The Ohio State field hockey team traveled to East Lansing, Michigan, and took home a 3-0 win over Michigan State Saturday.
The Spartans (7-11, 0-8 Big Ten) failed to outshoot the buckeyes in any of the four quarters, totalling nine shots and four shots on goal. The No. 22 Buckeyes (9-8, 3-5) totaled 16 shots with 11 of them falling on target. Ohio State also had twice as many penalty corners compared to Michigan, who forced three on the day.
The Buckeyes scored five minutes into the game off the stick of freshman striker Sarah Charley, with an assist from senior midfielder Esther Clotet Alsina. The first goal could have been enough to win the game, as sophomore goalkeeper Aaliyah Hernandez notched her fifth shutout of the season.
The win for the Buckeyes is their third in a row, which ties their longest winning streak this season. Ohio State won three games in a row to begin its season.
Freshman midfielder Mackenzie Allessie helped push the lead 2-0 in the second quarter with a goal, her 15th of the year. Entering the game, Allessie had the second highest goals per game in the big ten.
Senior back Whitney Harris scored her fifth goal of the season in the third quarter off a penalty corner to put the game away at 3-0. Harris was assisted by senior midfielder Genevieve Penzone and junior forward Nikki Trzaska.
The win over Michigan state was the final regular season game of the year. Next week, Ohio State will take part in the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex. The tournament begins on Nov. 7 and runs through Nov. 10.