"All we do is win."
Another weekend in the books for Ohio State's olympic sport programs. Another weekend where the Ws piled up.
On the pitch both the men and women claimed victories. So too did the field hockey team and the men's cross country team (unofficially), while the women golfers were set to match their men counterparts with a top-three finish.
Here is the latest look at the non-money sport action of Ohio State.
The first Big Ten opponent couldn’t stop the rolling Ohio State women’s soccer team, as, Sunday, the Buckeyes defeated Minnesota 2-1 in overtime to notch a sixth-consecutive win.
With a feed from junior Kristen Niederhaus, senior Tiffany Cameron netted the game-winner from inside the six yard box in extra time. The 99th minute score for the Mississauga, Ontario native was her seventh goal of the season, Cameron has scored in each contest during Ohio State six-game run.
Before Cameron’s heroics, freshman Marisa Wolf ensured the game would see overtime with her second goal of the season coming in the 85th minute off a free kick from senior Kendyl Reed.
Ohio State needed the two goals to win after a Gopher 1th minute score. The Minnesota goal snapped Ohio State’s shutout streak of more than 462 minutes that covered five complete games.
Junior Rachel Middleman made three saves in earning the start at goalkeeper. Coach Lori Walker made a half-time switch to freshman Jillian McVicker who made four saves in the victory.
The first week as a ranked team wasn't too kind for the last servers and spikers. The No. 21 Buckeyes went 1-2 over the weekend at the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup in Houston.
Ohio State opened the tournament against No. 18 Pepperdine, falling 24-26, 22-25, 20-25. The defeat snapped a six-match winning streak for the Buckeyes. Senior Mari Hole recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs in the match.
Ohio State opened Saturday competition Against No. 11 Florida State. The Buckeyes fell in four, 18-25, 25-22, 13-25, 13-25. Hole's 15 kills were a team-high, as were junior Davionna DiSalvatore's 11 digs and Amanda Peterson's 33 assists.
The Buckeyes capped the tournament with a win against host Houston in Saturday's finale. Improving to 9-3, Ohio State dispatched the Cougars in four sets, 25-19, 25-16, 19-25, 25-13. Senior Mariah Booth, named to the All-Tournament team, tallied a career-high 17 kills on 19 attempts. Classmate Emily Danks added 11 kills with four service aces, while Hole added 10 kills with 11 digs and Peterson paired 47 assists with 10 digs.
Men’s Cross Country
The Ohio State men’s cross country team competed at the 8k Auto Owners Spartan Invitational Friday in East Lansing. The event meet was not scored, but if under normal scoring circumstances the cumulative total of Buckeye placers would have gave Ohio State the victory.
The Bucks were led by the fifth-place time of senior Donny Roys at 25:00. Freshman Nick Pupino provided another top-ten placer with a seventh place finish at 25:02. Rounding out scoring for the team were Curtis Hanle (14th, 25:15), Josh Sabo (15th, 25:16) and Jordan Redd (35th, 25:40)
On Friday, Ohio State notched a second consecutive victory, defeating DePaul 2-1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, improving to 3-3-1 on the season.
Freshman Louie Berra netted his second goal of the season with less than ten minutes remaining in the opening half to put the Buckeyes in front. Ohio State would not relinquish the lead as sophomore Kenny Cunningham provided his second goal of 2012 with a 90th minute tally, moments before DePaul spoiled the Buckeyes shutout.
Making his fourth start of the season, Alex Wimmer made eight saves in goal.
Ohio State ran its road record to 4-1, 4-3 overall, with a 3-1 defeat at Bucknell on Sunday.
Scoring their first goals of the season were freshman Emma Royce and junior Paula Pastor-Pitarque. Prior to those tallies senior Danica Deckard notched her fifth goal of the season at 14:41 to give Ohio State a lead it wouldn’t lose.
Ohio State outshot the Bison 23-11 with junior goalkeeper Emma Voelker collecting four saves.
At Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind, the Ohio State men’s golf team finished third at the 14-team Wolf Run Intercollegiate with a 54-hole 13-over score of 865 on the par 71 course.
Freshman Tee-K Kelly concluded the tournament with a 3-under 210 to pace Ohio State and finish fourth among all individuals. Sophomore Boo Timko followed on the leaderboard with a 2-under 211. Capping the scoring for Ohio State were Grant Weaver (219), Michael Bernanrd (225), Matt Turner (230).
After Monday action, the Ohio State women’s golf team sat second in the 17-team Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational. Played on the par 73, 6,192-yard University of New Mexico Championship Course, Ohio State carded a 6-over 590, two strokes behind leader UNLV.
Senior Rachel Rohanna third individually after 36 holes, led the Buckeyes with a 3-under 143.
Women’s Cross Country
On the women’s side of the 8k Auto Owners Spartan Invitational, the lady Buckeyes placed a pair of top-15 runners. Sophomore Michelle Thomas led the way for Ohio State finishing ninth at 21:36. Junior Meredith Wagner finished with a 12th-place time of 21:41.
Ohio State’s scoring quintet rounded out with Alexandra Aughenbaugh (28th, 22:11), sophomore Katie Borchers (44th, 22:32) and freshman Helen Willman (48th, 22:35).