Feb. 22, 2018
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team, coming off a 2017 season in which it registered a 10-9 record, entered the Top 25 for the first time since 2012 and registered three wins over ranked opponents, is set to have four weekends of spring action from the end of March through the end of April.
“The team has been working really hard on the field and in the weight room since we came back to campus in early January,” second year head coach Jarred Martin said. “There are some clear goals that the team has set for themselves and this spring competition schedule will give us the ability to evaluate.
“We have Final Four teams, NCAA tournament teams, and conference champions on the spring schedule. That is the challenge the team wants as we build towards the 2018 season. We had 10 seniors last year, so seeing this group step in to some new roles has been really enjoyable to watch. The spring play days will give us a great chance to see some new things and what works well for us.”
The Buckeyes will get their spring exhibition season started with a matchup against Indiana at Buckeye Varsity Field on March 24 at 1 p.m. ET. Ohio State will then take two weeks off before travelling to State College, Pa., for two-day event with games being played against Penn State and a handful of other teams on April 7-8.
The following weekend, the Scarlet and Gray will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., for Michigan’s annual play day and Ohio State will face off against a number of teams.
To wrap up the spring schedule, the Buckeyes will host the Ohio Cup at Buckeye Varsity Field for an all-day affair. Ohio State will be taking on the likes of Ohio, Kent State and Miami (OH).
All games hosted at Buckeye Varsity Field will be free of charge. There are also a number of excellent opportunities to sign up for Buckeye field hockey camps this spring.