August 25, 2017

Ohio State Opens Up Season at Lehigh

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Aug. 25, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team opens up its 47th season in program history on Sunday (Aug. 27) at Lehigh. The Buckeyes will take on the Mountain Hawks at Banko Field with a scheduled start time of 11 a.m. ET.

THE BASICS
Ohio State at Lehigh
| Sunday, Aug. 27 | 11 a.m. ET
Watch Live | Live Stats | Twitter Updates | Game Notes | Admission: Free

BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL

  • Ohio State returns 18 letterwinners from 2016, including 10 seniors. Ohio State returns 18 letterwinners from 2016, including 10 seniors. Ohio State returns over 85 percent of its points scored from last year (71 out of 83 points).
  • The Buckeyes are led by first year head coach Jarred Martin. His first collegiate head coaching job, Martin is no stranger to success and has worked as the head coach of the U.S. U-17 national team for the last three years.
  • Maddy Humphrey returns for her senior season after leading the team in points in 2016 with 32. Leading the Buckeyes in points two of the last three years, the Virginia native sits 12 points short of reaching the 100-point mark. Humphrey is on the verge of cracking the all-time points registered top 10 list at Ohio State. Humphrey (88 points) is only eight points behind Lucy Clayton (96 points) for 10th on the list.
  • Liz Tamburro returns for her fourth season between the pipes serving as Ohio State’s final line of defense. Tamburro is one of only three goalies in program history to record 100-plus saves during her first three years as a Buckeye. Her career total in saves (346) is the sixth most to be recorded by a Buckeye. Tamburro’s six career shutouts are the 10th most in program history.
  • The second and third highest point scorers from a year ago return for their sophomore season. Esther Clotet Alsina (17 points) and Adelaide Penzone (8 points) will look to build off of their successes from 2016.
  • Caroline Rath has been a mainstay on the defensive side of things for the Buckeyes over the years. A senior from Greeneville, Del., Rath has started 49 games in her career and she ranks No. 4 all-time in program history with 14 defensive saves.
  • The 2017 roster features five newcomers: Juliette Duquesne (Brussels, Germany), Mara Hunter (Powell, Ohio), Sammy Stone (Herndon, Va.), Julianna Sweeney (Stroudsburg, Pa.) and Nikki Trzaska (Yardley, Pa.).

SCOUTING LEHIGH
2016: 6-11, 2-4 Patriot League
2015: 5-13, 2-4 Patriot League

Leading Returning Scorers:
Teresa Carotenuto – 14 points (6g, 2a)
Lauren Dice – 12 points (5g, 2a)
Returning Goalkeeper:
Paige Innarella – 2.64 GAA, 40 saves, .597 save percentage, one shutout
Head Coach: Caitlin Dallmeyer, 2nd season, 6-11 overall

THE LAST MEETING
Ohio State and Lehigh have only faced off once in program history. The lone game was held in 1988, at Lehigh, a 4-0 loss for the Buckeyes.

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.

HOMECOMING
Ten Buckeyes are making the trek back to their home state for Sunday’s game. Lauren Carroll, Casey Cole, Whitney Harris, Jennica Jonovich, Morgan Kile, Kelsey Nolan, Hannah Pany, Sweeney, Tamburro and Trzaska all hail from Pennsylvania.

PROGRAM HISTORY
Ohio State is in its 47th season as a program, boasting an all-time record of 455-388-38. The Buckeyes are under the direction of first year head coach Jarred Martin.

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.).