Sept. 12, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Playing under the lights in Athens, the Ohio State field hockey team defeated Ohio, 1-0, in an overtime shootout Wednesday evening at Pruitt Field. Sophomore Kaitlyn Wagner notched the gamewinner, making the final attempt to give the Buckeyes (3-3) the 1-0 victory following a best of-five shootout vs. the Bobcats (4-3).
Despite creating multiple offensive chances for both teams, neither squad could find the back of the cage through 70 minutes of regulation and two overtime sessions, leading to a shootout.
After Ohio successfully converted on its first try, senior forward Berta Queralt netted the team’s first attempt to tie the shootout at one. Ohio pulled ahead, 2-1, on its second attempt, but freshman Peanut Johnson answered with a make to tie it at 2-2.
After the Bobcats were denied on their final two chances by junior goalkeeper Emma Voelker, Wagner, a native of Oley, Pa., posted the gamewinner to take the shootout by a score of 3-2 and close the contest a 1-0 win. The OSU back has started in every contest the Buckeyes have played in the last two seasons.
Voelker played solid for the Buckeyes in front of goal, collecting four saves to improve to 3-3 overall. The OSU backfield, which has now collected three shutouts in 2012, limited the Bobcats to just five shots and two penalty corners in both overtimes.
Overall, the Buckeyes held a 15-14 advantage in shots and a 10-7 lead in penalty corners. Queralt had four shots on goal, while sophomore Mona Frommhold had five shots, including three on goal.
Ohio State is now 3-1 in away games in 2012. The Buckeyes will next travel to face Bucknell at 10 a.m. Sunday in Lewisburg, Pa.