October 10, 2019

Buckeyes and Boilermakers Play to Scoreless Draw Thursday Night


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Ohio State women’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Purdue Thursday night at Folk Field in West Lafayette. With the tie, the Buckeyes sit at 4-7-2 overall, 2-3-1 in the Big Ten, while the Boilermakers are 6-5-3, 2-3-2 in conference play.

Ohio State takes on Indiana at noon Sunday in Bloomington.

“I think both of our goalkeepers showed up when we needed them,” Lori Walker-Hock, Ohio State head coach said. “They’ve consistently not only defended but been able to start our attack. Our team battled in a very physical contest for 110 minutes and showed a tremendous fight. We weren’t dangerous enough in the final third and that’s going to continue to be the difference-maker for us. We need to continue to find different ways to pull defenses apart.”

– Neither team had much in the way of opportunities in a very physical first half. The Buckeyes’ best chance came in the 24th minute in the form of a left-footed Izzy Rodriguez free kick from 20 yards toward the right post but Purdue goalkeeper Marisa Bova lunged to her left to make the save. Purdue, after earning a couple long-range half-chances early in the period, notched their best chances in the final three minutes. A free kick was played into the box from just inside midfield on the left wing, falling to the foot of Leanna Rebimbas at the center of the box but Buckeye goalkeeper Bailey Kolinski was there to make the huge sliding save. Sydney Sparks followed with the rebound but it was right at the Buckeyes’ junior goalkeeper.

– Ohio State had its best opportunity of the contest in the 70th minute when Blair Cowan played a beautiful free kick from the left wing toward Kayla Fischer at the far post. Fischer was able to head the ball down but Bova deflected the header wide off her shoulder.

– Purdue notched its best chance of the second 45 with less than five minutes left to play in regulation when a loose ball in the box fell to the foot of Sydney Duarte, who tried to place a left-footed shot past Ohio State goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz but the redshirt freshman was there to make the huge save to send the match into overtime.

– Neither team was able to manager much in the way of chances over either overtime period as the match ended in a draw.

– Izzy Rodriguez played the all 100 minutes, extending her team-best consecutive minutes played streak to 2,693. Both Rodriguez and senior Marike Mousset have played every minute of the season so far.
– Kolinski and Silkowitz combined for their fourth clean sheet of the year and third in Big Ten play.

Ohio State takes on Indiana at noon Sunday in Bloomington.

Match: Ohio State at Purdue
Oct. 10, 2019
Folk Field
8 p.m. ET
Mostly cloudy and 70 degrees

Scoring Summary               1            2          OT         2OT      F
PUR                                        0          0          0          0           0
OSU                                       0           0          0          0          0