COLUMBUS, Ohio – After an early goal by Maryland in the first half, No. 23 Ohio State dropped its first Big Ten road game of the season to the No. 3 Terrapins, 1-0. The Buckeyes (4-5) drop to 0-2 in the Big Ten on the season while the Terrapins (10-0) improve to 2-0.
The lone goal of the contest was scored two and a half minutes into the first half. On their first penalty corner of the game, the Terrapins netted a shot for an early lead that would not change for the remaining 67 minutes.
The Buckeyes found themselves on defense for most of the first half, as Maryland put up 10 shots while Ohio State recorded three. The team remained poised when the ball was on its half, working tirelessly to keep Maryland from increasing the lead.
Goalkeeper Aaliyah Hernandez was busy all night, with Maryland rattling off 21 shots with 11 landing on cage. Hernandez made multiple agile and diving saves and even shut down a one-on-one with a Terrapin to keep the Maryland lead to one.
The Buckeyes continue their road trip as they head to New Jersey to take on No. 17 Rutgers in Piscataway on Sunday (1 p.m.). The game will be broadcast on BTN ($).