Three Yards and a Cloud of Links

Good morning Buckeye Nation.

Running Buckeyes: Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams took first place this weekend at the Dayton Flyer 5k.

The men’s cross country team finished with 30 points beating second place IUPUI by 12 points. The Buckeyes placed 4 runners in the Top 10 with sophomore Jordan Redd crossing the finish line first overall. Redshirt sophomores Brian and Jeff Hannaford along with sophomore Nick Pupino helped the Buckeyes earn the win with their Top 10 performances.

The women’s cross country team also finished first by beating IUPUI by 29 points. The Buckeyes had 5 runners in the Top 10. Lead by freshman Jill Kanney who finished second in her first collegiate race sophomores Lexi Aughenbaugh, Minori Minagawa, and Helen Willman along with junior Katie Borches all combined to take home the top spot.

Congratulations Buckeyes on opening the season with a great performance. The Running Buckeyes will be back in action in two weeks in the B1G Preview in Lafayette, Ind.

Tournament Champions: The woman’s volleyball team finished the NIU Invitational this weekend with the championship.

The Buckeyes defeated Green Bay Saturday 3-2. Senior Kaitlyn Leary had a career best 22 kils and career high 9 digs, freshman Taylor Sanbothe had 15 kills and 5 aces, sophomore Andrea Kacsits had 13 kills, junior Erin Sekinger tied career high 15 kills and Taylor Sherwin came up with 68 assists.

Ohio State also defeated Northern Illinois Saturday 3-2 to earn the tournament victory. Kaitlyn Leary picked up her frst career double-double with 26 kills and 22 digs, freshman Kylie Randall made her first collegiate apperance with 18 kills and Taylor Sherwin had 50 assissts. Junior setter Taylor Sherwin was tournament MVP while senior teamates Kaitlyn Leary and Davionna DiSalvatore made All-Tournament Team.

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Three Yards and a Cloud of Links

Good morning Buckeye Nation.

T. V. Time: The Big Ten Network made a couple of announcements with regards to Ohio State Women’s Soccer and the Buckeyes Women’s Field Hockey teams.

The Big Ten Network will televise the regular season final match between the Buckeyes and the Northwestern Wildcats being played in Evanston, Ill on November 1st at 3pm. Ohio State will be having seven returning starters and seven newcomers on this years squad. They report for practice tomorrow and have a scrimmage against Miami at 4pm August 22 at Buckeyes Varsity Field.

The Buckeye women’s soccer team who begin season play on August 23th against Morehead State in Columbus will have three matches televised on BTN. The games against Indiana at 3pm on September 26th, at Wisconsin at 12:30pm October 6th and a 3pm match at Penn State on October 17th. The Buckeyes will have seven returning starters from a team that finished second in Big Ten regular season play last year and they also won the B1G tournament. You can see the women’s soccer team play an exhibition game against Miami on Friday in Columbus.

Rankings: The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coaches preseason Top 25 poll came out yesterday. The Big Ten has the most teams in the current rankings with your Ohio State Women’s Team having a presean ranking of 23. The conference looks to be very strong this season with Penn State (2), Minnesota (6), Michigan (7), Nebraska (10), Michigan State (14), and Purdue (16) all in the Top 25. The Buckeyes open the season at the NIU Invitational August 30-31st in Dekalb, Ill.

August Starts: Other Ohio State sports that will begin this month besides The Ohio State Football who open the season on August 31st at the ‘Shoe against Buffalo at 12pm is the Men and Women’s Cross Country teams. The Buckeye runners will take part in the Flyer 5k Challenge in Kettering, Ohio. Also the Men’s Soccer team will have three exhibition matches this month with the first one in Morgantown West Virginia against the Mountaineers on the 18th at 3pm.

Getting excited to see all the various teams wearing the Scarlet and Gray starting their action in their respected sports. Good luck to all the Buckeyes hope everyone has a great and safe season.

Until next time Buckeye Nation…