COLUMBUS, Ohio –Ohio State (2-1-3) got a late goal in regulation vs. Purdue (3-3-1) in West Lafayette, Indiana, Thursday to send the game into extra sessions. The Buckeyes outshot the Boilermakers 7-2 in two overtimes but could not get the goal needed for the win in the 1-all tie.
The game was played indoors at the Mollenkopf Athletic Center with steady rain, high winds and dropping temperatures in the area.
Purdue struck first in the 5th minute. The Boilers held the lead and headed to the break leading 1-0.
Ohio State put pressure on the Boilers late in the second half with a series of corner kicks before Kayla Fischer scored in the 81st minute to tie the game at 1-all. The goal was Fischer’s third of the year and 12th for her career. Brittany Duncan was credited with the assist, her fourth this season.
Buckeyes' Kayla Fischer with the equalizer in the 81'!#GoBuckeyes pic.twitter.com/uSYi537drv
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Fischer’s three goals this year have provided the scoring for the Buckeyes in the last two games.
The Buckeyes did not record a shot in the first 45 minutes but outshot Purdue 13-9 the rest of the way.
Ohio State senior keeper Bailey Kolinski faced five Boiler shots on net in the game, saving four. Fischer put three of Ohio State’s six shots on goal in the game.
The Buckeyes remain on the road for a 2 p.m. game Sunday at Illinois.