Women's Soccer Travels to Harvard Invitational
Sept. 13, 2005
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team (2-1-2; 0-0-0 Big Ten) returns to the road when it faces Harvard and Northeastern at the Harvard Invitational in Cambridge, Mass.
The Buckeyes will face the Crimson (2-2-0; 0-0-0 Ivy League) at noon Thursday at Ohiri Field before taking on the Huskies (3-2-1; 0-0-0 Colonial Athletic Association) at 11 a.m. Saturday. It is Ohio State's first meeting with both schools.
BREAK THE RECORD
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and children under 6 are admitted free. Groups of 10 or more can purchase $2 tickets in advance by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS or by visiting ohiostatebuckeyes.com. The match also is Ohio State Alumni Night. OSU Alumni can purchase tickets for $2 with a valid Alumni Association membership card. In addition, $2 tickets are available for all fans who show their Ohio State vs. Michigan State football ticket at the gate. The football Buckeyes and Spartans meet the following day for Ohio State's homecoming. Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium set an OSU women's soccer attendance record of 3,006 when the Buckeyes played host to North Carolina Nov. 3, 2001.
Ohio State, which topped the Nittany Lions, 2-0, to capture the 2004 Big Ten Tournament title at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, will play host to Penn State for the third time in four meetings between the schools since 2003.
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Harvard Invitational Schedule
Saturday Sept. 17
2005 TEAM CAPTAINS
Playing in the backfield, Francis has started four matches and has tallied one assist in 2005.
M.A.C. HERMANN CUP WATCH LIST
The 25-player watch list will be narrowed down to 15 semifinalists by representatives from each Division I conference in early November and three finalists will be announced in December by Division I coaches who are members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
A GLANCE AT THE POLLS
Regionally, the Scarlet and Gray are No. 7 in both the NSCAA and SoccerBuzz.com Great Lakes Regional Polls, respectively.
Ohio State holds a 29-24 corner kicks advantage, while also making 33 saves to their opponents' 25.
In the first half, where the Buckeyes out shot the Wildcats, 7-3, Ohio State struck first when Collison scored on a direct kick outside the 18-yard box at the 39:50 mark. After compiling a 2-1 corner kicks advantage, Ohio State was able to go into the break with a 1-0 lead. Staci Sinkway was in goal for the Scarlet and Gray and tallied two saves in the stanza to Wildcats' goalie Anne Ogundele's three.
In the second half, Kentucky evened the score at 1-1, sending the match into the Buckeyes' second double overtime contest of the season. Nicola Holdsworth fired a shot just inside the 18-yard box into the net and Wildcats Sarah Gaunt and Courtney McCrudden were credited with the assists. Sinkway made six saves in the half, while Ogundele had three and the Buckeyes added eight shots to their total compared to the Wildcats' 11. Both teams were even with two corner kicks a piece at the end of the half.
Neither team was able to score in the extra sessions. Out shooting Kentucky 4-2, the Buckeyes held the corner kicks advantage, 3-1. Both teams were even in saves with one each.
The Buckeyes tallied 19 shots on the night, including eight that were on goal compared to the Wildcats' 16. Sinkway, who played all 110:00 minutes, ended the evening with nine saves and Ogundele had seven. Ohio State outpaced Kentucky in corner kicks, 7-4.
VS. IVY LEAGUE AND CAA
In Ohio State's inaugural season in 1993, the Buckeyes dropped a 1-0 contest to James Madison in Greensboro, N.C.
A LOOK AT HARVARD
Senior Katie Shields has been between the posts for the Crimson, posting shutouts in the opening two games and only allowing three goals over a four-game stretch. The team's two goals of the season came from underclassmen. Freshman Erin Wylie clinched the season opening win, while sophomore Megan Merritt's header gave Harvard the edge over Syracuse.
A LOOK AT NORTHEASTERN
Freshman Caitlin Whelan has scored six of the nine Huskie goals so far this season, including the gamewinner over Long Island (2-1). Last year's leading scorer, senior Kristen Kowalik, scored the season opener's gamewinning goal and a second gamewinner against Sacred Heart.
A GATHERING ON THE PITCH
Lisa Collison, who is a native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, will be playing against fellow Canadian Jessie Haidamaka of Delta, British Columbia.