Shots (on goal)
Score: No. 17 Wake Forest 6, Ohio 1
Records: Ohio 5-7 (2-0 MAC), No. 17 Wake Forest 6-5 (0-5 ACC)
Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. (Kentner Field)
Short Story: The Ohio field hockey team (5-7, 2-0 MAC) falls to No. 17 Wake Forest (6-5, 0-5 ACC), 6-1, on Sunday (Oct. 9) at Winston-Salem, N.C., ending a three-game win streak.
HOW IT HAPPENED
â¢ Wake Forest started the match with two goals in the first six minutes of play. Freshman Nicola Pluta tallied the first goal of the match followed by a goal in the sixth minute by sophomore Jule Grashoff. Wake Forest led 2-0.
â¢ Sophomore Kendall Ballard (Charlottesville, Va.) would cut the Wake Forest lead in half, 2-1, the 13th minute.
â¢ Ohio defended five Wake Forest penalty corners between the 15th and 18th minutes, including two big saves by Ohio sophomore goalkeeper Alex Pennington (Easton, Pa.), to keep the Wake Forest lead at 2-1.
â¢ After nearly 20 minutes of scoreless play, Sophomore Emily Adamson scored off a penalty corner for Wake Forest in the 32nd minute. The teams went to halftime with Wake Forest leading 3-1.
â¢ Pluta netted a pair of goals in the 39th and 40th minutes to complete a hat-trick and give Wake Forest a 5-1 lead.
â¢ Ballard fired a shot in the 58th minute, but it was blocked.
â¢ In the 62nd minute, Grashoff netted her second of the match for Wake Forest to give it a 6-1 lead.
â¢ Ballard led Ohio with two shots in the match â including one on goal.
â¢ Pennington made four saves for the Bobcats.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
â¢ Ballard added another goal to her season total and is leading Ohio with 10 for the season. The goal gave her 11 for her career.
â¢ Pennington made 4 saves in the match and now has 31 for her career.
âWe did not start either half very well. Three of the goals were scored in the first five minutes of each half, but after that we did some nice things. Some of the movement we put together and some of the passing we did was great and gave us opportunities down the field, but it was not enough at the end of the game.â -- 12th-year head coach Neil Macmillan on the match
âOur defensive corner unit in the first half was excellent. To only give up one goal off seven chances, I am very happy with that.â â Macmillan on Ohioâs penalty corner defensive unit in the match
The Ohio field hockey team goes on the road for two Mid-American Conference matches next week. Ohio takes on Ball State on Thursday (Oct. 13) in Muncie, Ind., and then it travels to Farmville, Va., on Sunday (Oct. 16) to take on Longwood.