October 24, 2021

Ohio State Falls In Home Finale to No. 3 Rutgers, 3-1

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The home portion of Ohio State’s 2021 field hockey season came to a close on Sunday as the Buckeyes dropped a hard-fought 3-1 decision to No. 3 Rutgers. With the loss, Ohio State is now 7-9 on the season (1-6 Big Ten) while the Scarlet Knights improve to 13-3, 5-2.

The Short Story
Rutgers broke a 1-1 halftime tie with a goal in the third quarter and another midway through the fourth to earn the victory. Ohio State’s goal came from junior Sarah Charley, who answered an early goal by Rutgers with one of her own five minutes into the first quarter.

Following the game, Ohio State honored its 10-member senior class, which has been part of three teams that qualified for the Big Ten Tournament and has earned countless conference and national academic awards over the past four years.

The group includes nine seniors and one graduate student: Sina Schwinn, Emma Goldean, Julia Dickinson, Jessica Hourihane, Tess Maloney, Katie Pyle, Kennedy Fertitta, Rachel Levan and graduate student Sammy Stone.

How the Goals Were Scored

  • Rutgers’ Lucy Bannatyne opened the scoring 2:46 into the first quarter with an unassisted tally that was finished with a backhanded shot on a breakaway. It was the first of two goals on the afternoon for Bannatyne, who also got on the scoreboard in the 55th minute with a key insurance goal to give the Scarlet Knights a 3-1 lead.
  • Charley, a Worthington, Ohio native, redirected a cross from the end line off the stick of Hallie Brost with just under 10 minutes to play in the first quarter to pull the Buckeyes even at 1-all. It was Charley’s second goal of the season and Brost’s second assist.
  • The teams remained deadlocked at 1-1 into the third quarter before Tayla Parkes redirected a shot off the stick of Katie Larmour on a penalty corner to put RU back ahead, 2-1.
  • The Scarlet Knights’ third goal of the game came with an empty net and was shot into the left side of the cage by Bannatyne.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Rutgers 9, Ohio State 6
Shots on Goal: Rutgers 5, Ohio State 5
Saves: Rutgers (Glatz) 4, Ohio State (Danson) 2
Penalty Corners: Rutgers 4, Ohio State 2

What’s Next
Ohio State will close out the regular season by playing its 10th and 11th games against ranked opponents when it makes a trip east. The Buckeyes will take on No. 8 Maryland on Friday at 6 p.m. in College Park, Md. and then face No. 11 Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia on Sunday at 1 p.m.