The No. 10 Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team won the eighth-annual Ohio State Swimming and Diving Invitational over the weekend.
The Buckeyes finished with 1,137 points, just 46.5 points ahead of Florida.
Ohio State’s performance on the final day was highlighted by junior Connor McDonald, who finished first in the 200 backstroke with a school-record time of 1:40.83. It is also an NCAA “A” qualifying time. The previous record was 1:41.22, set in 2012 by Andrew Elliott.
In addition to McDonald’s performance in the 200 backstroke, Steven Zimmerman had a third place showing in the event, finishing in 1:42.66.
The Buckeyes followed up the 200 backstroke with a second-third-fourth finish in the 100 freestyle, led by Josh Fleagle (second, 43.59), Michael DiSalle (third, 43.61) and Vladislav Komarov (fourth, 43.67).
In platform diving, Christian Holstein (286.65) was eighth and Stephen Ettienne (285.15) was ninth.
Ohio State will return to competition on Jan. 17-18 at the Kenyon Winter Invitational.
Fencing team takes on Penn and Princeton
The Ohio State fencing squad split matches at the recent Penn-Princeton Invitational, competing in both team and individual competition.
The Buckeyes pulled a 28-26 victory over Penn in team competition, highlighted by big wins from the men’s epee, women’s foil and women’s epee units, 6-3 each. OSU fell to Princeton, 21-33, with another win coming from the women’s foil unit.
In individual competition, Chris Colley, Joe Guinan and Celina Merza earned first place finishes for the men’s epee, men’s foil and women’s saber units, respectively. For the women’s unit, seven Buckeyes finished in the tp 10, highlighted by Mona Shaito, second, and Eleanor Harvey and Eugenia Falqui, tied for third.
Women’s soccer falls in NCAA Tournament
OSU’s women’s soccer team fell to Kentucky, 3-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the UK Soccer Complex. With the loss, the Buckeyes’ season ends with a 10-7-3 record.
OSU started eight freshmen or sophomores and picked up a lot of experience in the post-season.
Down 2-0, the Buckeyes then got on the board in the 73rd minute when Lindsay Agnew beat a pair of Kentucky defenders, found Nichelle Prince with a through ball and the freshman finished far post from eight yards for her team-high 13th goal.
Kentucky answered right back less than three minutes later when Swift snuck in behind the Buckeye defense and finished a one-on-one opportunity after a through ball from Gilliland to push the lead to 3-1. Read More
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 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.
Volleyball teams drops a pair Read More
The Lady Buckeyes volleyball team tasted defeat for the first time Sunday afternoon falling to No. 15 Michigan State 3-0.
The Spartans defeated No. 13 OSU 27-25, 25-23 and 25-22 to pull off the mild upset at St. John Arena.
Taylor Sandbothe led OSU (13-1, 1-1) with 12 kills and had a .524 attacking percentage. Kylie Randall chipped in 11 kills and attacked at a .529 rate. Kaitlyn Leary notched her seventh double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs.
Boo Timko fired a final round 3-under 69 and had 6 birdies to help lead OSU from 10th to a tie for fourth with Purdue at the Windon Memorial in suburban Chicago.
Timko was 11th overall at 1-under 215, while OSU shot 11-over 875. Northwestern won with a 4-under 860.
The men’s soccer team opened Big 10 play with a 2-0 loss at Indiana Sunday. OSU is 2-5-2 overall.
The women’s soccer team saw its 5-match unbeaten streak end with a 1-0 home loss to Purdue Sunday. In a 3-1 win over the Lady Hoosiers Thursday Kayla Varner, Nichelle Prince, and Alexis Degler scored for OSU. The Buckeyes now sit 7-2-2 overall and 1-1-1 in the conference.
The field hockey team lost 3-2 to Michigan State in the Big 10 opener on Saturday. Kaitlyn Wagner and Mona Frommhold had goals for the 3-6 Lady Buckeyes.
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.
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.
More than just Football at Ohio State in the fall!
9/2 – The Buckeyes defeated Davidson 3-2 in overtime to win the Bert & Iris Wolstein Classic for the second straight year. Kenny Cunningham scored the game-winning goal in the 97th minute to give the Buckeyes the victory. Ohio State trailed after 61 minutes of play, but two late goals from Sebastian Rivas and Alex Bujenovic tied the game up at 2. Bujenovic was the event MVP and named to the all-tournament team along with teammates Chris Hegngi, Zach Mason, & Alex Ivanov.
9/7 – The Buckeyes lost 2-0 to San Diego at Toreros Stadium in San Diego, California. After a scoreless first half Eli Galbraith-Knapp in the 50th minute, and Joey Dei Rossi added to the lead a short time later.
9/2 – The Ohio State women’s soccer team beat Syracuse 2-0 in its third consecutive shut out. In the 32nd minute, Lauren Granburg gave the Buckeyes the lead after receiving a pass from Samantha Lewis. With less than 10 minutes to go in the game, Tiffany Cameron scored again for the Buckeyes, who finished with a 10-7 advantage in shots.
9/6 – Tiffany Cameron scored 24 seconds into overtime to help the Buckeyes defeat No. 13 Missouri 1-0. Ohio State held a 7-4 advantage in shots on goal in what proved to be a very physical game, and both teams finished with 15 total shots each.
Women’s Field Hockey
9/2 – The No. 15 Buckeyes fell 5-0 to No. 1 Maryland in College Park, MD. The Terps had a 19-7 total shot advantage over Ohio State, who was limited to just six shots in the first half. Senior Danica Deckard led the Buckeyes with four shots in the game.
9/7-8 – The Buckeyes were 3-0 at the WKU tournament this weekend. In their first match, they upset No. 10 Dayton 3-2, led by senior Mari Hole’s 21 kills and 10 digs. In their second match, they defeated IUPUI 3-1, with four Buckeyes finishing with double digit kills (including Hole, who led and finished with 18). Finally, Ohio State beat tournament host Western Kentucky 3-1 to win the event. Hole was named the tournament MVP and junior Kaitlyn Leary was named to the all-tournament team.