesday morning after claiming straight set victories on courts 1-5. They went on to defeat Cincinnati 7-0 on Wednesday evening to improve to 3-0 on the season.


  1. KenNo Gravatar
    January 28th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Wow, that’s a pretty good week. Thanks for all these updates.


  2. WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    January 28th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    following a couple of the women’s sports and it doesnt appear to be a huge difference in the top 20 teams or so in gymnastics or swimming/diving.

    stand a chance of getting another national title in there


  3. GaryNo Gravatar
    January 28th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Overall…..a good week!


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