September 19, 2021

No. 11 Virginia Edges No. 24 Ohio State, 2-1

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 24-ranked Ohio State saw its season-long five game winning streak come to an end of Sunday at No. 11 Virginia held on for a 2-1 win over Buckeyes in Columbus. The Buckeyes are 6-2 on the season with Virginia improves to 5-2.

The Short Story
It was a tale of two halves on Sunday, as Virginia outshot Ohio State 8-0 in the first half to build a 1-0 lead. The second half, however, was mostly all Buckeyes. Ohio State had a 14-4 edge in second-half shots and 9-0 advantage in penalty corners, but Virginia scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 50th minute when Taryn Tkachuk cleaned up a Laura Janssen shot in front of the cage.

Ohio State got on the board with under three minutes to play when Katie Pyle was in the right place at the right time to poke a shot in off a penalty corner. Despite applying pressure, Ohio State was unable to score the equalizer.

How the Goals Were Scored

  • Virginia used a strong defense and penalty corner generated offense in the first half to build its 1-0 lead. The Cavaliers’ Makayla Gallen tallied her first goal of the year when she tapped in a shot off the stick of Cato Geusgens 4:14 into the second quarter.
  • The Cavaliers got their all-important insurance goal five minutes into the fourth quarter when Janssen dribbled up the field and generated a chance in front of the goal, which was cleaned up by Tkachuk.
  • Ohio State was finally able to find its footing in the in the second half, outshooting Virginia 4-1 in the third quarter and 10-3 in the fourth quarter while finally converting of a penalty corner thanks to Pyle’s tap in. It was her second goal of the weekend and second of the season.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Ohio State 14, Virginia 12
Shots on Goal: Ohio State 7, Virginia 7
Saves: Virginia (Kennedy) 6, Ohio State (Hernandez) 5
Penalty Corners: Ohio State 9, Virginia 7

What’s Next

  • Sunday marked the beginning of a five-game homestand for the Scarlet and Gray. They are back in action next Monday, Sept. 27, vs. Louisville at 4 p.m.
  • The Buckeyes have a particularly grueling stretch coming up, which includes homes games vs. No. 11 Virginia (today), No. 5 Louisville (next Monday), No. 1 Michigan (Sunday, Oct. 3).
  • Admission is free to all Ohio State home games.
  • In addition, all remaining Buckeye home games will be broadcast on either BTN+ or BTN. The games slated for BTN+ include all four remaining games in this homestand.
  • Brendan Gulick will be on the call for each of those contests.