October 12, 2021

Buckeyes Host No. 19 Purdue on Thursday Night


Ohio State vs. #19 Purdue
October 14, 2021
7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio – Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
Watch: B1G+
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Purdue
Rosters: Ohio State | Purdue
Season Stats: Ohio State | Purdue

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State will host its final two regular season home matches this week and the first of which comes Thursday evening when the Buckeyes welcome No. 19 Purdue to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes are 2-3-1 and in eighth place in the Big Ten table while the Boilermakers are second at 5-1-0. First touch is set for 7 p.m. and the match will be streamed on B1G+.

Admission and parking are free for all women’s soccer matches.

  • The Buckeyes lead the all-time series with Purdue 14-11-3 and has not lost to the Boilermakers in the last five meetings dating back to 2015. The teams have tied each of the last two matches and the Buckeyes won the previous three.
  • The teams met last spring in West Lafayette and Kayla Fischer’s goal in the 81st minute tied the match and it finished in a 1-1 draw.
  • Ohio State is coming off a tough 1-0 setback at Michigan State last Sunday. The teams played scoreless for more than 80 minutes until the Spartans found the net in the 83rd minute. The Buckeyes had a penalty kick with just over three minutes to play but it was saved off the line.
  • The Buckeyes are 7-6-1 overall on the season and 2-3-1 in the conference. That has them in eighth place with four matches to play. Only the top eight teams at the end of the season qualify for the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Purdue enters Thursday’s match at 10-2-2 on the year and is in second in the conference table at 5-1-0. The Boilermakers are second in the conference in total points and is third in the league at 2.00 goals per match. Sarah Griffith is the Big Ten’s leading goal scorer with 11.
  • Despite the shutout last Sunday, the Buckeyes are still the third-best offense in the conference with 74 total points. The Buckeyes are also second in total assists.
  • Captain Izzy Rodriguez was named to the MAC Hermann Award Watch list at the start of the season and was also named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. She has a pair of goals and an assist on the year.
  • Senior Kayla Fischer leads the Buckeyes in points this season with 16 as she has five goals and a team-high tying six assists. She is sixth in the conference in points and third in the conference in assists.
  • Kine Flotre is tied with Fischer with six assists on the year.
  • Emma Sears has five goals this year. Three of those five goals have been game-winners which second-most in the conference.
  • Freshman forward Kailyn Dudukovich has registered points in four of the last six matches and now leads the team with six goals on the season. Those six goals are the most by any Big Ten freshman this year.


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News and Nuggets

  • The Buckeyes are third in the conference in total points second in assists.
  • The 1-0 win at Penn State on Sept. 26 was the first win in State College for the Buckeyes since 2008.
  • The four goals scored against No. 18 UCF was the most against a ranked opponent since the Buckeyes beat No. 23 Indiana 6-0 on Nov. 1, 2009.
  • Ohio State is 48th in the latest RPI
  • In goal, Bailey Kolinski has started the last 26 games. She has seven career shutouts, including a 1-0 shutout at No. 12 Penn State (9/26) this season.
  • Izzy Rodriguez is the reigning Big Ten Defender of the Year and a third team United Soccer Coaches All-American. She is also on the MAC Hermann Award Watch List and a Senior CLASS Award candidate. Rodriguez has two goals this season off set pieces, scoring an Olympico vs. UCF (9/2) and scoring off a free kick in the 1-0 win at Penn State (9/26).
  • Kayla Fischer leads the team with 16 points. She is tied for sixth in the conference in points and tied for third in assists. She has taken 217 career shots which sixth-most in program history.
  • Fischer had 11 points in a four-match stretch from Aug. 29 – Sept. 5. That is the most points by a Buckeye in a four-match stretch since Tiffany Cameron notched 18 points in a four-match stretch in late October of 2012.
  • Emma Sears has five goals on the year. Three of those goals have been game-winners which is second in the Big Ten.
  • Midfielder Kine Flotre has been making things happen out of the midfield this season. She leads the team with six assists which is third-most in the Big Ten.
  • Freshman Kailyn Dudukovich has registered points in four of the last five matches and leads the team with six goals. She was also named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Sept. 28 for her efforts vs. Minnesota.
  • Junior Kitty Jones Black has five assists this season, the first five of her career. She notched a pair of helpers in the 4-2 win over No. 18 UCF.
  • Midfielder Brittany Duncan scored her first collegiate goal late in the win over Dayton (Sept. 9)
  • Graduate Emaly Vatne scored a goal against TCU, her first goal since her freshman year in 2018.
  • Midfielder Christin Baumbick tallied her first collegiate goal at Maryland on Sept. 19.