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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State secured its first Big Ten Conference win today in Indiana with a 6-2 victory over the Hoosiers in Bloomington, Ind. The win moves Ohio State to 5-4 on the season and 1-2 in Big Ten play. Indiana is 4-5 overall, 1-2 B1G.
With six goals against Indiana, this marks the most goals scored in a Big Ten contest since the Buckeyes topped Northwestern in 2008 with a 6-0 shutout victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Buckeyes and the Hoosiers saw a scoreless first half as neither team was able to capitalize off of any scoring opportunities from the ten total penalty corners awarded between the two teams.
Despite the slow start, the Buckeyes erupted in the second half with six goals from four different players. Jessica Hourihane and Mackenzie Allessie led the way, collecting two goals each. Goalkeeper Aaliyah Hernandez notched two saves of five total shots by the Hoosiers. Ohio State outshot Indiana 34-5 and 19 of the shots for the Scarlet and Gray were on goal.
35:29 – Sarah Charley with her second collegiate goal and second on the weekend
43:29 – Indiana goal by Kelsey Giese
48:43 – Mackenzie Allessie shot into the back of the net
51:55 – Jessica Hourihane with her first goal of the game
53:35 – Indiana goal by Kelsey Giese
55:25 – Mackenzie Allessie tallies her second goal of the game
56:17 – Nikki Trzaska unassisted goal
59:44 – Jessica Hourihane goal assisted by Tess Maloney
HEAD COACH JARRED MARTIN ON THE WIN
“We finished strong and I’m proud of the team for getting our first Big Ten win. Indiana is dangerous, and they showed that today. We continue to grow and are learning from each game. When we are going hard and playing together we play really good hockey. That last quarter showed it and we need to bring that same intensity in the next week at practice and next Sunday against Ohio University.”