Olympic Recap: Women’s Volleyball On Season-Long Win Streak, Field Hockey Pulls Upset, Swim And Dive Ranked

Ohio State women’s volleyball is on its longest winning streak of the 2022 season.

With a three-set sweep of Rutgers Saturday, the Buckeyes have now won six matches in-a-row, extending their overall record to 11-5. They’ve vaulted all the way to No. 6 in the AVCA coaches rankings.

A 3-2 win over No. 13 Penn State stands out as the most impressive from the winning streak, with outside hitters Janaisya Moore and Gabby Gonzales each recording 21 kills to pave the way. Gonzales added a team-high three aces.

The tear of victories has also included a home win against Northwestern and a road win versus Michigan, both of whom received votes in the AVCA poll.

Illinois rolls into the Covelli Center Wednesday looking to end Ohio State’s hot streak.

Top Five Team Toppled In Field Hockey

Ohio State’s field hockey team picked up its biggest win of the season Friday, knocking off No. 5 Iowa in a 2-0 affair.

Ranked No. 21 in the Field Hockey RPI rankings, the Buckeyes took 25 minutes to open the scoring on a goal from senior midfielder Leanne Bough, with assists from graduate back Grace Kim and sophomore midfielder Hallie Brost.

Senior forward Sarah Charley tacked onto the advantage 15 minutes later with her ninth goal of the season, five more than any other player on Ohio State’s roster.

Iowa actually put eight shots on goal to the Buckeyes’ three, but while all but one of OSU’s on-target attempts found the net, Ohio State junior goalkeeper Abby Danson saved each ball sent her way, recording a shutout victory.

The Buckeyes couldn’t muster a second upset in as many games against No. 3 Northwestern, however, falling to the Wildcats 2-1 in overtime. 

Men’s And Women’s Swimming And Diving Ranked To Start Season

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for Ohio State are ranked in the top 15 of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America’s poll to start the 2022-23 season.

The women’s swimming and diving team landed in fifth place on the poll, while the men ranked 12th.

Ohio State’s women are fresh off a third-straight Big Ten championship and a ninth-place finish at the NCAA championships, with 27 Buckeyes taking home All-America honors.

The men also finished ninth with the same number of All-Americans at their national championships, following a runner-up finish in the Big Ten championships this past year.