The women’s volleyball team’s season came to a close in the round of 16 at the NCAA Tournament, as it fell to No. 8 Florida, 25-20, 26-24, 23-25, 25-16, on Sunday night. The Buckeye finished the season at 16-4, an impressive start for first-year head coach Jen Flynn Oldenburg, who spoke with BSB about this season at large last week.
“I’m excited,” Oldenburg said. “I’m excited for the season we had in the Big Ten. This is just one of those weird years, and I didn’t know what to expect. I thought we would be pretty good, but the level we played at for a long period of time against good teams, that (caught me off guard). I think that that experience put us in the position that we are in right now and gave us a national seed in a weird tournament, but it also gives us a path to continue to build and grow on what we’re doing.”
For a full feature on the women’s volleyball team, be sure to check out the April 24 print issue of BSB.
The No. 8 men’s tennis earned some revenge over No. 7 Michigan and grabbed some hardware in the process. The Buckeye came from behind on April 18 to topple the Wolverines, 4-3, making up for a 4-3 loss earlier in the season, and earned the Big Ten East Division title in doing so.
The Buckeyes opened the match losing the doubles point and had to claim four singles matches to bounce back, which it juuuuust managed to do. Despite losses on courts two and six, the Buckeyes came back to knock off Michigan, with J.J. Tracy claiming a victory on court five to secure the win.
1. Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. Andrew Fenty (UM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2. Ondrej Styler (UM) def. John McNally (OSU) 6-3, 6-4
3. James Trotter (OSU) def. Matias Siimar (UM) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2)
4. Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. Patrick Maloney (UM) 6-2, 6-3
5. JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Nick Beaty (UM) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
6. Nino Ehrenschneider (UM) def. Robert Cash (OSU) 7-5, 0-6, 6-2
1. Matias Siimar/Andrew Fenty (UM) def. Justin Boulais/James Trotter (OSU) 6-1
2. Patrick Maloney/Ondrej Styler (UM) def. John McNally/Robert Cash (OSU) 6-3
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) vs. Nino Ehrenschneider/Connor Johnston (UM) 4-3, unfinished
The Buckeyes also toppled Michigan State with another sweep, its fourth of the season over the Spartans.
1. John McNally (OSU) def. Nick Williams (MSU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. Carson Gates (MSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. James Trotter (OSU) def. Josh Mukherjee (MSU) 6-1, 7-5
4. Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Anthony Pero (MSU) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
5. Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. Graydon Lair (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
6. JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Jarreau Campbell (MSU) 6-1, 6-2
1. John McNally/Robert Cash (OSU) def. Nick Williams/Kazuki Matsuno (MSU) 6-1
2. James Trotter/Justin Boulais (OSU) vs. Jarreau Campbell/Drew Keene (MSU) 5-3, unfinished
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Graydon Lair/Carson Gates (MSU) 6-0
The No. 10 women’s tennis team won the Big Ten championship with its 6-0 victory over Penn State on Saturday. The Buckeyes took the doubles point and then swept all five singles matches in straight sets to secure the win over the Nittany Lions and to improve to 18-3 on the season.
The Buckeyes will be the No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, scheduled to start on April 28 and continue through May 2.
- #12 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. Gabby O’Gorman (PSU) 7-5, 6-1
- Isabelle Boulais (OSU) vs. Sofiya Chekhlystova (PSU) 5-7, 4-4, unfinished
- Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Samantha Smith (PSU) 6-2, 6-3
- Lisa Hofbauer (OSU) def. Karly Friedland (PSU) 6-2, 6-3
- Lucia Marzal (OSU) def. Alexandra Nielsen (PSU) 6-1, 6-0
- Luna Dormet (OSU) def. Alina Lebedeva (PSU) 6-1, 6-3
- #62 Isabelle Boulais/Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Gabby O’Gorman/Karly Friedland (PSU) 6-2
- Lisa Hofbauer/Lucia Marzal (OSU) def. Sofiya Chekhlystova/Alexandra Nielsen (PSU) 6-2
- Luna Dormet/Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) vs. Olivia Ryan/Samantha Smith (PSU) 4-3, unfinished
The No. 22 Buckeyes ended their regular season with a 12-9 victory, knocking off No. 17 Michigan to improve to 4-8 on the season, including a sweep of the Wolverines. Liza Hernandez led Ohio State with four goals while Jamie Level had a hat trick. Those two scored the final four goals of the game to help reclaim the lead for the Buckeyes and ultimately secure the victory.
