Buckeyes Drop 4-2 Contest at Miami
Sept. 18, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team fell, 4-2, at Miami Wednesday evening in Oxford, Ohio. The Buckeyes (2-5) were able to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the halftime, but the RedHawks (4-4) notched three second-half goals to claim their first home win of the year.
Offensively, Ohio State was guided by Nora Murer and Kaitlyn Wagner who both scored goals. Murer, who led the team with four shots on net, now has three goals in 2013, while Wagner tallies her first score of the year. Freshman Brooke Hiltz posted her first career point as a Buckeye on an assist to Murer, while junior Nina Laudahn also had a helper vs. the RedHawks.
Miami scored the first goal of the contest at 1:40 following a tip-in shot on a penalty corner. The Buckeyes had their first big opportunity when the squad received a penalty stroke following a Miami foul in front of the cage when the ball knocked off a foot of a RedHawk defender on a corner. However, the stroke by Wagner was saved by Miami goalkeeper Sarah Mueller at 9:36.
Senior Mona Frommhold had three shots on goal for the Buckeyes. Miami made a defensive save on her second shot on goal at 17:49 by Sid Marcum.
The Scarlet and Gray tied the game, 1-1, Murer scored at 32:08 with the assist coming from Hiltz, who found the OSU senior on the right side of the net for the score.
Following halftime, Ohio State notched the first three shots of the second session, but could not find the back of the cage. The RedHawks then posted two goals within two minutes at 51:03 and 53:24, respectively. Valentina Neira scored on a breakaway, while Alyssa Logan tallied a score from the right side.
Wagner tallied her first career defensive save during the 59th minute, but Miami added to its lead three minutes later after Brea Dechant scored on a reverse chip shot past goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux. She falls to 1-3 with three saves, while Mueller is 4-4 after collecting eight saves.
The Buckeyes continued to battle to cut their deficit to two goals when Wagner made a great diving play following a corner as she tipped in a shot from the far post at 67:36. Overall, Miami had a 14-13 advantage in shots, while both teams collecting seven penalty corners.
Ohio State has a six-day break from competition and return to the turf at Kent State Sept. 24.