Oct. 16, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team topped Northwestern, 4-2, Saturday afternoon at North Turf Field in Columbus, Ohio. With the victory, the Buckeyes extended their winning-streak to 16 games vs. Northwestern. OSU improved to 8-6 overall and earned its first conference win (1-3 Big Ten). The Wildcats fall to 7-8 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten. Prior to the game, five Buckeyes seniors were honored in their last home game – Lucy Clayton, Meg Lake, Laura Rosenwinkel, Deen Rebstock and Cammie Trainer.
“We did a great job of passing the ball and forcing Northwestern to move a lot,” Anne Wilkinson, OSU head coach, said. “On the defense, we were able to stop them a lot higher on the field and not give them a chance to score. Lindsay had a great game with her six saves. We really put ourselves in position to score and we never gave up.”
Buckeye sophomore Florencia Stier (Buenos Aires, Argentina) scored the first goal of the game on a shot from the left side of the goal 26:19 minutes into the game. Sophomore Curlyne Wynn (Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago) assisted on Stier’s fifth goal of season. Ohio State jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Lauren Kruse (Toledo, Ohio) scored at 29:07, assisted by sophomore Saskia Mueller (Zurich, Switzerland). As the clock expired at the end of the first half, Northwestern obtained a penalty corner and was able to capitalize on the opportunity. NU’s Ellen Schlafly tipped in a shot from Cassie Miller. The Wildcats edged the Buckeyes eight to seven in shots, while OSU led 2-1 in the scoreboard at the end of the first stanza. Ohio State came out strong in the second half. OSU’s Mueller scored the Buckeyes’ third goal of the game and the eventual gamewinner at 46:07. OSU secured the victory with a goal by Deen Rebstock (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) at 59:40. Northwestern attempted a comeback late in the second half, but the Wildcats one goal was not enough. NU’s Candice Cooper scored a goal assisted by Cassie Miller at 60:40. The Buckeyes outshot the Wildcats 15-7 in the second stanza.
Buckeye goaltender Lindsay Williams (Jr., Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township) recorded six saves, while Northwestern’s goalkeeper Kelly Augustine had seven.
Ohio State posted 22 shots to Northwestern’s 15. The Buckeyes obtained nine penalty corners, while Wildcats had seven.
The Buckeyes conclude their regular season schedule on a four-game road stretch. Ohio State travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to face Michigan at 2 p.m. Saturday and California at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ocker Field.
Field Hockey Game Summary (Final) 2004 Ohio State Field Hockey Northwestern vs Ohio State (Oct 16, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)
Northwestern (7-8; 1-3 Big Ten) vs. Ohio State (8-6; 1-3 Big Ten) Date: Oct 16, 2004 Attendance: 276 Weather: Windy, Cold 40 degrees
Goals by period 1 2 Tot ——————————- Northwestern…….. 1 1 – 2 Ohio State………. 2 2 – 4
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 26:19 OSU Stier, Florencia (Wynn, Curlyne) – shot from left side of goal 2. 29:07 OSU Kruse, Lauren (unassisted) 3. 35:00 NU Schlafly, Ellen (Miller, Cassie) – scored on a penalty corner as the clock 4. 46:07 OSU Mueller, Saskia Penalty corner 5. 59:40 OSU Rebstock, Deen (unassisted) 6. 60:40 NU Cooper, Candice (Miller, Cassie)
Shots: Northwestern 15, Ohio State 22 Saves: Northwestern 7 (Augustine, Kelly 7), Ohio State 6 (Williams, Lindsay 6)