Nov. 13, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's soccer team (17-3-3) moved on to its second straight appearance in Round No. 2 of the 2004 NCAA Tournament after a 2-0 shutout of Bowling Green Friday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes will meet Detroit in the second round at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Titans earned their spot in the second round with a 3-2 win over Michigan Friday. The winner of the match Sunday will advance to the Round of 16 next weekend at a date and site to be determined Monday.
2004 NCAA First and Second Rounds
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
Friday, Nov. 12
Detroit 3, Michigan 2
No. 6 Ohio State 2, Bowling Green 0
Sunday, Nov. 14
1 p.m. Detroit vs. No. 6 Ohio State
BROADCAST/ LIVE SCORING INFORMATION
The Ohio State University's student radio network will air all OSU matches played this weekend. Fans can access the internet broadcast at www.underground.fm/sports.
Matches played in the NCAA tournament will have a central web location for live scoring at www.ncaasports.com. Ohio State is not permitted to provide live scoring of Buckeye matches at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com. All scores from the other host sites also will be available at www.ncaasports.com.
HOW THE BUCKEYES ADVANCED
Lara Dickenmann and Danielle Detriech each scored second-half goals to boost Ohio State to a 2-0 win over Bowling Green in the first-round match Friday.
The Buckeyes had numerous scoring chances in the first half, mounting a 17-1 advantage in shots. Dickenmann and Carla Arbulu both narrowly missed putting the Buckeyes on top, but BGSU defender Julie Trundle made successive back saves and to help the Falcons keep the score at 0-0 heading into intermission.
In the second period, the Buckeyes finally struck on their 19th shot of the match in the 55th minute as Dickenmann fed Dietrich 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 upped the OSU edge 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.
For the match, Ohio State totaled 34 shots, while holding BGSU to five.
TITANS TRIP TO ROUND No. 2
In its first round win over Michigan, Detroit raced out to a 3-0 first-half lead behind a penalty kick and a pair of goals from Kathy Banjavcic. The Titans withstood a second-half rally by Michigan, which outshot Detriot 13-1 in the second period, to hold on for a 3-2 win.
With her game-winning goal Friday vs. Bowling Green, Danielle Dietrich joined Lara Dickenmann and Lisa Grubb as a 30-point scorers in 2004.
Dietrich's goal helped her reach the 30-point mark (11g, 8a), while Dickenmann added a goal and an assists to boost her season total to 37 points (13g, 11a), an all-time best at Ohio State. Grubb has 31 points (11g, 9a) on the season.
The 2004 season marks the first time three players have scored more than 20 points in a season. Prior to this year, 10 Buckeyes had scored 20 points or more in a season and on just one occasion did two or more players reach 20 points in the same season (1997 - Tiffany Tisdale-21, Jodie Stranges-20).
HOME SWEET HOME
With its three wins in the 2004 postseason, Ohio State has upped its mark at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to 13-0-1 this season. The Buckeyes have outscored their opponents 44-7 in those contests and have improved their record to 20-1-3 at JOMS in the last two seasons, including a 62-to-11 scoring margin during that span.
BUCKEYES SET SINGLE SEASON WIN MARK
Ohio State's 2-0 triumph over Penn State in the Big Ten tourney championship match served as the squad's 17th win of the 2004 season and marks a program best. The 17 wins topped the 14 victories recorded by the 1996 team that went 14-7 overall. Ohio State also established a program-best with six wins in the Big Ten regular season.
OHIO STATE ON ALL-TIME BEST SEVEN-MATCH WIN STREAK
The Buckeyes closed out the 2004 regular season with wins in each of its last three matches against non-league foes Loyola, Kent State and Toledo. In the postseason, the Buckeyes boast four wins in four matches to serve as an all-time best win streak of seven. Previously, Ohio State won five straight to start the 2003 season.
DICKENMANN SHATTERS SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS
With five goals and three asists in four postseason matches, Lara Dickenmann has shattered the Ohio State points mark, reaching 37 for the season. With 13 goals and 11 assists this season, the native of Kreins, Switzerland snapped Lisa Suttmiller's (1994-97) record of 29 set in 1994. The 13 scores also stands as a Buckeye record, surpassing the 11 by Tiffany Tisdale (1994-97) in 1996. Dickenmann also established the season assist mark with her 11 scoring feeds.
GRUBB TIES OSU CAREER GOALS RECORD
With her second-half goal in the win Big Ten tournament semifinal over Michigan, Lisa Grubb has 30 career goals, tying the OSU all-time mark held by Lisa Suttmiller (1994-97). Grubb has a career-high 11 goals this season, which is good for second all-time in Ohio State annals behind the 12 scored by teammate Lara Dickenmann. Grubb scored two in an injury-shortened campaign last year, which followed seven goals in 2002 and 10 as the Big Ten freshman of the Year in 2001.
Grubb also owns the single-season for shots with 99 so far in 2004. She is within three shots of the Ohio State record of 250 career strikes.
OHIO STATE SETS SEASON RECORDS
With its best season on record, Ohio State has set several team season highs in 2004. Not only have the Buckeyes set a single-season best with 17 wins, they have set the single season record for goals with 58. The Buckeyes have scored those goals on a record 508 shot attempts. OSU also has a record 57 assists in 2004, topping the 44 set in 2003.
Defensively, Ohio State has set a shutout standard with 11 and tied the 2003 squad for fewest goals allowed with 17.
WALKER SCORES CAREER WIN NO. 100
After tallying a 2-0 victory against Purdue in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinal, head coach Lori Walker notched her 100th career win. Including Ohio State's current six-match win streak, Walker holds an overall mark of 103-87-13 in 10 seasons. Walker's 90-64-12 record at Ohio State is the winningest in the Buckeyes' 11 years of soccer. She spent two seasons as head coach at Kansas.
