Women's Soccer Advances To Big Ten Tournament Semifinal

Go Buckeyes!
Go Buckeyes!

Go Buckeyes!

Nov. 8, 2001%^$


%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio- The No. 4 seed Ohio State women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the 2001 Big Ten Tournament with a 2-1 defeat of No. 5 seed and tournament host Purdue (10-5-3, 4-3-3 Big Ten) in overtime Thursday at the West Field in West Lafayette, Ind. The Buckeyes (10-8-1, 5-4-1 Big Ten) came back late in the match and secured the win only 2:12 into the extra session.%^$

%^$The Boilermakers struck first in the match when Kim Comisar netted an unassisted goal in the 57th minute. She gathered a loose ball and put a shot past OSU goalkeeper Jen Heaney (Fr, Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) for the 1-0 lead. Heaney finished the match with four saves for her ninth win on the year.%^$

%^$With less than five minutes showing on the clock, OSU pushed to find the back of the net and was successful when Lisa Grubb (Fr., Portage, Mich./Portage Central) added to her team-high point total with a goal at 86:53. Grubb's 25 points this year is four behind the freshman record set in 1994 when Lisa Suttmiller recorded 29 (11G, 7A). Jen Miller (Jr., Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) assisted on the game-tying tally that sent the match to extra time and gave the Buckeyes the momentum.%^$

%^$Less than three minutes into the overtime period, Grubb found Sarah Lanham (Jr., Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) and Lanham put the ball past PU goalkeeper Elizabeth Boldt for the gamewinner. Boldt recorded six saves, all coming in the second half when OSU outshot the Boilermakers, 8-4. For the match, the Buckeyes outshot PU, 12-9, but were held to three corner kicks compared to 11 for the hosts.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes move on to play No. 1 seed, and No. 8 nationally, Penn State at 1 p.m. (EST) Friday on the East Field in the first semifinal. The Nittany Lions defeated No. 8 seed Northwestern, 3-0, in the first match of the tournament. The winner of the OSU-PSU match advances to the 1 p.m. (EST) Sunday championship match on the East Field.%^$




%^$Match Summary%^$ 1 2 OT F%^$#5 Purdue 0 1 0 1%^$#4 Ohio State 0 1 1 2%^$

%^$1st Half
%^$No Scoring
%^$2nd Half
Kim Comisar, 56:40 (Unassisted)
%^$OSU- Lisa Grubb, 86:53 (Jen Miller)
%^$OSU- Sarah Lanham, 92:12 (Lisa Grubb)%^$

%^$OSU- Heaney (92:12)- 4
%^$PU- Boldt (92:12)- 6%^$

%^$OSU- 12
%^$PU- 9%^$

%^$OSU- 1
%^$PU- 17%^$

%^$Corner Kicks
%^$OSU- 3
%^$PU- 11