March 4, 2021

Freshmen Lead in 3-1 Win at Maryland


COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State women’s soccer team (2-0-1 BIG) earned its second-consecutive win of the season with a 3-1 victory at Maryland (0-3-1 B1G) Thursday at Ludwig Field in College Park.

Lori Walker-Hock, head coach of the Buckeyes, credited the team’s depth in the win.

“It was a solid team effort today,” Walker-Hock said. “The depth of our bench was extremely helpful. Our young players are really growing into the pace of the Big Ten.”

The Buckeyes scored first on a goal by freshman Peyton McNamara, the first collegiate score for the Norwalk, Conn., native. The score came in the 7th minute unassisted.

Maryland tied the game in the 26th minute but McNamara answered with her second goal of the game in the 31st minute for a 2-1 Ohio State lead.

Another Ohio State freshman, Kine Flotre, a native of Fjellhamar, Norway, scored off an Ohio State corner kick in the 58th minute for the 3-1 advantage.

Senior keeper Bailey Kolinsky (Derry, N.H.) benefited from a solid Ohio State defensive effort. Maryland took 11 shots with just two on goal.

The Buckeyes improved to 6-0-2 all-time against the Terps.

Ohio State will remain on the road, heading to Rutgers for an 11 a.m. game Sunday in Piscataway.