Sept. 13, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team (3-2 overall) will open up its Big Ten slate on Friday afternoon (4:15 p.m. ET) at No. 14 Northwestern; the game against the Wildcats will be streamed on BTN2Go. The Scarlet and Gray will close out the weekend with a Sunday afternoon matchup against Ohio (1 p.m. ET).
BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL
2016: 13-8 (5-3 Big Ten)
Puck Pentenga – 9 points (2g, 5a)
Saar de Breij – 9 points (3g, 2a)
Annie Kalfas – 1.29 GAA, 41 saves, .837 save percentage
Head Coach: Tracey Fuchs, 112-61 overall
2016: 6-11 (3-3 MAC)
Kendall Ballard – 11 points (5g, 1a)
Karynne Baker – 6 points (2g, 2a)
Alex Pennington – 2.17 GAA, 26 saves, .743 save percentage
Sophia Boothby – 2.16 GAA, four saves, .500 save percentage
Head Coach: Neil Macmillan, 123-107 overall
Ohio State and Northwestern will open Big Ten play on Friday. The two teams have faced off 60 times over the years with the Wildcats holding a 31-27-2 advantage over the Buckeyes.
The game on Sunday between the Scarlet and Gray and Ohio will be the 46th meeting of all time. Ohio State has dominated the series winning 36 of the 45 games.
NOTING THE 2017 SCHEDULE
Ohio State’s schedule this fall includes seven home games and contests against five teams that made last year’s NCAA Tournament. Additionally, the Buckeyes will play eight games against teams ranked in the preseason Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll.
Ohio State is in its 47th season as a program, boasting an all-time record of 468-394-38. The Buckeyes are under the direction of first year head coach Jarred Martin.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS
With 369 career saves, Tamburro is sixth all-time. She needs 37 to move into fifth and pass Nikki Thompson (1994-97).
Rath stands at No. 4 on the all-time defensive saves list with 14. Kim Bush (1988-91) is No. 3 with 22 while the all-time leader is Beth Senich (1985-88) with 31.
Humphrey’s 37 career goals puts her at No. 10 on the all-time list. She surpassed her former teammate Peanut Johnson for No. 10 with a goal against Miami (OH) on Sept. 8. Her 95 career points are good for No. 11 all-time.
ROSTER ROLL CALL
The Buckeyes have 25 student-athletes on the roster for the 2017 season. Four Buckeyes Buckeyes hail from Ohio (Genevieve and Adelaide Penzone, Ellen Westfall and Mara Hunter) while the largest contingent of athletes comes from Pennsylvania (10 athletes). Five of the athletes are international: Maartje Bongers (Netherlands), Yolanda Cabello (Spain), Esther Clotet Alsina (Spain), Juliette Duquesne (Belgium) and Carolina Vergroesen (Netherlands). The final six athletes come from the East Coast: Sammy Stone (Herndon, Va.), Caroline Rath (Greenville, Del.), Maddy Humphrey (Virginia Beach, Va.), Sofia Haramis (Roseland, N.J.), Courtney Daniels (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Natalie Faust (Lutherville, Md.).
OHIO STATE’S RECORD WHEN…
Scoring first: 1-0
Opponent scores first: 2-2
Leading at halftime: 2-0
Tied at halftime: 0-1
Trailing at halftime: 1-1
Outshooting its opponent: 2-1
Getting outshot by opponent: 1-1
Registering more penalty corners than opponent: 3-1
Registering less penalty corners than opponent: 0-1