COLUMBUS, Ohio – After scoring three goals in under four minutes, the No. 24 Buckeyes earned their second win of the season, defeating No. 19 Boston University 4-2. The win also marks Ohio State’s second victory over a higher ranked opponent this season.
The Buckeyes (2-2) were ready to go from the first whistle of the game. Just four minutes into the contest, the team earned its first corner of the game and were able to capitalize off of the opportunity. Senior Casey Cole put her first goal of the season into the back of the net to give the Buckeyes a one goal lead over the Terriers (2-2).
The team would go on to have four more corners in the half, including three back-to-back, but was not able to score off of those opportunities. Boston went on to even the score at one with less than 15 minutes to play in the half.
The Ohio State defense was able to hold of the Terriers for the remainder of the half to keep the score tied at halftime. On their first corner of the game with under two minutes to play, the Terriers were ready for a scoring opportunity, but goalkeeper Aaliyah Hernandez made a diving save to deny Boston the lead. Earning a second corner, the Terriers were stopped yet again by the Buckeyes. In the final 30 seconds of the half, Ohio State blocked and saved two Boston shots.
Boston was the first on the board in the second half, as Ailsa Connolly scored her second of the contest to take the lead for the Terriers. The Buckeyes responded a minute later as Cole scored her second of the game to even the score at two.
Three minutes later, Ohio State would take complete control of the lead. With under 20 to play in the contest, sophomore Sammy Stone scored off an assist from Esther Clotet. Right away, the Buckeyes were back in scoring position, and after a shot by Kelsey Nolan that was blocked, freshman Jessica Hourihane knocked one in to put the team two goals over the Terriers.
The Buckeyes are back in Columbus to take on Ball State and Lehigh next weekend. Ohio State will play Ball State at 4:00 on Friday and Lehigh at 1:00 on Sunday.