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.”
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.
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 ($).