April 5, 2019

Trip to Ann Arbor Up Next On the Buckeyes’ Spring Schedule

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team will make the trip to Ann Arbor this weekend for its second outing of spring hockey. The Buckeyes will play Kent State, Louisville, Michigan and Michigan State over two days.

 

KNOW THY OPPONENT

The Buckeyes’ four opponents this weekend are all teams that they met in the 2018 season. Ohio State finished 3-1 against these opponents.

In the team’s first away contest of the season, the Buckeyes recorded their first win of the season in a 3-2 overtime victory at Louisville. Courtney Daniels and Sammy Stone both scored in the second half to tie the game, and Esther Clotet scored 1:29 into overtime to seal the Buckeye win.

Ohio State recorded its fifth shutout of the season in a 4-0 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes in the latter half of the season. Genevieve Penzone and Whitney Harris recorded their second and fourth goals of their respective careers in the game while freshmen Katie Pyle and Emma Goldean also notched a goal for the Buckeyes.

In a Senior Day showdown, the Buckeyes defeated Michigan State for the first time since 2015. Ohio State’s six-goal effort was led by two goals from Stone with Jessica Hourihane, Clotet, Kelsey Nolan, and Sina Schwinn all adding goals for the team.

The Buckeyes regular season finale against Michigan was taken into double overtime, where the team fought through almost 90 minutes of play but ultimately fell 2-1 to the Wolverines.

 

BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL

  • The Buckeyes will play three weekends of spring competition in preparation for the 2019 season. The team traveled to Penn State last weekend and will head to Louisville next weekend following the trip to Michigan.
  • Of the team’s seven opponents, six were on the Buckeyes’ 2018 regular season schedule (Penn State, St. Joseph’s, Louisville, Michigan, Kent State, Michigan State and Indiana). The team earned a 4-2 record over those teams last season.
  • Ohio State welcomes four players in the fall of 2019. They include Sarah Charley, Mackenzie Allessie, Leanne Bough, and Delaney Lawler.
  • This offseason, 17 student-athletes were named to the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. The group consisted of 0 freshmen, four sophomores, two juniors and one senior. Kelsey Nolan is one of 128 Division I seniors this year who have earned the distinction all four years of her career.
  • Ohio State is one of 76 programs to have earned the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I Academic Team Award. The honor was awarded to programs that earn a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year.
  • Senior Casey Cole, along with 13 other Ohio State student-athletes, traveled to Mexico this past December to take part in a service-learning trip. The group performed maintenance and upkeep at local schools, facilitated sports lessons and assisted at a veterinary clinic in the Playa del Carmen area. Along with service projects, the Buckeyes participated in a variety of cultural immersion activities and educational opportunities.

 

THIS WEEKEND’S SCHEDULE

At Ann Arbor, Mich. TIME  OPPONENT
Saturday, April 6 10:15 a.m. vs. Louisville
2:05 p.m. vs. Michigan
Saturday, April 7 9:45 a.m. vs. Kent State
4:05 p.m. vs. Michigan State