The Blitz

Katie LaDuke, Staff Reporter

Volleyball @ Northern Kentucky University: Oakland volleyball traveled to Northern Kentucky University on Friday, Oct. 27. The Golden Grizzlies came out on top in four sets (25-15, 25-17, 28-30, 25-22) and had several players record career highs.

Darien Bandel led the Black and Gold in kills with 24, while tying a career high 16 digs, and Aleksandra Malek recorded 10 kills to tie a career high. On the defense side, Maddie Lentz had a career high 18 digs with Darrin Rice coming up with 13 digs. Jordan Lentz also had nine digs, six blocks, four kills and a career high of 57 assists.

Swimming and Diving @ Wayne State University: Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated Wayne State University on Friday, Oct. 27 at Matthaei Center Natatorium.

The men’s team finished with a score of 187-110. Joe Smith placed first in the 1-meter dive with a final score of 332.4 and also put up a score of 294.82 in the 3-meter diving competition. For the women’s team, the final score came to be 182-114. Grace Shinske recorded a set of first place finishes with victories in the 100-yard backstroke (56.33), the 200 backstroke (2:03.15), 100 fly (57.34) and 200 medley relay (1:46.35).

Women’s Soccer @ UIC: Oakland women’s soccer visited Chicago, Ill. on Friday, Oct. 27 to take on the University of Illinois-Chicago. The Golden Grizzlies were topped 0-1.

Leading Oakland, Vlad Gurovski and Vanessa Ogbonna each recorded a shot on goal. Lauren Bos and Cecillie Dokka also added one shot each. In goal, Sophia Braun had a total of five saves. The Golden Grizzlies finished their season with an overall record 3-14-1 and 3-6 in the Horizon League.

Volleyball @ Wright State: Oakland volleyball earned another four-set win (25-17, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23) on Saturday, Oct. 28 against Wright State in Fairborn, Ohio.

Leading Oakland’s defense, Rice came up with 19 digs and Bandel added 17 digs for a career high along with 14 kills. Maddie Lentz also recorded 10 digs of her own with Krysteena Davis adding 11 kills and five of Oakland’s nine blocks.

Men’s Soccer @ UIC: Oakland men’s soccer took on UIC on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Chicago, Ill. The Golden Grizzlies’ four-game win streak came to an end in a 0-1 loss to the Flames.

The Black and Gold came up with a total of eight shots with three shots on goal from Spencer Nolff, Wilfred Williams and Alec Greene. In goal, Wes Mink recorded five saves to tie a season-high. However, this was not enough to withstand UIC’s lone goal in the first half.