COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team has earned a No. 4 seed and will host Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday in Columbus. The match is slated for 6 p.m. at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State won its first outright Big Ten championship in 2017 and enters the NCAA Tournament with a 15-4-1 record. The Buckeyes, who finished with a 9-2-0 conference record, will be playing in their 12th NCAA Tournament and eighth in the last nine seasons. Ohio State is 12-10-2 all-time in NCAA Tournament contests, all under the direction of 21st-year head coach Lori Walker-Hock.
Senior Sammy Edwards leads the Buckeyes with 10 goals on the season while midfielder Nikki Walts has added a team-best nine assists. Goalkeeper Devon Kerr has tallied a 0.56 goals-against average with nine shutouts. Walts was named Big Ten Midfielder of the Year while Morgan Wolcott earned Big Ten Defender of the Year honors and Walker-Hock was the unanimous choice for Big Ten Coach of the Year. Edwards, Walts and Wolcott each garnered first team All-Big Ten laurels.
Media Credential Requests
Media wishing to attend the NCAA Tournament match should email a request for credentials to Brett Rybak as soon as possible.
Tickets to Friday’s match are $8 for adults and $5 for children while parking is free. Tickets can be purchased 90 minutes prior to the game Friday at the southwest entrance to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0500536799242FC7.
Admission Free for OSU Students
Ohio State students will receive free admission to the match with their BuckID.
Free parking is available in the lots south of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium prior to Friday's game. With multiple events on campus Friday evening, fans are encouraged to arrive early for parking and entrance to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Web Stream/Live Stats
Ohio State will provide a free video stream and live stats available on OhioStateBuckeyes.com and NCAA.com. In addition, fans can follow at Twitter.com/OhioState_WSOC.
Fans can follow the bracket online at http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/soccer-women/d1.
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