Winston-Salem, N.C. – Senior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro registered a season-high nine saves as the No. 23 Ohio State field hockey team fell to No. 19 Wake Forest by a score of 3-1 on Sunday at Kentner Stadium. The Buckeyes are now 3-2 in 2017, while Wake Forest moves to 3-3.
Tamburro was busy often and early in the Top 25 matchup. Wake Forest wasted little time getting on the board with a goal from Jule Grashoff in the third minute of the game off a penalty corner.
Carolina Vergroesen was the only Buckeye to get a shot off in the first 35 minutes of action and it was consequently blocked by a Demon Deacon back.
Less than seven minutes after the start of the second half, the Demon Deacons struck again when Emily Adamson took a cross from Megan Anderson and snuck the ball past Tamburro’s right side.
The Buckeyes cut the lead in half in the 48th minute with Esther Clotet Alsina’s first goal of the season. Adelaide Penzone (first point of the 2017 season) and Maddy Humphrey assisted on Clotet Alsina’s score.
Elisha Evans scored a goal in the 56th minute to give Wake Forest a two-goal lead in what would end up being the final score, 3-1.
Tamburro’s career save total is now up to 369. She is 37 saves short of moving into fifth place in program history and surpassing Nikki Thompson (1994-97). Humphrey’s assist moves her career point total to 95 points, one point shy of tying Lucy Clayton for the 10th most in school history.
The Buckeyes will finish up their four game road swing next weekend at Northwestern (Sept. 15) and Ohio (Sept. 17).
Buckeyes Blank Ohio, 3-0
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