COLUMBUS, Ohio – This 2021 edition of the annual Ohio State-Louisville field hockey game followed the same script as so many in the past – tough defense, high intensity and ultimately a winner decided by one goal. Unfortunately for Ohio State, the Buckeyes were on the losing end of a 2-1 double overtime decision. No. 19 Ohio State is now 6-3 on the season while No. 4 Louisville improves to 9-1.
The Short Story
Louisville’s Julie Kouijzer scored with less than five minutes remaining in the second overtime when she collected a ball that came off the pads of Ohio State goalie Aaliyah Hernandez and sent a shot into the lower left corner of the cage.
The game marked the sixth straight times that the two teams that’s been decided by one goal. Four of those contests have gone to overtime.
How The Goals Were Scored
Shots: Louisville 14, Ohio State 7
Shots on Goal: Louisville 11, Ohio State 3
Saves: Ohio State (Hernandez) 9, Louisville (de Kuijer) 2
Penalty Corners: Louisville 5, Ohio State 2
This and That
The Buckeyes return to action on Sunday, Oct. 3 when they continue their five-game homestand by entertaining No. 1 Michigan (6-0) in a rematch of this April’s Big Ten Tournament Championship Game. Game time is set for noon at Buckeye Varsity Field. Admission is free. The game will also be streamed on BTN+.