Sept. 29, 2004

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team (5-3; 0-1 Big Ten) edged the Louisville Cardinals (3-7), 5-4, in penalty strokes Tuesday at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Ky. Buckeye Leticia Fragapane notched the gamewinning penalty stroke to cap off Ohio State’s comeback after being down 3-0.

In the first half, Louisville’s Jen Kastelic put the first point on the scoreboard at the 28:29 mark. Scoring the lone goal of the stanza, the Cardinals had a 1-0 lead going into the break. Buckeye goalkeeper Lindsay Williams (Jr., Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township) kept OSU in the game by registering six saves on seven Cardinals shots.

The beginning of the second half resembled much of the first with Louisville going on the offensive attack. Less than three minutes into the half, the Cardinals’ Carrie Jackson scored to help Louisville take a 2-0 lead. Casey Diener followed her teammate’s lead and recorded Louisville’s third goal of the evening at the 42:02 mark. Buckeye freshman Yesenia Luces (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago/St. Joseph’s Convent), with Fragapane (Jr., Mendoza, Argentina/Universidad Nacional De Cuyo) on the assist, responded with a goal at the 46:59 mark. OSU’s Curlyne Wynn (So., Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago/North Eastern College) cut the deficit to one after she fired a shot into the backboard from the top of the circle. Scoring her first collegiate goal, Buckeye freshman Jamie Gofgosky (Marathon, N.Y./Marathon Central High School) evened up the score at three a piece with less than 10 minutes left in the game. Kastelic answered by tipping the ball into the goal after Louisville was awarded a penalty corner at the 66:22 mark. Down 4-3, Buckeye Saskia Mueller (So., Zurich, Switzerland/Gymnasium Unterstrass) forced the game into overtime when she netted the ball past Cardinals goalie Marie-Claire Heller at 68:51.

Neither team was able to capitalize on the seven-on-seven match-up in the sudden-death extra stanzas. En route to their second penalty stroke-off of the season, Ohio State recorded a combined 18 shots, while Louisville had 23.

In the stoke-off competition, each team took four shots at the goal. Louisville missed its fourth and final attempt, giving the Buckeyes a chance to seal the victory on their closing effort. Fragapane fired in the team gamewinning goal giving Ohio State the 5-4 win.

Williams recorded a career-best 18 saves, while Heller had eight. The Scarlet and Gray held the penalty corner advantage, 13-12.

The Buckeyes return to Columbus when they face Michigan State in Big Ten Conference action at 1 p.m. Saturday at North Turf Field. Ohio State then takes on Central Michigan at 2 p.m. Sunday in non-league action at North Turf Field.

Field Hockey Game Summary (Final)
2004 Ohio State Field Hockey
Ohio State vs Louisville (Sep 28, 2004 at Louisville, Ky.)

Ohio State (5-3) vs. Louisville (3-7) Date: Sep 28, 2004 Attendance: 227 Weather: sunny and cool

Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot ————————————- Ohio State………. 0 4 0 1 – 5 Louisville………. 1 3 0 0 – 4

SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 28:29 UL KASTELIC, Jen (unassisted) 2. 37:58 UL JACKSON, Carrie (IRWIN, Suzanne) – lifted over goalie 3. 42:02 UL DIENER, Casey (JAVELET, Jessica) 4. 46:59 OSU Luces, Yesenia (Fragapane, Leticia) 5. 49:09 OSU Wynn, Curlynne (unassisted) – shot from top of circle 6. 60:01 OSU Gofgosky, Jamie (Rosenwinkel, Laura) 7. 66:22 UL KASTELIC, Jen (HUGHES, Kimberly) – tip off of penalty corner shot 8. 68:51 OSU Mueller, Saskia 9. 100:00 OSU Fragapane, Leticia Stroke-off

Shots: Ohio State 18, Louisville 23 Saves: Ohio State 18 (Williams, Lindsay 18), Louisville 8 (HELLER, Marie-Claire 8)