Nebraska box

Oct. 16, 2011

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision to Nebraska Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 8-7-1 overall, 3-4-1 in the Big Ten, while Nebraska improves to 6-8-1, 4-3-1 in conference play.

Nebraska took the lead in the 12th minute on an own goal when a Cornhusker defender came up the right wing and tried to play a through ball to forward Morgan Malborough but the ball deflected off an Ohio State defender and past goalkeeper Katie Baumgardner.

However, the Buckeyes were able to put continuous pressure on Nebraska goalkeeper Emma Stevens and tallied the equalizer in the 27th minute on the third goal of the season by Lauren Granberg. Kiiri Kuld played a cross into the box that was flicked on by Paige Maxwell and the junior forward finished into an empty net from six yards out.

Kuld had an opportunity of her own less than three minutes later but her lofted shot from the left side of the box was saved off the line by a Nebraska defender as the teams went into the half deadlocked.

Ohio State held an 18-5 advantage in shots, including 10-2 on goal, in the first half. The Buckeyes also recorded five corner kicks to one for the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska then took the lead in the 51st minute when Malborough controlled a loose ball in the box and finished from eight yards out.

Liz Sullivan almost knotted it up again in the 57th minute but her shot from the top of the box hit the crossbar and deflected out of play.

The Cornhuskers added to their lead in the 72nd minute when Malborough tracked down another loose ball behind the Buckeye defense and beat Baumgardner from six yards out on a one on one breakaway.

Danielle Scoliere tallied her first goal of the season for the Buckeyes in the 81st minute, finding the back of the net after controlling a loose ball in the box but that’s as close as Ohio State would get.

The Buckeyes held a 26-14 advantage in shots, including 14-8 on goal.

The Buckeyes will be back in action at 7 p.m. Friday when they take on Michigan in Ann Arbor.