Danny Jansen made sure seniors on the Ohio State men’s soccer team will remember their final home game for a long time.
The freshman forward scored a goal from the far post late in the second overtime to lead the Buckeyes to a 1-0 win over No. 9 Penn State at Wolstein Field this past Saturday.
The win snapped the Nittany Lions unbeaten run through the Big Ten and provided a bright spot in what has been an otherwise pedestrian season for OSU.
With the victory, the Buckeyes improve to 5-6-5 overall and 1-2-2 in Big Ten play, while the Nittany Lions fall to 11-4-1 and 5-1-0. Ohio State extends its unbeaten streak to five matches heading into the final week of the regular season.
Jensen, a native of Weston, Fla., collected a cross by junior midfielder Max Moller on the far side and beat the PSU center back to the far post, blasting his third goal of the year into the top right of the net.
Junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov, the Big Ten defensive player of the week, recorded his eighth shutout in 15 games and has not allowed a goal in 423:47 minutes of play, dating back to Oct. 13 at Michigan State. With his five saves, Ivanov passed former Buckeye Casey Latchem for seventh on the OSU single-season saves list.
The Buckeyes will conclude the regular season at Wisconsin Nov. 8 before hosting the 2013 Big Ten Tournament Nov. 13-17.
Pistol team wins again
The Ohio State pistol team tallied an aggregate score of 6,301 to defeat The Citadel (5,930) and VMI (5,674) last Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va.
The Buckeyes claimed the top two individual finishes in every event, and swept competition in open air pistol, open free pistol and women’s sport pistol.
Senior Jason Reineck led the way for the Buckeyes in free pistol, posting a score of 504 to claim first place ahead of classmate Joe Totts (501) and freshman Quentin Cauffman (501). Senior A.J. Tourigny scored a 489 to help OSU to a score of 1,995.
Totts and senior Kim Hullings led Ohio State in open standard pistol, each tallying a score of 543 to tie for first. Cauffman placed fourth with a 526, while junior Greyson McCaig placed fifth with a 519 for the Buckeyes who notched a 2,131 score.
Ohio State earned the top six finishes in open air pistol (60 rounds), with freshman Seth Bearjar claiming his first individual win after shooting a 555. Totts placed second with a 548 and Tourigny third with a 545 to round out the top three. Cauffman and Reineck both shot a 541 to contribute to the overall score of 2,175.
In women’s competition, the Buckeyes claimed the top two spots in air pistol (40 rounds) as freshman Elizabeth Szalajko scored a 364 to finish in first place and Hullings a 357 to place second. Senior Mariah Skiles fired a 345 to round out team scoring (1,045) for the Buckeyes.
In women’s sport pistol, Hullings recorded a 551, followed by Skiles who shot a 526 and freshman Elizabeth Buerling who earned a 522. Ohio State tallied a team score of 1,599. Ohio State took first place overall in women’s competition with an aggregate of 2,644.
Women’s soccer falls in season finale
The Ohio State women’s soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 2-0 loss at No. 8 Michigan last Saturday. With the loss, Ohio State falls to 10-6-3, 4-5-2 in Big Ten play.
The Buckeyes failed to qualify for the Big Ten Tournament next weekend in Champaign, Ill., and will wait to see if they will make it to the post season tournament. That will be announced on NCAA.com at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11.
Thinclads run at conference meet
Fueled by top-10 finishes from juniors Michelle Thomas and Katie Borchers, the Ohio State women’s cross country team placed fifth overall at the Big 10 conference meet at Purdue, the squad’s best finish at the conference meet in 29 years.
Ohio State finished with a score of 157, edging Indiana and Wisconsin by one point. The team finish is the highest for the Buckeyes since a fourth-place finish in 1984, while its 157 cumulative point total is the best since 1986. No. 6 Michigan State won the team title with 43 points.
The men’s cross country team finished eighth for the second-consecutive season, with a score of 182. No. 24 Indiana took home the championship with a score of 51.
Thomas and Borchers finished fourth and sixth, respectively, in times of 21:04.1 and 21:07.2, earning First Team All-Big Ten honors in the process. The duo joins Maureen Cogan (1984) and Kathryn Monard (1986) as the only first-team selections in school history.
