No. 15 Ohio State Falls at No. 1 Maryland
Sept. 2, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 15 Ohio State field hockey team fell, 5-0, at No. 1 Maryland Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md. The Buckeyes are now 2-2 overall in 2012.
The Terrapins took a 1-0 lead after Anna Dessoye notched a goal off a rebound at 19:56. Maryland then added two goals to take a 3-0 advantage heading into halftime. Katie Gerzabek posted the second score following a scramble in front of the cage at 23:03, while Megan Frazer scored eight minutes later at 31:45 following a penalty corner. Both goals scores were assisted by Jill Witmer.
Offensively, Ohio State was limited to six shots in the first half. The Buckeyes claimed the first corner of the game at 2:47, but a shot by senior Danica Deckard went high over the cage. Deckard led the squad with four shots in the game.
In the second half, Maryland extended its lead to 5-0 following goals by Ali McEvoy at 58:22 and Colleen Gullik at 66:22, respectively. Sophomore Paula Pastor-Pitarque blasted a shot on goal at 63:41, but was denied by goalkeeper Brooke Cabrera.
Junior goalkeeper Emma Voelker (2-2) notched a season-high seven saves, including four stops in the first half. Overall, Ohio State was outshot 19-7 against the Terrapins, while Maryland held 9-5 advantage in penalty corners.
The Buckeyes will now prepare for their home opener against Miami at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Buckeye Varsity Field.