September 25, 2022

No. 23 Ohio State Falls at No. 6 Penn State, 2-0


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COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State field hockey team wrapped up a two-game weekend conference road trip by falling at No. 6 Penn State on Sunday, 2-0, in State College, Pa. The Buckeyes are now 3-5 on the season and 0-3 in Big Ten play while Penn State improved to 8-1 overall (3-0 Big Ten).

The Short Story
The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions played an even first half, as Ohio State held Penn State off the scoreboard thanks in large part to four saves by goalie Abby Danson. Late in the third quarter, Mackenzie Allessie put in a rebound off Danson’s pads to put Penn State ahead 1-0. With under five minutes to play in the fourth quarter, the Nittany Lions added an insurance tally on an empty net.

How It Happened

  • While Penn State held a 9-4 first-half shot advantage, the score remained tied deep into the third quarter. Allessie’s sixth goal of the season, however, put Penn State ahead with 3:12 remaining in the third.
  • The Nittany Lions generated just two shots in the fourth quarter, but one of them went in when Jemma Punch scored unassisted on an empty net with 2:04 remaining. 

This and That

  • With six saves on Sunday, coupled with a career-high 11 stops on Friday, Danson made 17 saves on the weekend.
  • A junior from Clifton Park, N.Y., Danson 43 saves on the season to rank first in the conference.
  • Three of Ohio State’s last five games have been 1-0 decisions.
  • The Buckeyes have also played five of their first eight games on the road. Beginning on Friday, they’ll have five of their next six games at Buckeye Varsity Field.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Penn State 16, Ohio State 4
Shots on Goal: Penn State 8, Ohio State 1
Saves: Ohio State (Danson) 6, Penn State (Barraco) 1
Penalty Corners: Penn State 5, Ohio State 3

What’s Next
Conference play continues next Friday for the Buckeyes when they host Michigan State beginning at 4 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field. The game will be carried live on BTN. Next Sunday, Ohio State steps outside of Big Ten play to host Kent State beginning at 1 p.m.