News from the WHAC

Written February 3rd, 2013 by Janelle

Men’s Gymnastics

2/2 – Despite posting their overall highest score of the season, the No. 5 Buckeyes fell to No. 1 Penn State on Saturday by a score of 444.300-432.300.  Michael Newburger claimed the pommel horse title for the Buckeyes with a score of 15.400, a career-high.  Jake Martin claimed the high bar title for Ohio State with a score of 15.500.

Men’s Ice Hockey

2/1-2 – On Friday night, Ohio State scored 5 goals in the second period en route to defeating Notre Dame 6-3.  After the first period, the Irish led 1-o, but 3:12 into the second, the Buckeyes scored 3 goals in about two minutes to take a 3-1 lead.  Ohio State goalie Brady Hjelle had 29 saves in the game. On Saturday, Ohio State tied the Irish 2-2 in overtime.  Hjelle had a career-high 45 saves in the game.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

2/1-2 – The No. 10 Buckeyes fell at No. 10 Michigan this weekend 251-75.  Steven Zimmerman led the way for the Buckeyes, finishing second in 200 medley and first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:46.49.

Men’s Volleyball

2/1- No. 10 Ohio State defeated NJIT 3-0  (25-20, 25-23, 25-17) on Friday night.  Michael Henchy had a career-best 20 kills for the Buckeyes while teammate Brennan Anderson had 11 digs on the defensive side.  Chen Levitan also contributed for the Buckeyes, finishing with 9 digs and 7 kills.

2/2 – Ohio State defeated George Mason 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-23) on Saturday night at St. John Arena.  Four Buckeyes finished with double-digit digs and three finished with double-digit kills.  Andrew Lutz had his first career double-double with 15 kills and 14 digs while Michael Henchy had 13 kills and 14 digs.


2/1 – No. 5 Ohio State defeated No. 6 Illinois 25-9 on Friday. Logan Stieber made his return for the Buckeyes (after being out since December) and defeated 8th-ranked Daryl Thomas. That was followed by Hunter Stieber picking up his 24th win (a team-high) of the season over Stephen Rodrigues by a score of 10-2.

Women’s Gymnastics

2/2 – No. 18 Ohio State fell at Penn State by a score of 195.575-194.675.  Alex DeLuca tied for the bars event title for the Buckeyes finishing with a score of 9.925, a season-best.  Sarah Miller then led OSU on the vault, winning the event title with a score of 9.925.

Women’s Ice Hockey

2/1-2 – The Buckeyes defeated Bemidji State on Friday night 2-1 in Bemidji, Minnesota.  Ally Tarr and Tina Hollowell posted goals for the Ohio State.  On Saturday, they fell 2-1 to Bemidji State.  Julia McKinnon posted the lone goal for the Bucks.


2/1-2 – No. 21 Ohio State was victories at the Northwestern Invitational this weekend, posting a 3-0 record.  They beat Northwestern 228.00-130.00, Nebraska 224.00-134.00, and Iowa 225.00-135.00.  The Buckeyes won 12 of the 18 events at the Invitational. They were most dominant during the second session, where they finished with ten top 3 finishes.

Synchronized Swimming

2/2 – Ohio State finished first at the Jessica Beck Memorial meet with a score of 93 points.  The Buckeyes took first place in the trio, duet, and solo competitions.  Yuliya Maryanko (two time national solo champion) claimed first place in the solo competition after scoring 90.250.

Women’s Tennis

1/29 – Ohio State defeated Eastern Kentucky 7-0 on Tuesday night.  Kelsey Dieters, ranked No. 41 in the nation, defeated Kristina Labeja 6-2, 6-2 to notch her ninth straight victory for the Buckeyes.

1 Comment

  1. KenNo Gravatar
    February 3rd, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks for update, Janelle. Pretty good efforts here; even in matches where Buckeyes fell short, they racked up some good scores.


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