Police search husband’s properties in case of Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos

first_imgNew Canaan Police Department(HARTFORD, Conn.) — Police are searching properties of the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mom who vanished amid their contentious custody battle, as well as “mountains” of garbage at a Hartford trash facility.Any potential evidence found at Fotis Dulos’ properties won’t be disclosed as to not “compromise this very active criminal investigation,” New Canaan police said Thursday.These searches come nearly two weeks after Jennifer Dulos, who has five children, was last seen.The 50-year-old New Canaan woman was last heard from while dropping off her children at school, according to police, who say she was believed to be driving her 2017 black Chevrolet Suburban at the time. Her car was later found near Waveny Park in New Canaan, police said.Investigators believe she suffered a “serious physical assault” in her garage, where blood stains were found, according to arrest warrants.Clothes and sponges with Jennifer Dulos’ blood were found in trash cans in Hartford, where surveillance cameras captured a man appearing to be Fotis Dulos disposing of garbage bags, according to the documents. A woman in the passenger seat of the man’s car fit the appearance of Fotis Dulos’ live-in girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, according to the documents.Fotis Dulos, 51, and Troconis, 44, were arrested on Saturday, charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution, according to authorities.They are scheduled to return to court on Tuesday. More charges are likely, prosecutors said earlier this week.As of Thursday, police said they’ve received more than 225 tips in the case.Following a request from authorities, nearly 70 people have offered video surveillance from local homes and businesses from the days surrounding Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance, said police.Jennifer Dulos’ mother filed a motion this week for custody of her grandchildren as the search continues.Anyone with information is asked to call the New Canaan Police’s tip line at 203-594-3544.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

