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Buckeye Briefs for Feb. 16

Men’s lacrosse takes game to Ohio Stadium

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team’s Saturday matchup against No. 3 North Carolina will be held in Ohio Stadium.

Leann Parker, sports information director for men’s hockey, men’s lacrosse and women’s tennis, posted Tuesday morning on her Twitter account: “Just announced @OhioState_MLAX will host #3 North Carolina outside in OHIO STADIUM at noon Saturday. Thanks Mother Nature!”

OSU won its first two games last week at home, 4-3, and, 20-2, against Detroit and Mercer, respectively.

UNC defeated Robert Morris, 14-11, on Saturday at home to begin its season.

The last time OSU and UNC met was May 8 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Tar Heels defeated the Buckeyes, 19-13.

Women’s soccer adds 9 to roster

The Ohio State women’s soccer team announced Friday the signing of nine members to the 2011 recruiting class.

Coach Lori Walker said the class, which includes one forward, four midfielders, two defenders, a midfielder/forward and a defender/midfielder, “brings a variety of individual talents that add depth to each line and continue our tradition of hardworking Buckeyes.”

Walker said OSU has a tradition of recruiting players from California and Canada, something the university continued this year. Students from Ohio, California, Connecticut and Canada make up the 2011 recruiting class.

Walker said she has high expectations for the new group of Buckeyes.

“The résumés of each of these players are plastered with individual and team accolades,” she said. “Winning is in their blood.”

Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Lavender becomes Buckeyes’ leading career scorer

After their strong performances in the Buckeyes’ wins against Purdue and Minnesota last week, two members of the Ohio State women’s basketball team earned Big Ten weekly honors.

Senior center Jantel Lavender was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, and center Ashley Adams was named Freshman of the Week.

Lavender became OSU’s leading career scorer when she reached 2,587 points in Sunday’s win against Minnesota. Katie Smith held the previous record with 2,578 points.

The senior averaged 25 points, 9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last week.

Getting 13 points and 10 rebounds, Adams recorded her first career double-double in the Buckeyes’ win at Minnesota on Sunday. In the same game, she had a career-high six blocks and four steals.

Adams averaged 11.5 points, 8 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game last week.

The Buckeyes return to action when they host Penn State at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Treleaven earns 2 weekly accolades

Ohio State gymnast Jeff Treleaven swept the Big Ten men’s gymnastics awards, being named Gymnast and Freshman of the Week after helping to lead the No. 8 Buckeyes to victory against No. 19 Brockport, from Brockport, N.Y., on Saturday.

Treleaven scored season-highs of 16.100 and 14.950 on the vault and floor exercise, respectively, earning first place in both. He tied for third after earning a 13.650 on the parallel bars.

The team’s next matchup is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Penn State.

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