COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State went toe-to-toe against the second-ranked Michigan Wolverines on Saturday but dropped a 1-0 decision in front of a season-high crowd of 516 at Buckeye Varsity Field. The Wolverines remain undefeated at 9-0 while Ohio State is 6-4.
The Short Story
Facing the nation’s top scoring team, Ohio State’s defense kept the Buckeyes in the game for the full 60 minutes. It was a Sofia Southam goal in the 37th minute, however, that proved to be the difference. The Buckeyes pressed for the equalizer in the final five minutes after gaining an extra field player by pulling goalie Aaliyah Hernandez but could never generate a good opportunity.
How The Goals Were Scored
This and That
Shots: Michigan 16, Ohio State 3
Shots on Goal: Michigan 11, Ohio State 0
Penalty Corners: Michigan 8, Ohio State 1
Saves: Ohio State (Hernandez) 10, Michigan (Spieker) 0
The Buckeyes are in the midst of a five-game homestand and finish up the stretch next weekend with two games at home. Ohio State takes on Indiana on Friday beginning at 3 p.m. before welcoming Ohio to Buckeye Varsity Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be streamed live on BTN+ with Brendan Gulick on the call. Admission to all Ohio State home games is free.