Ohio State Downs Ball State, 2-1
Oct. 23, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team claimed a 2-1 victory at Ball State Wednesday afternoon in Muncie, Ind. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 5-10 overall in 2013, while the Cardinals drop to 5-10 this season.
Offensively, senior midfielder Mona Frommhold scored the eventual gamewinning goal at 64:57 when she scored off a rebound in front of the cage. Frommhold, a native of Berlin, Germany, now has 13 points this year which is second most on the team.
The first 53 minutes of action vs. the Cardinals went scoreless on a cold fall day at BSU Turf Field. The Buckeyes held a 9-6 lead in shots and a 7-2 lead in penalty corners in the first 35 minutes, but could not find the back of the cage until Royce gave the squad a 1-0 advantage midway through the second half.
Sophomore Emma Royce, a native of London, U.K., scored the contest’s first goal at 54:34 when she found the net on a rebound after a Buckeye penalty corner. The score marked her first goal of the season. She was assisted by classmate Maria Swartz, who notched her first point of 2013.
Ball State was able to tie the game, 1-1, at 59:32 when Lexi Kavanaugh scored on a cleared pass to the right of the cage assisted by Tarel Teach.
However, the Scarlet and Gray regained the lead during the 65th minute when Frommhold scored off a rebound following a shot by junior Carly Mackessy.
Overall, Ohio State outshot the Cardinals, 27-12, and held a 16-3 lead in corners. The Scarlet and Gray have now claimed six-consecutive wins vs. Ball State and hold a 13-7 lead in the all-time series.
Junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux is now 4-8 in 2013, posting four saves vs. Ball State.
Up next, Ohio State concludes the 2013 home regular season schedule at 1 p.m. Saturday vs. Indiana. As part of Senior Day, the Buckeyes will be recognizing the 2013 senior class before the start of competition vs. the Hoosiers at Buckeye Varsity Field. As always, admission is free.