MSU field hockey looks to end losing streak

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The MSU field hockey team stands during the national anthem/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Joseph DesVergnes , General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING – Michigan State is coming off a 2-1 overtime loss against Ohio State on Sept. 30th to put their overall season record at 4-5 (0-4 In Big Ten). This is the Spartans’ third loss in a row, a streak they seek to end on Sunday against Ohio University.

Ellie Rutherford was the lone goal scorer in the loss on Friday, raising her season total to 4, tying her with Isa van der Weij as the team’s leading scorer. 

MSU’s goalkeeper, Monique Jardell, continues to play every minute possible in goal. Jardell recorded three saves in the loss to Ohio State.

Ohio enters this match with a record of 5-4 but is on a two-game losing streak following losses to Virginia Commonwealth University (3-0) and Kent State (4-3). The Bobcats have yet to face any ranked competition.

Freshman Mijntje Ligtenberg leads the Bobcats in both goals and assists this season, with 7 goals and 4 assists. 

Graduate student Nele Graner holds down the goal for the Bobcats and is coming off of a nine-save game in the loss to Kent State.

The all-time series record between Michigan State and Ohio is 10-1, in the Spartans’ favor. The last meeting ended 2-0 with a Michigan State victory on Sept. 5th, 2021. 

The matchup between the Spartans and the Bobcats will be streamed on YouTube on the Ohio Bobcat TV channel.