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
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
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