Aug. 26, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 10 Ohio State women's soccer team edged Kent State 2-1 Friday at Kent State Soccer Field in Kent, Ohio. Lisa Collison and Danielle Dietrich each recorded a goal, helping the Buckeyes increase their all-time series lead against the Golden Flashes to 4-0.
"Obviously it's great to start the season with a win with a new and young team," Lori Walker, head coach, said. "It is exciting for us and we are getting better everyday. There were a lot of significant minutes played by new players."
In the first half, Ohio State took a 1-0 lead after freshman Collison (Niagara Falls, Ontario/Burlington Flames) scored her first collegiate goal on a partial breakaway at the 25:34 mark. Caitlin Colfer (Fr., Albany, N.Y./Albertson) and Carleta Arbulu (So., Grover Beach, Calif./So Cal United) were credited with the assist. Going into the half, the Buckeyes led the Golden Flashes in shots, 9-5. Goalkeeper Shannon Neely (Jr., Dublin, Ohio/Ohio Premier) received time in the net and compiled two saves.
Kent State evened the score in the second stanza at 63:55. KSU's Brittany Fracasso scored on a shot from the right side of the six yard box on a pass from Jen Frey. Dietrich (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Kolping), who took three shots, was able to put the ball into the back of the net at the 70:12 mark for the gamewinning goal during a scramble in front of the goalkeeper box. Collison earned her third point of the night with the assist. The Buckeyes notched four shots to the Golden Flashes six in the period. Staci Sinkway (So., Mission Viejo, Calif./So Cal Blues) was in goal for Ohio State and recorded four saves. Ohio State out shot Kent State, 13-11, and had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks. The Buckeye goalkeepers had six saves compared to the Golden Flashes two.
Ohio State will face Xavier at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Xavier University Soccer Complex in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer #10 OSU vs Kent State (Aug 26, 2005 at Kent, Ohio)
OSU (1-0) vs. Kent State (0-1) Date: Aug 26, 2005 Attendance: 626 Weather: 83, sunny Goals by period 1 2 Tot ------------------------------- OSU 1 1 - 2 Kent State 0 1 - 1
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 25:34 OSU Lisa Collison (1) (Caitlin Colfer;Carleta Arbulu) - partial breakaway 2. 63:55 KSU FRACASSO, Brittany (1) (FREY, Jen) - shot rt side to left corner 3. 70:12 OSU Danielle Dietrich (1) (Lisa Collison) - scramble in front
Shots: OSU 13, Kent State 11 Saves: OSU 6 (Staci Sinkway 4; Shannon Neely 2), Kent State 2 (FERNANDEZ, Alicia 2)