Ohio State Plays Indiana to 1-1 Draw, Unbeaten Streak Reaches Seven Matches
Sept. 26, 2004
Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team (5-2-2, 1-0-2 Big Ten) played to a 1-1, double-overtime stalemate with Indiana (6-2-1, 2-1-1 Big Ten) Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. With the tie, the Buckeyes extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches and have not lost a contest since dropping a 2-1 double-overtime game to No. 3/4 Washington Aug. 29.
After a scoreless first half, the Buckeyes struck quickly in the opening moments of the second period. Defender Melissa Miller (So., Cincinnati, Ohio) booted a free kick from midfield that was knocked away by IU keeper Lauren Fabbro. On the carom, midfielder Lara Dickenmann (Fr., Kriens, Switzerland) fired a shot that hit the right post, causing a second rebound that fellow midfielder Colleen Hoban (Jr., Strongsville, Ohio) kicked past Fabbro for her second score of the season and a 1-0 lead in the 48th minute. Dickenmann and Miller were credited with assists on the play. Dickenmann is tied for the OSU lead in assists with three.
Ohio State threatened again later in the half as Dickenmann narrowly missed a pair of goals as Fabbro got a hand on both shots.
The Fabbro stops proved to be crucial plays as the Hoosiers answered with just over seven minutes left in the game, when Megan Pipkens beat OSU keeper Emily Haynam (Sr., Westerville, Ohio) from just outside the 6-yard box to send the contest to overtime.
In the extra sessions, Ohio State fired five shots, while Indiana posted four, but none of the nine attempts reached the net as the Buckeyes notched their second draw of 2004.
Statistically, OSU held a 25-to-14 lead in shots, including 11-6 mark in shots on goal. Both Haynam and Fabbro registered their first ties of the season. Fabbro concluded the match with nine saves, while Haynam stopped five IU attempts. Dickenman led the OSU attack with six shots, three of which were on goal. "We should have ended the game in regulation," Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach, said. "Once again, we were very creative on offense but couldn't find the back of the net. Our conference is too good to not finish strong."
Ohio State is back in action Friday as league play continues at Michigan State. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich.
Indiana (6-2-1, 2-1-1 Big Ten) vs. Ohio State (5-2-2, 1-0-2 Big Ten) Date: Sep 26, 2004 Attendance: 472
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot ------------------------------------- Indiana............. 0 1 0 0 - 1 Ohio State.......... 0 1 0 0 - 1
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 48:00 OSU Hoban, Colleen (2) (Miller, Melissa;Dickenmann, Lara) - OFF REBOUND, 5 YDS 2. 82:43 IND Pipkens, Megan (2) (unassisted) - 6 yds, to right corner
Shots: Indiana 14, Ohio State 25 Saves: Indiana 10 (Fabbro, Lauren 9; TEAM 1), Ohio State 5 (Haynam, Emily 5)