One week into a new semester and plenty of action has occurred for Ohio State athletics.
Let’s take a look back at the week in sports at OSU.
Ice, Ice, Baby
The OSU Men’s hockey played a two-game set with the Michigan State Spartans in Value City Arena. In the first game, the Buckeyes were guided by a hat trick from junior forward Ryan Dzingel.
OSU overcame a 3-2 deficit after the second period to win the game 5-3.
In the second game of the series, OSU trailed the Spartans 1-0, before a game-tying goal in the third period by junior forward Darik Angeli — his fifth goal of the season. The game would go into overtime and shootouts, and end in a draw. OSU is now 11-6-1 for the season.
The OSU women’s basketball team lost to Michigan Jan. 5 by a final score of 64-49. Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston poured in 15 points, but it was not enough to overcome the Wolverines.
However, OSU managed to win on the road against No. 22 Indiana in blowout fashion, 70-51. Alston scored 29 points against in the game to lead the team. Senior forward Martina Ellerbe added 10 points and 10 rebounds to the winning effort. OSU is currently 12-7.
OSU’s men’s volleyball team traveled to play three games in the Outrigger Hotels Volleyball Invitational in Honolulu, HI. OSU lost to Hawaii, UCLA, and Penn State by a score of 3-0 in each match.
Against Hawaii, redshirt freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous and redshirt junior opposite side hitter Andrew Lutz both tallied eight kills. OSU lost the match by scores of of 22-25, 21-25 and 21-25.
UCLA swept the Buckeyes with set scores of 14-25, 23-25 and 21-25. Lutz led the team with nine kills. Junior outside hitter Michael Henchy had six kills and Guessous had five kills.
The Buckeyes, who are ranked No. 12 in the nation, played No. 11 Penn State to close out the tournament. Once again, OSU lost in straight sets; this time, the final scores were 26-28, 20-25 and 19-25. Redshirt junior middle blocker Shawn Herron lead the team with eight kills and four blocks. Henchy added seven kills and Lutz contributed with six kills.
The team’s first home game at St.John Arena will be vs. Lees-McRae on Jan.17.
OSU’s track season started back up on Friday Jan. 10 with the Buckeye Classic, and featured senior sprinter and hurdler Demoye Bogle taking the 60m hurdles with a final time of 7.65 seconds. Bogle beat his own previous record in the 60m hurdles, and set a new best record in the French Field House.
Junior sprinter and hurdler Timothy Faust was able to win the 60m, and 200m races. OSU also earned a win in the 400m race behind senior sprinter and hurdler Jordan Rispress’ time of 49.08 seconds.