October 22, 2021

No. 21 Ohio State Drops 4-0 Decision Against No. 7 Penn State


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Buckeyes (7-8) fell to No. 7 Penn State (11-4) by a 4-0 margin on Friday afternoon during the pink game.

The Short Story

Ohio State and Penn State were scoreless through the first quarter as each team registered one shot and the Nittany Lions earned the lone penalty corner through the opening 15 minutes of play. PSU scored once in the second quarter to give the Nittany Lions a 1-0 lead at halftime. The score remained 1-0 until the fourth quarter when Penn State added three goals, including one with four seconds to play, to cap scoring at 4-0. Sophia Gladieux scored the first two goals for Penn State as she leads the team with 15 goals this season.

How the Goals Were Scored

  • Gladieux opened scoring just 1:20 into the second quarter, when she backhanded one into the right side of the cage on an indirect pass from Anna Simon on a penalty corner chance.
  • Gladieux scored her second of the game and 15th of the season just 2:43 into the fourth quarter, hitting the left corner on a cross pass from Jemma Punch.
  • Bree Bednarski tallied her first goal of the season midway through the final quarter (53:35) by walking the end line and sneaking a shot in near the post.
  • Mackenzie Allessie wrapped up scoring with her eighth goal of the season with four seconds remaining. She placed her top of the circle shot inside the right post.

This and That

  • Friday was Ohio State’s eighth game this season against a ranked opponent.
  • Five of the eight ranked opponents on the Buckeyes’ schedule this season have been inside of the top 10. Penn State came into Friday’s contest ranked No. 7 in the latest NFHCA poll.
  • It was also the 58th all-time meeting between Ohio State and Penn State in field hockey and the fourth time they’ve played in the last six months.
  • Prior to Friday, each of the last five games between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions had been decided by one goal.
  • Emma Goldean played in her 69th career game. She is Ohio State’s active career leader in games played.

Statistically Speaking

Shots: PSU 15, OSU 11

Shots on Goal: PSU 9, OSU 1

Penalty Corners: PSU 9, OSU 3

Saves: OSU (Danson) 5, PSU (Barraco) 1

Records: Penn State (11-4, 4-2), Ohio State (7-8, 1-5)

What’s Next

Ohio State wraps up the regular season home schedule at Buckeye Varsity Field on Sunday, hosting No. 3 Rutgers (12-2) for a noon contest. The game will be broadcast live on BTN. After the game, the Buckeyes will honor a 10-member senior class.