Oct. 1, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 21 Ohio State women's soccer team extended its current unbeaten streak to eight matches with a 2-1 win in overtime at Michigan State Friday evening. Buckeye Lara Dickenmann scored the game-tying goal in the 83rd minute, then Melissa Miller came through with the game-winning goal just 1:12 into overtime as Ohio State ups its record to 6-2-2 overall and 2-0-2 in the Big Ten. Michigan State sees its' three-match unbeaten streak snapped and falls to 8-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the Big Ten.
Michigan State grabbed an early lead when Adrienne Treado scored in the 22nd minute, but it would be all the scoring the Ohio State defense would allow as senior goalkeeper Emily Haynam (Westerville, Ohio/North) collected four saves in the match, including three in the second half. The Buckeye attack dominated play in the second half, out-shooting the Spartans 9-3 after halftime and 17-9 for the match.
"Our character really shined today," Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach, said. "We had scoring chances that didn't happen but we kept pressing and it came through in overtime. That's a good sign for our team."
Dickenmann (Fr., Kriens, Switzerland/Obergymnasium) scored the equalizer unassisted on a six-yard shot, which sent the game into overtime. Then in the extra session, senior Elizabeth Mumley (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge) delivered a corner kick that Miller (So., Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) sent into the back of the net to end the match.
Ohio State also dominated in corner kicks, 10-2, and shots on goal, 9-5. Michigan State was whistled for 14 fouls while OSU committed just eight. Ohio State will return to action at noon Sunday as the Buckeyes meet Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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