Ohio State Athletics
Kaitlyn Leary's career day led the Buckeyes to a huge road win.
Ohio State's women volleyball team returned to Columbus after splitting weekend road contest in the upper Midwest.
Against No. 10 Minnesota, the No. 22 Buckeyes fell in three, 23-25, 23-25, 22-25. Senio setter Amanda Peterson captured a double-double with 20 assists and 10 digs in the Friday evening contest.
The Buckeyes (11-5, 2-2) rebounded with a Saturday win over Wisconsin, knocking off the Badgers in four, 25-21, 25-11, 19-25, 25-20. Senior Mari Hole record 23 kills alongside 14 digs. Junior Kaitlyn Leary tallied career highs in kills, 21, and digs, seven. Peterson had 36 assists with 11 digs while junior Davionna DiSalvatore led the Buckeye defensive effort with a career-best 25 digs.
After being shut out by No. 8 Penn State, 3-0, on Thursday, the women of the pitch defending their home turf on Sunday by collecting a point against Wisconsin in a 0-0 draw.
Against the Nittany Lions, Ohio State held a 22-14 shot advantage, 9-7 on goal, but were unable to find the back of the net.
Sunday saw Ohio State held without a goal in back-to-back matches for the first time since the season's opening two contest, but the Buckeyes held the Badgers at bay over 110 minutes. Rachel Middleman started the contest before being relieved by Jillian McVicker at halftime. Each goalkeeper made a save as Ohio State's first tie of the season ran its record to 7-4-1 overall, 2-2-1 in Big Ten action.
In Ann Arbor, the men's soccer team fell in the second overtime to Michigan Sunday evening, 3-2.
Reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, senior Chris Hegngi netted his first goal of the season to knot the match at 1-1 little more than five minutes before halftime. A Michigan own goal gave the Buckeyes a 2-1 advantage in the 61st minute, but less than 30 second later the Wolverines scored the equalizer. Ten minutes into overtime the Maize and Blue scored the game-winner to drop Ohio State to 4-6-1 overall, 0-2 in Big Ten play.
Women's Field Hockey
Iowa City played host to a Sunday contest between ranked teams that saw No. 11 Iowa defeated No. 18 Ohio State 2-1.
Freshman Peanut Johnson put the Buckeyes on the board first with a unassisted scored at 27:59. After scoring six goals last Wednesday against Robert Morris, the Johnson tally would be all the Bucks could must against the Hawkeyes.
Iowa tied the game at 61:24 before the final score of the contest was netted four minutes later. Junior goalkepper Emma Voelker recorded three saves in the defeat. The loss dropped Ohio State to 1-1 in the Big Ten, 8-4 overall.
Women's Ice Hockey
The Ohio State women icers opened the 2012-13 season with a home sweep of Lindenwood. A Friday 4-0 win was followed by a Saturday 7-2 thumping at the OSU Ice Rink.
Ten Buckeyes recorded a point on Friday with sophomores Taylor Kuehl and Kari Schmitt each scoring a goal and assisting on the others tally. Seniors Tina Hollowell and Paige Semenza bookened the scoring. Junior Chelsea Knapp made 19 saves in the shutout.
Semenza doubled her Friday tally in the weekend finale while adding a pair of assists, joining junior Annie Svedin, who provided three helpers, as Buckeyes to twice light the lamp. Hollowell made it two goals in two games while senior Kim Theut and freshman Julia McKinnon rounded out the scoring. Knapp recorded 16 saves.
Men's Cross Country
Senior Danny Roys paced the Buckeyes with a team-best 24:14 effort as Ohio State competed in the 8k Notre Dame Invitational on Friday. Roys personal-best time placed him 25th individually for the 13th place Buckeyes in the 20-team field.
Women's Cross Country
Behind personal-best efforts from each placer, the women's cross country team finished 11th in the 18-team 8k Notre Dame Invitaional on Friday. Leading the Buckeye runners was junior Meredith Wagner with a 16:54 finish that palced 11th individually. Sophomore Michelle Thomas secured a second top-30 finish for the Buckeyes with a 17:15 finish for 30th.