Buckeyes Host Ohio Sunday

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Sept. 8, 2011

Columbus, Ohio - The 22nd-ranked Ohio State women's soccer team (4-2) hosts Ohio (2-3) at 6 p.m. Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

HELP OPERATION BUCKEYE Operation Buckeye will be collecting supplies to ship to the U.S. armed forces at Sunday`s match. Suggested items to donate include: beanie babies; hygiene items (tooth paste and brushes); drink mixes (individual small sizes); beef jerky; hot chocolate packets; tea; hard candies (no suckers); peanuts; sunflower seeds.

IN THE RANKINGS After Week Three, 4-2 Ohio State is ranked 22nd in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll and 23rd by Top Drawer Soccer.

SCOUTING OHIO The Ohio University Bobcats will come to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium with a 2-3 record, with wins over Pitt and Marshall. The Green and White are led in goals by Kelsey Pichel with two, one of those coming at Marshall, the Bobcats' only road win this season. Ohio is coached by Stacy Strauss, the Bobcats' all time leader in wins with 93. She is in her 12th season as head coach of the Bobcats.

The Bobcats host Morehead State Friday night before traveling to Columbus. Ohio State is 2-1 vs. Ohio in the all-time series.

Against the state of Ohio this season, the Buckeyes are 2-0, with wins over Xavier (1-0) and Wright State (2-1).

VERSUS NORTH CAROLINA The 18th-ranked Ohio State women's soccer team lost 3-0 to North Carolina, the nation's top-ranked squad, Sunday evening. A crowd of 2,892 watched the action under clearing skies at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Ohio State single-match attendance record is 3,006, set vs. North Carolina in 2001.

North Carolina scored first, in the 35th minute. UNC junior Amber Brooks took a free kick from the top of the box that was deflected by an OSU defender before it rolled into the net. That was the only goal scored in the first half of play; North Carolina's Kealia Ohai had a shot on goal in the 27th minute that drifted wide right. The Tar Heels outshot Ohio State 10-3 in the first stanza and the Buckeyes held a narrow 4-3 advantage in corners. In the 58th minute, Ohai scored an unassisted goal on a right-footed strike from the left wing, her second score of the season. North Carolina got its third goal in the 77th minute, from Emmalie Pfankuch off a loose ball in the box; the assist was from Elizabeth Burchenal.

MAXWELL ON MAC HERMANN LIST Forward Paige Maxwell has been named to the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy watch list. The senior from Medina, Ohio, is the reigning Offensive Player of the Year in the Big Ten after leading the Buckeyes and tying for second in the conference with 10 goals, including five game-winners, while adding a pair of assists. The 2010 NSCAA third team All-American has led the team in goals in each of her three seasons and ranks seventh in program history with 24 career goals. It marks the third time in program history that a Buckeye was named to the Hermann Trophy watch list after Lara Dickenmann was selected in 2007 and Cassie Dickerson was chosen in 2010. The award is considered the highest individual honor in collegiate soccer. Voting for the MAC Hermann Trophy is conducted in late November, when a field of 15 semifinalists is reduced to three finalists. Those three will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, where a news conference will be held to announce the winner, followed by a banquet to honor the three finalists. BUCKEYES PICKED SECOND IN BIG TEN Ohio State was picked by Big Ten head coaches to finish second in the conference this season. Penn State garnered the top spot in the preseason poll, followed by the Buckeyes, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. Each team was a 2010 NCAA tournament team; it marks the ninth-consecutive season the Nittany Lions were picked to win the Big Ten.

The Buckeyes, returning eight starters from their Big Ten co-champion and NCAA College Cup team a year ago, also had 2010 NSCAA third team All-American Paige Maxwell, co-captain Danielle Scoliere and Danica Wu named Players to Watch by the Big Ten.

THE COACHING STAFF Ohio State is under the direction of 15th-year head coach Lori Walker. She has guided the team to six NCAA tournament berths (2002-03-04-07-09-10) as well as two Big Ten tournament championships (2002 and 2004). Her record at Ohio State is now 162-113-24 and her career record is 175-136-25.

Greg Miller is in his fourth season as associate head coach and 11th overall with the Buckeyes. The 2011 season marks the fourth campaign for assistant coach Glen Tourville; former team manager Spencer Bownas serves as a volunteer coach this season.

MAXWELL CLIMBING CAREER RANKINGS Senior Paige Maxwell has moved to eighth place on the Ohio State all-time list in career points (56), and is now seventh in career goals scored (25). She ranks 11th in career shots (144). Here's a look at the Ohio State record book:

CAREER GOALS............. TOTAL YEARS 1. Lisa Grubb ................. 35 2001-06 Lisa Collison................ 35 2005-08 3. Lisa Suttmiller............. 30 1994-97 4. Tiffany Tisdale............ 29 1994-97 Lindsay Eckles............. 29 1999-02 6. Lara Dickenmann........ 27 2004-07 7. Paige Maxwell........... 25 2008-11 8. Jodie Stranges............ 24 1994-97 9. Colleen Hoban ........... 23 2002-04 10. Becky Borchers........... 22 1995-98 11. Danielle Dietrich......... 19 2002-05 12. Katy Traeger............... 16 1996-99 13. Tiffany Cameron........ 12 2009-11 14. Lauren Granberg........ 10 2009-11 Ashley Bowyer........... 10 2006-09 Jill Baker..................... 10 1994-95 Lori Helle.................... 10 1994-96 Elizabeth Mumley....... 10 2001-04

