Buckeyes Edged by No. 6 Syracuse, 1-0
Sept. 15, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team dropped a 1-0 contest vs. No. 6 Syracuse Sunday at Coyne Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y. The Buckeyes (2-4) and Orange (6-0) tied in shots in the first half, but Syracuse was able to score the lone goal of the contest with under five minutes to go in regulation to earn the win.
Leonie Geyer notched the goal at 66:24 following a second-consecutive corner from the top of the circle by the Orange. She found the back left of the cage after an assist by Laura Hahnefeldt.
The first 35 minutes went scoreless with shots an even, 6-6. Sophomore midfielder Emma Royce had the best opportunity for the Buckeyes in the first half at the 30th minute mark on a corner. However, her shot on goal was denied by goalkeeper Jess Jecko. Ohio State had three-consecutive corners during the span with senior midfielder Nora Murer also putting a shot on goal.
In the second half, the Buckeyes held strong defensively as junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux posted eight saves, including five in the second half keeping the Orange off the board for more than 60 minutes. Overall, Syracuse outshot the Buckeyes, 20-6, with a 7-5 lead in penalty corners.
Next, Ohio State continues its road schedule at Miami Sept. 18 in Oxford, Ohio.