Rising senior Jena Cacciatore leads squad with five points

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Behind two goals and an assist from rising senior Jena Cacciatore, the Ohio State field hockey team captured the Longstreth Midwest Spring League title with a 3-1 victory over Kent State last Saturday in Kent, Ohio.

Cacciatore opened the scoring in the first half of the title game, notching an unassisted goal after picking up a Golden Flash turnover and ripping a shot to the bottom left corner of the net. Kent State was able to tie the game at 1-all minutes later but it would be all Buckeyes from then on.

Cacciatore recorded the gamewinner off a short corner option with the assist going to Aisling Coyle.  The duo again partnered for Ohio State’s third and final goal with Coyle tallying off a Cacciatore pass.  Rising junior Jenn Sciulli had a defensive save in the first half and keeper Ally Tunitis had two saves in the game.

Ohio State concludes the season with a 6-0-1 record. Prior to the championship game, the Buckeyes defeated Miami (4-1), Ohio (2-1) and Indiana (2-1) April 3 in Oxford, Ohio. The team continued its winning ways, downing Kent State (1-0) and Central Michigan (4-0) before tying Michigan in a scoreless contest April 10 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Scarlet and Gray will conclude their spring schedule with a contest vs. Ball State at 1 p.m. April 25 in Muncie, Ind., before ending the season with a scrimmage at Kent State April 29.