CAREER ASSISTS........... TOTAL YEARS 1. Lara Dickenmann ....... 35 2004-07 2. Lisa Grubb ................. 25 2001-06 3. Lisa Suttmiller............. 23 1994-97 4. Lauren Steuer............ 18 2006-10 5. Emily Thorpe.............. 17 1998-01 6. Ashley Bowyer........... 16 2006-09 7. Jen Miller................... 15 1999-02 Danielle Dietrich ........ 15 2002-05 9. Colleen Hoban ........... 14 2002-04 10. Lauren Beachy............ 13 2007-10 Katy Traeger............... 13 1996-99 Elizabeth Mumley....... 13 2001-04 Carla Arbulu............... 13 2004-07 13. Paige Harrison............ 12 2001-04 Melissa Miller............. 12 2002-06 15. Caitlin Colfer............... 11 2005-08 Becky Borchers........... 11 1995-98

CAREER POINTS.. TOTAL (G-A) YEARS 1. Lisa Grubb...... 95 (35-25) 2001-06 2. Lara Dickenmann 89 (27-35) 2004-07 3. Lisa Suttmiller. 83 (30-23) 1994-97 4. Lisa Collison.... 80 (35-10) 2005-08 5. Lindsay Eckles. 68 (29-10) 1999-02 6. Tiffany Tisdale.. 67 (29-9) 1994-97 7. Jodie Stranges 58 (24-10) 1994-97 8. Paige Maxwell. 56 (25-6) 2008-11 Colleen Hoban 56 (21-14) 2002-04 10. Becky Borchers 55 (22-11) 1995-98 11. Danielle Dietrich 53 (19-15) 2002-05 12. Katy Traeger .. 45 (16-13) 1996-99 13. Emily Thorpe... 37 (10-17) 1998-01 14. Ashley Bowyer 36 (10-16) 2006-09 15. Tiffany Cameron 33 (12-9) 2009-11 16. Elizabeth Mumley 31 (10-11) 2001-04 17. Lauren Steuer... 28 (5-18) 2006-10 18. Lauren Granberg 26 (10-6) 2009-11 Melissa Miller... 26 (7-12) 2003-06 20. Katie Martorella. 25 (9-7) 1996-99 Heather Miller.... 25 (9-7) 2001-04

THE BUCKEYE CAPTAINS Danielle Scoliere and Liz Sullivan have been named captains of the 2011 squad and Lauren Granberg has been named assistant captain.

Scoliere is a captain for the second consecutive season after appearing in 61 games, making 34 starts, over her first three seasons. The Dublin, Ohio, native has primarily been an outside back for the Buckeyes but has been able to move up and provide an offensive spark because of her speed and work rate. She is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Sullivan, from Powell, Ohio, played in all 24 games as an outside back as a junior last season, scoring a pair of goals and adding five assists. A quick and talented defender who can also move up to the midfield, Sullivan scored her first career goal, a game-winner, last season in a 2-0 win over Pitt. Sullivan is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. Granberg, from Edmonton, Alberta, was third on the team in scoring last season, tallying four goals and five assists while appearing in all 24 games. She is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

A LOOK BACK AT 2010 Ohio State advanced to its first-ever College Cup in 2010, reaching the NCAA semifinals after winning the Big Ten regular-season championship. With its record of 17-5-2, the 2010 team has recorded the second-most wins in program history behind the 2004 squad's 19 wins. The Buckeyes' 14-4-1 regular season was also the second best in school history.

A "NEW" HOME FIELD Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is sporting a new playing surface this season. Now a 100% Kentucky Bluegrass surface, the sod from the Tuckahoe Sod Farm was put down in July after work to the drainage, sprinkler and conduit systems underneath.

Some more "stats" about the home of the Buckeyes: - The home team is 86-34-11 all-time. - Ohio State is 67-17-9 since 2003 and 42-12-5 since 2006. - The Buckeyes went 9-2-0 at home in 2009 and were 9-2-2 in 2010.

THREE GAMES TELEVISED ON BTN Three Ohio State women's soccer contests will be televised live this fall as part of the Big Ten Network (BTN) autumn schedule. The Buckeyes' road games at Minnesota and Wisconsin will be shown live on national television, as will Senior Day activities from Columbus when Ohio State hosts Indiana. The Sept. 18 contest at Minnesota is a 2 p.m. Eastern start, as is the game at Wisconsin on Oct. 2. The Buckeyes' regular-season home finale against Indiana on Oct. 30 will begin at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

BTN.com will also be live streaming the Sept. 29 match from Penn State, as well as the home matches with Iowa (Oct. 14) and Nebraska (Oct. 16). The complete BTN broadcast schedule can be found at www.BigTenNetwork.com.

UPCOMING Ohio State hosts Dayton Wednesday, Sept. 14, in a 7:30 p.m. match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. That will be the final non-conference match of the season for the Buckeyes, who begin Big Ten play Sept. 18 at Minnesota.