The women’s golf team opened its season at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing and were just four strokes away from victory.
OSU carded a total of 896, 32 over par. The host Spartans won.
Four individuals placed in the top 20 led by freshmen Ileen Domela, who tied for second with a 4-over 220.
Classmate Jessica Porvasnik tied for 7th at 223 while senior Allison Harper (225) tied for 12th and freshman Katja Pogacar (228) tied for 17th.
The men’s golf team wasn’t quite as fortunate, finishing 7th of 15 teams at the season-opening Northern Intercollegiate in Sugar Grove, Ill., earlier this month.
Freshman Frederik Hammer carded a 5-over 221 to finish 20th in his first college event.
The OSU teams are heading in opposite directions.
The Lady Buckeyes are 6-1-2 overall and began Big 10 play with a 1-1 tie against Illinois.
Sophomore Michela Paradiso scored her first goal this season, finding the net in the 84th minute to help OSU earn the tie.
The men’s team is struggling at 2-3-2. Recent play included a pair of 0-0 ties at Bowling Green and at home against Wright State and a 3-1 home loss to Dayton.
Freshman Chance Henry notched his first collegiate goal in the loss.
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The Lady Buckeyes continue to bump off the competition. They sit at 12-0 and are ranked 13th nationally.
In the recent Blue and White Classic OSU left the competition black and blue, bruising its way to a trifecta of 3-0 wins. Victims were Maryland Eastern Shore, Valpo and host Buffalo.
In the title match against Buffalo, Kaitlyn Leary led the way with 17 kills while Kylie Randall added 11. Taylor Sherwin notched 37 assists.
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.