Sophomore Nick Pupino was the top male Buckeye runner on the day, finishing 28th overall with a time of 25:05.2. Also scoring for Ohio State were sophomores Brian Hannaford (30th, 25:09.3), Curtis Hanle (40, 25:19.8), Jordan Redd (43, 25:23.0) and redshirt sophomore Michael Brajdic (49, 25:27.4).
The Ohio State men’s golf team concluded its time at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas last week in ninth, carding an 8-over 1073 overall score at the 6-count-5 tournament. Freshman Frederik Hammer recorded the lowest total for the Buckeyes with a 4-under 209 for 15th-place on the par 71, 7,068-yard course at the Royal Oaks Country Club.
In the third round of play, Hammer carded a 2-under 69 with four birdies. A native of Rungsted, Denmark, Hammer finished two of the three rounds under par and even drained in an eagle during the second.
The No. 28 women’s team closed out its fall campaign at the Landfall Tradition Sunday, carding a 19-over 307 on the final day. The Buckeyes finished the three-day tournament tied for 11th with a 60-over 924 on the par 72, 6,997-yard Pete Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
Ohio State freshman Jessica Porvasnik tied for 27th overall with a score of 12-over 228.
Women’s tennis wins 21 matches at Tennessee
The OSU women’s tennis team was at the Tennessee Fall Invite Sunday and combined for 13 singles and eight doubles wins.
Sandy Niehaus, Miho Kowase and Noelle Malley went 3-0 against opponents in singles competition, while the Buckeye duo of Ferny Angeles Paz and Malley and the pair of Grainne O’Neill and Niehaus posted a 3-0 record in doubles.
Freshman Gabriella De Santis collected her first singles victory againast a ranked opponent, defeating No. 45 Joelle Kissel of NC State , 6-3, 6-1,
The Ohio State rifle team turned in a team record 4648 in a close match at No. 1 West Virginia. Although the Mountaineers won by nine, the Buckeyes defeated WVU in smallbore 2305-2301 en route to a program-best score, eclipsing the previous best of 4633 recorded last season.
In smallbore, Ohio State was led by sophomore Remington Lyman who fired a personal and match high 584. Freshman Deanna Binnie also had a solid day for the Buckeyes with a 581. Senior Amanda Luoma and freshman Chrissy Thomas both fired 570 and junior Greg Hagar rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes with a 562. Redshirt senior Dan Chapman fired a 565 in his first action of the season and sophomore Alex Kimura (555) also competed as an individual for the Buckeyes.
Smallbore is a rifle of .22 or less caliber.
In air rifle, Ohio State was again led by Lyman who fired a personal-best 592. Binnie also fired a personal-best with a 588. Luoma (584), Thomas (579) and Hagar (562) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes. Chapman (577) and Kimura (578) rounded out the individual scores for the Buckeyes.
Fencing wins Duals, again.
The Ohio State fencing team finished 13-0 in the 2013 OSU Duals Saturday at the French Field House. The victory extended the team’s undefeated streak to 10 years at the event. Read More
The OSU women’s volleyball team is winding down the tournament portion of the schedule but the Lady Buckeyes are not letting up on the court.
The nation’s 13th-ranked team improved to 9-0 by sweeping it’s way through the Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic at venerable St. John Arena.
OSU clinched the title by beating Xavier 3-2 (25-10, 21-25, 25-23, 25-13). It was OSU’s third tournament title this season.
Junior setter Taylor Sherwin was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, while sophomore Andrea Kacsits joined her on the All-Tournament team.
Sherwin led the Buckeyes with 46 assists and eight digs, while senior Kaitlyn Leary finished with 22 kills in the title match. Junior Erin Sekinger tied a career-best with 15 kills and added five blocks, while freshman Taylor Sandbothe had 11 kills and three blocks.
The Buckeye back row was digging the action once again. Senior Davionna DiSalvatore had a team-best 17 digs, while classmate Julianne Mandolfo had 16 and freshman Valeria León added 13.
The Buckeyes close out their tournament schedule at the Blue and White Classic in Buffalo Sept. 20-21. Ohio State will face Maryland Eastern Shore, Valparaiso and host Buffalo in the two-day tournament.
Not to be outdone, the men’s cross country had a cakewalk, or shall we say cakerun at the Big 10/11/12/13/14 preview meet.
