Women's Soccer Falls to Washington, 3-1, At NIKE Invitational

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Go Buckeyes!

Sept. 10, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio--The Ohio State women's soccer team lost to the Washington Huskies, 3-1, Sunday afternoon in the final game of the University of Michigan/NIKE Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich. With the loss, the Buckeyes' record drops to 3-3 overall and 0-0 in the Big Ten while the Huskies remain a perfect 6-0 overall and 0-0 in the Pac-10.

Lindsay Eckles (So., Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) recorded the lone goal for Ohio State at the 10:50 mark off a pass from Michelle Besson (So., Kettering, Ohio/The Miami Valley School). During her five game scoring berage, Eckles has amassed seven goals for 17 total points. She leads the team in scoring and her three assists tie her for second among the Buckeyes.

Ohio State's 1-0 lead was short lived. Washington scored three times in a span of 10 minutes. Washington senior Teresa Wagner headed a pass from teammate Caroline Putz past Ohio State goalkeeper Amber Barnes (Sr., Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield) at 20:16 to tie the game at one. Moments later, at 22:51, Huskie senior Tami Bennet placed the ball past Barnes from five yards out to give Washington a 2-1 lead.

The Huskies ended the scoring surge at 30:57 when freshman Melissa Bennet found the back of the net on a pass from Putz, her second assist on the day.

Ohio State was severely out-shot by Washington, 29-3, with 12 of the Huskies' shots coming on goal. Barnes recorded nine saves while Washington sophomore goalkeeper Hope Solo recorded two saves in the victory.

Ohio State will return to action at 2 p.m. Friday when the Buckeyes play host to the Dayton Flyers at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Dayton is 3-2 and has won its last three contests.

Match Summary

1 2 F Washington 3 0 3 Ohio State 1 0 1

OSU- Lindsay Eckles, 10:50 (Michelle Besson)
UW- Teresa Wagner, 20:16 (Caroline Putz)
UW- Tami Bennet, 22:51 (unassisted)
UW- Melissa Bennet, 30:57 (Caroline Putz)

OSU-9, Barnes
UW-2, Solo

OSU- 3
UW- 29