Ohio Field Hockey Dropped By Lock Haven 2-1

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After the Ohio field hockey’s victorious season opener, the Bobcats continued their road trip in Lock Haven, Penn., only to leave with a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Lock Haven Lady Eagles early Sunday afternoon.

The two teams battled each other for the upper-hand during the first 21 minutes of the game, but the first attempted shot wasn’t taken until Lock Haven’s Tamia Roach finally made off with the ball 21:12 into the game. Fortunately for Ohio (1-1, 0-0) she shot too wide, and the game remained scoreless.

After Roach’s attempt, the Bobcat women were back on the offensive and Elena Curley was in pursuit of scoring, regrettably with too wide a hit to put Ohio on the scoreboard.

The next six minutes were brutal for the ‘Cats. With a wide shot by Lock Haven’s DanaLee Degannes, both Stephanie Whiteman and Rachel Valentine took the ball and assisted Colleen McCabe to give the Lady Eagles their first goal of the day, nearly halfway through the game at 32:47.

The ‘Cats quickly rebutted with a failed shot by Ohio’s Kristen Buchanan. But Maria Russell was quick to help, took the ball for herself just seconds later and made an unassisted goal, tying the game 1-1.

The second period began much like the first with several substitutions and another 20 minutes passing before the third and final goal of the afternoon was made.  The Lady Eagles got off three shots on Ohio goalie Lina Trucco, two of which she saved, before their fourth shot of the half made it by the goalie for a 2-1 Lock Haven lead at 55:23.

With 29 seconds remaining on the clock, Buchanan made the final attempt to tie the game, but the shot was saved by Lock Haven’s goalie, Paige Stuppy.

Ohio returns to the field on Friday, when they travel to Williamsburg, Va., to take on William & Mary at 7 p.m.