Around the Oval is Eleven Warriors' weekly love letter to Ohio State sports that don't get the coverage they should.
The football Buckeyes were dominant in nearly every facet of their game agains Penn State on Saturday night, putting everything together in their 63-14 win.
Meanwhile, the men's soccer team played a couple of their more complete games of the season, defeating Oakland University and Cleveland State in a pair of shutouts.
Alex Ivanov was dominant, earning his third-consecutive shutout of the season while tallying 10 saves across the two games. The Buckeyes posted a season high four goals against Oakland, two more than the previous season-high.
Danny Jenson led Ohio State offensively with one goal in each game, giving him four on the season.
The Buckeyes wrap up their regular season this coming Saturday night when they host Penn State on senior night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Join us after the jump to see how the other Buckeye teams fared this past week.
The men's and women's golf teams competed in their final tournaments of the fall season this past weekend, with the men finishing ninth in the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate and the women finishing 11th at the Landfall Tradition.
For the men, freshman Frederik Hammer recorded the low total with a 4-under 209 for the tournament, good for 15th place. Hammer's tournament was highlighted by a 2-under 69 with 4 birdies in the final round.
Other scorers for the Buckeyes were Tee-k Kelly (216, 41st place), Boo Timko (218, 49th place), Michael Bernard (219, 53rd place), Max Rosenthal (220, 59th place) and Logan Jones (224, 65th place).
Ohio State returns to action on February 14th for Big Ten match play in Sarasota, Florida.
For the women, freshman Jessica Porvasnik led the way with a 12-over 228, good for 27th overall in the tournament. Other scorers for the Lady Buckeyes were Katja Pogacar (230, 38th place), Claudia Lim (235, 57th), Jan Chanpalangsri (236) and Ileen Domela (237).
The Lady Buckeyes are off until February as well, returning to the links on February 2nd for their annual alumni match before officially kicking off the season on February 9th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.
The Buckeye field hockey team went 1-1 on the week to improve to 5-11 on the season, though still remain winless in Big Ten play at 0-5.
On Wednesday, Ohio State defeated Ball State 2-1 as Mona Frommhold scored the winning goal in the 65th minute off a rebound follwing junior Carly Mackessy's shot. The win was Ohio State's 6th consecutive against Ball State as the Buckeyes outshot the Cardinals 27-12.
On Saturday the Buckeyes lost a 5-4 overtime heartbreaker to Indiana in their final home match of the season. Nina Laudahn and Emma Royce led Ohio State with a goal and an assist each. The Buckeyes conclude their regular season on Friday at Northwestern as they hope to avoid going winless in conference play for the season.
The Lady Buckeyes dropped their fifth and sixth consecutive matches this week, falling at Penn State and at home against Nebraska. With the losses, Ohio State falls to 14-8 and 2-8 in conference play and have been disappointing of late after beginning the season 13-0. Kaitlyn Leary recorded 21 kills across the two matches, while Andrea Kacsits led Ohio State defensively in each game with seven blocks total.
Ohio State begins the second half of their Big Ten schedule this weekend when they travel to Michigan State and Michigan as they hope to end their losing skid.
UPCOMING Home EVENTS
Friday: Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth, 7:05pm at Schottenstein Center
Saturday: Men's Soccer vs. Penn State, 7pm at Jesse Owens' Memorial Stadium
Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth, 7:05pm at Schottenstein Center
Men's Volleyball Fall Tournament, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm at St. John Arena
Sunday: Women's Basketball vs. Bellarmine, 1:30pm at Value City Arena