September 23, 2022

Danson Makes 11 Saves as Buckeyes Fall at Rutgers, 2-0

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Goalkeeper Abby Danson stopped a career-high 11 shots by Rutgers scored in the first and third quarters to register a 2-0 victory over Ohio State in Big Ten field hockey action in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won its third straight game and is 6-3 on the season while Ohio State is 3-4.

The Short Story
Playing its first conference road game, Ohio State fell behind in the first quarter and could never find the equalizer, as Rutgers ended the game with a 19-5 advantage in shots to improve to 2-0 in conference play. Ohio State got two shots from Hallie Brost and one each by Sarah Charley, Makenna Webster and Megan McKenna.

How It Happened

  • Rutgers took an early 1-0 lead with a fortuitous scoring chance in front of the cage, thanks in large part to a rebound off the pads of Danson.
  • After two attempts were turned away, Iris Langejans made the third time a charm for Rutgers, getting a shot past Danson 2:43 into the game.
  • Rutgers had four more shots in the opening quarter but Danson was up to the task. She finished the opening 15 minutes with five stops. The Scarlet Knights also had four first-quarter penalty corners.
  • A total of just three shots were generated in the second quarter – one by Ohio State and two from Rutgers.
  • Midway through the third quarter, graduate student Grace Kim made an impressive defensive save to keep the Rutgers lead at just one goal, 1-0.
  • However, shortly after that Lucy Bannatyne cashed in on a corner opportunity to put the Scarlet Knights ahead 2-0.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Rutgers 19, Ohio State 5
Shots on Goal: Rutgers 13, Ohio State 5
Penalty Corners: Rutgers 8, Ohio State 1
Saves: Ohio State (Danson) 11, Rutgers (Howard) 5

What’s Next
Ohio State’s weekend Big Ten road trip continues on Sunday when it is slated to face No. 6 Penn State in State College, Pa. beginning at noon. The contest will be streamed live on BTN+.