August 27, 2017

Buckeyes Start Season With 4-0 Win Over Lehigh


Aug. 27, 2017

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Bethlehem, Pa. – The Ohio State field hockey team opened the Jarred Martin era with a 4-0 thumping over Lehigh on Sunday afternoon at Banko Field. The win moves Ohio State to 1-0 while the Mountain Hawks fall to 1-1 on the season. 

Celebrating the first career win for Coach Martin! Many more to come! #GoBucks

— OSU Field Hockey (@OhioState_FH) August 27, 2017

“What a way to get the season started,” head coach Jarred Martin said. “It was a well-played game, and it was great for us to see some of the stuff we’ve been working on in practice translate to game action.”

“We did a really good job of moving the ball and our passing was crisp, which allowed us to control the game. All three of our units (backs, midfielders, forwards) worked very well together.

“To record a shutout, allow no corners and give up only one shot on net is impressive. It was a great turnout in the crowd as well. We’re glad to have the support of Buckeye Nation and we made the most of it today.”

All four goals came from Buckeye seniors: Maddy Humphrey, Natalie Faust, Kelsey Nolan and Sofia Haramis were the scorers. Humphrey got the scoring barrage started in the first half when she cashed in a penalty shot sneaking one past Lehigh’s goalie at the 17:53 mark of the first half.

Natalie Faust poked in her first career goal with 9:54 left to play in the first stanza. Carolina Vergroesen’s shot on net produced a rebound the Lehigh goalie couldn’t contain and Faust found herself in the right place at the right time.

The final score of the first half came via Kelsey Nolan. With Caroline Rath initiating the penalty corner, Nolan stopped the ball and fired a low bullet from just inside the shooting circle to collect the her first career goal for the Scarlet and Gray with 35 seconds remaining in the half.

Sofia Haramis tallied the final score of the afternoon less than seven minutes into the second half. Capitalizing off a nice entry pass from Casey Cole, Haramis tipped the ball into the left side of the net for her first career goal as well. 

The Buckeyes outshot Lehigh by a tally of 27-1. Ohio State’s defense applied lots of pressure and took away passing lanes making it tough for the Mountain Hawks to get any good looks on goal. Their only shot of the game came at the 24:52 mark of the first half, and Liz Tamburro turned it away with ease. The shut out for Tamburro is the seventh of her illustrious career.

In addition to dominating the shot totals, Ohio State had 13 penalty corners on the afternoon while allowing Lehigh zilch.  

Five Buckeyes got action in the Scarlet and Gray for the first time in their careers on Sunday. The aforementioned Haramis made the most of her debut with a goal. The freshman foursome of Juliette Duquesne, Nikki Trzaska, Julianna Sweeney and Sammy Stone suited up and got some time on the field. 

The Buckeyes welcome the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals to Buckeye Varsity Field for the home opener on Friday (Sep. 1) with a slated start time of 3 p.m. ET. Admission is free.