September 30, 2018

Buckeyes Play to 1-1 Draw Against Nebraska


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw against Nebraska on Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Halfway through conference play, Ohio State sits 6-4-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the Big Ten, while Nebraska is 8-3-3, 4-0-2 in Big Ten play.

“I thought we worked pretty hard for a tie today and I’m super proud of the energy and effort our team left out on the field,” Lori Walker-Hock, Ohio State head coach, said. “Our mistake created their goal and it was important for us to battle back from that. It’s very good, effective Nebraska team. I’m happy with the result a sense and we took care of what we needed to.”

– After Ohio State was in possession for much of the first 20 minutes, Nebraska created consecutive chances midway through the first half. In the 24th minute, Faith Carter broke free down the left wing but Ohio State goalkeeper Devon Kerr came out to make the sliding save on the shot from eight yards.

– However, a minute later, a Buckeye turnover fell to Carter who dribbled past Kerr and was able to convert from eight yards for the 1-0 lead.
– Ohio State almost knotted the score in the 57th minute when Aubrei Corder came out to make the save on Eleanor Gabriel’s shot from eight yards on the right side of the box and a Nebraska defender was there to save Marissa Birzon’s rebound off the line to keep it a 1-0 contest.
– The Buckeyes then knotted the score less than a minute later when Izzy Rodriguez bent a left-footed corner from the right wing that just crept over the goal line past Corder to tie it at 1-1.

– Nebraska had another opportunity in the 83rd minute when Natalie Cooke weaved between a pair of Buckeye defenders but Kerr was able to dive to her right to make the save on the shot from 15 yards to keep it a 1-1 contest and send the match to overtime.
– In the extra time, Emaly Vatne had a pair of shots for the Buckeyes but was unable to find a game-winner.

– The Buckeyes recognized their six members of the 2018 senior class pregame including Brianna Gazmarian, Kerr, Sarah Roberts, Arden Holden, Gabriel and Kylie Knight.
– Rodriguez’s tally was the third of her career, her third of the season and her third in as many games after scoring the game-winner in the 100th minute of the Buckeyes’ 1-0 win at Northwestern last Sunday and scoring Ohio State’s second goal in a 2-0 win over Iowa Thursday night.
– Ohio State is 1-0-1 on the year and 9-2-8 in overtime matches since the start of the 2015 season.

Shots: Nebraska 17, Ohio State 9
Saves: Ohio State 5, Nebraska 4
Shots on Goal: Nebraska 6, Ohio State 5
Corner Kicks: Ohio State 5, Nebraska 4

Ohio State is back on the road to take on Michigan at 7 p.m. Friday and Michigan State at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Match: Nebraska at Ohio State
Sept. 30, 2018
Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
3:10 p.m. ET
Sunny and 76 degrees

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