Sporting blitz, week of 9/8


Sporting Blitz

Cross Country

Oakland University’s Ashley Burr finished first in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Midwest Open on Sept. 13. She finished the 5k with a time of 18:20.2. The Golden Grizzlies men’s runners Nathan Ziolko and Andrew Bowman finished third and fourth in their contest. The women finished in second place and the men in third.


Jessica Dodd won tournament MVP honors after a 5-set victory over Army on Sunday. The round-robin tournament also featured Binghamton and Holy Cross, who finished in second place. OU went 3-0 in the stretch. Dodd’s teammates Amanda Baker and  Sammy Condon also made the all-tourney team.


Matching up against No. 25 ranked Denver the Golden Grizzlies fell short in a comeback attempt, losing 3-2 in the match. The team played Air Force on Sunday, which resulted in a shut-out 1-0. The men have fallen to 0-4 on the season. The women lost to Colorado College 1-0 and Air Force 5-1, dropping the squad to 1-6 for the year. Alice Palmer scored her first goal of the season for the women’s team.


A pair of OU golden arms in Jake Paulson and Tim Koons finished their first season in the minor league system for the MLB. Paulson made 18 appearances boasted a 3.72 ERA while recording four saves, and striking out 27 batters in 19.1 innings pitched. Paulson is with the Cincinnati Reds rookie team summer affiliate.  Koons is playing for the River City Rascals in the frontier league and pitched six innings in the division title clinching game. He finished with a 5.17 ERA.