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 Ice Hockey
The Ohio State men’s hockey team beat Michigan State last Friday with a 1-0 win.
On Friday, Ryan Dzingel’s third period goal broke a scoreless game to give Ohio State a 1-0 lead and eventually the win. OSU goalie Brady Hjelle had 31 saves to tally his 3rd shut out this season.
The Spartans could not score in the first period despite a 14-8 shot advantage and a power play. Hjelle finished the period with 14 saves.
In the second period, both the Buckeyes and Spartans had goals overturned by video review, leaving the game scoreless. Ohio State led the period in shots 13-5 but could not capitalize on any of them. Spartan goalie Jake Hildebrand had 13 saves.
In the third period, at 17:47, Dzingel scored off a pass from Curtis Gedig to give the Buckeyes the lead. Both teams had 12 shots in the period, and Ohio State had the lone power play.
12/1 – The men’s hockey team defeated Michigan State again 3-1 on Saturday to sweep the Spartans. Tyler Lundey, Tanner Fritz, and Ryan Dzingel all scored for the Buckeyes. Goalie Brady Hjelle finished with 22 saves. Read More
Spotlight on: Women’s Volleyball
The Ohio State women’s volleyball team ended its regular season this past week. On 11/21, the No. 14 Buckeyes dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 1 Penn State. Senior Mari Hole led the Buckeyes with 10 kills and 8 digs. Teammate Kaitlyn Leary added six kills while Anna Faul had three kills and two blocks. Penn State won the first set 25-18, the second set 25-16, and the third set 25-14.
On Friday, the Buckeyes dropped their season finale to TSUN by a score of 3-1 at St. John Arena. Ohio State honored seniors Mariah Booth, Mari Hole, Emily Danks, and Amanda Peterson before the game. Hole notched her 17th double-double of the season with 15 kills and 11 digs. The Wolverines took the first set 25-22, the third set 25-18, and the fourth set 25-20.
The Buckeyes will now go on to play in the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championships. They will face Notre Dame on Friday (11/3o) in Lexington at Memorial Coliseum at 5 pm. Read More
Spotlight on: Ohio State Women’s Volleyball
The No. 15 Ohio State women’s volleyball team defeated No. 21 Purdue on Friday night 3-0. in West Lafayette. Senior Mari Hole had 17 kills and 10 digs en route to her sixteenth double-double of the season.
In the first set, Purdue led 11-4 before the Buckeyes cut the lead to 11-9 after a 5 point run. The set was tied at 14-14 before a few Purdue miscues allowed Ohio State to take a 17-15 lead. A 4 point run gave the Buckeyes a 21-17 lead, and an Emily Danks block would give them the set 25-19.
An early Boilermaker run in the second set was quelled by a few errors on their part that led to Ohio State taking a 7-6 lead. Later in the set, a Hole kill gave the Buckeyes a 24-19 lead, but the Boilermakers fought back to tie it up. Eventually, the Buckeyes won 29-27 to go ahead 2-0.
The third set was all Ohio State. They took an early 10-2 lead before another 7-0 run gave them a 17-5 advantage. A Danks service ace eventually gave the Buckeyes a 24-10 lead and a Kaitlyn Leary kill sealed it for them at 25-11.
The Buckeyes played again on Saturday, defeating Indiana in Bloomington 3-1. Hole became the 20th Buckeye in the program’s history to notch 1,000 kills. She finished with 24 for the match. The win improved Ohio State’s record to 22-8 overall and 13-5 in the Big Ten.
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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.
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: 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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