Sept. 5, 2009

Courtesy of Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In its second-consecutive overtime game, the 18th-ranked Ohio State field hockey team fell, 5-4, to No. 7 Princeton Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y.

The Buckeyes (1-3) held a 3-2 lead at halftime but the Tigers (1-0) tied it at 4-all and scored the gamewinner 2:26 into overtime.

Princeton tallied first, with Julia Reinprecht sending the ball past Buckeye sophomore goalkeeper Ally Tunitis at 9:18 but Ohio State answered with three goals in a row.

Junior forward Jena Cacciatore started the Buckeye scoring drive like she did against Syracuse Friday, with a goal in the 11th minute off an Aisling McKeon pass and a stop by freshman Berta Queralt both of whom earned an assist.

Sophomore captain Aisling Coyle flicked the ball past Princeton keeper Jennifer King at 21:14 to capitalize on another penalty corner with the assists again going to Queralt and McKeon.

Sophomore Maria Briones tallied her first career goal at 32:59 to build Ohio State's lead to 3-1, scoring off a McKeon pass. McKeon ended the day with a team-high three helpers.

The Tigers closed the gap to 3-2, with Kathleen Sharkey scoring early in the second half. Sharkey then scored an unassisted goal at 38:47 to tie it at 3-all where the score remained until Briones tallied her second goal of the game at 53:09 giving the Buckeyes a 4-3 lead.

Tiger Erin Jennings scored an unassisted game-tying goal at 65:55 and Sharkey notched her third goal of the day at 72:26 to pull out the come from behind win.

Tunitis played all 72:26 minutes for Ohio State, making two saves while Jennifer King and Cynthia Wray split time in goal. Wray made three saves for the Tigers.