Aug. 28, 2011

Box Score

Columbus, Ohio –

Wright State box

The seventh-ranked Ohio State women’s soccer team defeated visiting Wright State 2-1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Sunday evening.

“There were some really great things tonight: our attack and it was nice to see some goal-scoring chances, which is important this time of year,” said Ohio State coach Lori Walker. “But we struggled to put the ball in the back of the net.

“We played well (on defense) in the first half but struggled in the second, giving up 12 shots. The game got pretty spread out. Kiiri (Kuld) really stood out and played well for us tonight.

“Next up, West Virginia is one of our favorite rivals and we have so much respect for the game that they play and how hard they work on the field. We really look forward to playing them.”

After a scoreless first half, where the Buckeyes outshot the Raiders 12-0, Ohio State got on the board in the 56th minute on a penalty kick by sophomore Danica Wu, her first goal of the season. The Buckeyes scored again in the 80th minute on a header by freshman Chelsy Swackhamer in the box off an assist by Kiiri Kuld. It was Swackhamer’s first collegiate goal.

Wright State scored its lone goal in the 81st minute, an unassisted shot by Adrianna Guerrero off the right wing.

Ohio State led in shots for the evening 22-12, and held a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.

The 3-1 Buckeyes travel to West Virginia for a 7 p.m. match Thursday evening. Ohio State returns home next Sunday, Sept. 4, with a 6 p.m. match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium against top-ranked North Carolina.