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Oct. 14, 2011

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team fell to Iowa, 1-0, Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. It was a “Think Pink” event to honor those fighting breast cancer.

The Buckeyes controlled much of the physical contest during the scoreless first half. Ohio State had its first scoring opportunity only three minutes into the game, when a shot by Lauren Granberg was blocked and a rebound opportunity by Paige Maxwell was saved by Iowa goalkeeper Emily Moran. In the 10th minute, a header by Maxwell hit the post and the rebound shot by Granberg was saved by Moran.

In the first half, Ohio State outshot Iowa 7-4, although the Hawkeyes led in corner kicks 4-3.

The Hawkeyes scored the lone goal of the contest in the 56th minute when Alex Melin headed in a Morgan Showalter corner from 6 yards out.

Ohio State recorded a couple late chances but was unable to tally the equalizer.

Ohio State is now 8-6-1 and 3-3-1 in Big Ten competition. Iowa goes to 11-2-2 overall and 3-2-2 in Big Ten action. The Buckeyes host Nebraska Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

A reminder that Sunday is also the date of the Columbus Marathon. The race route will come through campus near Ohio Stadium, and Campus Loop South and Buckeye Village CABS routes will not run from approximately 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Please anticipate traffic delays during this time. Fans attending Sunday’s soccer game vs. Nebraska are encouraged to exit Rt. 315 at Ackerman Road, and approach Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium via Fred Taylor drive to avoid any congestion.