September 5, 2021

Buckeyes Turn Away Navy 2-1

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State celebrated Senior Day with a dominate performance in a 2-1 victory over Navy on Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

The Buckeyes are now 4-2-0 on the season while Navy drops to 3-2-1.

Ohio State controlled the match right from the start, scoring in the second minute and limiting Navy’s attack throughout. The Midshipmen were only able to muster four shot attempts, two in each half. The Buckeyes took 19 shots and also led 10-1 on corners.

Midfielder Kine Flotre lasered a shot from just outside the box in the 50th minute and it found the upper corner of the net for the game-winning goal. It was her first goal of the season. She also assisted on the first Buckeye goal for her fourth assist of the year.

The Buckeye forwards led the way offensively as Kayla Fischer was the best player on pitch. She assisted on the opening goal and created a number of quality opportunities for her teammates. Emma Sears led the team with six shot attempts and freshman Kailyn Dudukovich scored her second goal of the season.

How it Happened

Just like the last match, the Buckeyes got on the board quickly as Kine Flotre found Kayla Fischer off a throw in and then Fischer connected with freshman Kailyn Dudukovich in front of the goal and Dudukovich buried it for her second goal of the season. That goal came just 1:32 into the match.

Navy answered back in 21st minute as Chloe Dawson’s shot was saved into the air by Buckeyes keeper Bailey Kolinski but Carolyn Mang headed home thre rebound to tie the match at 1-1.

Five minutes into the second half, Kine Flotre collected a loose ball and boomed a right-footed shot into the upper left corner of the net for her first goal of the season. That proved to be the game winner.

Notes

  • Ohio State completes its early season five-match home stand at 4-1, which included a 4-2 win over No. 18 UCF.
  • Flotre now has a goal and four assists on the season. Her four assists are her most in a season in her career.
  • Kayla Fischer has notched 11 points (4 goals & 3 assists) in the last four matches
  • Prior to the start of the match, the Buckeyes honored its three seniors in Marissa Birzon, Bailey Kolinski and Izzy Rodriguez.
  • The Buckeyes are now 2-0 all-time against Navy, having also won 2-0 in Annapolis in 1996.

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Up Next

The Buckeyes will hit the first for the first time in three weeks when it heads to Dayton on Thursday night, Sept. 9. First touch will be at 7 p.m. Ohio State is 10-2-1 all-time vs. Dayton and won the last meeting which came in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

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