No. 10 Ohio State Women's Soccer Falls to No.6 Portland in Season Opener
Aug. 28, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a match featuring two Top-10 teams, the No. 10 Ohio State women's soccer team fell to No. 6 Portland, 2-1, Friday night at the Husky/Nike Invitational in Seattle, Wash.
The Buckeyes would open up the scoring early, taking a 1-0 lead at the 7:07 mark on a Heather Young (Fr./Del Mar, Calif.) unassisted goal. Young, scoring her first career goal, looped a shot from 35 yards over the head of Portland goalkeeper Cori Alexander.
Portland would tie the game, 1-1, in the 22nd minute when Lindsay Huie connected from 30 yards to beat OSU keeper Emily Haynam (Sr./ Westerville, Ohio). Haynam would finish the game with three saves.
Defense controlled the action in the second half as the teams went scoreless until the 87th minute, when Christine Sinclair received a pass from Jennifer Tuttle and buried the game-winner past Haynam for a 2-1 lead.
"This was a tremendous game between two excellent teams," John Lipsitz, Ohio State assistant coach, said. "I am proud of how we played against Portland. However, we missed some key opportunities throughout the game. We had two shots hit the crossbar and we missed a wide-open shot from eight yards out. I am happy about where this team is, but to be as successful as we want to be this year, we have to convert scoring opportunities."
Freshman Lara Dickenmann (Kries, Switzerland) led the Buckeyes in shots with six, including four on goal in her first collegiate start. Dickenmann missed a potential go-ahead goal at 74:21, as her shot hit the crossbar just above goalkeeper Alexander's head.
Ohio State will conclude its trip west at the Husky/Nike Invitational against the Washington Huskies at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, at Husky Field in Seattle Wash.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) #10 Ohio State vs #6 Portland Aug 27, 2004 at Seattle, Wash. Goals by period 1 2 Tot Ohio State.......... 1 0 - 1 Portland............ 1 1 - 2 SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 7:07 OSU Young, Heather (1) (unassisted) - 35yds looper just under bar 2. 21:21 PORT Huie, Lindsey (1) (unassisted) - 30yd blast, thru GK hands 3. 86:24 PORT Sinclair, Christine (1) (Tuttle, Jennifer;Sari, Lisa) - 15yds into right upper corner Shots: Ohio State 12, Portland 17 Saves: Ohio State 3 (Haynam, Emily 3), Portland 6 (Alexander, Cori 6)