George Floyd protest updates: Famous monument of Robert E. Lee to be removed

first_imgTayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis and across the United States.Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter.Chauvin and the other three officers at the scene, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng, have been fired. The Department of Justice is investigating.This story is being updated throughout the day Thursday. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern:8:30 a.m.: NYPD officer stabbed in neck while working anti-looting patrolIn New York City, police made about 180 arrests Wednesday night as they dispersed protesters in Brooklyn and Manhattan who were demonstrating after the 8 p.m. curfew.The night saw little looting or violence in the city, and the decision to disperse the otherwise orderly crowd drew criticism from the city’s public advocate, Jumaane Williams. “The force used on nonviolent protestors was disgusting,” Williams tweeted. “No looting/no fires. Chants of ‘peaceful protest’ @NYPDnews was simply enforcing an ill advised curfew.” “What happened was completely avoidable,” Williams said.After the stabbing, shots rang out and more officers arrived at the scene. Twenty-two shots were fired and two officers were struck in the hand, officials said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shots were friendly fire or fired by the stabbing suspect. The suspect, who was armed with a hunting knife, was shot by responding officers and is in critical condition, officials said.7:49 a.m.: Russia reports just under 9,000 new cases as US delivers more aidRussia’s coronavirus headquarters said Thursday it had registered 8,831 new cases of COVID-19 and 169 deaths in the past 24 hours. The country’s tally now stands at 441,108 diagnosed cases with 5,384 deaths. Moscow is the hardest-hit city in the country, accounting for about half of all infections. The capital reported 1,998 new cases and 64 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Russia’s coronavirus headquarters. The latest daily caseload is down from a peak of 11,656 new infections reported on May 11, during which Russia registered over 10,000 new cases per day over a 12-day period. Since then, the daily number of new infections has hovered around 9,000.Russia has the third-highest number of cases in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. An American military plane touched down at Vnukovo International Airport outside Moscow on Thursday, delivering another portion of humanitarian aid for the Russian people from the United States. The delivery is part of a $5.6 million donation that includes 200 American-made ventilators and other much-needed medical aid to help Russia combat its coronavirus outbreak, according to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.7:31 a.m.: Keith Ellison says that his team will charge four officers in George Floyd’s death with ‘anything that the law allows’Keith Ellison, attorney general of Minnesota, spoke to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America earlier this morning and confirmed that his team will charge the four officers involved in the death of George Floyd with anything the law allows.“We will charge anything that the facts in the law allow,” he said. “We are not showing fear or favor to any person. If the facts show premeditation an deliberation and we can present that in front of a jury in good faith, we absolutely will charge that particular count.”The Floyd family attorney has been urging Ellison and his team to continue the investigation and do whatever he can to bring first-degree murder charges against Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.Floyd’s autopsy report concluded that he had some pre-existing conditions such as heart disease and hypertension. He also had fentanyl and other intoxicants in his system.Ellison said he does not believe this poses a challenge to the case.“You take your victim as you find them,” said Ellison. “You can’t say that, ‘well, the person who I victimized was not in the very perfect picture of health so it’s their fault that they died at my hands.’ You take your victim as you find them, and I believe that that is a factor that should not weigh.”As far as the charges against the other three officers in the case are concerned, Ellison said that he has to prove that they helped in causing Floyd’s death.“You can look at the tape and see who is sitting where and see the assistance that was given, important assistance to what Chauvin was doing, so we believe — we can also see what was not done,” Ellison explained. “That even despite the pleas and the cries, there was no assistance rendered. So we believe that they were culpable, they assisted in the commission of this offense and that is why we charged them.”Ultimately, Ellison said he was confident about the case and getting the convictions that he wants.Said Ellison: “Yes, absolutely we are confident we can do this. But we understand the challenge in front of us which is why we’re working extra hard … This is a social change moment and this prosecution is essential to achieving that justice.”5:08 a.m.: Millions of dollars raised to help businesses and organizations affected by looting in MinneapolisMore than $4.5 million has been raised to help businesses and organizations along Lake Street rebound after being impacted by looting and vandalism.So far, tens of thousands of people have chipped in to raise the money.On Wednesday, the Minnesota Transitions Charter School held a donations drive for families, students and others in need.“Look at all the people coming together and meeting those needs, today feels great it’s uplifting to the soul,” said Brian Erlandson, superintendent of Minnesota Transitions Charter School.Less than a week ago, their school suffered property and water damage from the riots.“We didn’t know whether or not to cry, express our rage or what. We looked inside and it was so painful,” Erlandson said.But somehow, they’re able to move forward and give back even at a time when they’re down.“Even when tragedy strikes us we’re here for our kids and we always have been and we always will be,” said Shawn Fondow, principal at MTS Secondary.That is just one example of how the community is stepping up for each other. The Lake Street Council organized a fund called “We Love Lake Street.” So far, over 50,000 people have donated more than $4 million.“The $4 million is just a start, we will need a lot more to rebuild,” said ZoeAna Martinez, Lake Street Council community engagement manager.Martinez said a committee is working on how the funds will be distributed and they want to assure everyone the process will be transparent.“Those businesses know that we’re here for them, I’m here for them,” Martinez said.During times like these, generosity is contagious.“It’s just beautiful, I mean, I’m shedding a tear right now as we talk,” said Frederick Joyce, who lives in Robbinsdale.While it will take time to heal, those who work near Lake Street and call this place home aren’t about to give up.