October 2, 2022

Buckeyes Blank Kent State, 4-0


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COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State field hockey team carried the momentum it gained from a win over Michigan State on Friday and turned it into a 4-0 shutout of Kent State on Sunday. The Buckeyes have won two consecutive games and improved to 5-5 overall. Kent State is also 5-5.

The Short Story
Ohio State scored in each quarter and had the better of play all afternoon on the offensive end of the field. Sarah Charley scored twice – once in the third quarter and again in the fourth – to lead an attack that generated 19 total shots. The Buckeyes also got first-half goals from Leanne Bough and Claudia Thomas. Abby Danson made three saves and registered her fourth shutout of the year.

How the Goals Were Scored

  • Midway through the first quarter, Bough cashed in on one of Ohio State’s first penalty corner opportunities of the game when she scored off passes from Delaney Lawler and Janneke van Stiphout. It was Bough’s second goal of the season.
  • In the 20th minute, Claudia Thomas made the score 2-0 when she rocketed a shot into the lower left corner of the goal from the right win. The goal was unassisted and her third tally of the season.
  • Holding a 2-0 lead at halftime, the Buckeyes continued to apply offensive pressure in the third quarter. On a penalty corner in the 35th minute, Sarah Charley was awarded a penalty stroke and promptly capitalized, sending a shot past Kent State goalie Cecile Van Eijck.
  • Charley finished off her day and the scoring in the 54th minute when she redirected a shot from outside the circle. It was her team-leading fourth goal of the season. 

Statistically Speaking
Ohio State 19, Kent State 7
Shots on Goal: Ohio State 12, Kent State 3
Saves: Kent State (Van Eijck) 8, Ohio State (Danson) 3
Penalty Corners: Ohio State 5, Kent State 3

Buckeye This and That

  • The win on Sunday was the 50th for sixth-year head coach Jarred Martin.
  • Sunday also served as Ohio State’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game. The team wore pink shin guards and had a “moment of loudness” for those who have battled breast cancer.
  • In two wins this weekend, the Buckeyes outshot their opponents 34-11.
  • The Buckeyes improved to 26-9 all-time against Kent State in a series that dates back to 1978. They’ve won nine of the last 12 games.
  • Twenty one different players saw playing time on Sunday.

What’s Next
Ohio State has next weekend off from Big Ten competition, but does face a pair of MAC foes. On Friday, the Buckeyes host Central Michigan at 3 p.m. in a game that can be seen on B1G+. Two days later, on Sunday, they travel to Athens, Ohio to take on in-state foe Ohio.