The Blitz

Katie LaDuke , Staff Reporter

Women’s Golf: Oakland University women’s golf finished in fourth place shooting a 932 (+68) at the two-day Shirley Spork EMU Invitational at the Eagle Crest Golf Club.

After day one, Veronica Haque tied for eighth with a two-round score of 151 (+7), and Elle Nichols tied for 11th with 152 (+8). Alexis Jones finished the tournament tied for seventh carding 227 (+11). Haque ended the tournament with an overall score 229 (+13) to finish tied for 12th.

Volleyball @ IUPUI: On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Oakland volleyball traveled to Indianapolis to take on IUPUI. The Golden Grizzlies came out on top in three sets (25-16, 25-20, 25-18.) With this win and a Northern Kentucky loss, Oakland moved to be tied for first with IUPUI in the Horizon League.

Darrin Rice led the Black and Gold with 16 digs, and Darien Bandel led in kills with 13.  Sammy Condon also set a career-high five service aces along with 10 kills.

Cross Country: At the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, Ill. on Friday, Oct. 13, Oakland men’s cross country competed in the Red 8K while the women’s team ran the Red 6K.

The men’s team finished with a total 176 points to come in seventh. Bryce Stroede ran a time of 24:51.5 to place eighth out of 217 runners. Close behind was Jacob Bowman, who came in 13th at 25:01.4. For the women, Maggie Schneider placed third out of 247 runners with a time of 21:02.3. Rachel Levy also placed in the top 10 finishing at 21:17.4.

Volleyball @ UIC: Oakland volleyball upped their win streak to six with a three-set victory (25-22, 25-12, 26-24) over UIC on Friday, Oct. 13 in Chicago, Ill. The Golden Grizzlies are still tied with IUPUI for first place in the conference.

Bandel recorded a team high of 10 kills while adding two service aces, four blocks and three digs. Krysteena Davis also added 11 blocks, three kills and one dig while Condon had eight kills and six blocks.

Women’s Soccer: Due to rainy weather creating poor field conditions, Oakland women’s soccer hosted Milwaukee at the Total Sports Complex for an evening homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Golden Grizzlies fell to the Phoenix 4-0.

Early on in the first half, Emma Voelker attempted two of Oakland’s three shots while Vanessa Ogbonna came up with the third shot and delivered the sole shot on goal for the Golden Grizzlies. Milwaukee recorded three of their goals within 10 minutes towards the end of the first half. The final goal for the Phoenix was added in the second half at the 69th minute. Nadine Maher saved a total of six shots in goal for the Black and Gold.