“We’re going to make a comeback, we’re going to do it here and it’s going to be better than ever,” Erlandson said.2:53 a.m.: Three NYPD officers injured in Brooklyn with non-life threatening injuriesAt 11:45 p.m. at Church and Flatbush avenues in Brooklyn, New York, two officers at an anti-looting command were approached by a man who slashed one of them on the back of the neck. Shots were subsequently fired and the officers were struck.Hearing the gunfire, a nearby sergeant responded to the scene and shot the suspect, who is now in critical condition.The slashed officer is currently in serious but stable condition at Kings County Hospital.The other two officers were shot in the hand and are at the same hospital in stable condition. All three are expected to survive.The sergeant who fired the shots was also taken to the hospital for treatment of tinnitus.“Thank God all of our officers will recover,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a late night press conference. “It is another example of what it means everyday for the men and women of the NYPD to protect all of us, protect our communities no matter what is happening, the bravery that they show constantly … Thank God our officers came through safely.”12:49 a.m.: Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statueVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans later today to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee along Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, according to reports.The move would be an extraordinary victory for civil rights activists who have been calling for the removal of the statue of Lee, one of the country’s most iconic monuments to the Confederacy, for years.“That is a symbol for so many people, black and otherwise, of a time gone by of hate and oppression and being made to feel less than,” said Del. Jay Jones, a black lawmaker from Norfolk.Northam’s decision comes amid protests across the nation and around the world over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving.12:41 a.m.: Feds charge three for “Boogaloo” movement plot to incite violence at protestsAndrew Lynam is an Army Reservist and his associates, Stephen Parshall and William Loomis, served in the Navy and the Air Force, respectively.According to the FBI, all three were preparing for a coming civil war, and self-identified as part of the so-called “Boogaloo” movement.The men met by chance while attending ReOpen Nevada rallies in April and May, protesting against measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.But as the country was gripped over the past week by protests in dozens of U.S. cities, including Las Vegas, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the three radicals saw an opportunity to foment chaos.Prosecutors say the men were part of an effort to “hijack” the outrage over the death of Floyd, for their own extremist agenda.Adherents of the Boogaloo movement believe in a coming armed conflict that could lead to the fall of civilization.According to a federal criminal complaint, Lynam and Parshall were initially planning to create a disruption at a May 19 ReOpen Nevada rally using fireworks and smoke bombs that would cause “some type of confrontation between the police and the protesters.” The FBI says the men were using tactics from the Irish Republican Army Green Book.A heavy law enforcement presence at the rally caused the two to reconsider, but that is where they met Loomis, who shared their beliefs and wanted to join them to “take action against the U.S. government.”What the men didn’t know was that a confidential human source working for the FBI was also in their midst.Having passed on opportunities to disrupt ReOpen Nevada rallies, Parshall and Loomis discussed “causing an incident to incite chaos and possibly a riot,” in relation to the death of George Floyd by firebombing a power substation, according to court papers.On May 29, the three men joined the protests in Las Vegas. Parshall was angered that the protest had not turned violent, according to the federal complaint.The men agreed to meet the next day for a Black Lives Matter demonstration.Before the meeting, the FBI observed Parshall buying gasoline in a gas can.The men arrived at their appointed place and so did the confidential source who brought with him an FBI undercover agent. Just as the men were preparing their Molotov cocktails for a possible attack, the FBI SWAT Team moved in and arrested them.The FBI seized guns, including an AR-15, ammunition, fireworks, accelerants, rags, glass bottles and four glass jars filled gasoline.9:39 p.m.: LA announces police reformsLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city’s police commission board announced new reforms for the Los Angeles Police Department.The department’s budget won’t be raised and they will begin to find $150 million in cuts, he announced.The decision comes amid calls from protesters to defund the police — a popular chant outside City Hall in recent days.The $150 million in policing cuts will come from a total shift of $250 million from the proposed budget to instead be reallocated to minority communities, he said.“Today President [Barack] Obama challenged mayors to sign a pledge to recognize that there are things that are still not right. I was proud to be one of the first mayors in America to sign that pledge,” Garcetti said at a press conference. “Tonight I want to announce that we aren’t just putting the work of moving forward on the shoulders of activists or of African Americans or police officers. It’s on those of us who you’ve elected.”“Our city identified $250 million in cuts so we can invest in jobs, in health, in education and in healing and those dollars need to be focused on our black community here in Los Angeles,” he added.The department will also be instructed to invest in more implicit bias training, youth programs and oversight programs, according to the mayor. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Yetter offering new header cart for smoother harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Transporting large combine heads is a daily task during harvest. Yetter Farm Equipment introduces the 8500 Head Cart Trailers to make the job safe, quick and easy.“Our Head Cart Trailers were designed using ideas from farmers and dealers. They provide the performance our customers are expecting,” said Tyler Thomas, Yetter territory manager. “They allow clearance for the Stalk Devastator™ or stalk stompers on corn heads, facilitating easy transport and attachment or detachment from the combine.”The trailer design is durable, ready to meet the demands of moving heavy draper heads and large corn heads. Each cart has quick tie-down ratchets and straps that tightly secure heads to the cart. All carts are equipped with twin rest brackets that are adjustable and work with various combine head models. “These rest brackets can be adjusted without tools,” added Thomas.Yetter Head Carts are available in widths of 27′, 32′, 38′, 43′ and 48′. All models feature a central-beam design with adjustable rest brackets and a wide upper bar. The upper bar is open and can store an extra sickle.The 8500 Head Cart lineup comes equipped with several safety and convenience features, including front safety chains, rear brakes at each rear axle, DOT reflective tape and LED taillights. Each cart has a powder-coated finish and is shipped with eight-bolt rims with ST235/80 R16 tires. Molded front fenders protect the truck and head from rock and debris. The front torsion axles and each rear 7,000-pound torsion axle guarantee a smoother ride when transporting combine heads to the next location. For convenient winter storage, the tongue rotates to the main beam.For more information about the 8500 Head Cart Trailers and other Yetter products, contact a Yetter Sales Specialist today.last_img read more

