September 10, 2021

Ohio State Tops No. 14 Wake Forest For Third Straight Win

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Once again, Ohio State found a way.

Despite being outshot 21-8 and outcornered 9-3, the Buckeyes got two timely goals in the second and third quarters respectively to notch a 2-1 win over No. 14 Wake Forest on Friday in Winston Salem, N.C. The Buckeyes improve to 4-1 on the season while Wake Forest is 1-3.

In the cage, senior Aaliyah Hernandez kept the Deamon Deacons at bay, finishing the afternoon with a season-high 10 saves, including five in the fourth quarter.

 How the Goals Were Scored

  • Wake Forest struck first, converting a penalty corner with 4:10 remaining in the first quarter to take a 1-0 lead. Meike Lanckohr scored off assists from Elisha Evans and Hannah Maxwell.
  • In the second quarter, the Buckeyes were outshot 7-2 but thanks to stellar goalkeeping from Hernandez, who had four of her 10 saves in the quarter. With just 18 seconds remaining before halftime, senior captain Emma Goldean tied the game at 1-all with her second goal of the season.
  • Nearly 10 minutes into the third quarter, Leanne Bough scored unassisted to put Ohio State ahead 2-1, a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish for the rest of the game. It was the second consecutive game that Bough has notched the game-winner.
  • In the fourth quarter, Wake Forest generated 10 shots but Hernandez made five saves and turned away four Demon Deacon penalty corners.

 This and That

  • The Buckeyes improve to 3-5 all-time against Wake Forest and beat the Demon Deacons for the first time since 2011.
  • Dating back to last season, Ohio State is 11-3 in its last 14 games.
  • Bough was the only Buckeye to register multiple shots (two). Goldean, Sarah Richards, Sarah Charley, Megan McKenna, Ali Gordon and Katie Pyle also registered shots.
  • Hernandez’s 10 saves are the most in a game for the senior from Virginia Beach, Va. stopped 13 shots against Michigan in October of 2019.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Wake Forest 21, Ohio State 8
Penalty Corners: Wake Forest 9, Ohio State 3
Saves: Ohio State (Hernandez) 10, Wake Forest (Glaister) 3

What’s Next
The Buckeyes remain in the state of North Carolina and will play a neutral site game on Sunday at 1 p.m. against Appalachian State in Charlotte, N.C.