Oct. 24, 2004
Columbus, Ohio - Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team (11-3-3, 6-1-3 Big Ten) recognized its nine seniors Sunday prior to its match with Loyola-Chicago (6-7-2) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes prevailed 3-0 over the Ramblers, moving their home record to 7-0-1 in 2004.
The seniors recognized included Kathy Fulk (F, Dublin, Ohio), Emily Gilbert (MF, Cincinnati, Ohio), Paige Harrison (D, Centerville, Ohio), Emily Haynam (GK, Westerville, Ohio), Jen Heaney (GK, Cincinnati, Ohio), Tara Latella (F, Columbus, Ohio), Heather Miller (Centerville, Ohio), Liz Mumley (Woodbridge, Va.) and Erica Nollen (D, West Chester, Ohio).
"This was an important win for us today both emotionally and mentally," Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach said. "Our win today was a good team effort and I was happy to see all of our seniors play well. I also was pleased with our ability to create scoring opportunities and get creative with our attack."
Ohio State struck first in the 33rd minute as Melissa Miller (So., Cincinnati, Ohio) sent a free kick into the Loyola zone that found Lisa Grubb (Jr., Portage, Mich.), who headed a shot that slipped past Loyola keeper Emily Peick for the 1-0 OSU lead. The goal served as Grubb's ninth this season, which snapped a tie with Danielle Dietrich (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) for the team lead. The assist was Miller's second of 2004.
Less than four minutes later, Dietrich equaled Grubb's goal total when she swiped a ball from Loyola's Heather Lau just outside the Rambler zone and launched a shot from 22 yards past Peick in the 37th minute. The Buckeyes carried the 2-0 edge into intermission.
In the second half, both teams played through nearly 42 scoreless minutes before junior Megan Stickler (Hudson, Ohio) battled for her first goal as a Buckeye when she came out of a tie-up with two Loyola defenders to flick a shot past Peick from the right corner of the 6-yard box.
For the match, Ohio State dominated the shots department by a 27-2 margin, including a 16-0 advantage in the second half. The Buckeyes fired 11 shots on goal to Loyola's one and owned an 11-0 mark in corner kicks.
In all, 13 Buckeyes recorded shots in the match with Grubb leading the way with 24 strikes. Haynam was credited with the win, upping her season mark to 8-2-2.
Ohio State plays its next match at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday as the Buckeyes play host to Kent State
Loyola (6-7-3) vs. No. 12 Ohio State (11-3-3, 6-1-3 Big Ten) Date: Oct 24, 2004 Attendance: 350
Goals by period 1 2 Total ------------------------------- Loyola.............. 0 0 - 0 Ohio State.......... 2 1 - 3
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 32:28 OSU Grubb, Lisa (9) (Miller, Melissa) - header from 6yds to upper left corner 2. 36:10 OSU Dietrich, Danielle (9) (unassisted) - from 12 yds to upper left corner 3. 86:15 OSU Stickler, Megan (1) Corner kick - 6yds from right side Shots: Loyola 2, Ohio State 27 Saves: Loyola 8 (Emily Peick 7; TEAM 1), Ohio State 1 (Haynam, Emily 1)