Ohio State Edged by Bucknell in Overtime, 3-2
Sep 8, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team fell, 3-2, against Bucknell in overtime Sunday to conclude action at the Buckeye Classic in Columbus. The Buckeyes (2-2) took an early 2-0 lead in the first half, but the Bison (2-2) were able to rebound with two goals to force extra time en route to the victory.
After the second half went scoreless, Bucknell found the back of the cage in the first overtime session when Vickie Resh found space at the top of the circle and sent a slap shot in the net at 78:00 to end the contest. Ohio State had two opportunities before the goal when freshman Paige Hamilton and junior Nina Laudahn each had shots on goal, but were denied by Bucknell goalkeeper Erica Perrine.
Offensively, seniors Nora Murer and Mona Frommhold both tallied goals for the Scarlet and Gray. The Buckeyes notched two goals in the first 10 minutes of action vs. the Bison. Murer blasted a reversal shot from the top of the circle into the back of the cage at 8:03 for her second goal of the year. She was assisted by Laudahn, who claimed her first career point as a Buckeye.
Just two minutes later, Frommhold pushed the lead when she dribbled the ball through the Bucknell defense and into the circle and finished off the play with a shot into the back left of the net at 10:49. The goal was Frommhold’s first of 2013.
However, the Bison gained momentum after collecting two goals in the 18th and 25th minutes, respectively. The Buckeyes did not allow a shot for the first 18 minutes of competition. Leigh Hillman scored both goals to put the score at 2-2 heading into halftime. Ohio State outshot Bucknell, 8-3, in the first half with a 3-0 advantage in penalty corners.
Overall, the Scarlet and Gray outshot the Bison, 14-12, with a 7-3 lead in penalty corners.
Ohio State will now begin a two-week, five-game road swing. The team travels to play two games in Syracuse, N.Y., next weekend, facing UMass Sept. 14 and the Orange Sept. 15.