Women's Soccer Tops San Diego, 4-1
Sept. 1, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team (2-0-1; 0-0-0 Big Ten) scored three unanswered goals to solidify a 4-1 win against San Diego Friday at the Puma Classic, hosted by Pepperdine University, at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu, Calif. Lisa Collison, who returned to the Buckeye starting lineup after competing in the Under-20 Women's World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the Canadian National Team, got off to a fast start, scoring five points on two goals and an assist.
"The game obviously went pretty well," Lori Walker, head coach, said. "It's great to have a strong result on the West Coast. We faced physical and solid play from San Diego and I was pleased with how we handled the adversity."
The last time a Buckeye scored five or more points in a match was in 2004 when former midfielder Danielle Dietrich notched a hat trick for six points vs. Minnesota Oct. 15 for the 4-0 shutout.
Collison (So., Niagara Falls, Ontario/Burlington Flames), who fired all four of her shot attempts on goal, put the first score on the board for the Buckeyes at 23:44 off a penalty kick. The Toreros evened the score at the 32:57 mark when Leigh Ann Robinson scored from the center of the 6-yard box. However, Collison answered with her second goal of the game when she redirected a Lara Dickenmann (Jr., Kriens, Switzerland/DFC Sursee) cross at 41:43.
Dickenmann notched her second goal of the season and 18th of her OSU career in the second half at 84:44, when she took a pass from Collison and put the ball in the net past San Diego goalkeeper Brittany Cameron. Jenna Greenwood (Jr., Westerville, Ohio/Ohio Premier) rounded out the Buckeye scoring with 3:25 remaining in the match (88:15) after her shot from the left side of the net bounced off the San Diego crossbar and landed inside the goal. Lisa Grubb (Sr., Portage, Mich./Michigan Hawks) was credited with the assist.
"It's great to have Lisa Collison back in the lineup," Walker said. "The mobility of Jenna Greenwood and Lisa was great."
OSU keeper and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Aug. 28), Lauren Robertson (Fr., Mission Viejo, Calif./So Cal Blues) made three saves in 90 minutes of action compared to Cameron's five. The shot total was close, although San Diego, out shot Ohio State 14-11, but the Buckeyes had nine shots on goal. The Scarlet and Gray compiled two corner kicks and the Toreros had five.
The Buckeyes continue action at the Puma Classic Sunday when they face Pepperdine at 5 p.m. EDT.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) Ohio State (2-0-1) vs. San Diego (2-1-0) Date: Sep 01, 2006 Attendance: 124
Goals by period 1 2 Total Ohio State 2 2 4 San Diego 1 0 1
Scoring Summary: 1. 23:44 OSU Collison, Lisa (unassisted) - Penalty Kick 2. 32:57 USD ROBINSON, Leigh Ann (HUSTON, Hallie) - Six yards out from center 3. 41:43 OSU Collison, Lisa (Dickenmann, Lara) - Cross from left 4. 84:44 OSU Dickenmann, Lara (Collison, Lisa) - Flurry in net 5. 88:15 OSU Greenwood, Jenna (Grubb, Lisa) - From left side off of cross
Shots: Ohio State 11, San Diego 14 Saves: Ohio State 3 (Robertson, Lauren 3) San Diego 5 (CAMERON, Brittany 5)