October 5, 2018

Ohio State Downs No. 12 Northwestern, 2-1



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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.



“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.



  • Genevieve Penzone’s goal in the second half was not only her first goal of the season, but it was her first goal of her Buckeye career.
  • The Buckeyes improve to 28-32-2 all-time against the Wildcats. This is the team’s first win over Northwestern since 2013.
  • Esther Clotet’s game-winning goal is her sixth of the season. She is tied with Casey Cole for the team’s leading scorer. Clotet leads the team with 15 points on the season.
  • With less than ten minutes to play in the game, Aaliyah Hernandez made a huge save in a one-on-one situation with a Wildcat to keep the Buckeyes in the lead. That would be the only save Hernandez made in the game.
  • Kelsey Nolan, Hannah Pany, and Sammy Stone all recorded an assist in the game, bringing their season assists to three each. They all lead the team in assists this season.



  • Tied at half: 3-3
  • Scoring first: 6-1
  • Playing ranked opponents: 4-5
  • Playing higher ranked opponents: 4-3
  • Playing on the road: 4-1
  • Outshooting the opponent: 5-2



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.