W Soccer: Buckeyes Lose to Boilermakers, 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio Purdue’s top three scorers accounted for four points in the first 20 minutes of the contest and the Boilermakers never lost their focus or the early advantage in defeating Ohio State, 3-0, in women’s soccer action Friday in West Lafayette, Ind.
Loredana Riverso set up Lauren Montenegro for a goal in the seventh minute for a 1-0 lead and Kellie Phillips assisted on Felicia Schroeder’s goal in the 26th minute to give Purdue, 11-4-3 overall and 5-1-2 in the Big Ten Conference, an early, 2-0, lead. Riverso’s assist was her fifth of the season, to go along with eight goals and 21 points. Phillips’ assist was her team-high eighth of the season and Schroeder’s goal was her seventh.
Riverso also scored late in the first half to give Purdue a 3-0 halftime lead that Ohio State would not be able to overcome. The loss drops Ohio State’s records to 7-8-2 overall and 4-4-0 in the Big Ten.
Ashley Bowyer, who had a shot on goal in the first 10 seconds of the game, led Ohio State with three shots, including two on goal. Kelsi Landry, Lauren Beachy, Taylor Moront and Paige Maxwell had two shots apiece. Ohio State totolled 15 shots for the game, including seven in the first half, and had six shots on goal while Purdue countered with 10 shots and five on goal.
Purdue goalkeeper Jenny Brandfisch was asked to make five first half saves and she finished with that number of saves. Buckeye freshman Katie Baumgardner, making just her third start in place of the injured Lauren Robertson, had two saves.
The Boilermakers led, 13-9, in fouls and Ohio State held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Ohio State continues its road swing with a 2 p.m. (EDT) game Sunday at Illinois.
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