Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State’s season came to an end on Saturday with a 12-6 loss to Johns Hopkins at Ohio Stadium.
Baley Parrott scored twice for the Scarlet and Gray while Mackenzie Maring, Molly Wood, Sage Darling, and Paulina Constant each had one goal apiece. Jill Rizzo, the Big Ten’s leader in saves, had 13 on the day.
Prior to the game, the Buckeyes’ senior class was honored for everything its done for the program. Meredith Bushell, Tess Solazzo, Paulina Constant, Morgan Fee, Morgan Castelein, Ali Bulk, Christina Turner and Meghan McGillis combined for one of the winningest classes in program history with 43 victories and two NCAA tournament appearances in 2015 and 2016. Last season they helped Ohio State set program records with its 11-1 start to the season, its nine-game winning streak and a No. 8 Top 20 ranking.
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Hopkins started the game with three unanswered goals to take an early lead before Maring notched her 13th goal of the season to get the Buckeyes on the board. Parrott then cut the deficit to one at the 7:22 mark of the first half with her 29th goal of the year. Parrott’s goal made the score 3-2 in favor of the Blue Jays, though another Hopkins goal towards the end of the first half would make it 4-2 heading into halftime.
Coming out for the second half Wood’s 42nd goal of the season again put Ohio State within one, making the score 4-3 just 21 seconds into the half. The Buckeyes and Blue Jays traded goals once again, with Darling’s goal putting her team within one, 5-4. That was followed by five straight Hopkins scores to give it a commanding 10-4 lead. Parrott’s second goal of the game and Constant’s score closed the gap a bit for Ohio State, but they weren’t quite enough. The Blue Jays found the back of the net twice more before the clock hit zeros, bringing Saturday’s final score to 12-6.
The Buckeyes will finish their season with a record of 6-11.
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