No. 10 Women's Soccer Ties Cincinnati, 2-2, in Double Overtime
Sept. 2, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 10 Ohio State women's soccer team (2-0-1; 0-0-0 Big Ten) rallied from a 0-2 deficit for a 2-2 double overtime tie against Cincinnati (1-1-1; 0-0-0 Big East) at the Nike Dayton Flyer Invitational Friday at Baujan Field in Dayton, Ohio. Lisa Collison and Jennifer Greenwood were the Buckeye scorers.
"It is a difficult strategy for a young team to come back from a 0-2 deficit, Lori Walker, head coach, said. "But we did it and that's important for our team."
The Bearcats opened the half with a goal 1:45 seconds into the game when Jenn Johannigman lofted a shot 25 yards out into the upper right corner of the net. In a stanza where Ohio State took three shots and Cincinnati seven, the Bearcats took a 2-0 lead at the 27:40 mark after Chelsea Kindschuh took a shot 20 yards from the goal. The Buckeyes cut the Bearcats' lead to one goal five minutes (40:28) before halftime when Greenwood (So., Westerville, Ohio/Ohio Premier) rebounded a Melissa Miller (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Kolping) shot for the score. Miller was credited with the assist. OSU goalkeeper Shannon Neely (Jr., Dublin, Ohio/Ohio Premier) made three saves and UC goalkeeper Sherry Slye recorded zero.
The Buckeyes evened the score in the second half with a Collison (Fr., Niagara Falls, Ontario/Burlington Flames) goal at the 74:50 mark. Emily Francis (Jr., Paris, Ohio/Northern Ohio Alliance) was able to serve the ball from the middle of the pitch to the 18 yard point where Collison fired a shot into the back of the net. It is the third goal for Collison in as many games, as she scored in Ohio State's season openers vs. Kent State (Aug. 26) and Xavier (Aug. 28). Staci Sinkway (So., Mission Viejo, Calif./Capistrano) was in net for the Buckeyes and recorded no saves. Slye registered one save. The Buckeyes and Bearcats were unable to score in the first or second overtime, giving both teams their first tie of the season. In the extra periods, Ohio State posted two shots, while Cincinnati had three corner kicks.
Ohio State and Cincinnati were even in shots and corner kicks, compiling nine and eight, respectively. The Buckeyes tallied three saves on the night, while Cincinnati had one.
Sophomore Lara Dickenmann (Kriens, Switzerland/Sursee) was not in action for the Buckeyes after returning to Switzerland for a World Cup Qualifier match against Russia Thursday. The Swiss fell to Russia 2-0.
The Scarlet and Gray return to action at the Nike Dayton Flyer Invitational when they face Furman at 11 a.m. Sunday. This is the first meeting between the Buckeyes and the Lady Paladins.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer Cincinnati vs #10 OSU (Sep 02, 2005 at Dayton, Ohio) Cincinnati (1-1-1) vs. OSU (2-0-1) Date: Sep 02, 2005 Attendance: 316 Weather: Clear, 78 degrees Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot ------------------------------------- Cincinnati 2 0 0 0 - 2 OSU 1 1 0 0 - 2 SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 1:45 UC JOHANNIGMAN, Jenn (unassisted) - Lofted shot from 25 yards to right upper 2. 27:40 UC KINDSCHUH, Chelsea (unassisted) - Off restart to far post from 20 yards 3. 40:28 OSU Jennifer Greenwood (Melissa Miller) - Rebound from #11 shot 4. 74:50 OSU Lisa Collison (Emily Francis) - Served through middle, hit from 18 yards
Shots: Cincinnati 9, OSU 9 Saves: Cincinnati 1 (SLYE, Sherry 1), OSU 3 (Shannon Neely 3)