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Ohio State field hockey loses 2nd straight game

September 28, 2014
Behind two goals from senior forward Jenna Chrismer, Penn State field hockey outlasted Ohio State, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU senior co-captain and midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner made the game interesting late when she converted on a penalty stroke with 7:50 left to play in regulation to cut Penn State’s lead to one. The Buckeyes (3-6, 0-2) couldn’t climb the ladder, however, and were unable to break through in the game’s final minutes. Freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey created the penalty stroke after she dribbled down the field and was tackled inside the scoring circle. She subsequently had to leave the game due to a right leg injury, but… Read more

Ohio State field hockey prepares for Penn State

September 26, 2014
Ohio State field hockey is set to take on the two-time defending Big Ten champions, Penn State, coming off a loss. The Buckeyes and the No. 10 Nittany Lions are set to face-off Sunday at Buckeye Varsity Field at 1 p.m. OSU (3-5) lost to then-No. 11 Louisville (7-1) on Tuesday afternoon, a game in which senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner scored two goals. The game marked the third time OSU taken a late loss against a ranked opponent. Wagner said Wednesday that she believes the team is on the verge of a breakthrough. “It will be a battle for us,” she said via email of OSU’s showdown with Penn State… Read more

Ohio State field hockey falls to balanced Louisville team

September 23, 2014
The No. 16 Louisville Cardinals used a flurry of goals from six different players to defeat the Ohio State field hockey team, 6-3, Tuesday afternoon in Louisville, Ky. The Cardinals (7-1) took little to no time getting on the board when sophomore midfielder Lotta Kahlert scored unassisted just 2:20 into the game. The Buckeyes (3-5) countered less than through the opening half when freshman midfielder Morgan Kile hit senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner on a cross-field pass to tie the game at one. The draw did not last for long, however. Louisville pulled back in front less than four minutes later when sophomore forward Shannon Sloss connected off a rebounded save… Read more

Ohio State field hockey set to take on 3rd ranked opponent

September 22, 2014
Fresh off a 9-1 demolition of Appalachian State on Sunday, the Ohio State field hockey team is set to take its show on the road. The Buckeyes (3-4, 0-1) are scheduled to travel to Trager Stadium in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday to face No. 14 Louisville (6-1, 1-1). The Cardinals are coming off a major upset after beating the No. 1 team in the country — the North Carolina Tar Heels — on Saturday. The game marked the first time a Louisville team had knocked off a top-ranked opponent and it did so in front of its home crowd. Senior forward Becca Maddock’s goal with five minutes left against the… Read more

Ohio State field hockey falls in overtime in Big Ten opener, rebounds against Appalachian State

September 22, 2014
Morgan Kile’s first career goal sparked the Ohio State field hockey team Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field as the Buckeyes handled the Appalachian State Mountaineers, 9-1, to salvage a split of the weekend’s matchups. It took OSU (3-4, 0-1) all of 47 seconds to get on the board Sunday when the freshman midfielder Kile crossed in front of the net from five yards out and converted off a pass from junior forward Peanut Johnson. “It felt great to come out with positive energy working together,” Kile said. “And when you come out as a team with an attitude like that, it’s just so easy to start a game that… Read more

Ohio State field hockey set to begin Big Ten play

September 18, 2014
Fresh off an overtime victory against Ball State, the Ohio State field hockey team is set to welcome No. 16 Michigan State to Buckeye Varsity Field on Friday to kick off Big Ten play. For OSU (2-3), the path to a conference championship could start with playing well against the Spartans. “I think we all just have to realize how important these Big Ten games are,” junior forward Peanut Johnson said Wednesday. “The NCAA Tournament is super selective, so it’s imperative that we win the whole Big Ten. We can’t really have any off games.” The Spartans bring a 4-2 record into Friday’s contest after outlasting Kent State, 4-3, in… Read more

Opinion: NFL, Roger Goodell must be more consistent with punishments

September 15, 2014
The NFL took yet another hit to its reputation Friday afternoon when it was announced that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. The Vikings deactivated Peterson prior to their game against the Patriots before re-activating him a day later. On Monday, the same day he was re-activated, additional reports came out stating Peterson injured a different son in a separate incident. Peterson’s indictment capped what might have been one of the worst weeks in NFL history. The league will be trying for a long time to repair its image after mishandling a domestic violence incident between former Baltimore… Read more

Ohio State field hockey splits with Ball State, Ohio; moves toward Big Ten play

September 14, 2014
Junior forward Peanut Johnson’s breakaway overtime goal gave the Ohio State field hockey team a 3-2 victory Sunday against the Ball State Cardinals to salvage a split of its weekend series. OSU (2-3) returned home Sunday after losing 1-0 to Ohio University (1-3) in Athens, Ohio, Friday night. The Buckeyes showed resiliency as they battled back in overtime after losing a 2-0 lead to the Cardinals. Ball State (3-2) converted off a penalty corner from senior midfielder Tori Widrick that led to an equalizing goal from sophomore midfielder Merinda Morley with 11 minutes left in regulation. In overtime, freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey grabbed a steal in OSU’s offensive zone and… Read more

Ohio State field hockey prepares for Ohio University, Ball State

September 11, 2014
Fresh off its first win of the year, the Ohio State field hockey team is set for two matchups on two different campuses in Ohio this weekend. OSU is looking to build off its first win of the season — a 3-2 victory against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 5 — when it hits the road Friday to take on Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and again at home when it takes on Ball State on Sunday. The Buckeyes haven’t taken the field since their win against the Redhawks. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said the team has gotten some good rest and is ready to strike against the Ohio Bobcats on… Read more

Ohio State goalkeeper excelling after early jitters

September 11, 2014
Full of jitters, freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro made her Ohio State field hockey debut Aug. 29 against fifth-ranked Syracuse. Just a few months earlier, she was a senior at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown, Pa., barely less than an hour away from Philadelphia. But said she always wanted to go to a Big Ten institution at a large campus. Tamburro said when she first visited OSU’s campus her reaction was: “Oh my gosh. This is the school for me.” Her conversion into the college game was tough, she said, but it was something she adjusted to before the start of the season. “I feel like the preseason was… Read more