Sept. 7, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 23 Ohio State field hockey team hits the road for two away games this weekend. The Buckeyes will take on Miami (OH) on Friday at 2 p.m. ET followed by a Top 25 matchup with No. 19 Wake Forest on Sunday (1 p.m. ET).
BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL
SCOUTING MIAMI (OH)
2016: 12-8 (5-1 MAC)
Paula Portugal – 8 points (4 goals)
Lexie Nugent – 5 points (2g & 1a)
Maddi Passarella – 1.46 GAA, 13 saves, .684 save percentage
Head Coach: Inako Puzo, 76-73 career record
SCOUTING WAKE FOREST
2016: 11-8 (0-6 ACC)
Jule Grashoff – 6 points (3 goals)
Emily Adamson – 4 points (2 goals)
Cat O’Connor – 4.10 GAA, 7 saves, .500 save percentage
Isla Blint – 5.18 GAA, 13 saves, .650 save percentage
Head Coach: Jennifer Averill, 352-169-3
The Buckeyes will face off with Miami (OH) for the 46th time in program history. The Scarlet and Gray hold the advantage in this series to a tune of 36-8-1. Dating back to 1989, the Buckeyes have claimed victories in 24 of the last 27 games against the RedHawks.
Ohio State’s and Wake Forest have played each other six times since the series started in 2004. The Demon Deacons hold a 4-2 advantage over Ohio State.
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 467-393-38. The Buckeyes are under the direction of first year head coach Jarred Martin.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS
With 358 career saves, Tamburro is sixth all-time. She needs 48 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 36 career goals puts her at No. 10 on the all-time list. She is tied her former teammate Peanut Johnson for No. 10 with a spectacular goal against Kent State on Sept. 5. Her 92 career points are good for No. 12 all-time.
ROSTER ROLL CALL
The Buckeyes have 24 student-athletes on the roster for the 2017 season. Three Buckeyes hail from Ohio (Genevieve and Adelaide Penzone 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: 1-1
Leading at halftime: 1-0
Tied at halftime: 0-1
Trailing at halftime: 1-0
Outshooting its opponent: 1-1
Getting outshot by opponent: 1-0
Registering more penalty corners than opponent: 2-1
Registering less penalty corners than opponent: 0-0