Women’s golf off to quick start

Written September 22nd, 2013 by Scott

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.

Freshman golfer Jessica Porvasnik tied for 7th.

Freshman golfer Jessica Porvasnik tied for 7th.

Ileen Domela tied for second in the season-opening event.

Ileen Domela tied for second in the season-opening event.

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.

Soccer update

The OSU teams are heading in opposite directions.

Sophomore Michela Paradiso's goal gave the Lady Buckeyes a tie.

Sophomore Michela Paradiso’s goal gave the Lady Buckeyes a tie.

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.

News from the WHAC

Written November 11th, 2012 by Janelle

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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Written November 4th, 2012 by Janelle

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

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Written October 29th, 2012 by Janelle

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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Written October 21st, 2012 by Janelle

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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Written October 14th, 2012 by Janelle

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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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Written October 7th, 2012 by Janelle

Busy Homecoming week for Buckeye Sports…

Men’s Soccer

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.

Women’s Soccer

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

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Written October 1st, 2012 by Janelle

Making the great state of Ohio proud in all Varsity sports!

Men’s Soccer

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