The eyes of Buckeye nation may have been on Bloomington Saturday, but a number of Ohio State programs earned impressive wins in their respective sports over the past week.
After falling to No. 6 Virginia last week, the Buckeyes were back to their winning ways with an 11-0 shutout of Central Michigan Friday at home. The 11 goals scored set a new program record for goals in a single game. In all, the Chippewas got in just four shots to the Buckeyes’ 29. Junior Nikki Trzaska and senior Esther Clotet Alsina each had three goals on the day, while freshman Mackenzie Allessie added two of her own.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t all good news from the weekend for Ohio State. The Buckeyes fell 2-1 in a tightly-contested matchup with No. 8 Louisville Sunday. Allessie scored Ohio State’s lone goal on the day.
With the loss to the Cardinals Sunday, the Buckeyes are sitting at 4-2 on the season. Of those four wins, three came in shutouts. Next up, Ohio State opens conference play against No. 13 Northwestern Friday in Columbus.
The Ohio State women’s soccer team had a major victory over the weekend, taking home its first win of the season as it defeated Miami (OH) 1-0 Friday night in Columbus. Sophomore Kayla Fischer scored the winning goal for the Buckeyes in the 39th minute. In all, Ohio State had 26 shots to Miami’s one.
Ohio State continued its winning ways with a 3-1 triumph over Ohio Sunday, with goals from Fischer (her third of the season), redshirt junior Meghan Kammerdeiner and junior Marissa Birzon.
Coming up next for the Buckeyes, Ohio State is scheduled to open up its conference slate against Michigan State Thursday in Columbus.
The men’s squad also earned a major win over the weekend, bringing home a 2-1 conquest over No. 25 Bowling Green on the road. Despite two hours’ worth of weather delays, the Buckeyes stayed focused with goals from senior Jack Holland and redshirt sophomore Devyn Etling to seal the win for Ohio State.
With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 4-1 on the season. Next up, Ohio State is scheduled to face South Florida on the road in Tampa, but the Buckeyes are also preparing for the start of Big Ten play Saturday against Penn State in Columbus.
A rough weekend for women’s volleyball ended on a high note Saturday. After falling to Tulane 1-3 and Western Kentucky 0-3 in the Holiday Inn — University Plaza Invitational, the Buckeyes bounced back with a 3-0 sweep of Bowling Green in Kentucky. Leading the way for Ohio State were Mia Grunze and Vanja Bukilic, who combined for 25 of the Buckeyes’ 49 kills on the day.
The Buckeyes are sitting at 4-5 on the season, and have a chance to get to a winning record
this weekend when they host a three-game slate at the Buckeye Invite at the Covelli Center in Columbus. Ohio State is scheduled to face Miami (OH) Thursday and Illinois State and Dayton Friday.
The women’s cross country team finished second out of 20 teams in the Commodore Classic in Nashville Saturday. Two Buckeyes, senior Lainey Studebaker and junior Abby Nichols, finished among the top six runners, securing the high finish for Ohio State.
The men’s squad finished seventh of 15 competing teams, with the highest-place finish coming from junior Aaron Wood at No. 18.
In other running news, the 2019 women’s track and field team received its Big Ten Championship rings in recognition of the squad’s indoor and outdoor championships last season.
After finishing its 2018-19 campaign with a sixth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, the Ohio State women’s tennis team is ready to start its fall slate this week with the Furman Invite in Greenville, South Carolina. The Buckeyes ended last season 18th in the ITA rankings, having finished the year with a 19-7 overall and 8-3 in-conference record.
The women’s golf team, meanwhile, is travelling to Toledo ahead of the Glass City Invitational to open its 2019-20 season. Eight Buckeyes return to the roster this season, including Aneka Seumanutafa, last season’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
Two members of the women’s hockey team earned preseason recognition ahead of the start of their season, scheduled to open Sept. 27 against St. Lawrence in Columbus. Leading the way is junior forward Emma Maltais, who was voted WCHA Co-Player of the Year. Additionally, senior defender Jinny Dunne was named to the All-WCHA team, along with Maltais. The Buckeyes enter the season ranked third in the WCHA Coaches Poll.
With the start of NHL training camps this week, 13 former Buckeyes find themselves on 10 NHL rosters. Three players, including forward Mason Jobst, center Tanner Fritz and right wing Nick Schilkey, are all with the New York Islanders organization, while forwards Ryan Dzingel and Max McCormick are both with Carolina. Dzingel signed a two-year, $6.75 million contract with the Hurricanes in the offseason. Center Zac Dalpe is the lone Ohio State alum on the Columbus Blue Jackets this training camp.
Halfway around the world, wrestler Kyle Snyder is preparing for competition for the Senior World title in Kazakhstan, with competition scheduled to begin Saturday. Snyder, the most decorated wrestler of his generation, is seeking his third title at Worlds since 2015.
Incoming freshman tennis player Cannon Kingsley has demonstrated why he was the top recruit in the 2019 recruiting class. Playing in four junior Grand Slam events over the summer, Kingsley rose as high as 593rd in the ATP rankings and No. 10 in the ITF World Junior rankings.