Women's Soccer Drops First Match Of Season, 3-1, to Boston College
Sept. 9, 2001
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The Ohio State women's soccer team (3-1-0 overall, 0-0-0 Big Ten) lost its first match of the season, 3-1, to Boston College (1-2-0, 0-0-0 BIG EAST) in the second round of the UConn/Diadora Classic at Storrs, Conn., Sunday. Lindsay Eckles (Jr., Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) scored for the Buckeyes but it was not enough as the Eagles scored three unanswered goals for their first win of the season.
Eckles opened the scoring with a tally at 16:58. Lisa Grubb (Fr., Portage, Mich./Portage Central), the co-player of the week in the Big Ten last week, played the ball over the defense allowing Eckles to collect the pass and slide a shot under BC's goalkeeper for the lead.
Five minutes prior to halftime, BC's Maureen Jenkins knotted the match at one with an unassisted goal. Jenkins came in on OSU goalkeeper Jen Heaney (Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) with the ball ahead of her. Heaney failed to clear the ball and Jenkins fired into the empty net for the tie going into intermission.
In the second half, BC's Meghan Moore and Sarah Rahko added one goal apiece with Moore's score giving BC the win. Rahko assisted on the Moore goal at 57:31 before scoring at 67:00.
BC outshot the Buckeyes, 26-17, and attempted more corner kicks, 7-4, in the match. Heaney stopped a career-high seven shots while the Eagles' Meredith Crotty recorded five saves.
OSU returns to action at 7 p.m. Friday with an intrastate battle against Bowling Green at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.