Aug. 30, 2017
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team will welcome No. 9 Louisville to Buckeye Varsity Field for the 2017 home opener on Friday at 3 p.m. ET. The Buckeyes enter the home opener with a record of 1-0, and Louisville stakes claim to a 2-0 record early in the season.
BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL
2016: 15-6, 3-3 ACC
Marisa Martin Pelegrina – 7 points (2g, 3a)
Minout Mink – 4 points (2 goals)
Hollyn Barr – 1.00 GAA, 13 saves, .867 save percentage
Head Coach: Justine Sowry, 7th season, 82-42 overall
Ohio State and Louisville have faced off 26 times over the years with the Buckeyes holding a 16-10 record against the Cardinals. The series dates back to 1989 when Ohio State shutout Louisville in the season opener by a tally of 5-0.
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 466-392-38. The Buckeyes are under the direction of first year head coach Jarred Martin.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS
With 352 career saves, Tamburro is sixth all-time. She needs 54 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: 0-0
Leading at halftime: 1-0
Tied at halftime: 0-0
Trailing at halftime: 0-0
Outshooting its opponent: 1-0
Getting outshot by opponent: 0-0
Registering more penalty corners than opponent: 1-0
Registering less penalty corners than opponent: 0-0