Oct. 24, 1997

Buckeyes Knock off Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Ohio State's Britta Eickhoff scored twice to help carry the Buckeyes to a 3-1 Big Ten victory over Michigan State on Friday.

The loss drops the Spartans to 10-7 overall, 3-5 in conference play. Ohio State rises to 8-6, 4-3.

Eickhoff unknotted a scoreless battle with two seconds remaining in the first half, scoring on a penalty corner. The Buckeyes scored two more early in the second half, seizing a 3-0 lead. MSU freshman Sofie Frankenhuis scored her third goal of the season, as she brought the game to 3-1 with 4:27 left. Despite a late rally, the Spartans could get no closer, as the Buckeyes defeated MSU for the second time this season.

Michigan State hosts their final game of the season on Sunday, Oct. 26, as they take on Penn State at 1 p.m.

MICHIGAN STATE  0   1       --  1
OHIO STATE      1   2       --  3
Scoring
First Half:
OSU - Britta Eickhoff  (Mieke van Ulden, Jess Findeison)  34:58
Second Half:
OSU - Deanna Menichini (Stacey Rago)  49:41
OSU - Britta Eickhoff (Deanna Menichini) 56:36
MSU - Sofie Frankenhuis (Rayna Hiscox, Sarah Wilson)  65:33
Shots               
Michigan State: 17
Ohio State: 15
Saves   
Michigan State:
Beth George - 5
Amy Ortwein - 2
Ohio State:
Nikki Thompson - 9
Records
Michigan State:  10-7, 3-5
Ohio State:       8-6, 4-3