The last seven days were not the most successful for Ohio State’s non-revenue teams.
The lone bright spot was the men’s soccer team which has a modest 2-game winning streak after a 4-0 win over Oakland earlier in the week and a 1-0 squeaker against Cleveland State Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Danny Jensen scored the game-winning goal for the Buckeyes (4-6-5) during the 70th minute against CSU. Jensen tallied his second of the season after heading in a high cross by junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic in front of the net. Junior defender Zach Dobey brought the ball down the right side to set up Ivancic for the cross for the second assist. The opportunity started when Jensen gained possession on the near sideline before junior Zach Mason served it across the field to Dobey.
Junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov claimed his third consecutive shutout and seventh overall in 2013. Ivanov posted three saves against the Vikings. With 90 stops, Ivanov is now ninth on the OSU single-season saves list.
Overall, Ohio State outshot the Vikings, 9-8, while Cleveland State had a 5-4 lead in corners.
In the win over Oakland Wednesday, three Buckeyes – Jensen, Kenny Cunningham and Yianni Sarris – scored their first goal of the season, while OSU’s leading scorer, Ivancic, notched his third.
The Buckeyes conclude the 2013 home regular season schedule hosting Penn State Nov. 2 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. As part of senior night, the Buckeyes will recognize their senior class.
The Ohio State women’s soccer team picked up a 3-1 win over Michigan State Saturday and ended a 3-match winless streak at the same time.
With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 8-3-3 overall, 2-2-2 in the Big Ten, while the Spartans drop to 7-5-2, 1-5-0 in conference play.
Neither team scored early in a physical first half but Ohio State broke through when Ellyn Gruber headed home a Nichelle Prince cross from eight yards to put the Buckeyes up 1-0 in the 38th minute.
Ohio State had another opportunity in the 52nd minute when Gruber controlled a through ball from Paradiso, dribbled between two Spartan defenders and flicked a shot from 10 yards out on the left wing, but Michigan State goalkeeper Courtney Clem was able to get a hand on it and deflect the shot wide.
The Buckeyes extended the lead to 2-0 in the 72nd minute when Taylor Schissler found Kayla Varner down the left wing and the junior played a nice through ball to Prince who flicked a shot underneath a diving Clem.
The Spartans scored four minutes later, however, Ohio State answered right back in the 80th minute when Paradiso possessed on the right wing, beat a Spartan defender and finished far post from 12 yards.
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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.
Volleyball team soaring
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.
Spotlight on: Ohio State Men’s Hockey – 11/9 vs Alaska
The Ohio State Men’s Hockey team opened its home schedule with a 1-1 tie and a shootout win against Alaska on Friday night at Value City Arena. Sophomore Alex McCormick tied the game almost as soon as the third period began to tie the game at 1. In the shootout, Ryan Dzingel scored to secure the win for the Buckeyes in the sixth round.
The game was scoreless after one period after the goalies had combined for 24 saves. Then, at 5:05 into the second period, Alaska took a 1-0 lead after a Colton Parayko goal. Curtis Gedig tied it up for the Buckeyes at 1-1 early in the third period.
Neither team was able to score in overtime, and each goalie tallied two saves. The shootout went six rounds, and finally, Dzingel’s goal gave Ohio State the win. The Buckeyes were outshot 35-34 in the game, and Buckeye goalie Brady Hjelle finished with 34 saves.
11/10 – The Buckeyes fell 3-1 to Alaska despite getting 42 saves from goalie Collin Olson. The loss dropped the Buckeyes to 2-3-1 on the season.
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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.
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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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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