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@OhioFieldHockey Suffers Heartbreaking Loss In Overtime To Indiana

@OhioFieldHockey Suffers Heartbreaking Loss In Overtime To Indiana

Aug. 28, 2016

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Score: Indiana 3, Ohio 2 (OT)
Records: Ohio (1-1, 0-0 MAC), Indiana (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
Location: Athens, Ohio (Pruitt Field)

Short Story: The Ohio field hockey team (1-1, 0-0 MAC) lost 3-2 against Big Ten foe Indiana Hoosiers (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten) in overtime on Sunday (Aug. 28) at Pruitt Field in Athens, Ohio.

• Senior Kristen Buchanan (San Diego, Calif.) provided Ohio with the opening goal of the game in the sixth minute, putting the shot home off of a corner. Hannah Kingsbury (Louisville, Ky.) and Emma Eggleston (Houston, Tx.) assisted on the play.
•  Ohio would double its lead when sophomore Kendall Ballard (Charlottesville, Va.) put an unassited goal past sophomore Hoosier keeper, Noelle Rother, to give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead.
• Indiana would bring the deficit back to one off of a corner chance. Senior Kate Barber knocked the ball past redshirt senior Ohio keeper, Lina Trucco (Lake Bluff, Ill.), to bring the score to 2-1.
•  At the half, Ohio lead 2-1, but was outshot by Indiana 7-6 and the corner battle was tied 3-3.
•  Indiana’s Kate Barber would line up for a penalty shot late in the second half, but would ring it off the right post to keep the score at 2-1 Ohio.
•  Trucco would come up huge in the 65th minute, making a save on a powerful shot in transition by Indiana.
•  However, Indiana’s Barber would strike again off of a corner with just 36 seconds left to play to tie the game at two.
•  In overtime, Barber scored her third goal of the game and pushes the Hoosiers past the Bobcats 3-2.
•  Trucco tallied five saves at the net for the Bobcats, while Rother had one on the day for the Hoosiers.

•  Buchanan’s goal makes it two for her career, while Ballard’s goal makes it three for her career.
•  Trucco’s five saves in the game make it nine on the year and 99 for her career.

"We just didn't finish the game off. We played 69 minutes. We weren't the better team. They outplayed us, but sports are about finding a way to win. We did that for 69 minutes and unfortunately a couple of mistakes at the end led to the tying goal." - 12th-year Head Coach Neil Macmillan

Ohio’s next game will be this upcoming Friday (Sep. 2) at Pruitt Field against UC Davis at 5 p.m.


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