Oct. 17, 2004
Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team (10-2-3, 6-0-3 Big Ten) topped Iowa (0-12-2, 0-8-1 Big Ten), 4-1, Sunday at the Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City, Iowa. The win keeps Ohio State unbeaten in its last 13 matches and sets up a battle of undefeated Big Ten squads in State College, Pa. next Friday when the Buckeyes travel to face No. 3 Penn State, which entered its match Sunday vs. Minnesota at 8-0 in league play. The win also helped the Buckeyes reach 10 wins in a season for the fourth straight year.
The Buckeyes raced out to an early 2-0 lead after Lisa Grubb (Jr., Portage, Mich.) and Lara Dickenmann (Fr., Kreins, Switzerland) combined for a pair of scores within the first nine minutes of action. In the fifth minute, Dickenmann advanced down the right side of Iowa's 18-yard box and sent a centering pass to a streaking Grubb, who buried a shot past Hawkeye goalkeeper Britta Vogele for a 1-0 lead. Grubb's goal is her eighth of the season, which ties her for the team lead with Danielle Dietrich (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio), who finished the match with four shots.
The pair hooked up again moments later in the eighth minute as Grubb fired a shot that was saved by Vogele, but Dickenmann gathered the deflection and placed a shot in the left-hand corner to improve Ohio State's lead to 2-0. The goal is Dickenman's sixth of the season. Junior Colleen Hoban (Strongsville, Ohio) added an assist on the play as well.
In the 22nd minute, freshman Carla Arbulu (Grover Beach, Calif.) upped the OSU lead to 3-0 when she netted her first goal of the season, beating Vogele inside in the 18-yard box. Dickenmann assisted on the play. Another freshman, Keiana Mitchell (Cincinnati, Ohio), notched her first goal of the season to help the Buckeyes move the match to 4-0 when she connected with a rebounded shot by Taylor Smith (So., Shaker Heights, Ohio) in the 37th minute. Sophomore K.C. Rosenfeld (Medina, Ohio) also was credited with an assist on the play.
The Hawkeyes got on the board in the second half when Jamie Maltman scored on a shot from 30 yards out in the 70th minute.
For the match, Ohio State held a 26-9 advantage in shots, including a 13-5 edge in attempts on goal.
For the second straight match, Emily Haynam (Sr., Westerville, Ohio) and Jen Heaney (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio) shared the duties in the Buckeye net. Haynam was credited with the win, moving her record to 7-1-2 on the season.