Aug. 16, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team scored five goals, including three in the first half, against Wake Forest in exhibition action for the tie Wednesday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. After missing the entire 2005 season, senior tri-captain Lisa Grubb netted two goals, both in the first half.
OSU and Wake Forest played a three-period match of 30, 45 and 30 minutes, respectively, to commence the 2006 season. Ohio State began the scoring 2:56 into the game when Grubb (Sr., Portage, Mich./Michigan Hawks) scored an unassisted goal from the right side. The Demon Deacon's followed with two consecutive goals, the first by Kristen Kemp and the second by Jayme Leigh Cargnoni. Down, 2-1, the Buckeyes' Amanda Ball (Jr., Centerville, Ohio/Cardinals) evened the score from the right wing courtesy of a pass from Jenna Greenwood (Jr., Westerville, Ohio/Ohio Premier) at 23:25. Less than two minutes later (1:41), Grubb followed with her second goal.
The rest of the scoring occurred in the second half, beginning with Wake Forest's tying goal by Jill Hutchinson at 49:47. The Demon Deacons' then regained the lead at 53:34 off of Allie Sadow's shot from a corner kick. Just over two minutes later, OSU tri-captain Melissa Miller (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Kolping) fired a shot into the net off a Lara Dickenmann (Jr., Kriens, Switzerland/DFC Sursee) corner kick pass. Carla Arbulu (Jr., Grover Beach, Calif./So Cal United) helped give Ohio State the 5-4 advantage after scoring from inside the 6-yard box, but Wake Forest's Amy Smerdzinski scored the equalizer at 68:45 to end the scoring, as there were no goals scored in the third stanza. Buckeye goalkeepers Shannon Neely (Sr., Dublin, Ohio/Ohio Premier) and Lauren Robertson (Fr., Mission Viejo, Calif./So Cal Blues) shared time in the net. Neely, who started the match, played 44:58 minutes and recorded three saves. Robertson, a true freshman, saw action for 60:02 minutes and made three stops. The Demon Deacons' Kaitlyn Doe played for 60 minutes for one save, while Laura Morse got into goal for the remaining 45 minutes, recording one save.
Ohio State compiled 14 shots compared to Wake Forest's 16 and the Demon Deacons held the corner kicks advantage, 10-6. The Buckeyes made six saves on the day to Wake Forest's three, which included a team save.
The Scarlet and Gray continue exhibition play at 5 p.m. Friday when it welcomes Texas A&M at Crew Stadium. The match will be the first of two at the stadium, as the Buckeye men's soccer team will meet Bradley at 7 p.m.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) Wake Forest (0-0-0) vs. Ohio State W (0-0-0) Aug 16, 2006 at Columbus, Ohio Weather: Sunny and 75 degrees
Goals by period 1 2 OT Tot Wake Forest 2 2 1 5 Ohio State 1 3 1 5
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 2:56 OSU Lisa Grubb (unassisted) - Shot from close right wing 2. 10:26 WAKE Kristen Kemp (Amy Smerdzinski) - Score from close right wing 3. 12:48 WAKE Jayme Leigh Cargnoni (unassisted) - Unassisted goal from top of box 4. 23:25 OSU Amanda Ball (Jenna Greenwood) - Goal from close right wing 5. 25:06 OSU Lisa Grubb Corner kick - Score from top of box, hit cross and bounced in 6. 49:47 WAKE Jill Hutchinson (Allie Sadow;Taylor Toombs) - Header in the corner of net 7. 53:34 WAKE Allie Sadow (Taylor Toombs) - Shot of a corner kick 8. 55:53 OSU Melissa Miller (Lara Dickenmann) - Goal off corner kick 9. 65:16 OSU Carla Arbulu (Kate Linehan) - Score from inside box 10.68:45 WAKE Amy Smerdzinski (Kristen Kemp) - Tapped in from corner of box
Shots: Wake Forest 16, Ohio State 14 Saves: Wake Forest 3 (Laura Morse 1; Kaitlyn Doe 1; TEAM 1) Ohio State 6 (Lauren Robertson 3; Shannon Neely 3) Exhibition Match