The Buckeyes placed five runners in the Top 10 on its way to an easy first-place finish at the Purdue Cross Country Course in West Lafayette, Ind.
Ohio State totaled a team score of 28 to defeat host Purdue by 21 points. No. 26 Michigan was third with a team score of 69, followed by No. 32 Illinois with 76.
Sophomore Jordan Redd was the top Buckeye finisher for the second meet in a row, crossing the finish line in an 8k personal-best time of 24:50.9, which was good for second overall. Redshirt sophomore Brian Hannaford was third in a PR of 24:53.8, followed by sophomore Nick Pupino (fourth, PR of 24:55.2) and redshirt sophomores Curtis Hanle (seventh, 25:10.6) and Blake Taneff (10th, 25:15.4).
The women’s cross country team was second with 58 points.
Junior Michelle Thomas was the top runner for Ohio State in her first competition this season, crossing the line in a seventh-place time of 21:48.6. Junior Katie Borchers also placed in the top 10, taking eighth in 21:50.3. Also scoring for the Buckeyes were sophomore Minori Minagawa (13th, 22:24.7), freshman Jill Kanney (14th, 22:25.7), and junior Nicole Hilton (16th, 22:30.5).
Both Ohio State teams return to action in three weeks at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., and will be back at Purdue Nov. 3 for the Big Ten championships.
Ohio State’s field hockey team is off to a decent start at 2-2.
One of those wins is a 3-2 upset of No. 20 New Hampshire in a shootout. That came during the Conference Cup. OSU opened with a 4-1 loss to Temple.
In the 2013 Buckeye Classic, OSU split games, beating Missouri 5-1 and losing in a shootout, 3-2, to Bucknell.
The Lady Buckeyes are off until Sept. 14-15 when they take on UMass and Syracuse in New York.
Peanut Johnson, a sophomore from Oakwood just south of Dayton, has ignited the offense with three goals and an assist while senior Nora Murer has added a pair of goals and a pair of assists.
It should come as no suprise that Johnson has soared to the top of the stat sheet. She was a three-time All-Ohio selection for Oakwood High School and also played some ice hockey.
After leading the OSU men’s cross country team to the Flyer 5K Challenge title and winning the race, sophomore Jordan Redd was named Big 10 Runner of the Week.
The victory was the Fairborn native’s first in college. Redd’s honor was the first for Ohio State since 2011, when Jake Edwards ran for OSU.
Both Buckeye teams are in West Lafayette Friday for the Big Ten Preview.
The women’s soccer team was ranked 21st but suffered its first defeat on Thursday, losing to host Boston College, 1-0. The Lady Buckeyes rebounded with a 4-1 win over Northeastern earlier Sunday afternoon. They fell behind 1-0 but scored three in the second half.
Freshman Nichelle Prince scored three goals and added an assist. Freshman Lindsay Agnew scored the other goal for OSU, which is 4-1-1. Prince has been a catalyst for OSU all season.
The men’s soccer team (2-2) split a pair of games at the University of Tulsa Classic, losing 4-1 to the hosts and beating Southern Methodist 1-0.
Freshman Christian Soldat scored his first collegiate goal in the loss while senior Denio Leone notched his first college goal in the win. Leone spent a few years on the OSU club team before joining the varsity team this fall.
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The women’s soccer team is off to a 3-0 start and is riding a 14-match unbeaten streak. Nichelle Prince, a freshman from Ontario, Canada, has three assists and a goal while freshman Lindsay Agnew, a Dublin Jerome product, has a pair of goals. The Lady Buckeyes played Arizona Sunday evening and travel to Boston College later this week.
The men’s soccer team is 1-1 after splitting a pair of games in the Wolstein Classic. Senior Sage Gardner scored the only goal on a PK in a 2-1 double OT loss to UNC-Wilmington. Earlier on Sunday, OSU beat Northern Illinois 2-0.
The cross country teams swept the Flyer 5K Challenge in Dayton and it really wasn’t fair.
The women’s team was simply amazing, placing all five scorers in the top 10 to score 24 points. IUPUI was second with 53 points. Freshman Jill Kanney was second overall at 18:36. Sophomore Lexi Aughenbaugh (18:51.1) was third, junior Katie Borchers (18:58.1) fifth, sophomore Minori Mingawa (19:03.3) sixth and sophomore Helen Willman (19:08.6) eighth.
