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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team dropped a 2-1 contest to the Miami University Redhawks on Sunday at Buckeye Varsity Field. With the loss, the No. 22 Buckeyes fall to 4-4 on the season and the Redhawks improve to 5-4.
- The Buckeyes were quick to strike against the Redhawks, scoring just over two minutes into the game. With two corners in the opening minutes, Ohio State took advantage of the scoring opportunity. Esther Clotet recorded her fifth goal of the season off the second consecutive corner to put Ohio State up 1-0 on Miami.
- The game remained scoreless for the next 20 minutes. The Buckeyes had their opportunities to put shots on cage, but Miami managed to step in and block them.
- The Redhawks got a breakaway late in the half and capitalized off of the offensive momentum, evening the score at one. Neither team was able to score again before the half and the score was tied at halftime.
- The second half was scoreless for the first 20 minutes of play until Miami tipped in a wide shot to push the team over the Buckeyes in the 55th minute.
- Ohio State made every effort to try and eliminate the opponent’s lead. After pulling goalkeeper Aaliyah Hernandez for the man-up situation in the 65th minute of regulation, the Buckeyes rattled off three shots, but were unable to get any to land in the back of the cage.
- Ohio State is now 37-9-1 against Miami all-time.
- Clotet scored the Buckeyes’ lone goal of the game. The goal was her fifth of season. The junior midfielder is now tied for most goals on the team with senior Casey Cole.
- Sophomore Sammy Stone recorded her third assist of the season, tying her with Clotet and Hannah Pany for most assists on the team this season.
- The Buckeyes outshot the Redhawks 8-6 and earned four penalty corners to Miami’s two.
- A new season-high in attendance was set at Sunday’s contest with 371 people coming out to Buckeye Varsity Field for the game.
- Sina Schwinn recorded her first assist of her career on Clotet’s goal. In addition to two goals on the season, the freshman now has five points as a Buckeye.
Ohio State hits the road next weekend for its first Big Ten road trip of the 2018 season. On Friday, Sept. 21 (4 p.m.) the Buckeyes play No. 3 Maryland before meeting No. 17 Rutgers in New Brunswick on Sunday (1 p.m.).