Ohio State enters its match against Bowling Green coming off a 5-0 loss to No. 5 Penn State, last Friday. Bowling Green is 5-9-3 overall and 2-5-3 in the Mid-American Conference.
Scouting the Falcons
Bowling Green is 5-9-3 on the season and 2-5-3 in MAC play. Last week, the Brown and Orange lost three matches to Detroit (6-0), Western Michigan (4-1) and Indiana (3-0).
BGSU is looking to end a school-record 10-match winless streak. After opening MAC play with a pair of wins, the Falcons are 0-7-3 in the last 10 matches. Through 17 matches, freshman Jill Conover leads the Falcons with 20 points, followed by junior Michelle Lisy, with 18. Junior Autumn Harris and sophomore Desiree Erb have scored eight and seven points, respectively.
Freshman goalkeeper Erika Flanders has a 5-9-1 record and a goals-against average of 2.17. Sophomore Sarah Gawel is 0-0-1 with a 1.96 GAA.
Both teams have faced four common opponents this year - Ohio, Detroit, Indiana and Michigan State. The Buckeyes are 3-0-1 against those teams, while BGSU is 1-2-1.
OSU vs. BGSU Series History
OSU leads the all-time series, 1-0-0, over the Falcons, shutting out BG in its first win of the 1997 season. The Buckeyes dominated play for the majority of the game, out-shooting the Falcons 28-6 and recording 14 corner kicks. Former Buckeye Jodie Stranges put OSU on the board with four minutes left in the first half. Katy Traeger scored an unassisted goal in the 56th minute when she drove down the right sideline, faked out a defender and scored. Mia Katzel recorded her first collegiate goal when she slid one of her two shots past the keeper from 20 feet.
Big Ten Tournament Time
The Big Ten tournament is two weeks away and it has already become the buzz among soccer fans.
The tournament, hosted by Indiana University, will kick off Nov. 5-7 in Bloomington, Ind. at Armstrong Stadium. Armstrong Stadium is ranked as one of the top soccer facilities in the nation. This is the second time the venue has hosted the Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament. Tickets will be sold at the Armstrong Stadium gate each day of competition beginning one hour before the start of the first scheduled match. All seating is general admission. For additional information, please call the Indiana University Ticket Office at 1-800-447-4648.
Friday, Nov. 5 Noon Game 1: #3 seed vs. #6 seed 1 p.m. Game 2: #1 seed vs. #8 seed 2 p.m. Game 3: #4 seed vs. #5 seed 3 p.m. Game 4: #2 seed vs. #7 seed
Saturday, Nov. 6 1 p.m. Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner 3 p.m. Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner
Sunday, Nov. 7 2 p.m. Big Ten Tournament Final
On Oct. 29, the Buckeyes host West Virginia in their final regular-season game. Seniors Melissa Fox, Maria Jimenez, Katie Martorella and Katy Traeger will be honored in a pre-game ceremony for Senior Day.