September 12, 2021

Buckeyes Finish Off Weekend With 2-0 Win over Appalachian State


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team concluded its weekend trip to North Carolina with another win on Sunday, topping Appalachian State 2-0 and extending its season-long winning streak to four games. The Buckeyes are 5-1 on the year while Appalachian State fall to 2-3.

The Short Story
Just as she did in Friday’s win over Wake Forest, junior Leanne Bough figured prominently in Ohio State’s offensive attack on Sunday. The Whitney Point, N.Y. native scored twice – once on a penalty corner and then again unassisted early in the third quarter – to led an attack that generated 19 total shots and 13 shots on goal.

Defensively, goalkeeper Aaliyah Hernandez faced just three shots on goal and saved them all. It was her second shutout in the last three games.

 How the Goals Were Scored

  • Ohio State wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, converting on the game’s first penalty corner just 4:52 into the first quarter. Bough scored it off assists from Emma Goldean and Delaney Lawler.
  • The Buckeyes would maintain their 1-0 lead through halftime before Bough gave them a two-goal cushion just 31 second into the third quarter. It was her third goal of the weekend and fifth of the season.

 This and That

  • Sunday’s game was played at Bessant Field on the campus of Queens University in Charlotte, N.C.
  • It was also a homecoming for seniors Emma Goldean and Kennedy Fertitta, who are both from Charlotte.
  • Goldean attended Providence Day High School. She is the most experienced player on Ohio State’s roster, having played in 60 career games.
  • Fertitta attended Charlotte Latin School and is a senior majoring in finance.
  • Bough registered her the first multi-goal game of her career.
  • Hernandez won the 26th game of her career and also noticed her 11th career shutout. She now ranks fourth all-time in career shutouts.
  • Since the middle of last spring season, Ohio State has won 12 of its last 15 games.
  • The Buckeyes are 3-0 all-time against Appalachian State and have outscored the Mountaineers 18-1.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Ohio State 19, Appalachian State 5
Shots on Goal: Ohio State 13, Appalachian State 3
Penalty Corners: Ohio State 7, Appalachian State 3
Saves: Appalachian State (Clark) 11, Ohio State (Hernandez) 3

 What’s Next

  • Ohio State will take its four-game winning streak to East Lansing, Mich. on Friday to open Big Ten play against Michigan State.
  • Game time is set for 3 p.m. and the contest will be streamed live on BTN+