Ohio State Falls, 3-1, Against No. 18 Iowa
Oct. 18, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team dropped a 3-1 home contest vs. No. 18 Iowa Friday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field. The Buckeyes (4-9, 0-3) were able to tie the game, 1-1, heading into halftime, but the Hawkeyes (9-5, 2-2) rebounded with two goals in the second session to earn the Big Ten win.
Down 1-0, Ohio State tied the contest at 30:49 when senior midfielder Mona Frommhold scored off a rebound from the right side of the net. The assist was credited to Nina Laudahn, who sent a shot off the keeper’s pads to set up Frommhold for the score. Frommhold now has 11 points on four goals and three assists this season, while Laudahn collected her team-best fifth assist vs. the Hawkeyes.
Iowa struck first when sophomore forward Natalie Cafone found the back of the cage during the 13th minute after working her way into the circle and firing a shot into the back right of the cage for the unassisted score.
The Buckeyes’ first chance in the first half came during a corner at 15:03. Senior midfielder Nora Murer deflected a shot from the far post, but the ball just went wide of the cage to keep it 1-0 in favor of the Hawkeyes. Overall, the first half of play was even with Iowa with a 6-5 lead in shots, while Ohio State had a 3-2 advantage in corners.
The Hawkeyes took a 2-1 lead in the opening minutes of the second half when Cafone got into the circle and slapped a shot from the left side into the back of the net at 40:37. Iowa extended its lead to 3-1 when Dani Hemeon found space at the top of the circle and scored with the assist from Cafone at 54:56. Junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux notched seven saves, but falls to 3-7 this season.
As part of Buckeyes Go Pink promotion, the Scarlet and Gray wore pink socks against the Hawkeyes to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Up next, Ohio State faces No. 19 Michigan at 1 p.m. Sunday at Buckeye Varsity Field. As always, admission is free.