Oct. 3, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 21 Ohio State women's soccer team tied No. 13 Michigan, 1-1 in double overtime Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich., to extend its unbeaten streak to nine games, breaking the previous record of eight games. Ohio State freshman Lara Dickenmann tied the game at one apiece in the 63rd minute, which sent the game into overtime. With the tie, the Buckeyes' record moved to 6-2-3, while Michigan's record moved to 7-3-2.
"I am pleased with our effort," Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach said. "We played two quality teams this week in Michigan State and Michigan and I was very happy how we stepped up to the competition."
Michigan opened the scoring in the 35th minute of the first half, as Kandice McLaughin scored off of a corner kick taken by teammate Laura Tanchon. The shot taken by McLaughin was one of only four shots the Buckeyes allowed in the first half.
Ohio State tied the game at one in the 63rd minute, when Dickenmann fired a shot toward the lower right-hand corner and past Michigan goalkeeper Megan Tuura. Dickenmann's goal in the second half was her third goal of the season, which sent the game into overtime.
In the overtime periods, Ohio State once again out shot Michigan 4-2, but was unable to break the 1-1 tie. In the game, Ohio State out shot Michigan 29-14
"We are creating plenty of scoring chances and our attack is very high paced and fast," Walker said. "I think our effort over the weekend shows that we are more than capable of competing for the Big Ten Conference title this season."
Ohio State returns to action at 7:30, Friday as the Buckeyes play host to Northwestern at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.