Ohio State Women's Soccer Welcomes Illinois, Iowa in Big Ten Action
Sept. 28, 2005
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team (3-4-2; 0-2-0 Big Ten) will open its Big Ten home slate when it plays host to Illinois (6-2-2; 2-0-0 Big Ten) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Iowa (1-5-4; 0-0-2 Big Ten) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The two-match weekend will kick off a five- game homestand. The Buckeyes have competed in four-consecutive road games since their home opener vs. Kentucky Sept. 11.
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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.
SCARLET AND GRAY GAME
Student-athletes who bring their student-athlete ID and faculty and staff with a Go Bucks Card will be admitted to Scarlet and Gray games at no charge.
The match vs. Illinois is Ohio State Student night. Admission is free to OSU students who have a valid BuckID.
The Iowa game will feature Family Four Pack and Buckeye Kids Club Day. Fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four boxes of popcorn for $26. In addition, there will be free admission to Buckeye Kids Club members. Kicks for Kids will take place following the match. Children in the eighth grade and under are invited to participate in a soccer kick following the game.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Caitlin Colfer is a top of the assist category, having tallied three. Colfer notched a two-assist day vs. Northeastern Sept. 17, providing the open pass on Danielle Dietrich's score in the first half and assisting on Collison's gamewinner.
In 135 minutes of action, Neely has tallied seven saves and has allowed two goals. Sinkway, who has compiled the most time at goalkeeper (621:39) has 39 stops and yielded nine goals. Cripps has given up one goal and has registered seven saves in 93:21 minutes.
EMBARKING UPON A MILESTONE
Lori Walker's OSU Season Records Overall Big Ten 1997 - 9-9-1 3-5-0 1998 - 13-8-1 3-5-1 1999 - 12-6-2 5-4-1 2000 - 6-13-0 1-9-0 2001 - 10-9-1 5-4-1 2002 - 10-11-1 4-5-1 2003 - 13-5-3 4-3-3 2004 - 19-4-3 6-1-3
BUCKEYES VS. BIG TEN
Individually, Lisa Collison is third in goals (6) and goals per game (0.67) and is tied for third in points (13) and points per game (1.44). Collison also is eighth in shots with 29 and seventh in shots per game with 3.22.
Lara Dickenmann is ranked 10th in shots (27) and fifth in shots per game (3.86) in the conference. In the net for the Buckeyes, Staci Sinkway is fourth in saves per game with an average of 4.88 and is seventh in the league in saves, compiling 39 in eight games.
BIG TEN'S BIG FIVE
A LOOK AT ILLINOIS
Forward Jessica Bayne leads the Fighting Illini in goals with three and is tied for first in assists with four. A close second is forward Eva Strickland. The junior has two goals and four assists to her credit. Lindsey Carstens is in net for Illinois. Carstens has started all 10 matches and holds a GAA of .760.
BUCKEYES VS. FIGHTING ILLINI
A LOOK AT IOWA
Katelyn Quinn and Melisa Kaetterhenry are tied for first on the team in goals with two a piece. Quinn also has two assists for six points. Splitting time in the net is Erin MacIsaac and Lindsey Boldt. MacIsaac has a record of 0-1-2 with a GAA of 1.728 and Boldt owns a mark of 1-4-2 with a GAA of 1.879.
BUCKEYES VS. HAWKEYES
2005 TEAM CAPTAINS
Playing in the backfield, Francis has started eight 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
The Buckeyes got off to a fast start in the first half, scoring in the 10th minute. Lara Dickenmann, who had three shots, notched her first goal of the season when she headed the ball into the lower right corner of the net from a long free kick courtesy of Melissa Miller. It was Miller's second assist of the season. Michigan answered the early OSU score with two goals in the first half. Melissa Dobbyn, with Therese Heaton on the assist, evened the score at 1-all at the 24:07 mark, before Sarah Banco headed in a shot to give the Wolverines the 2-1 lead with less than five minutes remaining in the half (40:18).
Michigan scored two more goals in the second half, tallying four unanswered goals before Collison scored Ohio State's second goal at the 80:17 mark. The Wolverines' third score came after the ball bounced off a Buckeye defender, resulting in an OSU own goal at 54:51. Ohio State almost made it a one-goal match when Collison's header was stopped by outstretched Michigan goalkeeper Megan Tuura, who sent the ball just wide of the left post. The Wolverines ended their scoring on an unassisted Dobbyn goal at 74:40. The Buckeyes cut the lead to two after Collison, who directed all five of her shots on goal, shot the ball just over the goal line off a direct free kick 25 yards out, resulting in the 4-2 finish.
Buckeye goalkeeper Staci Sinkway received the start and played all 90 minutes. Sinkway had six stops to Tuura's five. The Wolverines out shot the Buckeyes, 23-14 and held the corner kicks advantage, 17-5.
MICHIGAN STATE GAME
MSU jumped out to the 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the second half. Emma Harris scored off a pass from teammates Dana Voorheis and Jenee Witherspoon at the 46:50 mark. Ohio State, who registered three shots in the half to Michigan State's 11, was unable to answer the Spartan goal. Sinkway recorded three saves in the half and MSU had one team save.
On the day, Michigan State out shot Ohio State 21-7 and had the corner kicks advantage, 10-2. Sinkway notched eight saves, while Galas had four.