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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aisling Coyle, a junior co-captain on the seventh-ranked Ohio State field hockey team, was featured on the Big Ten Women’s Show on Big Ten Network Monday night. Coyle, the 2010 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, punched the Buckeyes’ ticket to the NCAA Final Four Sunday after she converted a penalty stroke in overtime in the 3-2 victory over No. 4-seed Syracuse in State College, Pa.
The Buckeyes will face No. 1-seed Maryland (21-1) at 4:30 p.m. Friday in game two of the national semifinals in College Park, Md.
Ohio State advanced to its first NCAA Semifinal in program history with the win over the Orange. With the victory, Ohio State (18-4, 5-1 Big Ten) also broke the program’s single-season wins mark with 18 victories.
Coyle, a midfielder from Glasgow, Scotland, sealed the victory with a goal off a penalty stroke at 76:08 with a quick shot to the back right corner of the cage. It was her second goal of the afternoon after scoring the game-tying goal with 12 minutes left in the second half. Coyle leads the team in points (55) and goals (24) this year. She is seventh in the nation in goals per game (1.09) and ninth in points per game (2.50). Coyle became the fourth Buckeye in program history to hit the 50-point mark.
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