September 28, 2022

Buckeyes Return Home to Face Michigan State & Kent State


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COLUMBUS, Ohio The 24th-ranked Ohio State field hockey team returns to the friendly confines of Buckeye Varsity Field to begin a homestand that includes five of the next six games in Columbus. It starts Friday with a key conference showdown against Michigan State at 4 p.m. and continues Sunday against Kent State (1 p.m.).

The Basics
No. 24 Ohio State (3-5, 0-3) vs. Michigan State (4-4, 0-3) // Friday, Sept. 30 // 4 p.m. // Columbus, Ohio
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Ohio State Roster // Ohio State Schedule/Results // Ohio State Statistics
Michigan State Roster // Michigan State Schedule/Results // Michigan State Statistics

No. 24 Ohio State vs. Kent State (4-4) // Sunday, Oct. 2 // 1 p.m. // Columbus, Ohio
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Ohio State Roster // Ohio State Schedule/Results // Ohio State Statistics
Kent State Roster // Kent State Schedule/Results // Kent State Statistics

Briefly on the Buckeyes

  • Ohio State will be looking to snap a five-game losing streak on Friday. After starting the season 3-0, the Buckeyes have fallen to four ranked teams in the last five contests.
  • Two of the last five losses have been by one goal and two others were two-goal games against conference opponents.
  • The Buckeyes have stayed in games during this tough stretch thanks in part to their defense. Goalie Abby Danson leads the conference with 43 saves and is third with a 1.05 goals-against average.
  • Danson is fourth nationally in save percentage (.843), 27th in total saves (43) and ninth in goals-against average (1.05).
  • Seven different players have scored goals this season, led by three from sophomore Hallie Brost and two each by Cameryn Forgash, Claudia Thomas, Sarah Charley and Zella Bailey.
  • On their way to starting 3-0, the Buckeyes registered three consecutive shutouts for the first time in school history.

Title IX Celebration

  • Friday will serve as Ohio State’s official celebration of 50 years of Title IX.
  • At halftime, Linda Logan, the CEO and President of the Columbus Sports Commission, will be honored.

History vs. Michigan State

  • The Buckeyes hold a 43-25-3 all-time record against Michigan State and have won five consecutive games in the series. That includes two contests in the spring of 2021 during the Big Ten-only schedule and a 4-3 triumph last fall in East Lansing.
  • The two teams have nearly split in the last 10 meetings with Ohio State holding a 6-4 edge.

History vs. Kent State

  • The Buckeyes are 25-9 all-time against Kent State in a series that dates back to 1978.
  • The last meeting came on Aug. 31, 2021, a 3-1 win for Kent State in Kent, Ohio.
  • Ohio State has won eight of the last 11 meetings between the two teams.

Big Ten Tournament Coming to Columbus

  • The nation’s premier conference tournament will take place at Buckeye Varsity Field in 2022.
  • The Big Ten Tournament takes place Nov. 3-6, with three quarterfinals games on Thursday, Nov. 3 followed by the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 4. The championship game will occur on Sunday, Nov. 6.
  • BTN will broadcast the semifinals and finals live. The quarterfinals can be seen on BTN+.
  • Ticket information will be forthcoming later this fall.

A Challenging Slate

  • Ohio State has already played five teams currently ranked in this week’s NFHCA poll and has three more remaining before the end of the regular season.
  • The Big Ten Conference boasts seven teams in this week’s NFHCA poll. Three of them are in the top five: No. 2 Northwestern (9-1), No. 3 Iowa (8-1) and No. 4 Maryland (9-1).

A Mix of New and Old

  • Ohio State welcomes back 15 returning letterwinners in 2022, several of whom have a good deal of big game experience.
  • Emma Goldean has played in 79 career games with 76 starts. Her 41 career points is also the most of any active player on the roster.
  • Leanne Bough has played in 56 games over the last three and a half season and started 55 times.
  • Those two – who are also captains – are complimented by 15 newcomers: 12 freshmen and three transfers.
  • So far this season, newcomers have accounted for 22 combined starts. Grace Kim, a graduate transfer from Duke, is an eight-game starter, as is Janneke van Stiphout, who is also a graduate transfer.