Score: Ohio 2, Indiana 3
Records: Ohio (3-10, 1-3 MAC), Indiana (6-8, 0-4 B10)
Location: Bloomington, Ind.
Short Story: The Ohio field hockey team (3-10, 1-3 MAC) suffered a 3-2 loss to Big 10-opponent Indiana (6-8, 0-4 B10) on a rainy Sunday afternoon (Oct. 8) in Bloomington, Ind.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Indiana would come out looking to score right away, posting seven shots in the first 10 minutes of the contest
- The Hoosiers would strike first on an unassisted goal by Taylor Swope on a rebounded save in the 10th minute to give Indiana an early 1-0 lead.
- Ohio would respond in the 19th minute on a corner opportunity with a shot by Kendall Ballard (Charlottesville, Va.) sent in by Megan Silveira (Kitchener, Ontario) and set by Emma Eggleston (Houston, Tex.).
- The Hoosiers were quick to extend their lead on a corner opportunity in the 23rd minute on a goal by Kelsey Giese assisted by Claire woods to put Indiana up 2-1.
- Indiana would then earn a penalty stroke in the 28th minute.
- Ciara Girouard would take the shot and score to increase Indiana's lead to 3-1 just before the half ended.
- Indiana would win the shot battle 12-2 and the corner battle 4-2 in the first half.
- Pennington would tally five saves in the first half.
- The second half would start off slow, but the Bobcats remained on the attack throughout.
- Ohio would lessen the Hoosiers' lead in the 63rd minute on an unassisted goal by Maria Russell (Hudson, Ohio) on a rebounded shot making it a 3-2 game with seven minutes remaining.
- Ohio was unable to convert any more shot attempts, resulting in Indiana's 3-2 victory.
- Ballard led the way for Ohio in shots with four and three shots on goal as well as one goal.
- Russell would record two shots and one goal.
- Brittany Keen (Perth, Western Australia) and Silveira each added a single shot for Ohio.
- Silveira and Eggleston each earned one assist.
- Ohio would add six shots to its total in the second half bringing the total to eight while Indiana added three to its total of 15.
- The Hoosiers would win the corner battle 6-4.
- Pennington finished the day with eight saves on 11 shots faced in her 70 minutes of work.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Indiana now leads the series with Ohio 7-5.
"Overall, I'm very proud of how our team fought today. Maria [Russell] did a great job, especially in the second half, coming back from being down and fighting back to be in contention at the end. I thought that our execution and our ability to generate shots in front of the goal was excellent in the second half and coming away with the one goal to tie the game up was very encouraging. What was wrong today was our lack of discipline. Kendall and Emma played extremely well in the midfield despite the Indiana effort to shut them down, they did a great job of progressing. With our midfield and backfield, we did a really good job of passing the ball around. Without question, we played the prettiest hockey out there today, although it wasn't successful, it can put us back in the right direction." - Head coach Neil Macmillian