Sept. 4, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team will welcome the Golden Flashes of Kent State to Buckeye Varsity Field for a 3 p.m. ET matchup on Tuesday (Sept. 5). The Buckeyes enter the game with a 2-0 record.
BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL
SCOUTING KENT STATE
2016: 14-7 (6-0 MAC)
Helen Harper – 4 points (2 goals)
Silvia Figa Malgaosa & Ines Delpech – 2 points (1 goal apiece)
Azure Fernsler – 3.94 GAA, 12 saves, .480 save percentage
Head Coach: Kathleen Wiler, 125-111 career record
Ohio State and Kent State have faced off 30 times over the years with the Buckeyes holding a 23-7 (.766) record against the Golden Flashes; the series dates back to 1978. Ohio State has won eight of its past nine games against Kent 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 have 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 467-392-38. 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 35 career goals puts her at No. 11 on the all-time list. She is just one goal shy of tying former teammate Peanut Johnson for No. 10. Her 90 career points are good for No. 13 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: 1-0
Leading at halftime: 1-0
Tied at halftime: 0-0
Trailing at halftime: 1-0
Outshooting its opponent: 1-0
Getting outshot by opponent: 1-0
Registering more penalty corners than opponent: 2-0
Registering less penalty corners than opponent: 0-0