Oct. 13, 2017
College Park, Md. – Despite a goal from Natalie Faust in the 60th minute of the game, the No. 25 Ohio State field hockey team fell to No. 16 Maryland by a score of 3-1 on Friday afternoon at the Maryland Field Hockey Complex.
With the loss, the Buckeyes’ record sits at 7-7 (0-5 Big Ten) through 14 games, while the Terrapins move to 9-5 (4-2 Big Ten).
Liz Tamburro was busy often and early for the Buckeyes. Maryland wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in this top-25 matchup. Less than two minutes in, Kyler Greenwalt took a pass from Linnea Gonzales and flicked a backhanded shot past Liz Tamburro to give the Terrapins an early lead.
Tamburro withstood another flurry of shots by Maryland in the next several minutes and picked up her first two saves of the game. Maryland ended up outshooting Ohio State to the tune of 10-3. Tamburro would go on to match her season high in saves with 10.
The Buckeyes came out of half with a bevy of shots of their own. Within the first eight minutes of the second half, the Scarlet and Gray upped the pressure and took five shots, four of which were on goal. The best opportunity came off of a penalty corner when Juliette Duquesne’s initial shot was saved and Hannah Pany fired another right back at the net, but both shots were saved.
The Terrapins responded by scoring both of their second half goals in three-minute span shortly after the Buckeye push to extend their lead to 3-0 with 23 minutes left to play.
The goal for Faust was her third of the year, a career high. Maddy Humphrey possessed the ball in the circle before firing the pass to Faust who worked her way around a tough angle near the end line before she used a backhanded flip to beat Maryland’s goalie.
Ohio State will travel to play at Rutgers on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.