Walker now is 9-8 in Big Ten tournament play and 11-10 overall in the postseason, including a 2-2 mark in NCAA tournament play.
NOLLEN'S STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE STARTS REACHES 86
Ohio State senior and two-time co-captain Erica Nollen has started every match of her career. Friday vs. Bowling Green marked her 86th straight start in the game against Penn State. Nollen started all 20 matches in her freshman year and has not missed a contest since.
HOLDING A LEAD
With the win over Purdue and Michigan in the Big Ten tournament, the Buckeyes improved to 11-0 when leading at intermission. Ohio State also has won 14-of-15 matches when scoring the first goal of the contest. The Buckeyes' only loss when scoring first was in the season opener vs. 2002 NCAA Champion Portland, which turned out to be a 2-1 loss in Seattle, Wash.
The Buckeyes also have a pair of come-from-behind victories this season, the last coming at Michigan State and vs. Northwestern.
The Buckeyes are 4-2-2 when tied at halftime, including wins in their last two matches vs. Penn State in the Big Ten tournamen final and against Bowling Green Friday in the NCAA first round.
A TAKE ON THE TITANS
With its firts-ever NCAA tournament win Friday over Michigan, Detroit improved to 14-7-1 on the season. The Horizon League tournament champions are led on the offensive side by Mary Parker, who has netted 16 goals and recorded five assists for 36 points on the season. Mandy Jaski leads the Titans with 11 assists.
Defensively, goalkeeper Alisson Dube has recorded all Titan decisions this season. An athletic keeper, Dube has 136 saves on the year and has allowed just a shade more than one goal per match.
In his 12th season at Detroit, head coach Mike Lupenec has amassed a record of 120-104-11 as the Titans' only coach in its history. Lupenec has led the Titans into the tournament finals of the Horizon League in each of the last two seasons.
BUCKEYES - TITANS: ALL-TIME SERIES
All-time, Ohio State owns a 2-0 advantage in the series with Detroit, winning 3-2 in double-overtime in 1999 in Detroit and 4-0 the previous season in Columbus.
OHIO STATE - DETROIT LAST MEETING
The Buckeyes were the first to strike on the Titans in the 1999 meeting as Emily Thorpe passed to Lindsay Eckles, who slammed a shot past Detroit goalkeeper Erika Rust in the 35th minute. In the beginning minutes of the second half, Brynn Catino scored her first goal of the season, putting OSU ahead of Detroit, 2-0. The Titan offense gave OSU a difficult time as they scored two goals within seven minutes, forcing the game into overtime. With a scoreless first overtime, OSU senior Katie Martorella nailed the game-winner in the 114th minute.
OHIO STATE AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
This season marks the third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance for Ohio State. With their first-round win Friday, the Buckeyes are even at 2-2 in NCAA play. In the Buckeyes' first appearance in 2002, they fell to Notre Dame, 3-1, in the first round. In 2003, the Buckeyes defeated Dayton, 3-0, in round one for the team's first-ever NCAA tournament win before falling, 3-0, to West Virginia in Round 2.
A LOOK BACK AT THE 2003 NCAA TOURNAMENT
Ohio State was victorious in the first-round of the 2003 NCAA tournament, defeating Dayton 3-0 in Morgantown, W.Va. before falling in the second round to host West Virginia, 3-0. The win against Dayton gave the Buckeyes their first NCAA tournament victory.
Against UD, the Buckeyes used goals from Kathy Fulk, Liz Mumley and Jen Heaney. Defensively, goalkeeper Emily Haynam recorded four saves to claim the victory.
STIFLING DEFENSE CONTINUES
The Buckeye defense has been remarkable this season, allowing just 17 goals through 23 matches for a goals against average of 0.71, an all-time best for a single season.
Ohio State finished the 2003 season with a 0.77 GAA, which set a then all-time best.
The 2004 version of the Ohio State attack has detroyed the program record for shots in a season. The Buckeyes have let loose on a remarkable 508 shot attempts in 2004, wiping out the previous mark set in 1994 of 385.
Ohio State has fired more than twice as many as its opponents, who have 201. In the shots on goal department, the Buckeyes nearly have tripled their opponents' output with an advantage of 237-90.
Per match, Ohio State strikes for more than 22 (22/.1) shots to its opponents 8.7.
In 2003, Ohio State fired 317 shots to their opponents 240. The 2002 season saw the Buckeyes attempt the second-most shots all-time in a season with 350 to their opponents' 233. In 2001, Ohio State registered 273 shots vs. 245 for their opponents.
SEALING THE DEAL
Ohio State owns a 58-17 advantage in goals this season. Included in that figure is a 32-9 margin in goals scored in the second half of matches, which served as a major contribution to Ohio State's 17-3-3 record.
Lori Walker ASSISTS NBC IN ATHENS
Lori Walker assisted NBC in covering the 2004 Olympic Games Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece. Walker, who served the last three seasons as an analyst for the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), provided color commentary for women's soccer, including the victorious United States gold medal match.
BUCKEYES PARTICIPATE IN KICKS FOR CANCER
The Ohio State women's soccer team participated in the eighth annual Kicks Against Breast Cancer Tournament (KABC) April 4, 2004 in Germantown, Md. The Buckeyes set a record for the largest charitable collegiate contribution received by KABC with over $13,000, smashing the previous mark of $8,000. In its eight years, the event has raised over $275,000 for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center in Columbia, Md.