Oct. 2, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team (5-4; 0-2 Big Ten) was edged by the No. 4 Michigan State Spartans (11-1; 2-0 Big Ten), 3-2, in overtime Saturday in front of a season-high crowd of 249 at North Turf Field in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes traded goals with the Spartans until MSU managed to secure the win in the extra stanza.
Michigan State’s Veerle Goudswaard put the Spartans on the scoreboard first 8:50 minutes into the first half. Veerle score the first point of the afternoon off a penalty corner and was assisted by Breanna Harpstead and Jessica Miller. The Buckeyes’ Leticia Fragapane (Jr., Mendoza, Argentina/Universidad Nacional de Cuyo) answered with an unassisted goal at 14:10, as she pushed the ball past MSU goalie Christina Kirkaldy from the right side of the net. Tied at one a piece, Annebet Beerman, with Goudswaard on the assist, drove Michigan State ahead, 2-1, when she deflected a shot off of a teammate into the goal.
Ohio State evened the score a little over ten minutes into the second half when Florencia Stier (So., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Washington) fired a shot into the backboard from the middle of the circle. As time expired in the stanza, neither team was able to score, forcing the game into extra periods. It would be the Buckeyes’ second-consecutive overtime game and fourth of the season.
Both teams got off to a quick start as they traded possession of the ball. At the 78:08 mark Goudswaard managed to steal the ball in the middle of the pitch for a breakaway score, securing the Spartans win.
OSU goalkeeper Lindsay Williams (Jr., Harrisburg, Pa., Susquehanna Township) recorded 16 saves for the Buckeyes’ to MSU’s Kirkaldy’s two. Ohio State notched six shots and two penalty corners, while Michigan State had 28 and 17, respectively.
Up next for the Buckeyes are the Central Michigan Chippewas at 2 p.m. Sunday at North Turf Field.
Field Hockey Game Summary (Final) 2004 Ohio State Field Hockey #4 Michigan State vs Ohio State (Oct 02, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)
Michigan State (11-1; 2-0) vs. Ohio State (5-4; 0-2) Date: Oct 02, 2004 Attendance: 249 Weather: Cloudy and 60 degrees
Goals by period 1 2 OT Tot ———————————- Michigan State…… 2 0 1 – 3 Ohio State………. 1 1 0 – 2
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 8:50 MSU Goudswaard, Veerle (Miller, Jessica;Harpstead, Breanna) – Penalty Corner 2. 14:10 OSU Fragapane, Leticia (unassisted) – Push right side of goal 3. 17:45 MSU Beerman, Annebet (Goudswaard, Veerle) – deflection from shot by #19 4. 45:52 OSU Stier, Florencia (unassisted) – shot from the middle of circle 5. 78:08 MSU Goudswaard, Veerle (unassisted) – Score on a breakaway
Shots: Michigan State 28, Ohio State 6 Saves: Michigan State 2 (Kirkaldy, Christina 2), Ohio State 16 (Williams, Lindsay 16)