The Sporting Blitz – October 28


Season Record: 16-5


Oct. 23 and 24 — The Oakland University volleyball team was victorious in both of their weekend matches, defeating Oral Roberts in five sets Friday, and Centenary in three sets Saturday.


In the first match, OU was led offensively by Meghan Bray and Jenna Lange, who each contributed 18 kills. Ashley Nevelle also had 49 assists as the Grizzlies notched their second victory over Oral Roberts this season. Against Centenary, Oakland worked quickly, winning in straight sets. Allison Bell set a new school record with a .818 hitting percentage for the match.


OU will play four matches on the road in the next two weeks before returning home to conclude the regular season.


Men’s soccer

Season Record: 8-4-2


Oct. 21 — The Golden Grizzlies rounded out their home schedule with a matchup against the University of Detroit-Mercy, winning 3-1. Sophomore Josh Bennett was in on all three goals, picking up three assists. Shane Lyons, Winston Henderson, and Danny Sowell scored goals for OU.


The team was scheduled to travel to Indianapolis, Ind. to play Butler University Tuesday, but the match was postponed indefinitely.


Women’s soccer

Season Record: 7-7-1


Oct. 23 — Oakland put forth a huge offensive effort, defeating IPFW 4-0 Friday in a game of major significance in the Summit League standings. Entering the match, OU and IPFW were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the standings. The top four teams at season’s end will qualify for the conference tournament.


Sophomore Deanna Colarossi had two goals, while freshmen Marlen Knoph and Katie Bramble also scored.