COLUMBUS, Ohio –The No. 25 Ohio State field hockey team picked up another ranked win, defeating the No. 12 Northwestern Wildcats, 2-1. Ohio State improves to 7-6 on the season while Northwestern falls to 8-6. Ohio State is now 3-3 in conference play and Northwestern is 3-2.
QUOTE FROM JARRED MARTIN
“I’m proud of the team with how well we started the game and kept the energy throughout. I liked how strong we played on defense and I thought that was a big step from last weekend. We knew coming in to today that we would have another great Big Ten battle in a really strong and well-coached Northwestern team. We competed hard and found solutions to win the moments, and ultimately the game. It was a great win and now we have to keep it going in to Sunday’s game against Ohio University.”
The first half went scoreless, with Ohio State and Northwestern recording three and two shots respectively.
The first goal of the game was scored by Genevieve Penzone eight minutes into the second half. Penzone tapped in a pass from Kelsey Nolan to record her first goal of the season and put the Buckeyes up one on the Wildcats. Two minutes later, Northwestern responded off a penalty corner to tie the game again with 25 minutes to play in regulation.
In the 58th minute, the Buckeyes earned a penalty corner with an opportunity to take the lead. Sammy Stone took the corner and Esther Clotet ripped in a shot set up by Hannah Pany to net the game-winning goal.
OHIO STATE’S RECORD WHEN…
Ohio State is back home on Sunday to take on Ohio at 1 p.m. Sunday’s game will be a part of the 2018 Alumnae Weekend celebration. This will be the second time the Buckeyes and the Bobcats will be meeting this season, with the first being in a preseason scrimmage.