App State Drops Defensive Battle Against Ohio State

BOONE, N.C. – App State Field Hockey played gritty in a 2-0 loss to Big Ten opponent Ohio State Sunday.
“I’m proud of our girls for working,” head coach Meghan Dawson said. “A lot of stuff was uncontrollable, and I’m proud of them for pushing through. I’m looking forward to using this to go into conference play next week.”

Addie Clark recorded 10 saves on the day, and Grace Ball stepped in for App State’s first defensive save of the season in the second period to keep the game within reach.


Ohio State struck early in the 1st period, and then again directly out of the halftime break to push the Buckeyes to a 2-0 lead.

Offensively, Anna Smarrelli, Friederike Stegen, Sterre Molkenboer and Sydney Lee attempted shots, totaling…