Ohio State Women's Soccer Faces Tough Slate In Buckeye Classic
Sept. 7, 2004
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team returns to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this weekend to host the Buckeye Classic Sept. 10 and 12. Three teams will join the Buckeyes for the weekends match ups, including, LSU of the Southeastern Conference, newly joined Atlantic Coast Conference member Virginia Tech and Atlantic-10 member Dayton.
Dayton will meet Virginia Tech in the first match, Friday at 5 p.m. followed by Ohio State and LSU at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Dayton will square off with LSU at 11:30 a.m., while the Buckeyes play host to Virginia Tech at 2 p.m.
LAST WEEK: BUCKEYES TAKE TWO WINS
Against Xavier last Thursday, Ohio State posted a one-sided 8-1 win. Four Buckeyes recorded goals including senior Heather Miller, who tied the Buckeye single game goals record with three. Lisa Grubb, playing in her first home game since a season ending injury last year scored two goals while teammate Danielle Dietrich posted a goal and one assist. Colleen Hoban and Liz Mumley netted their first goals of the season as well.
Ohio State met Louisville Saturday posting a 1-0 victory over the Cardinals. Danielle Dietrich tied a career-high for goals in a season as she netted her third goal of the year.
KBUX TO BROADCAST OHIO STATE VS. LSU
MILLER NAMED OHIO STATE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Miller is the fifth Buckeye all-time to reach three scores in a game. Former Buckeye Lindsay Eckles (1999-2002) was the last on Sept. 8, 2000.
DIETRICH MATCHES CAREER HIGH
THE TAKE ON THE TIGERS
LSU is led by senior forward Artie Brown and sophomore forward Stacy Bishop. Both Brown and Bishop have tallied a team leading eight points. Bishop owns two goals and four assists while Browns holds a team leading four goals on the year.
In net for the Tigers is senior Robyn DesOrmeaux. Through LSU's three matches this year DesOrmeaux has posted a 3-0 record with a 0.35 GAA and six saves.
The co-head coaches for LSU is fifth year coach George Fotopoulos and first year coach Danielle Fotopoulos. George Fotopoulos holds a 63-42-7 overall record which includes a 46-28-6 mark at LSU.
OSU AND THE SEC: OVERALL SERIES
LAST TIME VS. SEC: BUCKEYES FALL TO KENTUCKY IN 2001
The Wildcats got on the board early when Annie Gage scored 4:02 into the match.
The second half was more physical as OSU and UK combined for 14 fouls, and three yellow cards.
Ten minutes into the second stanza, UK's Susie Ledzianowski netted an insurance goal for the home team off a rebound when Gage's shot from a set play hit the crossbar.
A LOOK AT VIRGINIA TECH
Leading the way for the Hokies is freshman forward Ashley Stinson who leads all Hokies with 15 points on seven goals and one assist. Stinson also leads Vriginia Tech in shots with 21.
The goalkeeper for Virginia Tech is sophomore Mallory Soldner. Soldner is 4-0 on the year with a GAA of 0.25 and 13 saves.
Virginia Tech's head coach is Kelly Cagle. Cagle is in her second year as head coach and owns a 13-9 overall record.
OSU VS. ACC
LAST TIME VS. ACC: OHIO STATE DOWNS VIRGINIA IN 2003
The Buckeyes used a first half tally by sophomore forward Colleen Hoban to register its first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference foe since topping Florida State in the 2000 season.
Hoban connected on her only shot of the contest at the 26:35 mark of the first half after accepting a pass from fellow sophomore Danielle Dietrich on the left side.
The Buckeyes recorded their second shutout in as many games as goalkeepers Emily Haynam and Staci Sinkway combined to deny the Cavaliers on 10 shots fired at the OSU goal.
Individually, Buckeye junior Lisa Grubb leads the Big Ten in total shots with 16 while teammate Lara Dickenmann is rated No. 1 in the Big Ten in shots per game with 5.50.
Danielle Dietrich and freshman Carla Arbulu also find themselves highly ranked in the conference. Dietrich's three goals this season is ranked fourth and Arbulu's 1.00 assists per game is ranked No. 1.
Included in the nine victories were six shutouts, featuring a 1-0 win over then-No. 6 Virginia in Columbus, a 2-0 victory at perennial Conference USA power Cincinnati and 3-0 triumph over Atlantic-10 champion Dayton in the NCAA's.
PLAYING THE FIELD
Heaney made the move back to the goalkeeper position against Washington and posted two saves in playing the full contest. Heaney posted her first victory of the season last Thursday in Ohio State's 8-1 defeat of Xavier.
RECRUIT CLASS RANKED AMONG NATION'S BEST
The class features the No. 1-ranked field player signing in the nation in Lara Dickenmann. A native of Kries, Switzerland, Dickenmann led her club team to the national championship in each of the last two seasons.
The Buckeyes also welcomed two top commitments from California in forwards Heather Young and Carleta Arbulu.
Young is a six-time member of the Southern California state team, a five-year member of the Region IV Olympic Development (ODP) team and competed for the USYS National All-Star Team in April 2003.
Arbulu is a five-year member of the Southern California state team and a four-year competitor on the Region IV ODP team.
In addition to an impressive out-of-region and international class, Walker added a trio of stellar Ohio products in Lindsay Mays, Keianna Mitchell and Heather Roberts, who all are veterans of the ODP system.
LORI WALKER ASSISTS NBC IN ATHENS
Walker previously has worked with Comcast SportsNet in Maryland the last two years covering the Washington Freedom and in 2001 with Madison Square Garden (MSG) network announcing matches for the New York Power.
BUCKEYES PARTICIPATE IN KICKS FOR CANCER
CONTINUED HOME DOMINANCE
The Buckeyes have dominated the Jesse Owens Stadium scoreboard since, holding a 29-6 advantage in goals, while controlling the corner kick department by an astounding 113-55 ledger.