Women's Soccer Returns to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for Big Ten Action
Sept. 28, 2006
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team will open its Big Ten home schedule in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday vs. Wisconsin (4-3-2; 1-1-0 Big Ten) and will conclude the weekend against conference opponent Northwestern (5-5-0; 1-1-0 Big Ten) at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Buckeyes' match up vs. the Badgers will be the first Scarlet and Gray game of the 2006-07 OSU athletic calendar year.
SCARLET AND GRAY GAME
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THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT JESSE
IN THE BIG TEN
Individually, Lara Dickenmann is fourth in shots per game (4.22, 38 total) and Lisa Collison is fifth in goals per game (0.43, 3 total) third in gamewinning goals (2). Keeper Lauren Robertson's three shutouts in eight contests is good for a tie for second in the league.
BIG TEN RECORD
LET'S GET IT STARTED
A LOOK AT WISCONSIN
Points leader Taylor Walsh has tallied eight points on three goals and two assists in nine matches. Kara Kabellis is second on the team with six points on two goals and two assists in eight games. Minding the net is Stefani Szczechowski. Credited with a 2-3-2 record, Szczechowski has given up 11 goals and has made 22 saves in 646:58 minutes of action and has a goals-against average of 1.53.
Dean Duerst is the head coach of Wisconsin. In 13 seasons, Duerst has compiled a record of 148-99-30 at his alma mater (1985).
BUCKEYES VS. BADGERS
The points leader for Northwestern is Shannon Schneeman. The senior midfielder has compiled 10 points on three goals and four assists in nine games. Leading the Wildcats in scoring is Jenny Dunn, who has collected four goals in 10 games. Dunn also has an assist to her credit for a total of nine points. Receiving most of the playing time for NU is Lauren Johnston. The junior goalkeeper has played 846:45 minutes and has yielded 13 goals, while making 38 stops for a goals-against average of 1.38. Johnston is credited with the Wildcats' 5-5-0 record.
Head coach for Northwestern is Stephanie Erickson. In her first season at the helm of the Wildcats, Erickson has compiled a career mark of 13-10-3 at her alma mater (1998).
BUCKEYES VS. WILDCATS
MAKING SOME NOISE
Robertson earned the honors after helping the Buckeyes record a 2-0 record in the Ohio State Tournament Sept. 15-17. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native recorded her third shutout of the season and made 11 saves in Ohio State's 1-0 upset over No. 15 California and 2-1 win against Washington.
THE LAST TIME...
MAKE IT 100
Walker's Buckeye career record is 103-78-15 in 10 seasons and her overall career mark is 116-101-16 in 12 seasons.
BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Prior to Barnes, only Stacey Smith (1993 and 1995) tallied consecutive shutouts in the first two games of a season.
LAST TIME OUT
The lone goal scored in the game came in the first half when the Boilermakers scored off a corner kick. Shauna Stapleton was credited with the goal. The Buckeyes had a chance to capitalize off a header by Jessica Roberts, but the Purdue defense was able to make the stop for the team save. Ohio State took six shots, with one on goal, compared to Purdue's 10 in the half.
The Buckeyes added six more shots on goal, five by Dickenmann, in their attempt to score the equalizer in the second half and OSU keeper Lauren Robertson made two back-to-back saves at 70:55 and 71:42 to help keep Ohio State within one goal. Freshman Ashley Bowyer also added a shot on goal for the Buckeyes.
For the match, Ohio State had 18 shots to Purdue's 19. Corner kicks were even at six-all and Boilermaker goalkeeper Lauren Mason made six stops to Robertson's two.
Buckeye forward and senior tri-captain Lisa Grubb became the OSU all-time points leader, surpassing Lisa Suttmiller (1994-97) with her assist on the Dickenmann 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 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.
Buckeye goalkeeper Lauren Robertson 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.