Aug. 31, 2011

Box Score

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a midweek game, the Ohio State field hockey team lost, 2-1, against Ohio Wednesday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field. The Buckeyes (0-3) came back to tie the game, 1-1, in the second half but the Bobcats (3-0) were able to tally a goal in the final minutes of the game to claim the victory.

Senior tri-captain Jenn Sciulli scored the goal for the Buckeyes, marking the sixth of her OSU career, while sophomore Paula Pastor-Pitarque collected her first point on the season with the assist.

After the first 33 minutes went scoreless, the Bobcats struck first at 33:41 when sophomore Katherine Fenzel scored from the left side of the cage with the assist from sophomore Jessica Jue. The Buckeyes collected one penalty corner in the first half, but had nothing to show for after shot by Queralt was called off following the sound of the whistle.

In the second half, the Scarlet and Gray found the momentum they were looking for following a penalty corner to even the score, 1-1.

Sciulli, a native of Palmyra, Pa., punched in a goal from the left side at 46:20 after Pastor-Pitarque worked her way into the middle of the circle with some nice crossovers and found the Buckeye captain open in front of the cage.

With both teams battling, it all came down to the last minutes of the game. Following an Ohio penalty corner, the Bobcats took advantage of their opportunity after Taylor Brown knocked in the gamewinner at 64:37. The assist was credited to Louzeth Schutte.

The Buckeyes will now prepare to travel to Harrisonburg, Va., for two road games this weekend. The Buckeyes will play a neutral-site game at 2 p.m. Saturday vs. Richmond before facing James Madison at 2 p.m. Sunday.