Aug. 27, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio – %^$An offensive outburst by the Ohio State field hockey team (2-0 overall, 0-0 in the Big Ten) led it to a dominating 6-0 victory over the Southwest Missouri State Bears at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Forward Mariana Solorzano (Fr., Caracas, Venezuela/Humboldt School) tallied the first multiple-goal game of her brief career with a goal in each half. In goal, Allison Blanton (Jr., Newton, N.J./Kittatinny Regional) recorded her first shutout of the season.%^$

%^$”We were able to spread them out and really put pressure on them,” head coach Anne Wilkinson said. “We were able to get numbers around the ball.%^$

%^$”I thought we did well, defensively. We had the numbers defensively. When we attacked, we were able to get an extra player there to put them in a position where they had to make a lot more decisions. I like the fact that we were able to stretch it out and had a lot of different people score.”%^$

%^$Just four minutes into the contest, Solorzano scored her second goal of the season to give OSU a 1-0 lead. Marije van Nouhuys (Jr., New Lyceum, Netherlands/New Lyceum) gave OSU its second goal of the first half off a pass from Katie Hobson (Sr., Norristown, Pa./Methacton).%^$

%^$A four-goal flurry followed in the second half. Just 32 seconds into the half, Solorzano scored her second goal of the afternoon to increase the OSU lead to 3-0. Aubrey Stock (Sr., Seven Valleys, Pa./Susquehannock), Haley Fox (Jr., Foxboro, Mass./Foxboro) and Jenee Doto (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) followed with goals to give OSU its 6-0 win.%^$

%^$On Wednesday, OSU will play host to Central Michigan at 3 p.m.%^$

%^$Southwest Missouri State 0, Ohio State 6

%^$Southwest Missouri 0 0 – 0%^$Ohio State 2 4 – 6%^$

%^$First Half
%^$OSU – Solorzano, 31:00
%^$OSU – Van Nouhuys, (Hobson assist), 8:57

%^$Second Half
%^$OSU – Solorzano, 34:28
%^$OSU – Stock, 27:27
%^$OSU – Fox, 14:52
%^$OSU – Doto, 6:33

%^$OSU – Blanton (2 saves), SWS – Elzy (4 saves), Sands (1 save)

%^$Penalty Corners
%^$OSU – 13, SWS – 1%^$

%^$OSU – 2-0 (0-0 Big Ten)