September 11, 2022

McNamara’s Two Goals Push No. 22 Buckeyes Past Kent State 2-1



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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 22 Ohio State got two early goals from Peyton McNamara and graduate keeper Kat Robinson made them stand as the Buckeyes celebrated senior night with a 2-1 victory over Kent State on Sunday.

Ohio State is now 5-1-1 on the year while Kent State drops to 0-5-2. The Buckeyes have concluded non-conference play and will have a week to prepare for the Big Ten opener at Rutgers next Sunday

How it Happened

Peyton McNamara put the Buckeyes in front 2-0 with a pair of early goals. She scored her first in the 10th minute as she received a Kent State goal kick around midfield and dribbled into the box before slipping a left-footed shot past the KSU keeper.

In the 18th minute, McNamara corralled a deflection in the box and put a right-footed shot into the back of the net for her second goal of the night. But the two-goal lead was short-lived as Kent State’s Delaney Ranallo found the ball on her foot in front of the net off a free kick and she tapped it in, cutting the lead in half.

While each team had chances in the second half, those early goals wound up being the only tallies of the night. The Buckeyes had their chances McNamara, Emma Sears, Kayla Fischer and Maddy Lowe all had opportunities in the final 30 minutes but wasn’t able to convert. In the end, the Buckeyes got the result and will turn their focus to Big Ten play the rest of the way.

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  • Prior to the match, Ohio State recognized its eight seniors in Talani Barnett, Kayla Fischer, Kitty Jones-Black, Maddy Lowe, Katherine Robinson, Emma Sears, Olivia Sensky and Emaly Vatne.
  • Peyton McNamara scored a pair of goals in a game for the second time in 11 days. She also netted two in the 4-0 win at Dayton on Sept. 1. The goals tonight were her third and fourth of the season and it also marked the fourth game in her career with multiple goals.
  • Graduate Kat Robinson played the full 90 minutes for the first time this season. She made two saves and collected her third win of the year.
  • Ohio State doubled-up Kent State in shots 12-6
  • The Buckeyes are now 6-0-1 all-time against Kent State
  • Ohio State finishes the non-conference portion of the schedule at 5-1-1, including a 4-0-0 mark on the road

Up Next

Ohio State has finished non-conference play and will open conference action next Sunday against the defending champs Rutgers. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. in Piscataway.