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@OhioFieldHockey Scores Four Goals In Loss To Rutgers

@OhioFieldHockey Scores Four Goals In Loss To Rutgers

Sept. 8, 2016

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Score: Rutgers 7, Ohio 4
Records: Ohio (1-4, 0-0 MAC), Rutgers (3-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
Location: Piscataway, N.J. (Bauer Field Hockey Complex)

Short Story: The Ohio (1-4) field hockey team improved its offense in a 7-4 loss to Big Ten Conference foe Rutgers (3-2).

● Rutgers started off the scoring just over two minutes into the match when Nikki Santore deflected a shot past redshirt senior goalkeeper Lina Trucco (Lake Bluff, Ill.).
● The Red Knights scored three more goals before the Bobcats registered their first shot to give Rutgers a 4-0 lead.
● However after Ohio registered its first shot, the Bobcat offense started to roll. The Bobcats had back-to-back penalty corners before sophomore Kendall Ballard (Charlottesville, Va.) tallied her third goal of the season in the 33rd minute of the first half.
● Alex Pennington (Easton, Pa.) relieved Trucco in the cage to start the second half.
● After a scoreless first 10 minutes in the second half, Rutgers scored a goal to go up 5-1, but Ballard answered for Ohio three minutes later to score her second of the game.
● Less than a minute later Santore answered with her second goal of the game for Rutgers off a broken corner to put the Red Knights up 6-2.
● Ohio was not going out without a fight. Senior Hannah Kingsbury (Louisville, Ky.) scored a goal assisted by Ballard in 57th minute and junior Maria Russell (Hudson, Ohio). scored just over a minute later to bring Ohio within two goals.
● Despite the fight put up by the Bobcats, Santore sealed the deal for the Red Knights with her third goal of the game in the 68th minute to put Rutgers ahead 7-4, the eventual final score.

● Ballard has four goals on the season.
● The Bobcats scored four goals today, most in a game this season.

“I am very encouraged with a lot of the play today. Our second half was excellent. We did great things for extended periods of play and attacked very well today. We also created corners and other opportunities in our 25 yard box. I am happy with that.” - 12th-year head coach Neil Macmillan

“The trouble was we started behind the play. We gave up a few goals in the first half and we did not get off to a good start in the game.” – Macmillan

“We had Kendall, who played extremely well. I thought she did a great job for us. She created two goals on her own.” – Macmillan

Ohio plays a neutral site game tomorrow (Sept. 9) at Piscataway, N.J., against Cornell at 5 p.m.


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