Tuesday's MAC Field Hockey Result
Ohio State 2, Ohio 1 (OT)Game story courtesy of Ohio Media Relations Department
Ohio State 2, Ohio 1
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University field hockey team fought valiantly this afternoon but lost in overtime to No. 14 Ohio State at Pruitt Field, 2-1. Louzeth Schutte's first goal since 2008, late in the first half, eventually was the tally that forced an extra session.
Trailing 1-0, Brittany Zorn stepped up to take a penalty corner for the Bobcats. She fed the ball to Laura Mastro who then found Schutte for the goal-scoring opportunity. The redshirt junior knocked home her first goal of the season and evened the game right before the intermission. The assist for Mastro was her first point as a member of the Green & White. It was also the first goal for Ohio off a set-piece this season.
"It's something that was bound to happen eventually," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "We are still learning and we lost Katelyn Shelley, our stick-stopper from last season, so getting the timing down has been one thing we're working on."
Goalkeeper Courtney Seiders made a handful of key saves throughout the game and finished with a season-high eight saves. Despite allowing 19 corners, the Bobcats stayed even with the Buckeyes for most of the contest.
"Courtney played very well for us and she kept us in it right from the beginning," Macmillan said. "Within the first two to three minutes she had to make a big save and she was very resolute at the back. Cathryn Altdoerffer is the one in the firing line for us right now, and she blocked one or two at the top of the "D". We had to run a lot of subs and a bunch of different people, so the six or seven players we shuttled in and out did a fine job as a squad."
The Buckeyes took the lead on Aisling Coyle's first goal of the season in the 31st minute. Coyle, an All-Big Ten performer last season, assisted on the game-winner four minutes into overtime that was scored by Jena Cacciatore. Berta Queralt, another All-Big Ten performer, assisted on the first goal.
Ohio returns to action on Friday with their first road contest of the season at Rutgers. That game is scheduled for 4 p.m.