COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 24 Ohio State field hockey team is set for its first road trip of the 2018 season. The team will travel to Boston for a weekend of competition against No. 25 Maine on Saturday, Sept. 1 and No. 19 Boston University on Monday, Sept. 3 at New Balance Field.
LAST TIME OUT
Ohio State comes into the weekend off of a 3-2 overtime win over No. 8 Louisville. Down 2-0 at half, the Buckeyes came out of half ready to stage a comeback. Sammy Stone scored the team’s game-tying goal and kept Ohio State in the game. Under two minutes into overtime, Esther Clotet knocked in a pass from Kelsey Nolan, pushing the Buckeyes over the Cardinals 3-2.
KNOW THY OPPONENT
No. 25 Maine Black Bears
The University of Maine Black Bears are 1-0 this season coming into the matchup against the Buckeyes. In their first game of the season, the team netted nine goals against Holy Cross to win 9-1. Senior Samantha Wagg scored three straight goals in 15 minutes to help lengthen the Black Bears lead over their opponent. Wagg leads the offense with six points.
The last time the Buckeyes and Black Bears met was in 2008, with Ohio State blanking Maine 4-0. This will be the teams’ eighth meeting in series history.
No. 19 Boston University Terriers
Boston University is 2-0 this season, having most recently shut out New Hampshire 4-0. Leading the Terriers on offense this season is Ally Hammel who has two goals and three assists for seven points. The team has played three goalies in two games during the 2018 campaign, with Kathleen Keegan starting for the Terriers. Millie Baker has subbed in during two games and Livy Golini has made an appearance in one.
Monday will be the first time since 1997 and only the second time in series history that the Buckeyes will have played the Terriers. Ohio State will be looking to pick up their first victory over Boston University.
QUOTE FROM COACH MARTIN
“Every weekend is going to add different challenges and different benefits. Going to Boston, I know the girls are excited, a lot of families are going to be able to come. We have two great games lined up with Maine on Saturday and BU on Monday. They are both really strong in their conference. As a unit, we are trying to get better each weekend.”
The Buckeyes return to Columbus for a four consecutive games. They will be back on Buckeye Varsity Field to play Ball State on Sept. 7 at 4:00 p.m. and Lehigh on Sept. 9 at 1:00 p.m.