September 16, 2022

Ohio State Falls Late to No. 3 Maryland, 4-2


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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

  • After a scoreless first quarter, Maryland was the first team on the board thanks to Van Rootselaar, who converted a penalty corner at 19:07 with assists from Maura Verleg and Kylee Niswonger.
  • Just over one minute later, however, Ohio State found the equalizer thanks to Hallie Brost, who scored on a breakaway for her team-leading fourth tally of the season.
  • The game remained tied through halftime until Sarah Charley was able to make good on a penalty corner opportunity less than two minutes into the second half. Her score, which found the lower left corner of the goal, came off assists from Emma Goldean and Claudia Thomas.
  • Ahead 2-1 entering the fourth quarter, Ohio State had the upset firmly in its sights. Hope Rose, however, made good on a penalty stroke opportunity 3:23 into the fourth quarter to make the score 2-all. A minute later, Leah Crouse put Maryland up for good off a feed from Van Rootselaar.
  • Maryland’s fourth and final goal of the game came on an empty net as Ohio State was pressing offensively for the equalizer.

Statistically Speaking
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)

What’s Next
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.