COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women’s soccer team hits the road to take on Michigan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Ann Arbor.
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OHIO STATE OF LATE
Ohio State had its chances but played to a scoreless draw against No. 19 Rutgers on Senior Day last Sunday at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes outshot the Scarlet Knights 10-7, including 4-2 on goal, but couldn’t find the back of the net while earning their third draw of the season.
WALKER IN 20TH SEASON AT HELM
Head coach Lori Walker is in her 20th season at Ohio State in 2016. The two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2001 and 2010) has led the team to 10 NCAA Tournament berths (2002-03-04-07-09-10-11-12-13-15), a Big Ten regular season championship (2010) and three Big Ten Tournament championships (2002, 2004, 2012). Her record at Ohio State is 224-153-40 and her career record, including two seasons at Kansas, is 237-176-41.
IN THE RANKINGS
Ohio State is ranked just outside the Top 25 at 27th in the latest RPI (Rating Percentage Index) rankings, released by the NCAA Monday.
SOME MORE NOTES
- Lindsay Agnew is tied for third in the Big Ten and tied for 22nd nationally with 10 goals. Agnew’s 25 points also rank second in the Big Ten and tied for 25th nationally.
- Agnew and Nichelle Prince have each recorded five assists, good to tie for sixth in the Big Ten.
- Prince has notched two of the 13 hat tricks in Ohio State history, accomplishing the feat against Northeastern and Northwestern in 2013. Sammy Edwards is the third Buckeye on the roster with a hat trick, scoring three times in a 4-2 win against Dayton in 2014.
- This season, the Buckeyes are slated to face five teams ranked the NSCAA preseason poll, including Penn State (No. 2), West Virginia (No. 6), Rutgers (No. 10), BYU (No. 16) and Virginia Tech (No. 17).
- Ohio State suffered just its first loss when scoring at least two goals in a game dating back to late 2013 in a 3-2 loss to Indiana Oct. 13. The defeat was the first for the Buckeyes when scoring at least two goals in a game since a 4-2 loss at No. 17 Penn State Oct. 17, 2013. Ohio State is 24-1-2 when scoring twice since that match, including 8-1-1 this season. The Buckeyes went 5-0-1 when scoring at least twice in 2014 before going a perfect 11-0-0 last season.
- Ohio State is 8-0-1 when scoring first this season.
- The Buckeyes moved to 2-0-3 on the year in overtime matches with the scoreless draw vs. No. 19 Rutgers Oct. 16. Nichelle Prince (vs. Texas) and Haley Walker-Robinson (at Florida Gulf Coast) have previously scored overtime game-winners for the Buckeyes this season. Ohio State is now 5-0-6 in overtime matches over the last two seasons and is undefeated in its last 14 overtime matches.
Nichelle Prince has moved into ninth on the Ohio State career goals list with 26. The senior also has moved into fourth place on the Buckeyes’ career assists list with 20 and sixth with 72 career points.
Lindsay Agnew is tied for eighth with 16 career assists and 15th with 17 career goals and 52 career points.
EDWARDS NAMED B1G PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sammy Edwards was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Oct. 11. The forward scored twice in the Buckeyes’ 4-0 win at Maryland Thursday night before coming back to score the first goal and assist on another in a 4-1 victory at Purdue Sunday afternoon. Edwards, from Dublin, Ohio, is tied for second on the team with four goals in addition to a pair of assists.
Michigan is 9-3-3 on the year, fourth in the Big Ten with a 5-2-2 conference record. Reilly Martin and Nicky Waldeck are tied for the team lead with six goals while Martin has tallied a team-best six assists. Sarah Jackson has posted a 0.82 goals-against average with six shutouts for the Woverines.
Ohio State trails the all-time series with Michigan, 11-13-3.
PRINCE EARNS BRONZE WITH CANADA
Nichelle Prince earned a bronze medal with Canada’s 2-1 win over Brazil Aug. 19 in Sao Paulo.
Prince was named to the Canadian Olympic team this past summer, becoming the first women’s soccer Buckeye to compete in the Olympics when she came off the bench in Canada’s 3-1 win over Zimbabwe Aug. 6 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The senior played 21 minutes in a 2-1 win over Germany Aug. 9 and again came off the bench in the 85th minute of a 2-0 loss to the Germans in the semifinals Aug. 16. Canada then topped host Brazil, 2-1, Aug. 19 in Sao Paulo to earn the bronze medal.
MOUSSET CALLED TO CANADIAN U-20 CAMP
Marike Mousset has been called in to Canadian U-20 camp in preparation for the U-20 Women’s World Cup in November in Papua New Guinea. The initial development camp went from Sept. 5 to Sept. 16 with the next preparatory camp for Canada slated to begin Nov. 1 in Brisbane, Australia.
After sitting out the first four matches of the season, Mousset has come off the bench 10 times for the Buckeyes, playing a season-high 48 minutes in a 4-1 win at Purdue Oct. 9.
AGNEW, WOLCOTT NAMED 2016 CAPTAINS
Seniors Lindsay Agnew and Morgan Wolcott have been named captains of the 2016 Ohio State women’s soccer team, head coach Lori Walker announced Aug. 22. In addition, Walker announced junior Nikki Walts will serve as assistant captain of the Buckeyes.
THE COACHING STAFF
Ohio State is under the direction of 20th-year head coach Lori Walker. She has guided the team to 10 NCAA Tournament berths (2002-03-04-07-09-10-11-12-13-15), a Big Ten regular season championship (2010) and three Big Ten Tournament championships (2002, 2004, 2012). Her record at Ohio State is 224-153-40 and her career record, including two seasons at Kansas, is 237-176-41.
JESSE OWENS MEMORIAL STADIUM
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, the home to the Buckeyes, has provided quite the home-field advantage for the women’s soccer team. Some stats about the facility:
- The home team is 121-49-19 all-time.
- Ohio State is 102-32-17 since 2003 and 56-20-9 since 2009.
Ohio State closes out the regular season with a match at Penn State at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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