PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Ohio State women’s soccer team fell to Pittsburgh, 2-0, in a scrimmage Thursday afternoon at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
“Pittsburgh was the perfect team to scrimmage against for us,” Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach, said. “Greg Miller always has physically tough, well-organized defensive teams. This matchup didn’t disappoint. We moved the ball well from the back, found a decent tempo at times and were able to locate open spaces. By playing three 30-minute periods, we were able to test different lineups and rotate players. Our effort was extraordinary and, considering it was about 110 degrees on the turf, I am very pleased with our fitness. We have much to build on but, overall, I liked how we executed areas emphasized in the first week of training.”
A couple notes from Thursday’s scrimmage:
- 15 Buckeyes played in the scrimmage.
- Multiple players saw their first game action in a Buckeye uniform including Emma Firenze, Marike Mousset, Meghan Kammerdeiner and Haley Walker-Robinson.
- Ohio State held an 8-7 advantage in shots for the match, with the Panthers holding a 6-4 lead in shots on goal.
Ohio State opens the regular season against Kent State at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.