Aug. 29, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The sixth-ranked Ohio State field hockey team continues its home schedule at 3 p.m. Wednesday, hosting in-state opponent Ohio at Buckeye Varsity Field. The Buckeyes (0-2, 0-0 Big Ten) will look to rebound with a victory after dropping two games last weekend against No. 15 Duke and New Hampshire to open the campaign.
GAMETRACKER Gametracker of the game Wednesday will be available on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. A link to the live scoring will be on the Buckeye field hockey schedule page on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
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CLOSING IN ON 100 Junior forward Berta Queralt is closing in on a milestone only a handful of members have achieved at Ohio State. With 97 career points, the OSU captain will look to become the ninth Buckeye to claim at least 100 career points. A two-time All-American, Queralt has had back-to-back seasons with at least 46 points.
OHIO STATE VS. OHIO The Buckeyes lead the all-time series, 22-8-3, against the Bobcats. Last time out, the Scarlet and Gray began the 2010 campaign in Athens and defeated Ohio, 2-1, in overtime. The victory marked the 400th win in Buckeyes’ 40th year of the program being a varsity sport. The squad has won four of the last five meetings against the Bobcats.
Last Five Meetings…
Aug. 31, 2010 – Ohio State 2, Ohio 1 (OT)
Sept. 11, 2009 – Ohio State 3, Ohio 0
Sept. 3, 2008 – Ohio State 2, Ohio 1 (OT)
Sept. 2, 2007 – Ohio 4, Ohio State 2
Sept. 19, 2006 – Ohio State 6, Ohio 1
NEWS FROM OHIO
Led by seventh year head coach Neil Macmillan, the Bobcats travel to Columbus with a 2-0 record. The team defeated St. Francis (Pa.), 7-0, Aug. 26 and Richmond, 1-0, Aug. 28 in Athens. Jessica Jue notched a hat-trick against the Red Flash, while Taylor Brown, the team’s leading scorer in 2010, knocked in two goals against Saint Francis. In its second game of the season, the Bobcats’ defense allowed just one shot against the Spiders.
WELCOME BACK Former Buckeye Kelly Terwilliger (2004-07) begins her first season as assistant coach of Ohio after serving two years as a graduate assistant coach. Terwilliger, who was a part of the 2006 Big Ten Championship Team, started every game for the Scarlet and Gray of her four year career, earning the team’s Most Valuable Defender Award in 2007 and 2008.
MAKING BUCKEYE DEBUT
Four freshmen earned their first collegiate minutes last weekend against Duke and New Hampshire. Kaitlyn Wagner made her first career starts at midfield, while Carline van Schijndel, Carly Mackessy and Alexis Allen each saw time on the turf.
TUNITIS NOTCHES CAREER HIGH
Senior goalkeeper Ally Tunitis set a career high in saves against Duke Aug. 26 with eight stops. The Buckeye tri-captain collected five of the eight saves in the second period, helping the team force overtime in the season opener. The native of Macungie, Pa., Tunitis is currently first in the OSU record books in goals-against average (1.42).
THREE BUCKEYES NAMED TO BIG TEN PLAYERS TO WATCH LIST
Jenn Sciulli, Berta Queralt and Paula Pastor-Pitarque were named to the 2011 Big Ten Field Hockey Players to Watch List the league announced Aug. 25. Last weekend, Sciulli collected a defensive save and an assist against Duke, while posting a second defensive save vs. New Hampshire. The Buckeye tri-captain led the Big Ten last season in defensive saves with eight stops. Queralt, a native of Barcelona, Spain, notched both goals against the Blue Devils, marking the eighth time the OSU forward has had two goals in a game in her career. Pastor-Pitarque, the 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, started both games for the Buckeyes against Duke and New Hampshire. Last season, the native of Barcelona, Spain, collected 26 points (9g, 8a).
THE CAPTAINS Seniors Ally Tunitis, Jenn Sciulli and junior Berta Queralt were named a team captain for the 2011 season – the first such recognition for each of the three members. The trio has combined for 146 career starts.
UP NEXT Ohio State will hit the road for the first time in 2011, traveling to Harrisonburg, Va., to face two non-conference opponents. The Buckeyes will first play a neutral-site game against Richmond at 2 p.m. Saturday followed by a 2 p.m. game at James Madison Sunday.
FOLLOW THE BUCKEYES To stay up to date on Buckeye field hockey, follow the team on its official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OhioStateFieldHockey. Fans can also follow the squad on Twitter here: @OhioState_FH.