Sept. 24, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Despite a score 27 seconds into the second half by midfielder Lara Dickenmann to pull the Buckeyes even at 1-all, the Ohio State women's soccer team fell to Indiana, 2-1, on a late IU goal Sunday at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Buckeyes drop to 4-4-1 overall and 0-2-0 in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers are 5-3-2 and 2-0-0 in the conference.
Buckeye forward and senior tri-captain Lisa Grubb (Portage, Mich./Michigan Hawks) became the OSU all-time points leader, surpassing Lisa Suttmiller (1994-97) with her assist on the Dickenmann (Jr., Kriens, Switzerland/DFC Sursee) score. Grubb now has 84 points and also is one assist shy of tying Suttmiller in the Ohio State all-time assists category. Suttmiller had 23 career assists and Grubb, who came into the 2006 season with 19, has collected three helpers so far.
"This is a wonderful milestone for Lisa," Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach, said. "She is a tremendous competitor and she has faced a lot of adversity throughout her career. She has a lot more points left to score."
Down 1-0 at the half, Ohio State evened the score at the 45:27 mark when Dickenmann found the back of the net off a Emily Francis (Sr., Alliance, Ohio/Ohio Premier) cross that was redirected by Grubb. Francis and Grubb were credited with the assist. However, Ali Brown, who got the Hoosiers on the board in the first half (44:25), struck again with little less than 10 minutes remaining in the match (80:34) off a free kick 25 yards out. Brown's first goal also came courtesy of a free kick.
"It was a game determined by set pieces," Walker said. "We talked about that before the game, how Indiana's style is never pretty and they were able to capitalize on their set pieces and we were not on our end." Buckeye goalkeeper Lauren Robertson (Fr., Mission Viejo, Calif./So Cal Blues) made five saves, while Hoosier keeper Stacey Van Boxmeer had three stops. For the match, Ohio State had 11 shots (four on goal) to Indiana's 14 (seven on goal). OSU registered four corner kicks compared to IU's six.
The Scarlet and Gray return to action at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, respectively, when it welcomes Wisconsin and Northwestern. The Buckeyes will play the Badgers at 7:30 p.m. and the Wildcats at 1 p.m.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) Ohio State (4-4-1, 0-2-0) vs. Indiana (5-3-2, 2-0-0) Date: Sept. 24, 2006 Bloomington, Ind. Attendance: 722
Goals by period 1 2 Total Ohio State 0 1 1 Indiana 1 1 2
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 44:25 IND Brown, Ali (1) (unassisted) - bounce off free kick 2. 45:27 OSU Dickenmann, Lara (Francis, Emily; Grubb, Lisa) - cross to center deflected to goal mouth 3. 80:34 IND Brown, Ali (2) (unassisted) - Free kick from 25 yards
Shots: Ohio State 11, Indiana 14 Saves: Ohio State 5 (Robertson, Lauren 5), Indiana 3 (Van Boxmeer, Stacey 3)