Buckeyes Blast Bears, 10-1
Sept. 23, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State field hockey team broke the program record for most points in a game with a combined 27 points in a 10-1 win over Missouri State Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field. The Buckeyes (7-3, 1-0 Big Ten) have now won five-consecutive games, outscoring their opponents 25-6 during that span.
The 10 goals tied the OSU goals scored record set first during the 1994 campaign vs. Louisville. Overall, six different Buckeyes found the back of the cage vs. the Bears.
Senior forward Berta Queralt led the charge with her second career hat trick with an assist to notch a season-high seven points vs. the Bears. Freshman forward Peanut Johnson followed with a season-high five points on two goals and an assist, while junior midfielder Paula Pastor-Pitarque also had five points (2g, 1a). Senior forward Danica Deckard and sophomore midfielder Mona Fommhold each tallied four points on a goal and a pair of assists, while freshman midfielder Emma Royce notched her second score of 2012.
Queralt began the charge at 4:46 when she scored in front of the goal following a pass by Pastor-Pitarque from the right side. Queralt, a native of Barcelona, Spain, now has 15 points this season.
Deckard, who leads the squad with 23 points, scored her team-high tenth goal at 9:07 when she found the back of net from the right side of the circle assisted by Frommhold. Just 33 seconds later, Frommhold scored after deflecting a pass by Johnson in front of the cage.
The Buckeyes then added two additional goals to take a 5-0 lead heading into halftime. Queralt scored her second of the day at 18:19 with a reverse shot in the circle assisted by Deckard, while Pastor-Pitarque followed when she blasted a shot from the top of the circle at 25:58. The Scarlet and Gray outshot the Bears, 15-2, in the first half.
The second half offensive surge starter a minute into play when Queralt claimed the hat trick after dribbling into the circle and firing a reverse shot pass the MSU goalkeeper to make it 6-0.
Johnson, a native of Dayton, Ohio, then extended the lead to 8-0 when she notched back-to-back goals at 40:46 and 48:37, respectively, with both scores unassisted. Johnson now has 11 points in 2012.
After Missouri State erased the shutout at 50:43, Pastor-Pitarque got the crowd on its feet when she fired a shot just inside the MSU circle pass a defender in front of the cage to make it 9-1. Royce wrapped up the Buckeyes' record-setting performance with a goal at 68:29 off an OSU corner.
Overall, Ohio State held a 23-11 advantage in shots and a 6-4 lead in penalty corners. Junior goalkeeper Emma Voelker improved to 7-3 after collecting four saves.
Ohio State wraps up the four-game homestand at 3 p.m. Wednesday vs. Robert Morris.