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Maria Russell dodges a defender during the game against Ball State on October 12, 2017. The Bobcats won 3-0.

Field Hockey: Ohio blown out by another ranked team

Another ranked team, another blowout loss for Ohio.

Ohio (1-4) could not stop No. 20 Stanford (1-3) as the Cardinal won 8-1 on Thursday in Bloomington, Indiana.

It was the most goals allowed by the Bobcats since 2004 when the Ohio defense let in nine against Kent State.

Ohio is the first unranked team Stanford has played this season, and it showed as the Cardinal attack took 31 shots, 19 on goal. The Cardinal defense allowed only five shots.

The top goal scorer last year for Stanford, Corinne Zanolli, had not scored in her first three games this year, but she exploded for five against Ohio. She was able to score goals from different situations, and only one of her shots on goal didn't go in.  

Ohio couldn't stop Stanford on penalty corners. Three of the Cardinal's goals were from the corner; one was a penalty stroke. 

After not attempting a single shot against Liberty, Ohio had a better performance . The Bobcats scored their lone goal on five shots, three of them on goal and two from penalty corners. The chances were spread out. Five different Ohio players attempted a shot. 

With the game decided, junior Brittany Keen scored off a penalty corner in the 65th minute, her first goal since her freshman year. 

Coming into the game, Karynne Baker and Jillian Shive had five of the six goals for Ohio, but they were shut down. Neither attempted a shot. 

Ohio now has over a week off before it begins Mid-American Conference play Sept. 15 against Appalachian State at Pruitt Field. 

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