Report: Kansas’ Bill Self Meeting With Charlotte Graduate Transfer Mike Thorne Today

first_imgCharlotte's Mike Thorne goes up for a dunk.Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday, when the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 7 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. Bill Self is already working on setting up his 2015-16 squad. According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, the Kansas coach is meeting with Charlotte graduate transfer Mike Thorne today. Thorne, who has one year of eligibility remaining, averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds a game this past season. Kansas’ Bill Self is visiting graduate transfer Mike Thorne in Charlotte today, per a source. Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon will be in tomorrow.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 26, 2015Kansas is likely to lose forward Kelly Oubre and, potentially, Cliff Alexander and Perry Ellis, but the Jayhawks should be contenders to win the Big 12 once again. Adding Thorne, one of the most-sought after graduate transfers in the country, would be a big boost for Kansas’ potential in 2015-16.last_img read more

Video: Notre Dame RBs, WRs Give Shoutouts To Fighting Irish NFL Hall of Famers Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown

first_imgNotre Dame's Jerome Bettis.Notre Dame Jerome Bettis Tim BrownSaturday night was a good night for the Notre Dame football program. The Fighting Irish witnessed two of their former players, Jerome Bettis and Tim Brown, reach the sport’s pinnacle. Bettis, who played running back at ND from 1990-92, and Brown, a wide receiver in South Bend, Ind., from 1984-87, were inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. This morning, Notre Dame’s current running backs and wide receivers gave shoutouts to Bettis and Brown for their achievements. One more shoutout to our Hall of Famers ( @JeromeBettis36 & @81TimBrown ) from our RBs/WRs. #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/kazzqZVd3E— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 9, 2015Bettis and Brown are certainly two players the current Notre Dame student-athletes should be aspiring to emulate. Notre Dame opens its season Sept. 5 against Texas.last_img read more

The CelticsWizards Series Is Tight The Teams Defenses Are Not

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (May 9, 2017), we’re joined by FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring to break down the latest news from the NBA playoffs as we edge closer and closer to the conference championships. We discuss Celtics vs. Wizards and the sweeps by the Cavaliers and the Warriors. Next, the Mets have had a wild week, but is their injury-ridden squad cursed? Finally, FiveThirtyEight’s Christie Aschwanden returns to fill us in on the attempts to run a two-hour marathon. Plus, a significant digit on Ryan Howard.You can check FiveThirtyEight’s latest NBA predictions, which are updated after every game.The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks says the Celtics-Wizards series has been a game of coaching Whac-A-Mole.In his latest piece, FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring takes a look at Draymond Green’s defensive prowess.Chris also wrote about how Isaiah Thomas, the shortest guy in the NBA, became unstoppable.Rob Arthur wrote about the Mets’ unremarkable injury woes.FiveThirtyEight’s latest MLB predictions (updated after every game) currently give the Mets a 38 percent chance of making the playoffs.FiveThirtyEight’s Christie Aschwanden shared some thoughts on Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run a two-hour marathon. He came tantalizingly close.Significant Digit: .184, Ryan Howard’s batting average for the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A Gwinnett team. Howard was released from his contract on Monday after 11 games. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code FiveThirtyEight read more

