Sept. 12, 2004
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team (4-2, 0-0 Big Ten) played in the finale of the 2004 Buckeye Classic Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Four Buckeyes contributed scores to claim a 4-1 over Virginia Tech (4-2, 0-0 ACC).
“Getting two wins this weekend was a goal of ours,” Lori Walker, OSU head coach, said. “I am pleased with the variety of our attack on offense and the consistency of our defense. This weekend did a good job of preparing us for Big Ten play because we played against every kind of offensive and defensive play opponents from the Big Ten are going to present.”
The Buckeyes got on the board first on a well-executed advance by Colleen Hoban (Jr., Strongsville, Ohio), who then found Lisa Grubb (Jr., Portage, Mich.) on the right side of the 18-yard box. Grubb then fired a crossing pass that found Danielle Dietrich (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) on the left side of the 6-yard box, where Dietrich buried a header past Hokie keeper Mallory Soldner at the 25:12 mark of the first half. With the goal, Dietrich has a team-best five goals on the season and has scored in four straight matches.
A pair of freshmen combined to help the Buckeyes take a 2-0 lead into the intermission as Lara Dickenmann (Kriens, Switzerland) penetrated the VT zone and netted a shot from 15 yards at 2:27 of the half. Fellow freshman Keiana Mitchell (Cincinnati, Ohio) assisted on the play for her first point as a Buckeye. The goal was Dickenmann’s second in the last two games.
In the second half, Grubb boosted the Buckeye lead in the 48th minute when she fired a shot from outside the 18-yard box and past an extended Soldner. The goal is Grubb’s fourth this season and second of the weekend. Dietrich assisted on the score.
Jen Heaney (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio) manned the net for Ohio State and recorded four saves, posting a shutout through 79 minutes before she relinquished a goal to Virginia Tech’s leading scorer Ashley Stinson. Stinson ranks among the top scorers in the country with nine goals this season. With the win, Heaney improved to 3-1 on the year. The final score of the match went to Buckeye sophomore Jackie Lafond (So., Milford, Mass.), who took a pass from senior Liz Mumley (Sr., Woodbridge, Va.) and netted her first goal of 2004 in the 84th minute.
In the opener Sunday, Dayton struck for a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes of play and cruised to a 3-0 win over LSU.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Dietrich was named Offensive Player of the 2004 Buckeye Classic, while teammate Erica Nollen (Sr., West Chester, Ohio) was deemed outstanding defensive player. Both the Buckeyes and Dayton completed the weekend with 2-0 records, while LSU and Virginia Tech finished 0-2.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) Virginia Tech (4-2, 0-0 ACC) vs. Ohio State (4-2, 0-0 Big Ten) Sep 12, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio Date: Sep 12, 2004 Attendance: 645
Goals by period 1 2 Total ——————————- Virginia Tech……. 0 1 – 1 Ohio State………. 2 2 – 4
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 19:48 OSU Dietrich, Danielle (5) (Grubb, Lisa;Hoban, Colleen) – headed in just inside 6 yd box 2. 42:33 OSU Dickenmann, Lara (2) (Mitchell, Keiana) – just outside 6 yd box right side 3. 47:50 OSU Grubb, Lisa (4) (Dietrich, Danielle) – right side outside 6 yd box 4. 78:24 VTW04 Ashley Stinson (9) (Ryan Johnson) – inside 6 yd box right side 5. 83:06 OSU Lafond, Jackie (1) (Mumley, Elizabeth) – outside 6 yd box center
Shots: Virginia Tech 14, Ohio State 19 Saves: Virginia Tech 7 (Mallory Soldner 7), Ohio State 4 (Heaney, Jen 4)