No. 6 Ohio State Women's Soccer Downs Bowling Green, 2-0, in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Go Buckeyes!
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Go Buckeyes!

Nov. 12, 2004

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Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team (17-3-3) blanked Bowling Green, 2-0, in the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Lara Dickenmann and Danielle Dietrich both netted second-half goals to extend Ohio State's current win streak to seven matches and setup a second-round meeting with Detroit at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Titans topped Michigan, 3-2, in the first match Friday.

Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach, looks forward to the oppurtunity to play in the second round, especially at home Sunday.

"We are excited that we get to continue in the NCAA tournament," Walker, who watched her team move to 13-0-1 at home in 2004, said. "Bowling Green had an excellent end to their season and we respect them as a program. I think we started off a little slow, but I'm happy with the way our kids stepped up in the second half. Right now we are really clicking at home. We have a routine and we have been successful with that it all season."

The Buckeyes had numerous scoring chances in the first half, mounting a 17-1 advantage in shots. Dickenmann (Fr., Kreins, Switzerland) and Carla Arbulu (Fr., Grover Beach, Calif.) both narrowly missed putting the Buckeyes on top as Dickenmann fired a shot past an extended Bowling Green keeper, but BGSU defender Julie Trundle made a back save and then followed with another back save when Arbulu gathered Dickenmann's carom and fired a shot of her own.

The Buckeyes finally struck on their 19th shot of the match in the 55th minute as Dickenmann fed Dietrich (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) in the center of the 18-yard box. From there, Dietrich turned and deposited her 11th goal of the season to give Ohio State the 1-0 lead.

Dickenmann, the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, upped the OSU lead to 2-0 in the 63rd minute, advancing across the BGSU zone and burying her 13th score of the year from the left side of the 6-yard box. The goal was unassisted.

The Buckeyes excelled on the defensive end of the field Friday as well. Senior goalkeeper Emily Haynam (Sr., Westerville, Ohio) earned her 14th victory of the season and her seventh shutout. She finished with four saves. The Buckeye backline limited to the Falcons to five shots total en route to recording Ohio State's 11th shutout of the season.

For the match, Ohio State totaled 34 shots against BGSU's five and owned a 10-5 edge in corner kicks.

The win Friday night serves as Ohio State's second in NCAA tournament play and the second time in the last two seasons the Buckeyes have reached round No. 2 of the tournament.

The goal by Dietrich gives Ohio State three players with at least 11 goals and 30 points this season. Dietrich, who now has 30 points on the season, joined Dickenmann (37 points) and Lisa Grubb (Jr., Portage, Mich.) with 31 points.

BOWLING GREEN (10-12-2 MID-AMERICAN) vs. OHIO STATE (17-3-3 BIG TEN) Date: Nov 12, 2004 Attendance: 745

Goals by period 1 2 Tot ------------------------------- BOWLING GREEN....... 0 0 - 0 OHIO STATE.......... 0 2 - 2

SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 54:15 OHST Dietrich, Danielle (11) (Dickenmann, Lara) - from 6 yards to right side 2. 62:57 OHST Dickenmann, Lara (13) (unassisted) - from 6 yards to upper right corner