Buckeye Athletics Update

Written March 3rd, 2013 by Janelle

Baseball

Ohio State was 1-2 in its games this week.  Last Sunday, the Buckeyes had 15 hits in a 13-4 win over Mount St. Mary’s.  Ohio State took the lead 3-2 in the bottom of the second after RBI singles from Tim Wetzel and Kirby Pellant.  Mount St. Mary’s came right back, however, tying it up in the third at 3-3.  The Buckeyes then scored 2, 5, 1, and 2 runs in the innings that followed to take a 13-4 lead, which would be the eventual final score.  On Friday, Ohio State fell 5-2 to Connecticut in DeLand, Florida.  Ryan Cypret was 1-3 for the Buckeyes with a solo home run in the second inning which tied the game at 1. The Huskies took the lead back however, taking a 2-1 lead in the sixth after a solo home run. They tacked on 3 more runs in the seventh and one in the ninth and went on to get the 5-2 win. On Saturday, Ohio State was outlasted 3-2 by Stetson in 12 innings after a walk-off double. Ryan Cypret, Mike Carroll, and Joe Clamacco each had two hits for the Buckeyes in the game.  The loss dropped the Buckeyes to 5-4 on the season.

Softball

Ohio State fell to Utah 5-4 last Sunday to finish the 2013 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a 2-3 record.  After trailing 5-0, the Buckeyes posted 2 runs in the third inning to cut the lead to 3. Leesa Gresham began the rally when her double scored Maddy McIntyre. Shelby Pickett then had an RBI single to score Evelyn Carrillo. In the bottom of the fourth, they cut the Utes’ lead to 1, but got no closer.

Men’s Hockey

Ohio State was 1-1 this week in Men’s Hockey. On Friday, they defeated No. 3 Miami 3-0. Buckeye goalie Brady Hjelle had 29 saves in the victory while teammates Alex Szczechura, Max McCormick, and Chris Crane each had goals for the Buckeyes. Crane put the Buckeyes ahead in the first period on a power play goal.  On Saturday, Ohio State finished its regular season at Miami with a 4-2 loss. Hjelle had 27 saves while teammates Craig Dalrymple and Szczechura each scored for the Bucks.  The Buckeyes finished the regular season with a 14-15-7 record, and Tanner Fritz won the CCHA scoring title after scoring 32 points this season.

Women’s Lacrosse

No. 13 Ohio State fell to Stanford 12-10 on Saturday. Katie Chase led the Buckeyes with four goals while teammate Tori DeScenza had 13 saves. The loss dropped the Buckeyes to 2-3 on the season.  At halftime, after jumping out to a 6-1 lead, Stanford led 9-5.  In the second half, the Buckeyes pulled to within two when they made it 10-8, but Stanford responded, scoring back-to-back goals to take a four point lead. Ohio State rallied to make it 12-10, but never got any closer.

Men’s Lacrosse

The No. 13/16 Buckeyes defeated No. 8 Penn State in overtime on Saturday at Penn State Lacrosse Stadium in University Park, PA.  Jesse Kind led Ohio State with 3 goals and 5 points, including the game winner in overtime as time expired. Turner Evans had a hat trick and an assist for four points for the Buckeyes.

Synchronized Swimming

Ohio State tallied 90 points last Sunday en route to a victory over four other schools at Boston University. Chelsea Aton, Lauren Nicholson and Paige Ramsey scored an 85.750 to take first in the trio competition.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Ohio State tallied a team score of 470 points this weekend at the Big Ten Championships to finish third in the conference.  Michigan finished first with 899 points followed by Indiana with 664 points. Shane Miszkiel was named to the All Big Ten first team while teammates Zach Birnbrich, Zach Holmes, Connor McDonald, Tim Phillips, Jason Schnur, Keanu Stevenson and Garrett Trebilcock were all named to the second team. Miszkiel finished fourth overall in the platform diving finals. Jason Schnur, Holmes, Tim Phillips and Zach Birnbrich teamed up to take second in the 400 freestyle relay, finishing with a time of 2:53.07.

Men’s Track & Field

Korbin Smith placed second and posted a season best long jump of 7.65 meters as the Buckeyes competed in their last chance event at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame.  Timothy Faust also led the Buckeyes with a 21.21 in the 200 meter which had him finish second.

Men’s Volleyball

No. 7 Ohio State defeated Loyola 3-2 on Friday night  (25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13) at St. John Arena.  Chen Levitan had a career-high 19 kills for the Buckeyes and 2 service aces. Teammates Michael Henchy and Andrew Lutz had 15 and 14 kills respectively, and Lutz added 10 digs. On Saturday, however, the Buckeyes fell to N0. 10 Lewis 3-0  (13-25, 20-25, 23-25).  Lutz & Henchy led Ohio State, Lutz finishing with 10 kills and Henchy finishing with 7.  Grayson Overman added 5 blocks for the Bucks in the loss.

Men’s Tennis

Ohio State was 3-0 this week in its matches, defeating LSU 7-0, North Carolina 4-1, and Penn State 7-0.  Blaz Rola clinched the victory for the Buckeyes over LSU, winning his singles match 6-0, 6-1. Against UNC, Chris Diaz sealed the win for Ohio State, defeating Taylor Meyer 6-4, 6-2. Rolas again clinched the victory for the Buckeyes against Penn State, defeating Tomas Hanzlik 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

3 Comments

  1. JasonNo Gravatar
    March 3rd, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Great stuff! I love reading these reports on the non revenue sports. Ohio State is filled with great athletes!

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  2. KenNo Gravatar
    March 4th, 2013 at 7:08 am

    A lot of events going on here, thanks for pulling them together, Janelle.

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  3. GaryNo Gravatar
    March 4th, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Busy week! Great job Janelle!

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