Lauren McKinzie opened the season in style for the Ohio University women’s golf team last weekend.
The sophomore helped the Bobcats to the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history and did it with her best performance on the collegiate links.
McKinzie, the 2008 Gazette MVP and a four-time All-Gazette selection at Highland, crushed her previous best for a 54-hole event with a 15-over-par 231 (81-73-77), tying teammate Hailey Hrynewich for 24th.
McKinzie’s day helped Ohio finished sixth with a three-round score of 918 — the lowest for the school since 1999.
She was a WGCA All-American Scholar last season, playing in 10 tournaments and 23 rounds with an 83.7 average.
Wide receiver Anthony Schrock (Wadsworth) caught seven passes for a game-high 96 yards, but they weren’t enough as Walsh fell to Edinboro 35-34. Schrock caught a touchdown from quarterback Paul Kempe with 8 seconds left, but the Cavaliers failed on the two-point conversion.
• Steven Uhler (Brunswick) caught a 5-yard touchdown as Ohio Wesleyan opened the season with a 37-20 win over Bluffton. The junior wideout finished with three catches for 40 yards.
• Linebacker Adam Cepik (Cloverleaf) had a team-high 11 tackles as Heidelberg crushed Alma 52-7.
• Junior Chad Toocheck (Medina) had a pair of receptions, including a 15-yard touchdown, as West Alabama defeated Clark Atlanta 42-6.
• Carlton Watkins (Buckeye) had seven tackles in Tiffin’s heartbreaking loss to McKendree.
• Kyle Sirl (Cloverleaf) had a pair of tackles as Youngstown State crushed Morehead State 67-13.
• Luke Currens (Wadsworth) assisted on a pair of tackles in Taylor’s 58-7 drubbing of Anderson.
• Defensive lineman John Guilford (Black River) assisted on two tackles as Valparaiso dropped a non-league game with Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 34-31.
• Mason Schreck (Medina) picked up 5 yards on one catch for Buffalo in a 70-13 loss to No. 23 Baylor.
• Nick Bavaro (Medina) was 4-for-4 on extra points and kicked a field goal in Case Western Reserve’s 37-16 win over Marietta. Seamus McDonald (Medina) started on the Spartans’ offensive line.
Defender Bill Gamble (Brunswick) had the game-winning goal to lift Baldwin Wallace over Virginia Wesleyan 2-1. The score was the fourth in the junior’s career and first of the season.
• Junior Jacob Naumann (Highland) attempted a pair of shots as Cleveland State beat Marshall 2-1. The 2010 Gazette MVP is in his second season with the Vikings after spending his first at Florida Atlantic.
Summer Setliff (Buckeye) recorded the first multiple-goal game of her career to help Muskingum outlast Point Park 2-1. Alyson Joyce (Buckeye) came off the bench and recorded a shot on goal.
• Senior forward Rachel Gokey (Cloverleaf) scored on a header in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as Baldwin Wallace dropped its first game of the season with a 3-1 loss to Virginia Wesleyan in the championship match of the Christopher (Va.) Newport University Captains Classic. Hannah Cavalier (Cloverleaf) netted a goal in the Yellow Jackets’ 2-1 overtime win over the host Captains.
• Lindsay Janmey (Highland) scored for the first time this season for Wittenberg, but Hanover scored 2 minutes later to pick up a 2-1 win.
• Becca Candler (Medina) had a goal and assist as Indiana crushed Eastern Kentucky 5-0. In six games, Candler haa two goals and two assists.
• Goalkeeper Taylor Burke (Medina) recorded her third straight shutout as Florida blanked Oklahoma State. Burke needed just one save for the 18th clean sheet of her career.
• Michaella Stucky (Medina) stopped four shots as Walsh picked up a 1-0 win over West Virginia Wesleyan.
• Kailie Reed (Wadsworth) stopped three shots to pick up her third win of the season as Hiram crushed Medaille (N.Y.) 10-2.
• Junior Jessica Finkler (Brunswick resident/Holy Name) recorded an assist as Mount Union forged a 3-3 tie with Fredonia State (N.Y.).
A career night from middle blocker Laura McDermott (Cloverleaf) helped Morehead State to a thrilling five-game win over Montana State. McDermott smacked down a collegiate-best 20 kills in posting a .371 hitting efficiency.
• Leslie Giordon (Medina) posted 12 kills to help Fairmont State take down Pitt-Johnstown 3-2 at the Falcon Fest Tournament. Giordon added seven putdowns in the team’s loss later in the day to Seton Hill.
• Thanks to 12 assists from Sarah Schleich (Cloverleaf), No. 11 Mount Union won the Nazareth Golden Tournament with a 3-0 win over host Nazareth (N.Y.). The junior setter had 16 helpers in the team’s win earlier in the day over Scranton (Pa.).
North Central’s Brent Gaither (Medina) took 17th at the Aurora Invitational, clocking 26:10.2 in his first 8K race of the season.
• Evan McKee (Medina) placed 38th as Ohio Northern took runner-up at the Hanover Invitational. McKee clocked 28:01 and was followed by his younger brother, Ian McKee, who was 63rd in 29:16.
• Kevin Paradise (Medina) was 39th in 16:27.14 as UNC Asheville finished fifth at the Western Carolina Invitational.
• Tony Kall (Medina) placed 64th for Muskingum at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational. His time of 29:43 aided the Muskies to a 10th-place finish.
Ryan Rao (Medina) tied for 34th in helping Notre Dame College tie for seventh at the Dye Intercollegiate. He finished with 168 strokes for two days.
• Through one round at the Marshall Invitational, Cleveland State’s Patrick Luth (Medina) is tied for 59th with a combined 9-over 151.
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