Good better Best Gymnast carries battered Buckeyes

Plagued with injuries that sidelined four girls for the remainder of the season, the OSU women’s gymnastics team will rely heavily on the shoulders of junior Rebecca Best in 2010.“Her role will continue to be one of our most consistent competitors,” coach Carey Fagan said. “So we’re going to lean on her pretty heavily again this year.”Best is Ohio State’s first returning All-American in gymnastics since 1999. Best earned All-American honors on floor in last year’s National Championship and scored a 9.850 on floor at the April 16 NCAA Championship. She became the sixth Buckeye to earn national laurels in gymnastics.When recruiting Best, Fagan said she recognized the potential in her athletic prowess.“[Best] has a natural quickness and speed, and she’s incredibly strong,” Fagan said. “Those are all things in gymnastics you have to have.”On her recruiting trip, Best said the connection she felt with the girls played a major role in her decision to come to OSU.“One of the first things I noticed when I came here was how close all the girls were,” Best said. “Then I fell in love with the campus when they took me on the tour.”In her time at OSU, Best has amassed some impressive honors and accomplishments within gymnastics.Last season, Best was second in the all-around, vault and beam while ranking third on floor and bars among the Buckeyes. In ’08 and ’09 she was named a second-team All-Big Ten honoree. At the 2009 NCAA Central Regional Championships, Best posted a career-high all-around total of 39.350 for the second consecutive time (a 40.000 is a perfect score in all 4 events). She was named the OSU team’s Impact Player on beam and earned the “O”-chievement Award for most valuable performer.And that was just her sophomore season.But Fagan said the biggest growth she’s seen in Best in her time at OSU is not in her gymnastics, but in her sense of leadership. Although an aggressive competitor, Best is quiet and her personality is reserved, Fagan said.“I think as a member of the team she’s really developing as a leader in terms of sharing her experiences with the other kids, really developing that whole concept of being on a team,” Fagan said. “Contributing not just as an individual, but how she can help her teammates, giving them tips here and there.”Associate Athletic Director and Sports Administrator for OSU gymnastics, Heather Lyke, also recognizes a progression in Best’s overall performance. “She is determined to improve every year and continues to grow as a leader on our team,” Lyke said.At their home opener in St. John Arena on Jan. 16, the Buckeyes took second to Oregon State, where the loss of girls due to injury seemed to affect the team’s overall performance.Despite Best’s slip up on floor near the end of the meet, Fagan believes the pressure of being the athletic leader of the team will help Best in the long run.“I think she’ll snap out of it, because she learns with every mistake that she makes,” Fagan said. “Very rarely does she make the same mistake twice.”What makes Best unique among gymnasts is her continued increase in difficulty level over the years, Fagan said.“That’s not typical in college gymnastics. A lot of time kids come and have to maintain their skills as they get older,” Fagan said. “But Rebecca’s still developing and I think she’s going to continue to be a standout.”What Best likes most about gymnastics is not the applause or the recognition for her multiple achievements, but rather a simplistic enjoyment of acrobatics.“I like to flip and I like to go as high as I can. It’s just fun to see how many skills [I] can do,” Best said. “I like to get the scores and see how much better [I] do from the last meet.”Although she says staying consistent is one of her main goals for the season, Best added to her beam routine a handspring-layout-layout. Imagine someone flipping onto their feet from a handstand, followed by two front flips with legs straight out, toes pointed, all while landing on a balance beam measuring 10 centimeters in width.Fagan said despite trying to better the girls’ routines, they have to remain somewhat conservative to keep the girls healthy and to get them through the season. Watering down routines for now, the girls will build them back up before Championships.“I think the biggest thing is for the team to pull together with all these injuries. At the beginning of the year we set some pretty big goals of winning Big Ten’s and qualifying in NCAA’s,” Fagan said. “But it’s going to take a lot of team chemistry to develop between now and then.”With nine meets left before Big Ten Championships, Fagan took a moment to look ahead to next year. She has big dreams for Best in her final season, like becoming a team captain.“I think she can be a repeat All-American,” Fagan said. “One of the goals I’ve set for her is to be a Big Ten Champion, whether it’s on an event or in the all-around, that’s something we’re working towards.”And what does Best want?“To do better than last year,” she said. “That’s always my goal.” read more