Ohio State will next partake in the Big Ten Tournament, scheduled for April 29-May 2 in State College, Pa.
No. 12 Ohio State came up short in its upset bid against unbeaten, No. 1 Maryland, falling 18-8 in College Park, Md. The Buckeyes are now 4-5.
“Credit to Maryland for a well-played game,” said head coach Nick Myers. “We will get back to work this week and clean up the things we need to in order to get ready for a big game next Saturday at home against Penn State.”
Jack Myers, Tre Leclaire and Johnny Wiseman all scored two goals for the Buckeyes, leading the offense.
The men’s golf team finished 13th in a field of 17 teams at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Saturday, shooting 7-over par for the event. Freshman Adam Wallin led the way for the Buckeyes, shooting 1-under par and tying for 38th.
TEAM 279-294-286 (+7) 13th
Wallin 71-71-70 (-1) T38th
Moldovan 69-77-71 (+4) T64th
Chandler 68-77-72 (+4) T64th
Kvarnstrom 73-72-73 (+5) T69th
Svard 71-74-77 (+9) T84th
Engle (Ind.) 74-72-80 (+12) T91st
Ohio State finished 11th in a field of 16 teams at the Indiana Invitational, which Kent State won, shooting 8-under for the event. The Buckeyes shot 40-over par for the event.
Kailie Vongsaga and Lauren Peter led the way for the Buckeyes, as both shot 9-over par and finished tied for 38th place individually.
TEAM 304-303-297 +40 T11th
Peter 77-74-74 +9 32nd
Vongsaga 76-77-72 +9 32nd
Thompson 80-73-76 +13 48th
Seumanutafa 77-79-75 +15 53rd
Jamieson 74-83-77 +18 69th
Sakuma 78-81-86 +29 92nd
Jessie Tyndall led Ohio State at the NCAA Championships, earning All-American honors after putting up a 80.965 overall score and finishing 14th on floor (14.400), parallel bars (13.666) and high bar (13.433). It’s the first time in his career that he’s been honored as an All-American.
Luke Smigliani and Josh Seltzer also performed well for the Buckeyes, with Smigliani putting up a 13.300 on pommel horse to come in 11th, and Seltzer finishing 13th on rings with a 13.766.
Ohio State split its final weekend series of the season with Penn State, dropping game win but pulling out game two over the No. 15 Nittany Lions to finish the regular season at 5-8 – certainly respectable after an 0-7 start to the season.
The Buckeyes fell 2-1 in game one, despite an admirable effort from Delaney Lawler.
Sarah Charley gave the Buckeyes an overtime winner in game two in a 3-2 victory. Mackenzie Allessie scored the other two goals for Ohio State.
The Buckeyes will take on Penn State again in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on April 21 at 5 p.m. in Iowa City, Iowa.
Ohio State took one game off Indiana but dropped the other three parts of its four game weekend series, falling to 14-13 on the season.
The Hoosiers took game one 4-1, despite a strong showing from pitcher Allison Smith, who relieved starter Peyton Buresch in the second inning.
Game two went to IU as well, with Buresch surrendering five runs before being relieved on the way to an 8-0 Hoosiers victory.
The Buckeyes took game three in extra innings, thanks in part to a four-run first inning, though Ohio State nearly managed to blow an 8-2 lead. After Indiana stormed all the way back and tie the game at 9-9, Taylor Pack shot a single into right field that would ultimately win the Buckeyes the game, as it scored Meggie Otte for the 10-9 video.
Indiana took a 3-0 victory on Sunday to close out the series.
It was a tough weekend for the Buckeyes, who dropped all three of their weekend games against Maryland and fell to 13-12 on the season.