September 19, 2021

Dudukovich’s Late Goal Lifts Buckeyes to 2-1 win at Maryland


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman Kailyn Dudukovich headed home a pass from graduate Emaly Vatne in the 89th minute to lift the Buckeyes to a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon in College Park.

The win improves the Buckeyes to 6-3-0 on the season and 1-0-0 in Big Ten play while Maryland falls to 4-3-2 and 0-1-0.

Sophomore Christin Baumbick scored her first collegiate goal in the 42nd minute to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead at the break. Maryland tied the match in the 62nd minute and it looked like the Buckeyes would be playing their first overtime match of the season. But Dudukovich tallied her third goal of the season, and the Buckeyes had a road win in the Big Ten opener.

How it Happened

The Buckeyes played well in the opening half and deserved a goal. That goal ended up coming in the 42nd minute as Kayla Fischer pushed to the endline, crossed in front of the net and the clear attempt found the foot of sophomore Christin Baumbick who buried a right-footed shot to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.

Maryland responded in the second half as Kori Locksley flicked home a cross in the 62nd minute to tie the match at 1-1.

Neither team was able to generate much for the next 20+ minutes and the match seemed destined for overtime. But Kine Flotre took a ball at midfield, played a little give-and-go with Emaly Vatne on the right wing and then Vatne crossed in the box and Kailyn Dudukovich headed the ball into the back of the net for the game-winner.



  • Christin Baumbick’s goal in the 42nd minute was the first goal of her career.
  • Freshman Kailyn Dudukovich notched her third goal of the season.
  • The Buckeyes improve to 8-0-2 all-time against Maryland
  • Ohio State outshot Maryland 19-7 in the game, including 10-2 in shots on goal
  • Since being outshot in the season-opener at BYU, the Buckeyes have outshot their opponent in each of the last eight matches
  • This was the first road win of the season for the Buckeyes and they have not lost a Big Ten road match in their last four chances

Up Next

The Buckeyes will return home to host Minnesota this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Minnesota is 4-1-3 and 0-1-0 in the conference following its first loss of the season Saturday vs. Wisconsin.