Sporting blitz week of Oct. 22


Sporting Blitz

Men’s Basketball

Oakland was picked to finish seventh in the 2014-15 Horizon League Preseason Poll. The league’s nine head coaches, staff and media voted on the preseason poll. Corey Petros and Kahlil Felder were preseason all-league selections, with Petros named to the first team and Felder to the second. 

Women’s Basketball

Elena Popkey has been named to the Madness 2014-2015 Preseason All-Horizon League Women’s Basketball Second Team. Popkey averaged 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds last season, posting six games of over 20 points along the way. 

Cross Country

Jacob Bowman finished 29th out of 247 runners in the men’s 8K Red race with a time of 25:24.5, leading the Oakland men’s cross country team to a 16th place finish at the Bradley Pink Classic held Oct. 17. Karli Keur ran the women’s 6K Red race at 22.27.4 to help the women’s team to a 17th place finish.

The Oakland cross country teams will travel to Dexter, Mich. to compete at the EMU Fall Classic Friday, Oct. 24 as the Nov. 1 Horizon League Championships near closer.

OU Football Club

The Football Club took to the road to defeat Miami (OH) 28-12 Oct. 18.

Men’s Soccer

Matt Dudley scored a goal and recorded an assist for the Golden Grizzlies (6-5-1) as Oakland defeated Belmont, 2-0, to stay in first place in the Horizon League Oct. 18 at the Oakland Soccer Field. Oakland posted its fifth consecutive shutout, tying for the fourth-longest streak in program history. 

Matt Rickard capped it for the Golden Grizzlies in the 85th minute, receiving a long pass from Dudley for a breakaway and finishing to the left post. Wes Mink had five saves in his sixth win of the season. Oakland has not allowed a goal in over 489 minutes of action dating back to Oct. 1. 

Women’s Soccer

Alison Holland posted her second consecutive shutout as Oakland (4-9-2, 2-2-1) took Milwaukee (5-9-2, 1-3-2) to a scoreless draw Oct. 18 at Engelmann Field. Holland made two saves on 11 shots for her third shutout of the season. Joan Sieja led the Golden Grizzles with three shots. Aly Rawson scored a second half goal but it was reversed following a penalty. 

Oakland stood strong as the team’s defensive wall blocked two consecutive Milwaukee free kicks outside the 18-yard box to keep the score even. Oakland’s best chance came in the 76th minute as Vlad Gurovski broke in all alone on a breakaway, taking the ball deep into the box on the left side. Milwaukee goalkeeper Paige Lincicum came out for a challenge to cut off the angle and made a sliding foot save off Gurovski’s shot.


Cassie Pelloni led Oakland in kills with 16, as the Golden Grizzlies fell to Green Bay Oct. 17 in four sets 25-22, 22-25, 25-10, 25-23.

The Golden Grizzlies would rebound the next day behind Sammy Condon’s team-high 14 kills and eight blocks as Oakland defeated league-leading Milwaukee at the Klotsche Center, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18. Oakland is now 13-9, 5-2.