Oct. 18, 2002
Columbus, Ohio –
The Ohio State women’s soccer team (5-8-1, 3-4-1) topped Wisconsin (7-6-3, 3-3-2) 1-0 Friday night at Madison, Wisc. The Badgers entered the night with a five-game unbeaten streak, but suffered their first loss since Sept. 27 to the Buckeyes, who have now won consecutive matches for the second time this season.
OSU head coach Lori Walker, who lead the Buckeyes to a 6-2-1 record over their last nine contests in 2001, hopes that this win uplifts her team into another late season run.
“We seem to be a second half of the season team,” Walker said. “We can probably attribute that to our youth. We are a freshman and sophomore dominated team and it has taken sometime to get a rhythm going this season. I hope this win gives us some momentum heading into two tough road contests at both Minnesota and Penn State.”
Ohio State sophomore forward Lisa Grubb (Portage, Mich.) tallied the game-winning score at the 13:33 mark of play with an unassisted scoring shot that was struck over the head of Wisconsin keeper Kelly Conway. The goal is Grubb’s sixth of the 2002 season.
Recording the win for the Buckeyes was OSU sophomore goaltender Emily Haynam (Westerville, Ohio). With the win, Haynam has now won both of her career starts this season, both coming in OSU’s last two matches. She tallied five saves in the shutout victory.
The Buckeyes edged-out the Badgers in the shot department with a 14-12 count, including an 8-6 edge in the second half, as OSU records its second shutout win of the season.
Ohio State concludes the weekend road trip with a match Sunday at Minnesota set to kick off at 2 p.m. (CDT).