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.
Spotlight on: Ohio State Women’s Soccer
The Ohio State women’s soccer team defeated Illinois 2-1 on Sunday afternoon (11/4) to win the Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes, seeded second, defeated the fifth-seeded Illini to bring back the third conference tournament title in program history. The team finished 16-4-1 on the season.
A physical back and forth first half had the game scoreless at halftime. In the second half, Tiffany Cameron scored her 19th goal of the season to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead. She scored the second goal for her team in the 69th minute off a pass from teammate Michela Paradiso. Illinois cut the lead to 2-1 around the 80th minute after a goal by Allie Osoba, but they could not manage to tie it up.
Ohio State led the Illini in shots 19-7, led by Cameron’s six shots. She was named the Offensive Player of the Tournament while teammate and Ohio State goalkeeper Jillian McVicker was named Defensive Player of the Tournament.
To reach the championship game, the Buckeyes defeated Nebraska in the first round 1-0 and Michigan in the second round 2-1. Read More
Spotlight on: Men’s Soccer
10/23/2012 Despite a valiant effort, the Ohio State men’s soccer team was edged on Tuesday night by #3 Akron by a score of 1-0 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in front of 2,125 fans.
Reinaldo Brenes scored the game’s only goal in the 52nd minute off a rebound from a shot missed by teammate Wil Trapp.
The Zips edged the Buckeyes 18-14 in shots, and Ohio State was led by Chris Gomez’s three shots. The loss dropped the Buckeyes to 6-9-1 on the season.
Ohio State will be back in action in Columbus on Sunday, November 4th against Wisconsin for Senior Day after playing at Penn State on October 28th.
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Spotlight On: Ohio State Field Hockey, 10/19/2012 vs No. 7 Penn State
The No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes fell 3-0 to the No. 7 Nittany Lions on a windy and rainy afternoon on Friday at Buckeye Varsity Field on Senior Day. Penn State had a 2-0 advantage at halftime after corners from Kelsey Amy with about six and a half minutes to go in the half, and then a little while later from Brittany Grzywacz.
In the second half, at 49:14, Penn State added to its lead when Amy scored her second goal off a corner from the left side of the circle. The Lions outshot the Buckeyes 21-8, including 12-5 in penalty corners.
Ohio State honored five seniors before the start of the game on Friday afternoon including Paula Pastor-Pitarque, Laura Napolitano, Danica Deckard, and Berta Queralt. The class has collected 42 wins and was apart of the 2010 Big Ten Champion and Final Four team.
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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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Busy Homecoming week for Buckeye Sports…
Last Sunday (9/3), TSUN topped the Buckeyes in two overtimes by a score of 3-2 last Sunday, dropping to 4-6-1 on the season and 0-2-0 in the Big Ten. Chris Hegngi, last year’s Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, paced Ohio State with five shots and scoring his first goal of the year. After going into halftime tied at one, the Wolverines gave Ohio State a 2-1 lead off an own goal, but tied it at 2 seconds later. After missed opportunities by both teams in the first overtime, UM finally capitalized on a penalty kick to win the game in the second OT.
Ohio State tied Wisconsin last Sunday (9/30) 0-0 in two overtimes at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium last Sunday, leaving the Buckeyes with a 7-4-1 overall record and a 2-2-1 Big Ten record. The Buckeyes held a 15-12 shot advantage, including 6-2 on goal. Tiffany Cameron led the way for Ohio State, finishing with 5 shots including 4 on goal. Read More
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
Representing the Scarlet And Gray takes multiple forms.
9/18 – The Buckeyes fell to Louisville 4-0 at Cardinal Park on Tuesday night, dropping to a 3-4 record. The Cardinals got goals from four different players, and took the lead in the 20th minute when Marlon Hairston scored. The Buckeyes were outshot 15-6 in total shots and 9-2 in shots on goal.
9/16 – After tallying a final day score of 299 at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate tournament, the Buckeyes finished third. Tee-K Kelly led Ohio State, finishing fourth with a 3-under 210. Boom Timko also did well for the Buckeyes, finishing fifth overall. Illinois finished with a final score of 3-over 855 to win the team trophy.
9/16 – Tiffany Cameron’s overtime goal lifted the Buckeyes over Minnesota 2-1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Minnesota took a 1-0 lead after a goal in the 11th minute by Katie Thyken, and the Golden Gophers took the lead into the half. After the intermission, after several missed opportunities, Marisa Wolf finally got the Buckeyes on the board to tie the game at 1. Then Cameron scored her fifth game-winning goal of the season in the 99th minute to give the Buckeyes the lead and the win. For the game, the Gophers outshot the Buckeyes 18-11, including 9-6 in shots on goal.
9/21 – The Buckeyes dropped a 1-0 decision at Illinois on Friday night. After a scoreless first half that was delayed because of weather, the Illini had outshot the Buckeyes 12-8. In the second half, Taylore Peterson gave Illinois the lead when she converted an assist from teammate Kassidy Brown. Lauren Granberg led the Buckeyes in shots, tallying five. Read More