Around the Oval: Women's Lacrosse Ends Season, the Jesse Owens Classic, Men's Golf Places Seventh

By Jake Anderson on April 29, 2019 at 1:05 pm
Women's lacrosse celebrates a goal against Northwestern
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Buckeye 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 Lacrosse Finishes Season

Ohio State's season has come to an end with the Buckeyes' close loss to No. 5 Northwestern. The team finished 9-8, a four-game improvement from last year's record.

The Wildcats started fast, scoring just ten seconds into the match. Ohio State responded within a minute, however, and the two teams went back and forth for most of the first half. The Bucks held a 5-4 advantage after nine minutes of play, but Northwestern controlled the game the rest of the way. The first period ended with the Wildcats up 6-9. Ohio State opened the second half scoring but the away team finished it, scoring eight of the next ten goals. The Bucks netted some in the end but came away with a 17-12 loss at the hands of the best offense in the country.

Bucks Compete at Jesse Owen Classic

Ohio State stayed home this weekend and performed admirably on its home turf, taking home over 30 medals and recording two new school records. 

The first day saw a number of field events take place, allowing senior thrower Sade Olatoye to shine. Olatoye, who has already broken records in the weight throw, indoor shot put, and outdoor shot put, continued her dream season, breaking the Ohio State record in the hammer throw. Freshman Garrett Doyle earned a gold medal in the hammer throw as well. 

The Buckeyes dominated the second day, registering eleven gold medals. Senior sprinter Nick Gray earned two, Olatoye added another to her collection, and Anavia Battle came away with a first-place finish as well. Additionally, senior Bliss Soleyn, Taylor DeLoach, Annie Ubbing, Tyler Johnson, Cody Stine, DaJuan Seward, Cameron Cooper, and Kyle McKinney earned individual earned gold medals in their respective events. 

Ohio State will get the rest of finals week off before they head to Iowa for the Big Ten Championships on May 10. 

Men's Golf Finishes Seventh in Big Ten Tournament

The Buckeyes potentially played their last golf of the year this weekend, competing at the Big Ten tournament in Philadelphia. The rainy conditions proved tough for all golfers; only thirteen total under-par rounds were recorded throughout the entire tournament. 

The Bucks finished seventh in the Big Ten Tournament behind a strong final round from Caleb Ramirez, who finished eleventh in the tournament and topped the team. Senior Will Grimmer recorded the team's lowest round and the tournament's fourth-lowest round, hitting a 67 in the second. Daniel Wetterich, Will Voetsch, and Laken Hinton also contributed scores.

Ohio State will learn its fortune on May 1 when the NCAA Championships brackets are announced. 

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