GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Stony Brook University women’s stay at the NCAA Division I soccer tournament turned out to be short and sweet. Actually, make that a bit bitter sweet.
Ohio State University rolled to a 5-1 win over the Seawolves (6-4-0) in the first round of the competition Wednesday night.
Stony Brook surrendered its most goals since a 7-0 loss to Penn State in the NCAA’s Nov. 10, 2017.
Alyssa Baumbick put the Buckeyes (8-2-3) on the board first with the first of her two goals in the eighth minute. Kayla Fischer recorded the assist.
Only four minutes later, sophomore Emma Sears put the Buckeyes up 2-0 with her seventh goal of the season. Peyton McNamara was credited with the assist.
The Seawolves sliced the deficit in half in the 18th minute as Rachel Florenz converted Catharina von Drigalski’s corner kick.
Baumbick, however, struck again two minutes later from Sears for a 3-1 lead. It was her seventh career goal and the second two-goal game of her career.
Kitty Jones-Black boosted Ohio State to a 4-1 margin with her second career goal and first of the season in the 40th minute.
Senior Meghan Kammerdeiner tallied her first of the year and sixth career goal in the 75th minute.
The five Buckeye goals were the most in the NCAA Tournament in program history.
The Buckeyes outshot the Seawolves, 26-12, with the winners owning a 11-4 advantage with shots on target.
Ohio State goalkeeper Bailey Kolinski made two saves.
The Buckeyes advanced to face Santa Clara University (7-1), the No. 11 at 8 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Stadium on the campus of East Carolina University at 8 p.m. Saturday at Johnston Stadium on the campus of East Carolina University (ESPN3).