Oct. 6, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State midfielder Lara Dickenmann and Buckeye forward Lisa Collison each scored a goal to lift the OSU women's soccer team over Iowa, 2-0, Friday at Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City, Iowa. Ohio State improves to 6-5-1 overall and 2-3-0 in the Big Ten Conference. The Hawkeyes fall to 5-7-1 overall and 0-4-0 in the league.
"I thought we played extremely well in the first half," Lori Walker, head coach, said. "Part of our game plan was to get on the board early and we kept to that game plan very well. We moved the ball and made several good shots, which set the tone for the game.
"In the second half, we played some fantastic minutes. We received a solid 45 minutes from Caitlin Colfer (So., Albany, N.Y./Albertson), who has been out with an injury. She came in the game and kept us connected on the field. We also were able to rotate players to keep us fresh for Sunday."
Ohio State will seek the weekend sweep when it faces Illinois at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday at Illinois Soccer and Track Field in Champaign, Ill.
Dickenmann (Jr., Kriens, Switzerland/DFC Sursee) got the Buckeyes on the board in the 24th minute (23:35) when she found the back of the net off a pass from Emily Francis (Sr., Alliance, Ohio/Ohio Premier). It was Dickenmann's fifth goal of the season and Francis' fourth assist of 2006.
The Buckeyes extended their lead to 2-0 at the 67:00 mark when Collison (So., Niagara Falls, Ontario/Burlington Flames) chipped the ball in from inside the 6-yard box. Lisa Grubb (Sr., Portage, Mich./Michigan Hawks) and Melissa Miller (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Kolping) were credited with the assist. Collison, the 2005 team leading scorer, notched her seventh goal of the season, while Grubb and Miller recorded their sixth and fourth assist of the year, respectively. This is the third consecutive game Buckeye tri-captains Francis, Grubb and Miller each have contributed an assist. In all, the trio has combined for 14 points this season.
The Buckeye defense, anchored by OSU goalkeeper Lauren Robertson (Fr., Mission Viejo, Calif./So Cal Blues), who did not face a shot on goal during the match, earned its fourth shutout of the season. Robertson's record now stands at 6-4-1.
For the match OSU tallied 14 shots to Iowa's four, while corner kicks were even at four a piece. Hawkeye goalkeeper Ali Becker had seven saves.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) Ohio State (6-5-1, 2-3-0) vs. Iowa (5-7-1, 0-4-0) Date: Oct 06, 2006 Attendance: 149, Iowa City, Iowa
Goals by period 1 2 Total Ohio State 1 1 2 Iowa 0 0 0
Scoring Summary: 1. 23:35 OSU Dickenmann, Lara (Francis, Emily) 2. 67:00 OSU Collison, Lisa (Grubb, Lisa; Miller, Melissa)
Shots: Ohio State 14, Iowa 4 Saves: Ohio State 0 (), Iowa 7 (Ali Becker 7)