Shots (on goal)
Score: Ohio State 3, Ohio 0
Records: Ohio (1-3, 0-0 MAC), Ohio State (1-3, 0-0 Big Ten)
Location: Columbus, Ohio (Buckeye Varsity Field)â¨
Short Story: The Ohio field hockey team (1-3, 0-0 MAC) suffered its third straight loss, 3-0, to in-state rival and Big Ten foe Ohio State (1-3, 0-0 Big Ten) on Sunday (Sept. 4) in Columbus, Ohio.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Â Ohio State struck first 20 minutes into the match when Esther Clotet Alisna sniped a shot past Ohio redshirt senior Lina Trucco (Lake Bluff, Ill.).
Â The Buckeyes would strike again when Maddie Humphrey buried a penalty stroke with just 30 second left in the half to give Ohio State a 2-0 lead.
Â At the half, Ohio was outshot 9-2 by Ohio State. Neither of the two first half shots by the Bobcats were on goal.
Â Trucco made three saves in the first half, including one of an Ohio State penalty corner.
Â Ohio started off the second half with a penalty corner, but saw redshirt sophomore Tatyana Nelson's (San Diego, Calif.) shot attempt blocked by the Buckeyes.
Â The Buckeyes would tally one more goal when Humphries scored her second goal of the game with just over 16 minutes left in the match.
Â Sophomore Alex Pennington (Easton, Pa.) saw her first action of the season when she came in for Trucco after the third goal.
Â The Bobcats struggled to get anything going in the final 16 minutes and would fall to the Buckeyes 3-0.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
Â Pennington recorded her first save of the season.
"I would definitely give credit to Ohio State. They put us under a lot of pressure and controlled the majority of the game. However, we weren't good enough today."- 12th-year head coach Neil Macmillan
"We had opportunities in the second half, but I was very, very frustrated with giving up a goal right before halftime and then we nearly gave up another within the 30 seconds before the break. I am very upset with the team not taking it upon themselves to get a little more fired and fight back after that." - Macmillan
Ohio will travel for a trio of road games next week. The Bobcats will play a pair of games in Piscataway, N.J., against Rutgers on Thursday (Sept. 8) and Cornell on Friday (Sept. 9). Ohio will finish the road trip in Towson, Md., when they take on Towson on Sunday (Sept. 11).