Around the Oval: Men's and Women's Soccer Defeat Michigan and Women's Volleyball Sweeps Michigan State

By Magee Sprague on October 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm
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Ohio State excellence is not exclusive to the football field or the basketball court. Around the Oval is our way of keeping you informed of the amazing things happening with the other 34 varsity sports on campus.

no. 19 Women's volleyball sweeps no. 11 michigan State

The No. 19 Ohio State women's volleyball team continued its trek though the B1G with an upset over the Michigan State Spartans in a three set sweep in St. John's Arena on Saturday night. 

Ohio State senior Valeria Leon had 14 digs for the night and broke the all-time career digs record with 1,586 total digs.

"It's just such an amazing feeling," Leon said of her new Buckeye record. "I couldn't have done it without my teammates or my family. The support system that this university provides me is amazing and I am really proud to be a part of it."

Offensively, Luisa Schirmer led the Buckeyes with 13 kills for the night, closely followed by Taylor Sandbothe with 12. Audra Appold was also a big contributor to the victory with 10 kills and seven digs for the night. Taylor Hughes had seven kills of her own along with an impressive 37 assists.

The Buckeyes fell to the Spartans in three sets in East Lansing earlier in the season, so this was an important comeback victory for this talented team. The Scarlet and Gray are now 14-8 overall for the season and 4-6 in B1G play. Although this has been an up and down season, the wins that Ohio State has are impressive ones.

Next up, Ohio State will travel to College Park to take on Maryland this Wednesday at 6 p.m. The team will then travel back to Columbus on Friday to play the Terps at home. 

women's soccer takes down that team up north

The Ohio State women's soccer team triumphed over Michigan, 2-1, in Ann Arbor on Saturday night in a classic rivalry matchup.  Scoring for the Buckeyes was Sammy Edwards and Nichelle Prince. After the victory, Ohio State improves to 10-5-3 overall and 4-3-3 in B1G play. 

Edwards got things rolling for the Scarlet and Gray, scoring the first goal of the game in just the fifth minute, racking up her fifth goal of the season. The Wolverines scored late in the first to tie up the game, 1-1, going into the half. 

In the beginning of the first half, Olympian Nichelle Prince scored the game winning goal for the Buckeyes, her fifth on the season. After that, Buckeye goalie Devon Kerr defended the net and preserved the 2-1 victory. Kerr had five total saves for the night. 

Lindsay Agnew didn't score in the battle with the Wolverines, but is making a mark on the B1G this season. Agnew is currently tied for second in the B1G in points, with 25, and tied for third in goals, with 10. 

The team will have their final regular season contest this Wednesday in Happy Valley against the Nittany Lions. 

men's soccer defeats that team up north in double ot

The Ohio State men's soccer team also had some success against the Wolverines this weekend, claiming the 1-0 double overtime victory in Ann Arbor last Friday. Nate Kohl, a transfer from Michigan, put the nail in the coffin scoring the game winning goal against his old team.

The Buckeyes and the Wolverines went scoreless throughout all of regulation. The Wolverines had 18 shots throughout the game, only two of which were on goal. Buckeye goalie Parker Siegfried had two saves for the night, both in overtime. 

Kohl scored the game winner with only 23 seconds left in double overtime, his sixth of the season. Kohl, a Hilliard, Ohio native, leads the Buckeyes in scoring this season and landed a spot in the SportsCenter Top 10 for his game winning goal in Ann Arbor. 

The Scarlet and Gray will have senior night this Wednesday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium against the Akron Zips. 

what's up next

  • 10/26 - Men's Soccer vs. Akron
  • 10/26 - Women's Soccer at Penn State
  • 10/26 - Women's Volleyball at Maryland
  • 10/28 - Women's Volleyball vs. Maryland
  • 10/30 - Men's Soccer at Wisconsin

Go Bucks!

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