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Ohio State field hockey ends 3-game losing streak with 2-1 victory against Ball State

Senior midfielder Mona Frommhold (8) stands over her goalkeeper during a match against Louisville Oct. 1 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 6-3. Credit: Ritikia Shah / Asst. photo editor

Senior midfielder Mona Frommhold (8) stands over her goalkeeper during a match against Louisville Oct. 1 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 6-3.
Credit: Ritikia Shah / Asst. photo editor

The Ohio State field hockey team ended its three game losing streak Wednesday, defeating Ball Ball State, 2-1.

The Buckeyes hadn’t won a match since beating Ohio University Oct. 6.

The teams did not score in the first half Wednesday.

Sophomore back Emma Royce notched her first goal of 2013 when she hit the back of the cage during the 55th minute. Five minutes later, Ball State tied the game when freshman Lexi Kavanaugh got past the Buckeye defense.

OSU was able to bounce back quickly, though, when senior midfielder Mona Frommhold brought the team ahead in the 65th minute and secured the fifth win of the season for the Buckeyes.

It was Frommhold’s fifth goal of the season for OSU.

“We had a slow start during the first half I think,” Coach Anne Wilkinson said. “(OSU) really stepped up and played well during the second half.”

She said she moved some of her players around, like senior midfielder Nora Murer shifting to forward, to create a different look on the field hoping to confuse the Cardinals.

“We wanted to create more space and move people around,” Wilkinson said. “Mona (Frommhold) and Nina (Laudahn) created good plays and bumped off each other well. We were able to find space and create scoring opportunities.”

Wilkinson said overall it was a “good win.”

The Buckeyes are set to return to Columbus to face Indiana Saturday at 1 p.m. with the hopes of building off the victory and securing their first Big Ten win.

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