The Sporting Blitz: Sept. 28, 2016


VOLLEYBALL (10-6, 2-0)

Volleyball began its conference season undefeated against Cleveland State and Youngstown State.

W 3-2 at Cleveland State

After a close 25-23 win in the first set, Oakland dropped off he map with a 25-15 second-set loss. The Golden Grizzlies climbed back to a 22-25 loss before finally finishing the Vikings off with wins  at 25-18 and 15-9.

Melissa Deatsch led with 18 kills. Sammy Condon and Darien Bandel followed with 16 (career high) and 11, respectively. Deatsch also had two service aces and led the team in digs with 17. Alli Gutschow got 14 digs and Jordan Lentz 10. Condon led in block assists with seven.

W 3-2 at Youngstown State

Another back and forth.

Condon led the team with 16 digs. Deatsch had 14 and Darien Bandel and Jessica Dood had 10. Lentz and Condon had four block assists each.

Next home game: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, vs. UIC.



Oakland finished 2nd out of 17 at the Northern Kentucky University Fall Collegiate Classic.

Connor Jones led Oakland with +4 overall (T8). Jacob Johnson (+6, T12) and Marc Norton (+6, T12) were also in the top-20 overall. Chris Handy (T23) and Jake Kneen (T32) rounded out Oakland’s ranks.

Oakland has two more tournaments to round out the fall season: The Cleveland State University Invitational and the Dayton Flyer Invitational.