COLUMBUS, Ohio –With five different players recording a point in the game, the Ohio State field hockey team defeated the Ohio University Bobcats, 5-2, at Buckeye Varsity Field on Sunday. The Buckeyes improve to 8-6 on the season and the Bobcats fall to 4-7.
QUOTES FROM JARRED MARTIN
On the team’s performance
“I’m happy for the team to come away with a win today against Ohio University. We had periods of time where we controlled both sides of the ball and looked threatening. There were also times where we didn’t keep that same intensity and credit to Ohio for capitalizing on them. I was happy with the periods we were aggressive in which led to some great goals from our attack unit. Overall, I am proud of the team for a completing the 2-0. We will keep building on this heading into JMU and Kent State next weekend.
On the 2018 Ohio State Field Hockey Alumnae Weekend
“I want to thank all the alumnae who came back for the weekend festivities. This program and this university, I believe, is the best in the country when it comes to the student-athlete experience and pride. There were so many familiar faces and we met some new ones that are a part of this OSU family and it’s great to see the love. Thank you to all the alumnae for the time and effort it took to make this weekend so fantastic!”
The Buckeyes were the first on the board with a goal from Sammy Stone in the 14th minute. Off an assist from Nikki Trzaska, Stone finished a one-on-one situation with the Ohio goalie to give Ohio State the lead. Six minutes later, Emma Goldean scored off a rebound to put the Buckeyes up two on the Bobcats.
Ohio cut into the Buckeye lead in the 20th minute and would score the final goal of the half.
Just a minute and a half into the second half, Nikki Trzaska capitalized off a rebound to score the third goal of the game for Ohio State and start off a three-goal half for the team. In the 42nd minute, Stone struck again. She took a penalty corner for the Buckeyes, positioned herself in front of the goalpost after inserting, and redirected a shot by Casey Cole to give the Buckeyes a three-goal lead.
With 13 minutes to play, the Bobcats recorded their second goal of the game off a penalty corner, but the Buckeyes would not let that ruin their lead.
In the 63rd minute, Katie Pyle scored the final goal of the game, and the fifth for the Buckeyes, by defecting in a shot off a penalty corner.
The Buckeyes will face their final non-conference opponents of the season next weekend. James Madison will come to play Ohio State at Buckeye Varsity Field next Friday (4 p.m.) and then the Buckeyes will take the trip to Kent State to play the Golden Flashes on Sunday (noon).