October 14, 2018

Ohio State Records Fourth Consecutive Win In 4-0 Victory Over Kent State

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KENT, Ohio –In their second shutout in as many games, the No. 22 Ohio State field hockey team defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes, 4-0. The Buckeyes improve to 10-6 on the season and the Golden Flashes fall to 4-8. Ohio State finishes the regular season 7-3 over non-conference opponents.

 

QUOTE FROM HEAD COACH JARRED MARTIN

“Great game today to cap off a good weekend for the team. To get another shutout win this weekend is just reinforcing our defensive work rate matched with some good attacking play. Kent state threw some variety with their presses and I thought we handled the change in tempo well as the game went on.”

“As a team you want to be playing your best hockey at the end of the season and I believe we are as we head in to the last regular season weekend. We have two big conference games, so we will look to stay sharp and prepare this week.”

 

SCORING SUMMARY

The first goal of the game was scored by Katie Pyle eighteen minutes into the first half. Adelaide Penzone made a pass to Pyle who fired the shot into the left corner of the Kent State cage. Sammy Stone picked up her second goal of the weekend and fifth of the season, tipping in a shot from Emma Goldean in the 25th minute.

In the second half, Genevieve Penzone added the Buckeyes’ third goal. Nikki Trzaska recorded the assist. The Buckeyes would continue to push until the last seconds of the game. Whitney Harris took a direct corner from Esther Clotet to record Ohio State’s fourth goal of the game with just 15 seconds to play.

 

GAME NOTES

  • The Buckeyes improve to 24-8 over the Golden Flashes all-time.
  • The team has now won four consecutive games. This is the longest win streak of the season.
  • Ohio State is now 9-1 in games that it has recorded the first goal.
  • Today’s shutout was the team’s fifth of the season. This is the most shutouts that an Ohio State team has recorded since 2010 when the Buckeyes’ recorded seven.
  • Freshmen Katie Pyle and Emma Goldean scored their fourth and third goal of the season respectively. Goldean has scored a goal in the last three games since scoring her first goal of her career last Sunday against Ohio.
  • Genevieve Penzone recorded her second goal of her career against Kent State.
  • Whitney Harris’s last-minute goal for the Buckeyes is her third goal of the season. The junior now has four career goals.
  • Ohio State recorded 14 shots against Kent State and held the Golden Flashes to just two shots. In games that the Buckeyes outshoot their opponents, they are 8-2 on the season.

 

NEXT UP

The Buckeyes will play their final two games of the regular season next weekend as they host Michigan State on Friday (3 p.m.) before facing No. 7 Michigan in Ann Arbor. The game at Michigan will be broadcast on BTN ($).