Sept. 22, 2000
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The Ohio State women's soccer team lost to visiting Purdue Friday, 1-0, in OSU's home conference opener at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes now are 4-5 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten while Purdue improved to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten.
Boilermaker junior Tari St. John scored the gamewinning goal in the 33rd minute off a pass from freshman teammate Katie Davis.
OSU and PU battled for control of the match as each team tried to push the other off the ball. The Buckeyes and Boilermakers committed a total of 32 fouls in the match. OSU had 14 while PU was charged with 18, two for yellow cards.
"This was a typical Big Ten match," Lori Walker, head coach for OSU, said. "We played with a lot of heart but Purdue is a good team and they capitalized on the opportunities they had."
Goalkeeper Amber Barnes (Sr., Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield) registered six saves. The Buckeyes had several scoring chances but PU keeper Liz Boldt made six saves for the shutout. This was the second straight match that the Buckeyes have been shut out.
OSU will return to action at 2 p.m. Sunday when it plays host to the Indiana Hoosiers.
1 2 F Purdue 1 0 1 Ohio State 0 0 0
PU- Tari St. John, 33:08 (Katie Davis)
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