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Ohio State Field Hockey Defeats Indiana 3-1

 

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Maddy Humphrey (left) celebrates number 10 Adelaide Penzone’s first goal of the season 

 

Despite near-freezing temperatures and a hard cold rain for most of the game, the Buckeyes Field Hockey team were able to defeat the Indiana Hoosiers in Ann Arbor in the Big 10 tournament and won their play in game 3-1 advancing the Buckeyes to the quarterfinals.

The Buckeyes were able to brave the elements and pepper the Hoosiers with 24 shots on net and controlled the tempo of the game with crisp passing and an outstanding defense.

Sophomore Esther Clotet Alsina got the scoring started for the Buckeyes at about the 10-minute mark of the first half. She was on the right side of the circle and then blasted the ball across the Indiana goalkeeper’s body to the left side of the net for the goal. It was her 5th goal of the season which ties her for second on the team in goal scoring.

Senior Sensation Maddy Humphrey unleashed a big shot which the Hoosier goalie blocked but Sophomore Adelaide Penzone found herself in the perfect spot for the rebound as she buried it into the net for her first goal of the season and gave the Buckeyes a big 2-0 lead headed into the half.

Late in the second half, it was Humphrey putting the icing on the cake with a big security goal as she scored off a corner which she started. She worked her way to the net and was able to redirect  Juliette Duquesne’s initial shot for the score. It was Humphrey’s 9th goal of the season and the first assist of the season for Duquesne.

Senior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro wasn’t tested often but when she was she stepped up big making several great saves and only letting in 1 goal on 9 shots giving her an outstanding 1.39 goals against average on the season.

The Buckeyes, 10-8 on the season, will take on the regular season Big Ten champions, Michigan, on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET in Ann Arbor, MI. The Buckeyes battled the Wolverines in an overtime contest in Columbus on Sept. 22 and eventually fell by a score of 1-0 in the first overtime period.

 

 

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Ohio State-Indiana Football Game Preview

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It’s been 35 years since the Indiana Hoosiers have begun the season with a Conference matchup and it is the first team in history the Ohio State Buckeyes open the season in Bloomington. It’s been 29 years since the Hoosiers have beaten the Buckeyes but the ever optimistic Hoosiers are hoping to snap that streak tonight before a National audience on ESPN.

The Hoosiers are led by Senior Quarterback Richard Lagow and are being led into battle by Hoosier first year coach Tom Allen. This game is dripping with several compelling storylines. Allen replaces Kevin Wilson who is now the Offensive Coordinator for the Buckeyes. Mike Hart, University of Michigan, is now the Hoosiers running back coach. And we all know how Buckeyes feel about “that team up north”, players past or present.

Buckeyes Head Coach Urban Meyer has only 6 losses total in his career at OSU. In fact, his Buckeyes team lead all FBS teams in wins on opening day. Although the Buckeyes lost several great players to the NFL Draft and to graduation, they always are able to reload their team with top tier players.

Malik Hook, defensive back, is gone but stepping up is Daman Webb, a senior out of Detroit Cass Tech High School. Other Michiganders looking to make their mark today are sophomore running back Mike Weber who gained over 1,000 yards last year who graduated from Cass Tech also. His High School teammate Joshua Alabi will be pushing bodies up front with his solid 300-pound frame.  Sophomore Offensive lineman  Michael Jordan out of Canton will be looking to get some action also today.

The Buckeyes are strong on defense and have much depth and can roll bodies in and out and terrorize you with different schemes at any time. Their depth will be too much for the Hoosiers today.

Ohio State 45 Indiana 16

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State Champion Bowler Brianna Fish Signs College Letter Of Intent

 

 

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State Champion Bowler Brianna Fish signs letter of intent to Huntington University

 

On Saturday, April 30th surrounded by family and coaches, Vandercook Lake Hgh School Senior and Division 4 State Singles Bowling Champion Brianna Fish signed her Letter of Intent to bowl at Huntington University in the Fall. Huntington, located just south of Fort Wayne Indiana, is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic areas. It is affiliated with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. And the Foresters, as they are called, are known to have a great bowling team.

Brianna, who has been bowling for 4 years, has been a part of 2 state champion bowling teams as well as being named the Division 4 State Singles Champion this past year.

“It was so much pressure and really nerve-wracking,” Brianna said about bowling in the final which got her the state championship. “But I felt so calm as I knew it was happening, it was unbelievable. When I first started bowling  I never thought (state champion) was possible. I’ve come a long way in 4 years. I’m just super happy that I’ve accomplished so much.”

Brianna contributes much of her skill to her High School coach Todd Reichard. She says “he has helped her develop as a better bowler and was a big influence on her and her team as well.”

Brianna joins a long list of great bowlers from Vandercook Lake joining other state champions Dee Dee Briggs, Nicole Crabtree, and Malloree Ambs. Brianna’s best memory from her years of bowling was  making new friends and winning team and individual states.

Brianna, who is a very involved student and is the top student in her graduating class,  will attend Huntington in the fall where she will be doing a double major in social work and psychology, as well as bowling for her new Head Coach Jim Bischoff.  She chose Huntington because “She likes the people, they’re influential, interactive, and they know what they’re talking about. They’re very knowledgeable in their areas. There are a lot of opportunities in the social work field in that area. The bowling coach is super nice and I think he had me before my senior year even started. But I needed to look for a school and not just bowling. The school will be super beneficial for me and bowling in college with an amazing coach will just add on to the whole experience!

Brianna is the daughter of Joe and Tara Fish. Her father Joe was an outstanding scholar-athlete for the University of Michigan’s wrestling team and also is the owner of Twisted Ink Tattoo Shop in Vandercook Lake. Her younger sister Kayla attends Grass Lake High School where she bowls for the Warriors varsity team.

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