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Dec. 13, 2004

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team concluded the 2004 season with a 10-10 record and an 1-5 record in the Big Ten. In Big Ten tournament action, the Buckeyes advanced to the semifinals for the eighth-consecutive year following an upset over No. 4 seed Penn State, 3-2, Nov. 5, but fell to No. 1 seed Michigan, 5-0, Nov. 6. Several Buckeyes earned postseason accolades to cap off the season.

MUELLER CAPTURES ALL-AMERICA HONORS
Sophomores Saskia Mueller was named a third-team All-American by the STX/NFHCA for her efforts throughout the 2004 season. Mueller finished the season leading the team in assists (9) and tied for second in points (15).

BUCKEYES EARNING ALL-REGION
Sophomores Saskia Mueller and Curlyne Wynn received 2004 STX/NFHCA All-Region honors. Both Mueller and Wynn earned first-team honors.

The award marked Wynn’s second, as she earned the honor her freshman year. She concluded the 2004 campaign tied for first in goals and points on the team, while Mueller ended the season leading in assists (9) and tied for second in points (15).

All-BIG TEN HONORS
Two Buckeyes captured 2004 Big Ten accolades, including first and second team honors.

Curlyne Wynn claimed first team honors, while Saskia Mueller earned a spot on the second team.

Wynn also was a honoree for the Sportsmanship Award, which salutes student-athletes who demonstrate ethical behavior in the community and are in good academic standing. Through the honor, Wynn is a nominee for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, given to one female and male student-athlete from each school in the conference. The honor will be given at the end of the academic year.

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
Sophomore Lauren Kruse and junior Lindsay Williams were named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team for 2004. Kruse and Williams were vital assets to a Buckeye squad that advanced to the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament where they fell to eventual tournament champion Michigan, Nov. 6.

CONFERENCE HONORS
Saskia Mueller was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 19 after she led the Buckeyes to their first Big Ten victory of the season and 16th consecutive win over Northwestern.

The Zurich, Switzerland, native was key to Ohio State’s offensive attack as they defeated Northwestern, 4-2. Mueller scored the game-winning goal to secure the Buckeyes’ victory. She also assisted on a goal by Lauren Kruse to finish the day with a total of three points.

The award marks Mueller’s second in her Buckeye career after earning defensive player of the week honors last season.

Forward Curlyne Wynn earned Offensive Big Ten Player of the Week accolades earlier in the season for her efforts against Kent State (Sept. 7) and Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 10).

The 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year helped lead the Buckeyes to a spotless week (Sept. 13) in which they defeated the Golden Flashes, 3-1, and RedHawks, 4-0.

Wynn scored the Buckeyes’ final goal in the 3-1 victory over Kent State. After scoring her first goal of the 2004 season against KSU, Wynn followed with a two-goal performance against Miami (Ohio), marking the second-consecutive year she has netted two goals against the RedHawks.

OHIO STATE AT THE TOURNAMENT
Since the inception of the Big Ten tournament in 1994, Ohio State has posted a 12-10 record. In the 12-year history of the tournament, the Buckeyes have won every first round game since 1997.

In tournament action, OSU leads Northwestern and Indiana, 4-1, and, 1-0, respectively. The Buckeyes are tied with Michigan State (1-1), Iowa (2-2), and Penn State (1-1), and trail Michigan (3-5).

IN THE LEAGUE
Ohio State holds a 94-132-9 record vs. Big Ten opponents, including a 10-10 overall record and 2-6 record in the Big Ten.

IN THE BIG TEN
Ohio State concluded the season leading the conference in saves, compiling 146. Individually, Saskia Mueller is seventh in assists (9).

DOUBLE-DIPPING
Three Buckeyes compiled two goals in one game in 2004. Sophomore Lauren Kruse notched two goals in Ohio State’s 5-1 win over St. Louis Oct. 30 and upset over No. 4 seed Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament.

Curlyne Wynn recorded her second two-goal contest of the season against California Oct. 24. Wynn notched both Buckeye goals in the team’s 4-2 loss to the Golden Bears. The Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago, native previously registered two goals in OSU’s 4-0 shutout over Miami (Ohio) Sept. 10.

Freshman midfielder Yesenia Luces also recorded a two-goal game against Vermont Aug. 30. Luces helped lead the Buckeyes to a 4-2 victory over the Catamounts in Durham, N.H.

SEASON-BEST SET
Thirteen games into the 2004 season junior goalkeeper Lindsay Williams broke her previous career record of 101 saves in a season as she has compiled 146 saves for OSU.

FRESHMAN IMPACT
Freshman Yesenia Luces made an immediate impact for the Buckeyes during the 2004 season. Luces started 11-of-19 contests and is second on the team in goals with seven. Luces also is tied for second on the team in points with 15.

HELPING HAND
Saskia Mueller concluded the season leading the team with nine assists. Sophomore Florencia Stier and senior Cammie Trainer are tied for second with four, while Leticia Fragapane is third on the team with three.

POINTS, POINTS AND MORE POINTS
Thirteen Buckeyes tallied points this season, including five players in double digits.

WILKINSON’S 100TH WIN
Head coach Anne Wilkinson earned her 100th Buckeye victory when Ohio State defeated Ball State, 2-1, Sept. 19.

Wilkinson is second in winning percentage in the field hockey record books, compiling a percentage of .600.

Since her arrival at OSU in 1996, Wilkinson owns a 105-70-0 record. Over 16 years, Wilkinson’s career record stands at 182-152-8.

