The field hockey team meets in a circle after running during practice on Aug. 26 at the Briner Sports Complex. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
FIELD HOCKEY: Team falls in overtime at Ohio State
The Ball State field hockey team suffered another loss Sept. 14 against Ohio State in overtime.
The Buckeyes started off the game with an early 2-0 lead, with both goals being netted by freshman Annabel Sams. Sams scored her goals just moments apart from each other in the first 10 minutes.
“We started the game a little slower than I would’ve liked, but we were able to pick it up before the half,” head coach Beth Maddox said.
Junior Bethany Han scored the Cardinals' first goal in the 22nd minute of the game after tipping a shot that came off of junior Natalie Jardell.
The Cardinals forced overtime with a game-tying shot by sophomore Merinda Morely in the 59th minute.
Junior goalkeeper Shelby Henley faced eight shots while saving five. Ohio State's Peanut Johnson was able to get past Henley in overtime, scoring off of a turnover.
Henley earned her lowest save percentage this week of .625.
Despite being on a two-game losing streak, the Cardinals look forward to their home opener this week.
“I’m excited to get ready for Indiana," Maddox said. "It should be a great match up."
The team returns to action Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Briner Sports Complex.