2022 OHSAA Field Hockey State Tournament Recaps
Columbus Bishop Watterson 3, Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame 0
WORTHINGTON, Ohio – Pulling away with two goals in the third quarter, Columbus Bishop Watterson shut out Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame, 3-0, Thursday in the first semifinal game of the Ohio High School Athletic Association field hockey state tournament hosted by Thomas Worthington High School.
Watterson, winners of the last two state titles, is making its 13th appearance in the field hockey final four and advances to its 11th state championship game. The Eagles (17-3-0) have five state titles and five state runner-up finishes. They will face the winner of the second semifinal game between Shaker Heights and Thomas Worthington.
Junior Avery McClain scored in the first quarter to put Thomas Worthington on top, 1-0, scoring off a corner, assisted by senior Sophia Schultheis. In the third quarter, McClain assisted on a goal by senior Avelinn O’Reilly inside the right post with 12:55 remaining, then Schultheis scored unassisted with 1:32 remaining to put the Eagles up, 3-0, which would hold up as the final score.
Watterson senior goalkeeper Kenzi Jones had three saves for the Eagles. Watterson had 13 shots on goal compared to four for MND. Watterson also led in penalty corners, 11-4.
Mount Notre Dame (15-4-1) was making its ninth trip to the state tournament. Junior goalie Alex Varn had nine saves for the Cougars.
Columbus Bishop Watterson 1 0 2 0 Total: 3
Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 Total: 0
Thomas Worthington 3, Shaker Heights 1
WORTHINGTON, Ohio – With the game tied 1-1 through three quarters, Thomas Worthington scored twice in the final period to pull away from Shaker Heights, 3-1, in the second OHSAA field hockey state semifinal Thursday night to advance to the state championship game on Saturday.
Hosting the state tournament for the second-consecutive year, Thomas Worthington will meet defending state champion Columbus Bishop Watterson in the title game. These same two teams met in the state final last year, with Watterson winning 2-1 in overtime. Thomas Worthington will be aiming for its seventh state title, while Watterson will be going for its sixth.
Thomas Worthington (18-2-0) held control for most of the semifinal game, holding a 9-4 shot advantage and taking seven penalty corners compared to one for Shaker Heights (16-3-1). But the game remained deadlocked at one goal apiece until Thomas Worthington junior Lauren Beier scored twice in the fourth quarter at the 13:43 and 4:31 marks to put the Cardinals on top for good. Beier’s first goal was unassisted off a rebound, while her second goal was assisted by freshman Sophia Borghese.
Borghese scored the game’s first goal at the 10:41 mark to give Thomas Worthington an early lead. Sophomore Emmy Wellejus assisted on the play. But exactly one minute later, Shaker Heights tied the game at 1-1 when senior Javiera Baeza lifted a shot over the goalie into the back right post.
Senior Mia Kavinsky had one save for Thomas Worthington. Junior Cece Grimberg and sophomore Lillian Dreyfuss combined for four saves for Shaker Heights.
Shaker Heights was making its 15th appearance in the state semifinals, while Thomas Worthington was making its 17th.
Thomas Worthington 1 0 0 2 Total: 3
Shaker Heights 1 0 0 0 Total: 1
Thomas Worthington 3, Bishop Watterson 2 (OT)
WORTHINGTON, Ohio – In overtime, Thomas Worthington won the Ohio High School Athletic Association field hockey state championship on Saturday afternoon, 3-2, over defending state champion Columbus Bishop Watterson. The Cardinals, who trailed 2-1 at halftime, take home the title for the seventh time, which is the second-most in OHSAA field hockey history.
Freshman Sophia Borghese scored the first goal of the game for Thomas Worthington and then the game-winner in overtime.
Thomas Worthington served as host of the state tournament for the second-consecutive year. The game was a rematch of last year’s title game, which Watterson won in overtime.
Watterson got goals from senior Avelinn O’Reilly at the end of the first quarter and senior Sophia Schultheis late in the second quarter to take a 2-1 lead. Thomas Worthington junior Lauren Beier scored in the third quarter to tie the game at 2-2, which is where the score would remain through the end of regulation time.
Thomas Worthington (19-2-0) totaled 13 penalty corners in the game compared to two for Watterson (17-4-0). The Cardinals also had a 7-4 shot advantage.
Senior Mia Kavinsky had two saves for Thomas Worthington, while Watterson senior goalkeeper Kenzi Jones had seven saves.
Thomas Worthington was making its 17th appearance in the state tournament (now seven state titles, three runners-up), while Watterson was making its 13th trip to the final four (five titles, six runners-up).
Thomas Worthington 1 0 1 0 OT: 1 Total: 3
Columbus Bishop Watterson 1 1 0 0 OT: 0 Total: 2