Around the Oval: Women's Volleyball sweeps Maryland and Men's Hockey Dominates Niagra

By Magee Sprague on October 31, 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.

women's volleyball sweeps Maryland at home

The Ohio State women's volleyball team took on Maryland in St. John Arena on Friday night and sent the Terrapins home after just three dominating sets. Ohio State took down Maryland 25-19, 25-16, 25-16, the No. 19 Buckeyes' 12 sweep of the season. With this win, the Scarlet and Gray move to 15-9 overall and 5-7 in the B1G.

Audra Appold led the Buckeyes in points with 16, closely followed by Luisa Schirmer with 15. The pair combined for a total of 29 kills for the game. Taylor Sandbothe has 12 points of her own which included seven blocks, giving the senior 515 total blocks to her career total as a Buckeye. Sandbothe is just two blocks away from putting herself in the Ohio State records book as the all time blocks leader. Valeria Leon, the now career digs record holder, had 11 digs on the night.

This Ohio State team is breaking records and moving up in the world of B1G volleyball. No matter what rotation is on the floor, the team works together as a cohesive unit. The team is nearing the end of regular season play with just eight games left until the NCAA Tournament.

The Buckeyes will face the Wisconsin Badgers this Wednesday in Columbus at 8 p.m.

men's hockey dominates niagra

The Ohio State men's hockey team swept Niagra in back to back games this weekend. Ohio State won the first matchup 10-2 and the second one 6-2. After this series, the Scarlet and Gray remain undefeated for the season with a record of 5-0-2. 

In the first game, the Buckeyes scored five goals in just the first period and four more in the second. The first five goals were scored by five different players. Finding the net first for the Bucks was Matthew Weis just 40 seconds into the game. Shortly after, at the two minute mark, Luke Stork got one past the Niagra goalie. Tommy Parran, Nick Farmer and senior Nick Shilkey each scored later on in the first. 

In the second period, David Gust got things started off with his first goal of the night. Tommy Parran and Luke Stork each had one more for the night.

To top things off, Shilkey scored two more goals to end the game and to secure his first career hat trick. Shilkey's senior season is off to a great start. He is currently tied with Weis with 10 total points for that season. Shilkey, now with eight goals for the season, is the leading the B1G in goals and goals per game. 

In Ohio State's second game with Niagra, Ronnie Hein and Taylor Laczynski both scored in the first off of the power play. In the second period, Sean King scored his first of the night and Ronnie Hein got another one for the Buckeyes. Nick Shilkey put the puck in the net just 30 seconds into the third period. Then Matthew Weis and John Witala scored back to back goals at the four minute mark. Finishing things off for the Scarlet and Gray was Stanislav Dzakhov, his first of the season. Goalie Matt Tomkins, in spite of letting two Niagra goals past him, had an impressive 22 saves for the night. 

The team will be back in Value City Arena this Friday to take on Robert Morris at 7 p.m. 

regular season soccer comes to a close

The men's and women's soccer teams' regular seasons have officially come to an end. The women finished the season off with a 2-0 loss to Penn State and the men with a 2-1 loss to No. 24 Wisconsin. All is not a loss though, both teams took away great things from this season.

Four players from the women's team, Lindsay Agnew, Nichelle Prince, Morgan Wolcott, and Nikki Walts, received All-B1G second team honors. Agnew, a Dublin, Ohio native and Ohio State senior, led the Buckeyes with 10 goals this season, ranking fourth in the B1G. For senior Prince, this is just the icing on the cake of her Olympic year. She tied for second on the team with five goals for the season and five assists. The women's team finished the season 10-6-3. 

The men's team finished the season 5-12-3 and landed a six seed in the B1G tournament. The Buckeyes will face three-seeded Wisconsin this Sunday at 1 p.m. in Madison. 

more scores from around the oval

  • Women's hockey falls twice to No. 3 Minnesota Duluth, 6-0 and 3-2.
  • Field hockey drops to No. 15 Iowa, 3-2.
  • Women's cross country takes fifth at B1G Championship. 

what's up next

  • 11/2 - Women's volleyball vs. Wisconsin 
  • 11/4 - Men's hockey vs. Robert Morris
  • 11/4 - Women's hockey vs. Lindenwood
  • 11/5 - Men's hockey at Robert Morris
  • 11/5 - Women's hockey vs. Lindenwood
  • 11/5 - Women's volleyball at Indiana
  • 11/6 - Men's Soccer at Wisconsin (first round of B1G tournament)

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