Women's Soccer Drops Match To Instate Rival Ohio, 2-1

Go Buckeyes!
Go Buckeyes!

Go Buckeyes!

Oct. 26, 2000

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The Ohio State women's soccer team lost Thursday, 2-1, to the Ohio%^$Bobcats in an intrastate match at Athens, Ohio. The Buckeyes saw their record fall to 5-13%^$overall and 1-9 in the Big Ten after their fifth-consecutive loss. The Bobcats improved to 10-8%^$overall and 7-4 in the Mid-America Conference following their fourth-consecutive victory.%^$

%^$OSU and OU remained locked in a scoreless tie until the 58th minute of play.%^$Melanie Vierling (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Country Day) crossed the ball in front of%^$the OU goal which was headed into the goal by Bobcat defender Jennifer Wright, resulting in%^$an "own goal" on OU and a 1-0 lead to OSU.%^$

%^$The Bobcats tied the score at one only four minutes later when Christel Schiering scored on a%^$rebound from teammate Jen Barber's shot. OU's Carley Knox set up the goal with a cross to%^$Barber.%^$

%^$OU went ahead for good in the 73rd minute when Lindsey Vondrell headed in a cross pass from%^$Rachel Najjar.%^$

%^$Amber Barnes (Sr., Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield) recorded 12 saves for the second time in as%^$many games, while Lindsay Eckles (So., Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) led the offense with%^$four shots.%^$

%^$OSU will conclude its 2000 campaign when it plays host to the visiting Cardinals of Louisville%^$at 3 p.m. Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Saturday also will be the final match for%^$three seniors, Barnes, Mia Katzel (Sr., Ukiah, Calif./Ukiah) and%^$Amanda Orr (Sr., Brecksville, Ohio/Broadview Heights).%^$

%^$Match Summary%^$

1 2 F%^$Ohio State 0 1 1%^$Ohio 0 2 2%^$

%^$OSU- Ohio "own goal", 57:11
%^$OU- Christel Schiering, 61:02 (Carley Knox, Jen Barber)
%^$OU- Lindsey Vondrell, 72:18 (Rachel Najjar)%^$

%^$OSU-12, Barnes
%^$OU- 3, Alexander%^$

%^$OSU- 12
%^$OU- 24