Ohio State mens volleyball set for Top 15 matchup against Loyola

Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson fires a serve during a match against Lees-McRae Jan. 17 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorIn the midst of a four-match winning streak, the No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes are set to see how they stack up against the nation’s best.The Buckeyes (4-3, 2-0) are scheduled to travel to Chicago to take on No. 1 Loyola Saturday at 5 p.m.OSU snagged a pair of conference victories last weekend, beating Quincy in straight sets and then Lindenwood in a 3-1 decision.The Ramblers (6-1, 0-0) lone loss came Jan. 4 against then-No. 11 USC and are led by redshirt-senior opposite Joseph Smalzer, who was named First-Team All-American last season after leading the country in service aces with 74.“(Loyola) has the best server in the nation,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said of Smalzer. “We’ve done lots of drills to help us slow him down.”The Ramblers rose to No. 1 in the rankings after wins at Sacred Heart and No. 13 Harvard last weekend.“It would be very exciting to be the team to knock them down from the top,” redshirt-junior setter Peter Heinen said.The Buckeyes are familiar with the “weapons” Loyola has, and the team is prepared strategically as well, Henchy said.Freshman outside hitter Gabriel Domecus said that even though they will be going against other top schools later in the season, this match will be one of the biggest matches of the season.“This is a conference matchup, and Loyola happens to be the top team in the country,” Domecus said. “This will prove that we have the ability to hang with all the teams in the country.”OSU coach Pete Hanson said the team has already been exposed to top competition early in the season — in Hawaii — which has prepared them for yet another match on the road.“It’s unfortunate that the first four times we have played top teams this season have all been on the road, instead of in our own building, but it is what it is, and eventually those teams are going to come to us, so we just have to bide our time,” Hanson said. read more

Ohio State womens soccer falls in double overtime to Toledo 10

Then-junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber (5) watches her teammates during a game against Purdue Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Managing editor for contentAfter two scoreless periods, the Ohio State women’s soccer team lost in double overtime against the Toledo Rockets, 1-0, Tuesday.“(Toledo’s) style is very disruptive,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “They were extremely effective tonight in putting us under a lot of pressure, and we made some poor decisions and did not adjust well.”Redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Megan Geldernick had another solid performance, totaling six saves. The only goal allowed during the game was scored in the 105th minute by Toledo junior midfielder Geri Siudzinski.OSU was outshot 19-14 over the course of the game, a category the team trailed in through their first three games of the season as well. Senior forward Kayla Varner said she was disappointed by the team’s lack of offense.“We didn’t come out as hot as we should have,” she said. “We kind of dropped off and let them dictate the pace of the game, which shouldn’t have happened and that was the biggest thing — playing catch-up.”Toledo was the first non-ranked opponent on OSU’s schedule so far this season. Varner said it was still tough playing an unranked team, though.“I think that’s almost more challenging,” Varner said. “You have to get up for the game because you know they’re going to come in and give you hell for it.”The Buckeyes are 1-3-0 for the season. The game marked the team’s third consecutive loss after losing to then-No. 4 North Carolina and in its home opener against then-No. 4 Virginia Tech.Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said the team still has work to do.“I think we have a lot of potential for a really good season but we just have to put the pieces together,” Gruber said. “We have to start finishing our chances, but also be really good on defense, like we were the first three games, and put two halves together, and just move on from it.”The Buckeyes are next scheduled to play Dayton on Friday at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the first of two home games this weekend. OSU is set to play George Mason Sunday at 2 p.m. in Columbus. read more