Women's Soccer Loses On The Road, 2-0, To Minnesota

Go Buckeyes!
Go Buckeyes!

Go Buckeyes!

Oct. 1, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The Ohio State women's soccer team lost, 2-0, Sunday to Minnesota at the Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The Buckeyes now have lost five-consecutive games and stand 4-8 overall and 0-5 in the Big Ten while the Golden Gophers improve to 4-6 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten. The shutout was the third handed to OSU in its last five games.

The two squads held each other scoreless until the 72nd minute when Minnesota's Kecia Lee broke the scoreless tie with the game-winning goal. Teammate Amy Khaleel was given the assist after her throw-in to Lee was carried to the middle and pushed past OSU goalkeeper Amber Barnes (Sr., Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield).

Lee struck again in the 84th minute from eight yards out after teammates Laurie Seidl and Allyson Brodie set up the goal. The goals were Lee's second and third of the season.

OSU missed three scoring opportunities as two Buckeye shots deflected off the crossbar and one hit the side post. UM's Julie Eibensteiner recorded six saves, shutting down the rest of the Buckeye opportunies.

Barnes again was strong in goal as she faced 31 Gopher shots, nine of which were on goal, and recorded seven saves. She has recorded 77 saves this season, three more than all of last year.

OSU will return to action at 4 p.m. Friday when the Buckeyes play host to the Iowa Hawkeys at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Match Summary

1 2 F Ohio State 0 0 0 Minnesota 0 2 2

UM- Kecia Lee, 71:49 (Amy Khaleel)
UM- Kecia Lee, 83:05 (Laurie Seidl, Allyson Brodie)

OSU-7, Barnes
UM-6, Eibensteiner

OSU- 18
UM- 31