COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 23 Ohio State went toe-to-toe with third-ranked Maryland on Friday afternoon, taking a 2-1 lead into the fourth quarter before ultimately fall short against the Terps, 4-2. The Buckeyes are now 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in the Big Ten while Maryland improves to 7-0, 1-0.
The Short Story
Ohio State received goals from Hallie Brost midway through the second quarter and a go-ahead tally on a penalty corner by Sarah Charley 1:51 into the third quarter to quickly erase a 1-0 deficit. The Buckeyes then took that lead into the fourth quarter before Maryland scored twice in a span of 1:10 to go ahead for good.
As she has all season, Buckeye goalkeeper Abby Danson was strong in the cage, stopping seven shots against one of the best offensive attacks in the country. Maryland’s Dani Van Rootselaar had two goals and an assist on the afternoon, including an assist on the go-ahead goal while also scoring an insurance tally with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
The game was the first at Buckeye Varsity Field with a new video scoreboard. That addition comes along with a new astroturf playing surface and two-story press box.
How The Goals Were Scored
Shots: Maryland 20, Ohio State 9
Shots on Goal: Maryland 11, Ohio State 4
Saves: Ohio State (Danson) 7, Maryland (Kieft) 2
Penalty Corners: Maryland 7, Ohio State 2
Scoring Summary: UMD – 19:07 2nd Van Rootselaar (Verleg and Niswonger); OSU – 20:24 2nd Brost (unassisted); OSU – 31:51 3rd Charley (Goldean and Thomas); UMD – 48:23 4th Rose (penalty stroke); UMD – 55:32 4th Crouse (Van Rootselaar); UMD – 55:32 4th Van Rootselaar (unassisted)
Ohio State remains at home on Sunday, Sept. 18 and hosts No. 17 Wake Forest beginning at 1 p.m. Admission, as always, is free. Parking is also free in the lots surrounding Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.