Yet another great week for the Buckeyes! Check out the latest edition of Buckeye Best then take a look through some of last week’s best photos.
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Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2019
Athletics Good Stuff
It was a tremendous crowd! … A sold-out crowd! … A red glow stick crowd and a standing room only crowd at the Covelli Center yesterday for the women’s volleyball match against Michigan. And to quote legendary announcer Dick Enberg, “Oh, my!”; the place was rocking! A record crowd of 3,994 fans attended.
Heading into the back-in-black theme night game Saturday vs. Michigan State, the football team had won 91 of its last 100 games under the direction of coaches Urban Meyer, Ryan Day and their respective staffs. No FBS school in the country can top 91-9 over the last 100 games.
The Top 10-ranked women’s hockey team opened WCHA play with a sweep at St. Cloud State over the weekend to improve to 4-0 on the season. Jr. Emma Maltais tied the program record with four goals in the 5-2 Friday win while four other players scored in the 6-2 finale, including a pair of goals apiece from So.Sara Saekkinen and Jr. Tatum Skaggs.
Here we go! GK Parker Siegfried recorded his 17th career shutout and Samuel Buzzas scored the only goal of the match to give the men’s soccer team (6-4-1 overall) a 1-0 Big Ten Conference win Sunday on the road at Rutgers.
A couple of stalwarts will lead the defending Big Ten Conference champion men’s hockey team into its season opener this weekend at the Ice Breaker Tournament in Toledo. Senior forward and returning All-American Tanner Laczynski is the second-leading returning scorer in the nation, with 109 points through 102 games. Junior goalie Tommy Nappier is second nationally in career save percentage and he is coming off a season in which he was named the Big Ten goalie of the year and was a Mike Richter Award semifinalist, which goes to the nation’s outstanding goalie.
Freshman Mackenzie Allessie scored three times to lead 15th-ranked Ohio State field hockey (6-4) to a 6-1 win at Ohio on Sunday.
Add this to your watch list: junior Izzy Rodriguez, just the fourth Buckeye to be named to the watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, given to the collegiate player of the year, will lead the women’s soccer team into an 8 p.m. match Thursday at Purdue that will be televised live on BTN.
The Ohio State pistol team opened its season with a win over the defending national champions from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 6,525 to 6,495.
Golfer Lauren Peter paced the Buckeyes with a 1-under 215 to tie for 11th individually at the Windy City Collegiate last week in Chicago.
Buckeye leaves and congratulations to Sr. Assoc. AD Shaun Richard, who was inducted into his alma mater’s sports hall of fame over the weekend. Richard was a standout catcher for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, which is commonly referred to as MCLA. He was a career .348 hitter who ranks in the school’s Top 5 for hits and RBI. Check out an enshrinement ceremony story and photo here https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/richard-inducted-into-mcla-athletics-hall-of-fame/ and give Shaun some “knuckle” the next time you see him.