Women's Soccer Loses 4-3 Double-Overtime Decision to Northwestern

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Oct. 1, 2006

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Three consecutive goals by sophomore Lisa Collison was not enough to lift the Ohio State women's soccer team over Northwestern, as they fell, 4-3, in double overtime Sunday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Down, 2-0, in the first half, Collison scored the hat trick to give the Scarlet and Gray the 3-2 lead and became the first Buckeye to register three goals in a game since former midfielder Danielle Dietrich put up three scores vs. Minnesota in Ohio State's 4-0 win in 2004. Lisa Grubb became the OSU all-time assists leader off Collison's third goal with 24 career helpers.

Ohio State falls to 5-5-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the Big Ten. Northwestern improves to 7-5-0 and 3-1-0 in the conference.

In the first half, the Wildcats got on the board first courtesy of an own goal at the 9:15 mark. Northwestern extended its lead less than a minute later (10:04) when Kelsey Hans headed the ball in from a Jenny Dunn cross from the right side. The Buckeyes responded when Collison was fed a pass from Emily Francis and knocked the ball in from the top of the 6-yard box in the 13th minute. At the 19:43 mark, Collison received a pass from Melissa Miller and found the back of the net to tie the match at 2-all. Collison completed the hat trick in the 23rd minute when Grubb and Lauren Thomas found her up top to put the ball in the net. For the half, Ohio State out shot Northwestern, 13-1, and held the corner kicks advantage, 4-1.

Second-half scoring did not occur until the 68th minute when the Wildcats were awarded a penalty kick after a handball foul on the Buckeyes. Prior to the penalty, OSU keeper Lauren Robertson made three crucial saves in the 6-yard box to help the Buckeyes maintain their 1-goal lead, but Shannon Schneeman was able to score the equalizer on the penalty kick to force the game into overtime.

After the first 10-minute overtime session, Alicia Herczeg scored her first goal of the season and the NU gamewinner in the second overtime after her second shot attempt, following a save from Robertson, rolled into the net.

"I think our team did what we needed to do to get a point today," Lori Walker, head coach, said. "It just felt like we were playing against 12."

For the match, Ohio State had 20 shots compared to Northwestern's 14. The Buckeyes had six corner kicks, while the Wildcats had three. Robertson made six saves and NU keeper Lauren Johnston had four.

Ohio State is back in action Oct. 6 when it faces Iowa at 8:30 p.m. EDT in Iowa City, Iowa. The Buckeyes then will match up against No. 19 Illinois Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. EDT in Champaign, Ill.

Soccer Game Summary (Final) Northwestern (7-5-0; 3-1-0 Big Ten) vs. Ohio State (5-5-1; 1-3-0 Big Ten) Date: Oct 01, 2006 Attendance: 865

Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Total Northwestern 2 1 0 1 4 Ohio State 3 0 0 0 3

SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 9:15 NU OWN GOAL (unassisted) 2. 10:04 NU Hans, Kelsey (5) (Dunn, Jenny) - a headed goal from a cross from the right side 3. 12:29 OSU Collison,Lisa (4) (Francis,Emily) - a goal from a nice run from the top of the box 4. 19:43 OSU Collison,Lisa (5) (Miller,Melissa) - a long ball over top to a wide open collison who slotted home 5. 22:38 OSU Collison,Lisa (6) (Grubb,Lisa;Thomas,Lauren) - another ball over top and collison completes the first half hat trick 6. 67:11 NU Schneeman, Shannon Penalty kick 7. 103:50 NU Herczeg, Alicia (1) (Dunn, Jenny) - Herczeg nets the rebound

Shots: Northwestern 14, Ohio State 20 Saves: Northwestern 4 (Johnston, Lauren 4), Ohio State 6 (Robertson,Lauren 6) OSU red card issued to assistant coach Greg Miller