October 4, 2022

Buckeye Spotlight – Oct. 4


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Week in and week out, Buckeye student-athletes raise the standard of excellence set at Ohio State, whether that be in competition, in the classroom or in the community. ‘Buckeye Spotlight’ recognizes student-athletes who had noteworthy accomplishments both in contests and beyond the box score.

Throughout the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Ohio State Athletics continues to celebrate exceptional female student-athletes and women’s teams throughout history, highlighting a new moment or person every week. To learn more about these stories, visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

Check out the OSU Title IX feature this week on the 1992-93 Women’s Basketball team: https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/title-ix-1993-womens-basketball-ncaa-runner-ups/

Here are this week’s ‘Buckeye Spotlight’ student-athletes:

Chris Dowling | Men’s Soccer | R-Sr. | Dublin, Ohio

  • Got the Buckeyes on the board with five seconds left in the 1st half vs. Rutgers
  • Has two goals on the season and five points on just seven shots
  • Eight appearances for the 5-1-4 Buckeyes
  • Also scored in season opener vs. South Carolina in 1-all draw
  • He has played in 20 career games in the Scarlet and Gray

Gabby Gonzales | Women’s Volleyball | Sr. | Marietta, Ga. 

  • Senior outside hitter Gabby Gonzales led the Ohio State offense to two wins on the road this past week to improve to 3-1 in Big Ten play
  • Last week, Gonzales averaged 4.50 kills per set, hit a team-best .316 and totaled a pair of double-doubles as she averaged 3.13 digs per set in addition to her kills
  • At RV Michigan, Gonzales tied her career-high 22 kills and tied her season-high 12 digs, also adding a pair of service aces. At Indiana, Gonzales finished with 14 kills and a new season-high of 13 digs, again posting a pair of aces. These were her second and third double-doubles of the season
  • Gonzales is averaging 3.23 kills and 2.00 digs per set this season as she paces the Buckeyes with 15 service aces

Maxwell Moldovan | Men’s Golf | Jr. | Uniontown, Ohio

  • Carded rounds of 68-69-74 (-2) to finish in a tie for third at the Inverness Intercollegiate last week
  • Four of his six rounds this season have been in the 60s, giving him 28 for his career. That is the most for any OSU golfer in program history
  • This was his seventh Top 5 finish of his career and his 12th career event finishing under-par.
  • He also has 17 Top 20 finishes in 22 career events

Kine Flotre | Women’s Soccer | Jr. | Fjellhamar, Norway

  • Played a huge role in Ohio State’s 4-0 win at Indiana last week as she assisted on three of the four goals
  • The three assists were tied for the most in a single game in program history
  • Flotre now leads the team with four assists on the season
  • In addition to helping score goals, Flotre has also played well in the defensive midfield, helping lead the Buckeyes to four consecutive shutouts, including a 3-0 win over No. 6 Penn State last Sunday

Delaney Lawler | Field Hockey | Sr. | Moorestown, N.J.

  • Usually known for her defense, Delaney Lawler also showed her offensive prowess last weekend.
  • Lawler scored the game-tying goal in the fourth quarter and assisted on the game-winner in overtime as Ohio State defeated Michigan State, 2-1, to earn a key Big Ten Conference win.
  • Less than 48 hours later, she assisted on the first goal in a 4-0 shutout of Kent State to complete her four-point weekend.
  • On defense, she helped lead a unit that gave up a total of just 11 shots in two games.

Travis Treloar | Men’s Hockey| Junior | Kalmar, Sweden

  • In the first series of the season, Travis Treloar led the men’s hockey team to a road sweep of Mercyhurst with a Buckeye-best four points.
  • He had two assists in the first game, including on the game-winning goal, and a power play tally and helper in game two.
  • Treloar was named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week for his performance, his second career league weekly honor and first since December of his freshman year.

Sofie Lundin | Women’s Hockey | Fr. | Helsingborg, Sweden

  • Lundin tallied her first collegiate goal this weekend in Ohio State’s 5-4 win over Minnesota State on Saturday
  • She finished the game with a team-high tying +3 on ice to help the Buckeyes sweep the Mavericks
  • Lundin joins the Buckeye roster after playing with Sweden’s national women’s team at the 2021 and 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championships and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics