COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State snapped a four-game losing skid on Sunday thanks for a second-half rally that resulted in a 4-3 win over in-state rival Ohio. The Buckeyes improved to 7-5 on the season while the Bobcats are now 5-9.
The Short Story
Trailing 2-1 at halftime, the Buckeyes scored three times in the third quarter – including a pair of goal within two minutes of each other by senior Emma Goldean – to turn a one-goal deficit into a two-goal lead. The Bobcats scored on a penalty corner in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get the equalizer.
In addition to Goldean’s two-goal day, the Buckeyes also got goals from Sarah Charley on a penalty stroke and a tally from Jessica Hourihane, which proved to be the game-winner.
Buckeyes Host Pride Game and Welcome Back Alumni
Sunday served as the field hockey program’s Pride game, which was in honor of National Coming Out Day on Monday, Oct. 11. The idea for the game was first brought to the team by senior goalie Aaliyah Hernandez, who is a part of Buckeye Spectrum, the department’s LGBTQ+ student-athlete group.
“A day like today goes to the bigger picture of things that we take pride in at Ohio State,” said head coach Jarred Martin. “It helps to bring education and awareness to what makes a place like this so special. Aaliyah had the idea, talked to her teammates about it and they were happy to do it. It was great to see how everything came together.”
At halftime, Ohio State also honored alumni who were in attendance. The weekend coincided with Homecoming, which occurred yesterday and included opportunities to see the Buckeyes at home twice this weekend: Friday vs. Indiana and Sunday against Ohio.
“It was nice to have our alums back and feel the energy they gave us,” said Martin. “We’re all connected by the sport of field hockey and the foundation they’ve set for us both on and off the field is something I think is important for our current players to appreciate.”
How the Goals Were Scored
That and That
Shots: Ohio State 16, Ohio 10
Shots on Goal: Ohio State 9, Ohio 4
Penalty Corners: Ohio 7, Ohio State 4
Saves: Ohio (Graner) 4, Ohio State (Danson) 1
Ohio State returns to Big Ten play next weekend with games against a pair of top-10 ranked opponents: at No. 1 Iowa on Friday, Oct. 15 (4 p.m. ET; 3 p.m. CT) and No. 6 Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 17 (1 p.m. ET; Noon CT). Both games will be streamed on BTN+.