Score: Ohio 0, Ohio State 3
Records: Ohio (1-7, 0-1 MAC), Ohio State (4-2, 0-0 B10)
Location: Athens, Ohio
Short Story: The Ohio field hockey team (1-7, 0-1 MAC) continued the home portion of the 2017 season suffering a 3-0 loss at home to in-state rival Ohio State (4-2, 0-0 B10) on a warm Sunday (Sept. 17) afternoon in Athens, Ohio.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Both teams came out on the attack at the start of the match.
- Ohio State would strike first in the 2nd minute on an unassisted goal by Morgan Kile to give the Buckeyes an early 1-0 lead.
- Ohio would get a corner opportunity in the 11th minute, but the Bobcats were unable to convert.
- Ohio State would win the shot battle in the first half 7-2
- The Buckeyes would also win the first half penalty corner battle 3-2.
- Ohio State would lead 1-0 going into halftime.
- The second half saw an aggressive Ohio State squad.
- Ohio State started off the half with a corner opportunity taken by Maddy Humphrey.
- The Buckeyes would strike first at the start of the first half with a goal scored by Maartje Bongers, assisted by Ester Clotet Alsina and Maddy Humphrey.
- Alex Pennington (Easton, Pa.) would make a save in the 46th minute of the game on a shot from Lauren Carroll to keep the Ohio State lead at 2-0.
- The Buckeyes would have three consecutive corner opportunities in the 53rd minute.
- Ohio State would earn its third point in the 54th minute, making it 3-0.
- Maddy Humphrey scored the Buckeyes third goal once again and Morgan Kile would notch the assist.
- Maddy Humphrey took two penalty corners during the 51st and 52nd minute of the game.
- Ohio State would win the shot battle, adding seven shots in the second period for a total of 14 shots on the game compared to no shots from Ohio in the second half and two on the day.
- Ohio State would also take the penalty corner battle 11-3.
- Ballard recorded two shots for the Bobcats on the game.
- Pennington would record four saves, allowing three in her 70 minutes of work.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The Buckeyes are now leading the all-time series with Ohio 27-10-3.
"We did a lot of good stuff, but not enough to be successful. Especially in the second half. They're a good team; I think we can take a lot of positives in the fact that we stayed with them for periods of play. But it wasn't a good enough performance to win that game." We have to improve everywhere. We lose games like that and we should be more competitive this weekend, but the scoreboard doesn't indicate that. On every error, we have to make improvements." – Head coach Neil Macmillian
"Overall, like coach said, we were doing well for periods of play, so we're playing really well for certain periods and we just have to get it all at the same level." – Freshman Claire Buckey
Ohio continues hits the road to continue MAC-play when they head to Appalachian State for a battle with the Mountaineers on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.