Ohio State Hits the Road to Face Iowa, Nebraska This Weekend

Nicole Miyashiro
Nicole Miyashiro
Sept. 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women’s soccer team travels to Iowa for an 8 p.m. ET match Friday before taking on Nebraska at 2:05 p.m. ET Sunday in Lincoln.

The Last Meeting
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October 24, 2014
Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State Drops 2-1 Decision to Iowa
The Ohio State women's soccer team fell to Iowa, 2-1, Friday evening at Bert L & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

The Last Meeting
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October 26, 2014
Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State Tops Nebraska, 3-1
Behind three goals in the final 15 minutes, the Ohio State women's soccer team defeated Nebraska, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

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The Buckeyes allowed a pair of second-half goals in a 2-1 loss to Minnesota last Thursday before playing to a scoreless draw against Wisconsin Sunday.

Lindsay Agnew scored the Buckeyes’ goal Thursday while Jillian McVicker and Devon Kerr combined to allow just two goals in 200 minutes on the weekend.

Ohio State dropped out of the Top 25 of the NSCAA poll released Tuesday. The Buckeyes, who are receiving votes in the poll, also garnered a No. 5 spot in the Great Lakes region rankings behind Rutgers, Minnesota, Penn State and Michigan.

- Michela Paradiso sits tied for sixth in Ohio State history with 16 assists.
- Nichelle Prince is tied for 13th on the Ohio State career goals list with 19. The junior also moved into 15th place on the Buckeyes’ career points list with 50.
- Prince has notched two of the 12 hat tricks in Ohio State history, accomplishing the feat against Northeastern and Northwestern in 2013.
- After missing all of 2014 with an injury, goalkeeper Jillian McVicker has made 17 saves and has tallied a 0.89 goals-against average.
- Prince is tied for eighth in the Big Ten with 10 points  and tied for second with four assists.
- The Illinois State match marked the first six-goal game for the Buckeyes wins a 6-1 win over Northwestern Oct. 20, 2013.
- The victory over No. 8 Florida was the Buckeyes’ first win over a Top 15 team since a 1-0 overtime win against No. 13 Missouri Sept. 6, 2012. The last time Ohio State defeated a team ranked as high as No. 8 was a 3-2 win at No. 8 Virginia in the NCAA Sweet 16 Nov. 20, 2010.

Iowa is 6-3-0 overall, 0-2-0 in conference play, after dropping a pair of one-goal games at Michigan State and Michigan last weekend. Bri Toelle leads the Hawkeyes with four goals and four assists while Hannah Clark has tallied a 0.66 goals-against average with four clean sheets in goal.

Ohio State holds an 11-6-1 lead in the all-time series with Iowa after the Hawkeyes picked up a 2-1 win last year in Columbus.

Nebraska is 4-3-1 on the year, 0-1-1 in conference play, after falling at Michigan, 2-0, in its Big Ten opener and playing to a scoreless draw at Michigan State last weekend. Jycie Johnson and Jaylyn Odermann are tied for the team lead with three goals while Erika Johnson has posted a 1.37 goals-against average.

Ohio State is 3-2-0 all-time against Nebraska after topping the Cornhuskers, 3-1, last year in Columbus.

Nichelle Prince was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Aug. 25. The award is the fourth Big Ten honor of Prince’s career after garnering conference Freshman of the Week laurels three times as a freshman.

The forward from Ajax, Ontario, assisted on a pair of goals in a 6-2 win in the Buckeyes’ season-opener against Illinois State Aug. 21 and came back to score the game-winner in the 95th minute of Ohio State’s 1-0 overtime win over No. 8 Florida Aug. 23. The victory over the Gators was the Buckeyes’ first win over a Top 15 team since a 1-0 overtime win against No. 13 Missouri Sept. 6, 2012.

Senior Michela Paradiso and redshirt junior Morgan Wolcott have been named team captains, head coach Lori Walker announced Aug. 14. In addition, Walker also announced junior Lindsay Agnew will serve as assistant captain of the Buckeyes.

Ohio State has earned an NSCAA College Women’s Team Academic Award for the seventh time in the past eight years, the association announced Sept. 23. To qualify for the award, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible.

The Buckeyes’ schedule includes 11 matches at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this season. Admission is free to all Ohio State women’s soccer home games.

Ohio State is under the direction of 19th-year head coach Lori Walker. She has guided the team to nine NCAA Tournament berths (2002-03-04-07-09-10-11-12-13), a Big Ten regular season championship (2010) and three Big Ten Tournament championships (2002, 2004, 2012). Her record at Ohio State is 207-143-36 and her career record, including two seasons at Kansas, is 220-166-37.

Associate head coach Chris McLain is in his first season while Nick Flohre enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Buckeyes.

Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, the home to the Buckeyes, has provided quite the home-field advantage for the women’s soccer team. Some stats about the facility:

- The home team is 113-45-17 all-time.
- Ohio State is 94-28-15 since 2003 and 48-16-7 since 2009.

Ohio State takes on Illinois at 7 p.m. ET Oct. 2 in Champaign.