The men’s team scored 30 points and had four in the top 10 to easily defeat second-place IUPUI by 12 points. Sophomore Jordan Redd was the overall winner in 5:37.9. Redshirt sophomore Brian Hannaford (15:43.5) was third, Sophomore Nick Pupino (15:44.6) fourth and redshirt sophomore Jeff Hannaford (15:59.6) ninth.
Junior Taylor Sherwin was named MVP as the volleyball team (3-0) won the Northern Illinois invite, beating the hosts 3-2 on Saturday night to clinch the title.
Seniors Kaitlyn Leary and Davionna DiSalvatore joined Sherwin on the All-Tournament team.
Leary recorded the first double-double in her career with a career-high 26 kills and 22 digs. Freshman Kylie Randall made her first appearance and finished with 18 kills in the win. Sherwin set-up the Buckeye offense with 50 assists overall.
DiSalvatore sparked the defense with a season-best 29 digs, while senior Julianne Mandolfo added a 15 digs in the victory. Junior Anna Faul, Sandbothe and Randall each had three blocks.
The Lady Buckeyes also beat Liberty and Green Bay in the tourney.
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Spotlight on: Ohio State Women’s Volleyball – 10/12 vs Indiana
The No. 19 Buckeyes defeated Indiana 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-17) on Friday night, coming back after dropping the first set to the Hoosiers. Senior Emily Danks led the way for Ohio State, finishing with 18 kills, 7 digs, and 3 block assists. Mari Hole notched her ninth double-double of the year for the Bucks, finishing with 15 kills and 15 digs, while classmate Mariah Booth had nine kills and five blocks. Junior Kaitlyn Leary added 10 kills.
In the first set, Indiana took an 8-6 lead after two three-point runs. The Buckeyes tied it up before committing two errors to give the lead back to Indiana at 14-12. Ohio State fought back and eventually took a 19-17 lead, but it did not last. The Hoosiers battled and the set eventually ended up locked at 23 before they came up with back-to-back blocks to win it.
In the second set, a Booth kill ignited run by the Buckeyes that cut the Hoosier lead to one at 14-13. Eventually, the Buckeyes took the lead 21-19 after a service ace by Taylor Sherwin. The set was secured for the Buckeyes after a kill by freshman Andrea Kacsits.
The Buckeyes took a 7-3 lead in the third set, and a 6-1 run led them to a 17-7 advantage. Two kills in a row from Hole gave Ohio State a 24-12 lead, and the set was won (25-12) after a block by Hole/Booth.
In the fourth set, Hole & Leary blocks as well as a Booth/Danks block gave the Buckeyes a 14-8 advantage. The Hoosiers fought back and cut the Buckeye lead to three at 18-15, but they got no closer. An 8-2 run by Ohio State gave them the set and the match.
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Making the great state of Ohio proud in all Varsity sports!
The Buckeyes dropped their Big Ten opener to No. 15 Indiana 2-0 on 9/23. Andrew Oliver gave Indiana a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute of play, and then Eriq Zavaleta converted a penalty kick in the second half to give them their second goal. The Buckeyes outshot the Hoosiers 16-10 in total shots while being edged 7-6 in corner kicks. On 9/26, Ohio State got back into the win column with a 4-1 win over Butler. Austin McAnena had a trick for the Buckeyes, the first for the team since 2005. The Buckeyes finished with an 11-10 overall shot advantage but were beat in corner kicks by the Bulldogs 8-3.
Men’s Cross Country
The Buckeyes finished 13th at the 8k Notre Dame Invitational on 9/28 after finishing with a team score of 296. Tulsa captured the team crown, finishing with 104 points. Ohio State senior Donny Roys led the Buckeyes, finishing 25th with a time of 24:14, followed by sophomore Josh Sabo who finished 38th with a time of 24:23.
Women’s Cross Country
Ohio State finished 11th with a team score of 249 at the 8k Notre Dame Invitational on 9/28. Five of the Buckeyes finished with personal best times, including junior Meredith Wagner, who finished 11th overall with a time of 16:54. Florida State took home the title with a combined team score of 29 points. Read More