September 30, 2022

Goldean’s Goal in OT Lifts Ohio State over Michigan State


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COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State field hockey team needed an extra session to do it, but Emma Goldean’s overtime goal lifted the Buckeyes to a 2-1 conference win over Michigan State on Friday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field. The Buckeyes snapped a five-game losing streak and improves to 4-5 on the season and 1-3 in Big Ten play. Michigan State is 4-5, 0-4.

The Short Story
Trailing 2-1 entering the fourth quarter, Ohio State scored the equalizer with just over 12 minutes remaining in regulation and then got the better of play in the sudden victory overtime, as Goldean finished off a pass from Delaney Lawler 3:53 into the extra period.

How the Goals Were Scored

  • After an evenly played first quarter, Michigan State struck first with a goal in the second quarter with Ellie Rutherford cleaned up a rebound off the pads of Ohio State goalie Abby Danson for her fourth score of the season.
  • That Rutherford goal stood up until the fourth quarter. Then, Delaney Lawler redirected a shot from Sarah Richards in the 48th minute to knot the score at 1-1. It was Lawler’s first goal of the season.
  • The score remained tied for the rest of the fourth quarter in spite of the Buckeyes having a 6-0 edge in shots over the final 15 minutes.
  • Goldean’s golden goal came off a pass from Lawler, who finished the game with three points (one goal, one assist). It was Goldean’s first score of the season and the 14th of her career.

Statistically Speaking
Ohio State 15, Michigan State 4
Shots on Goal:
Ohio State 6, Michigan State 3
Penalty Corners:
Ohio State 9, Michigan State 1
Michigan State (Jardell) 4, Ohio State 2

That and That

  • Goldean scored the fourth game-winning goal of her career and played in her 80th career game.
  • The Buckeyes hold a 44-25-3 all-time record against Michigan State.
  • Ohio State has won six straight games in the series against the Spartans.
  • The two teams have nearly split in the last 11 meetings with Ohio State holding a 7-4 edge.

What’s Next
Ohio State gets right back on the field in less than 48 hours as they finish the weekend with a home contest against Kent State at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The game will be streamed live on B1G+. Admission to all field hockey games at Buckeye Varsity Field is free.