RECAPPING THE REGULAR SEASON
The Buckeyes concluded the regular season with a 9-9 record, including a 1-5 record in the Big Ten.

Ohio State began the year with four games on the road facing Maine, Vermont, Wake Forest and Kent State. The Buckeyes fell to the Black Bears, 2-1, in penalty strokes, but bounced back with a 4-2 victory over the Catamounts. OSU then lost to the two-time defending national champions Demon Deacons, 6-0, before securing a 3-1 win over the Golden Flashes.

The Buckeyes garnered two-consecutive victories when they shut out Miami (Ohio), 4-0, in their first home game of the season, and defeated Ball State in double overtime (2-1). OSU ended its three-game homestand with a 3-1 loss to conference rival Penn State.

In Louisville, Ky., Ohio State earned an impressive 5-4 win over Louisville in penalty strokes after being down 3-0 in the second half.

OSU returned home to North Turf Field where it suffered a 3-2 and 2-1 loss to Michigan State and Central Michigan, respectively.

The Scarlet and Gray answered with a 2-1 win over Ohio in Athens before journeying to Iowa City, Iowa, to face the Hawkeyes and the Pacific Tigers. The Buckeyes dropped a 2-0 decision to Iowa before shutting out the Tigers, 2-0.

In its final home game of the season, Ohio State topped Northwestern 2-0, claiming its 16th-consecutive triumph over the Wildcats.

The Buckeyes wrapped-up the regular season with four road games, squaring off with Michigan, California, Indiana and St. Louis. Falling to the Wolverines (1-0), Golden Bears (4-2) and the Hoosiers (3-1), OSU ended the season on a high note, defeating the Billikens, 5-1.

LAST TIME OUT – MICHIGAN
The No. 5 seed Ohio State field hockey team suffered a 5-0 defeat to No. 8 and No. 1 seed Michigan Nov. 6 in semifinal action of the 2004 Big Ten Tournament. Held at the Leonard B. Thomas Sports Complex in Evanston, Ill., the Buckeyes were competing in their eighth-consecutive second round contest since the tournament’s inception in 1994.

In the first half Michigan got on the scoreboard early, as Eleanor Martin netted a goal 2:39 minutes into the game. With a little over 10 minutes remaining in the half, Jill Civic scored the Wolverines’ second goal and Michigan held the 2-0 advantage at the break.

In the second half Michigan extended its lead when Katie Morris scored one of her two goals 1:07 minutes into the stanza. Buckeye goalie Lindsay Williams was able to keep OSU within three and in the game as she notched a crucial save off of a penalty stroke from Adrienne Hortillosa. However, Morris tallied her second goal at the 57:50 mark, while teammate Lucia Belassi notched the Wolverines’ final goal at 58:46, giving Michigan the 5-0 win.

Williams compiled nine and Ohio State registered five shots and five penalty corners.

LAST TIME OUT – PENN STATE
The No. 5 seed Ohio State field hockey team upset the No. 4 seed Penn State Nittany Lions, 3-2, in Big Ten Tournament action Nov. 5 at the Leonard B. Sports Complex in Evanston, Ill. With the win over No. 18 PSU, the Buckeyes advanced to the league semifinals for the eighth-consecutive year.

In the first half sophomore Lauren Kruse struck first for the Buckeyes, as she fired a shot past the Penn State goalie from the top of the circle at the 17:52 mark. The Nittany Lions’ Annelise Legel evened the score when she tipped the ball into the back of the net at 27:21. With less than five minutes remaining in the stanza, Natalie Berrena scored for PSU at 30:52, giving Penn State the 2-1 lead at the half. Ohio State outshot Penn State 7-5, while Penn State held the penalty corner advantage 3-2.

The Buckeyes scored two unanswered goals in the second half, including a second goal by Kruse at the 44:50 mark. The Toledo, Ohio native gained control of a blocked Buckeye inbound pass and netted the unassisted goal. Both teams remained scoreless for the next 18 minutes of play until Leticia Fragapane tipped in a Cammie Trainer shot and the eventual gamewinner from the top of the circle at 62:07. Trainer was credited with the assist.

Buckeye goalie Lindsay Williams (Jr., Harrisburg, Pa., Susquehanna Township) notched two crucial saves in the final two minutes of the game, as the Nittany Lions were able to record two shots on goal off of two penalty corners. In the second stanza, Ohio State registered three shots and one penalty corner to Penn State’s six and five, respectively.

Williams compiled seven saves on the afternoon and OSU recorded 10 shots.

SENIORS CLOSING CAREERS
Buckeye seniors Lucy Clayton, Meg Lake, Deen Rebstock, Laura Rosenwinkel and Cammie Trainer will complete their OSU careers following the 2004 season.

While at Ohio State, Clayton has compiled 23 goals and 12 assists for 58 points in 53 games. Clayton is a two-time NFHCA All-West Region selection, Big Ten Weekly honor recipient and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Lake has seen action in 23 Buckeye contests during her Ohio State career and in 2004 recorded one goal.

In four years at OSU, Rebstock has gathered six goals and four assists for 16 points. Throughout her Buckeye career Rebstock has participated in 57 games.

Serving as co-captain, Rosenwinkel has two assists for two points as a Buckeye. While at OSU, the Glenside, Pa., native has played in 44 games.

A two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Trainer has registered five goals and 17 assists for 27 points in 65 games at OSU.