Oct. 25, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team concludes the home schedule against Indiana at 1 p.m. Saturday at Buckeye Varsity Field. As part of Senior Day, the Buckeyes will recognize the 2013 senior class before the start of competition vs. the Hoosiers.
MAKE B1G PLANS
Ohio State is the host of the 2013 Big Ten Championship, scheduled for Nov. 7-10 at Buckeye Varsity Field. Action will begin Thursday, Nov. 7 with three quarterfinal games. The No. 1 seed and first-round winners will meet in the semifinals Friday, Nov. 8 with the championship taking place Sunday, Nov. 10. Wednesday contests will be streamed on BTN.com with the semifinals and final matches appearing on BTN.
FOLLOW THE GAME
Gametracker for the contest Saturday will be available on the Ohio State Field Hockey Schedule page on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Twitter updates also will be available and can be received from @OhioState_FH. The game also will be streamed on Buckeye Vision.
With the Ohio State football team in action Saturday night, fans can park for free in the lot closest to the field. Over flow parking will be available at the Fawcett Center for $15. Parking by Biggs Athletic Training Facility is WH passes only on Saturday.
WATCH THE BUCKEYES LIVE
Ohio State fans can watch the OSU home field hockey games by logging on to OhioStateBuckeyes.com for live video streaming on Buckeye Vision. Packages available for purchase include a one-month subscription for Buckeye Vision for $9.95 or a yearly all-inclusive pass for $79.95. Sign up today and watch the Buckeyes from anywhere.
2013 SENIOR CLASS
2013 senior class has been a part of a Big Ten regular season championship and two NCAA Tournament appearances including the program’s first trip to the Final Four in 2010. The 2013 seniors are: Arielle Cowie, Emma Voelker, Maria Swartz, Mona Frommhold, Nora Murer and Sophia Pifer.
Cowie, a co-capatain from Trinidad and Tobago, is a 2012 Second Team All-Big Ten honoree, earning league honors last season for the first time in her Buckeye career. Cowie, who has collected 62 career starts in the last four years, played in all 19 games in 2012 and was a part of the OSU midfield that limited opponents to 10.2 shots per game and 1.67 goals per game. Cowie has notched two goals and three assists in her career. As a true freshman, Cowie played in 20 games, including 10 starts for the 2010 NCAA Final Four squad. Cowie is a three-time NFHCA National Academic honoree, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Murer, a co-captain from Luzern, Switzerland, has started in every game since the 2010 campaign, collecting a team-best 77 starts. Murer has been an anchor in the Buckeye backfield the last three seasons, posting six goals and 10 assists in her OSU career, while being a part of 15 career shutouts. As a junior, Murer played in at least 70 minutes in 13 contests, notching a season-best five points on one goal and three assists. As a true freshman, Murer, played in all 23 contests for the NCAA Final Four Buckeyes, holding opponents to a conference-best 1.26 goals per game, while playing in a team-best 1,642 minutes as a rookie. Murer also has excelled in the classroom as a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, three-time NFHCA National Academic honoree and three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Swartz, a back from Columbus, Ohio, has played in 65 games, while making 27 career starts. She has collected two goals and three assists in her last four years at Ohio State. Last season, she started in a season-high 12 games, collecting her first career point in a 3-2 upset victory vs. Northwestern Sept. 21, 2012. She scored her first career goal a week later against Robert Morris in a 6-0 home win. Swartz, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten and three-time NFHCA Academic honoree, played in 13 games during the team’s run to the NCAA Final Four in 2010.
Frommhold, a midfielder from Berlin, Germany, has started in 33 games for the Buckeyes in two years at Ohio State, collecting 11 goals on seven assists for 29 points. In her first season, she picked up 16 points (6g, 4a) highlighted by a six-point performance over Ball State when she scored her first career hat trick. In 2013, Frommhold is second on the team in points with 16 this season. She was a 2012 NFHCA Academic honoree as well as an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Voelker, a goalkeeper from Timonium, Md., has played in 24 games, while starting in 19 in her OSU career. In 2012, she started and played in a season-high 18 games, posting a 1.67 goals-against average and 70 saves to finish the year with a 10-9 overall record. In 2011, she played in two games, including the second half of the NCAA matchup vs. No. 2 Old Dominion. Voelker, a 2012 Academic All-Big Ten selection and two-time OSU Scholar Athlete, was a part of the 2010 squad that advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
Pifer, a forward from Coopersburg, Pa., has been a part of the Buckeye program the last two seasons, playing in 22 games for the Buckeyes with two goals and an assist this year. She scored her first goal at Ohio State in a 3-2 upset win vs. UNH Sept. 1, while also scoring a goal at Michigan State Sept. 28. Pifer was awarded the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction. She also is a NFHCA National Academic honoree and a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.
BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL
- The Buckeyes sit at 5-10 on the season after claiming a 2-1 win at Ball State last Wednesday. They also have wins over UNH, Missouri State, Kent State and Ohio this season. The win over the Wildcats was a part of the 2013 Conference Cup hosted by Temple University, while the squad defeated Missouri State during the 2013 Buckeye Classic in Columbus.
- Ohio State’s 28 goals have been scored by 11 different players.
- The Buckeyes have earned our Big Ten conference weekly honors this season, most recently, Brooke Hiltz, who was named Freshman of the Week Oct. 8 by the conference office.
- Peanut Johnson leads the team with a season-high 17 points on eight goals and one assist. Mona Frommhold has 13 points on five goals and three assists, while Nora Murer has 10 points on three goals and four assists.
- The Buckeyes return five starters in Murer, Arielle Cowie, Kaitlyn Wagner, Mona Frommhold and Maria Swartz.
- Ohio State is guided by 18th-year head coach Anne Wilkinson, who has led the Scarlet and Gray to NCAA Tournament appearances three out of the last four years.
A LOOK AT INDIANA
The Hoosiers travel to Columbus with a 7-8 overall record. Last time out, Indiana fell, 1-0, vs. Rutgers Oct. 20 in Bloomington, Ind. Offensively, Audra Heilman leads the team with 21 points (7g, 7a), while Sydney Supica has 14 points (5g, 4a). Goalkeeper Maggie Olson has a 7-8 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and 91 saves in 2013.
BUCKEYES VS. HOOSIERS
Ohio State leads the all-time series vs. Indiana, 15-7-1. The Buckeyes have claimed wins in the last six meetings. Last year, Ohio State defeated the Hoosiers, 3-1, as Peanut Johnson scored a goal against the Hoosiers.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Oct. 27, 2012 – Ohio State 3, Indiana 1
Sept. 30, 2011 – Ohio State 3, Indiana 2
Oct. 2, 2010 - Ohio State 4, Indiana 1
Sept. 27, 2009 - Ohio State 3, Indiana 2
Oct. 10, 2008 - Ohio State 5, Indiana 0
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK FOR HILTZ
Brooke Hiltz, a forward on the Ohio State field hockey team, was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Oct. 8. Hiltz, native of Virginia Beach, Va., earns her first career conference weekly award.
Hiltz, who has been a key component to the Buckeyes’ penalty corner unit, posted an assist in the 2-1 victory against Ohio Sunday. She is fourth on the team with seven points on two goals and three assists this season. Hiltz has notched all seven points in the last five contests highlighted by a five-point performance in a 4-3 win over Kent State Sept. 24
Ohio State concludes the 2013 regular season Nov. 1 at Northwestern. The game against the Wildcats will be televised on BTN.