COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team saw itself on the wrong side of a hard-fought result on Sunday, as the Buckeyes dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to Wake Forest at Buckeye Varsity Field in Columbus. Ohio State is now 3-3 on the season while Wake Forest picked up its fifth straight win to improve to 5-2.
The Short Story
The Demon Deacons scored the only goal of the game 2:27 into the fourth quarter, as Nat Freidman fed Brooke McCusker inside the circle. She beat Ohio State goalie Abby Danson with a shot to the lower right corner of the cage.
From there, Wake Forest kept the Buckeyes at bay by generating four fourth-quarter penalty corner opportunities. The Buckeyes pulled Danson with 4:40 remaining to get an extra offensive player on the field but couldn’t generate a good scoring opportunity.
Buckeye This and That
Shots: Wake Forest 17, Ohio State 6
Shots on Goal: Wake Forest 9, Ohio State 2
Saves: Ohio State (Danson) 7, Wake Forest (Todd) 2
Penalty Corners: Wake Forest 11, Ohio State 6
Scoring Summary: 47:27 4th – WAKE Brooke McCusker (Nat Friedman)
Ohio State returns to conference play next weekend with a critical two-game trip east to take on Rutgers and Penn State. The Buckeyes and Scarlet Knights meet in Piscataway on Friday at 3 p.m. before Ohio State heads to Penn State for a noon game on Sunday. Both contests will be streamed live on BTN+.