November 3, 2022

Maryland Tops Ohio State in B1G Quarterfinals, 5-2

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COLUMBUS, Ohio In a back-and-forth Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal battle, No. 20 Ohio State fell to second-ranked and second-seeded Maryland, 5-3, on a sun soaked day at Buckeye Varsity Field. The Buckeyes are 11-8 on the season while Maryland improves to 17-2.

The Short Story
The Buckeyes tied the game twice – once in the second quarter and then again in the third quarter – but allowed three fourth-quarter Terrapin goals. The Buckeye goal scorers with Hallie Brost and Sarah Charley.

In goal, Abby Danson stood tall with seven saves. Her counterpart, Christina Calandra, stopped five shots, including a key penalty corner opportunity for the Buckeyes in a one-goal game in the fourth quarter.

Ohio State won to key stat categories – total shots and corners. The Buckeyes outshot the Terrapins 18-16 and had nine corners (to Maryland’s eight).

How It Happened

  • After a scoreless first quarter, Maryland’s Leah Crouse scored unassisted on a rebound to put Maryland up 1-0 in the 22nd minute. That lead, however, was short-lived thanks to Brost.
  • With less than two minutes remaining before halftime, Brost netted her fourth goal of the season on a score that was set up by a fastbreak in the middle of the field.
  • Maryland, however, grabbed the lead back after time expired in the second corner on a penalty corner goal by Riley Donnelly.
  • The Buckeyes answered back in the third quarter, as Charley made good on a penalty corner with assists from Claudia Thomas and Emma Goldean. It was her team-leading 12th score of the season.
  • Maryland scored three times in the fourth quarter to pull away. The first came from Riley Donnelly, her second of the day, and UMD scored twice on an empty net late in the quarter. 

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Ohio State 18, Maryland 16
Shots on Goal: Maryland 13, Ohio State 7
Penalty Corners: Ohio State 9, Marlyand 8
Saves: Ohio State (Danson) 7, Maryland (Calandra) 5
Scoring Summary: UMD – 21:52 2nd Crouse (unassisted); OSU – 28:46 Brost (unassisted); UMD – 30:00 2nd Donnelly (Fiechter and Deberdine); OSU – 42:22 3rd Charley (Thomas and Goldean); UMD – 48:49 4th Donnelly (Fiechter and Deberdine); UMD – 57:56 4th Rose (unassisted); 58:47 4th – Van Rootselaar (unassisted)

Buckeye This and That

  • Ohio State is hosting the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2013.
  • Emma Goldean, who on Wednesday was named to the All-Big Ten second team, played in her 90th career game.
  • Thursday’s game was the 19th all-time between Ohio State and Maryland.
  • Despite the setback, Ohio State finished the season 8-3 in its last 11 games and had a +1.64 scoring margin.
  • The Buckeyes averaged 3.00 goals per game and gave up just 1.36.

What’s Next
The Big Ten Tournament continues tomorrow in Columbus with two semifinal games. Top-seeded Penn State faces fourth-seeded Michigan beginning at 1:30 p.m. Following that game, No. 2 Maryland meets the winner on this evening’s game between third-seeded Northwestern and sixth-seeded Rutgers at 4 p.m.

The two Friday semifinal winners will meet on Sunday at noon for the Big Ten Tournament championship. For more information, including a full schedule and bracket, visit http://go.osu.edu/22_b1gfh

To purchase tickets, visit http://go.osu.edu/B1G_FH22