Blitz: Sept. 30, 2018

Women’s Golf: At the end of the first day of the Golden Grizzlies Invitational at Katke-Cousins Golf Course on Monday, Sept. 24, Oakland sat in second place with a first round score of 318 (+30) behind Loyola Chicago.

Alexis Jones and Veronica Haque tied for second place as they each carded 76 (+4). Zaafina Naqvi, Kylee Sullivan and Maddelyn Zack all shot a 83 (+11).

At the second round of the Golden Grizzlies Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 25, Oakland and Loyola Chicago ended as co-champions with identical team scores of 638 (+62).

Jones finished second in the tournament with a final score of 152 (+8). Haque tied for 11th carding a 161 (+17) while Zack shot a 79 (+7) to tie for 13th place.

The Golden Grizzlies have either won or shared the invitational title three of the last four years. On Oct. 8-9, Oakland will travel to Eastern Michigan University for the Shirley Spork Invitational.

Women’s Soccer @ UDM: Oakland women’s soccer traveled to rival University of Detroit Mercy’s home field on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The Golden Grizzlies defeated UDM 1-0 in the annual Metro Series.

Alexa Sabbagh scored her first goal of the season at the 72nd minute with an assist from Sydnye Gagner. In goal, Jaimie Leas recorded her first shutout of the season as Oakland improved their record to 3-5-3. For the 2018-2019 school year, the Black and Gold lead the Metro Series 4-0.

Volleyball vs. NKU: Oakland volleyball fell to Northern Kentucky University 3-1 on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the O’rena.

Mackenzie Schneider recorded a career best 16 kills with two service aces. Aleksandra Malek added 15 blocks while Sydney Man had a career best 21 digs. Krysteena Davis registered 12 kills and added five blocks with a .400 hitting percentage on the day.

The Black and Gold take on Wright State at home on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Men’s Soccer @ IUPUI: On Saturday, Oct. 29, Oakland men’s soccer visited Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The Golden Grizzlies fell 0-1 in double-overtime.

Noah Jensen recorded five shots, and Dylan Borczak had three shots. Sullivan Lauderdale had five saves on goal, but IUPUI got the game-winning goal at the 4:40 mark in second overtime. As a team, Oakland had 13 corner kick chances.

The Golden Grizzlies will return home on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and will host No. 19 Michigan.

Women’s Soccer vs Green Bay: Women’s soccer hosted University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday, Sept. 29. The hard fought game resulted in a 0-0 tie.

To lead the Golden Grizzlies, Gagner recorded three shots with Sabbagh, Ali Amante and Hollie Clement each recording two shots. Overall, Oakland outshot Green Bay 14-3.

Oakland will travel to Youngstown State University on Saturday, Oct. 6.