August 26, 2016

Edwards’ Game-Winner Lifts Ohio State over Miami, 2-1


Aug. 26, 2016

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Ohio State women’s soccer team edged Miami, 2-1, Friday night at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables, Fla. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 3-0-0 on the year while the Hurricanes drop to 2-1-0.

The Buckeyes scored first for the third-consecutive game when Lindsay Agnew possessed off a Hurricane turnover and made a run parallel to the end line on the right wing before finishing near post from six yards past Miami goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce to give Ohio State the 1-0 lead in the 11th minute.

Ohio State had another opportunity in the 20th minute when Nichelle Prince gathered at the center of the box off a throw-in, turned and fired toward the left post but Tullis-Joyce was there to make the save.

The Hurricanes’ best chance of the first half came in the 40th minute when Lexi Castellano headed a Shannon McCarthy free kick but Ohio State goalkeeper Jillian McVicker was there to make the save.

For the half, each team tallied four shots with Miami holding the 3-2 lead in shots on frame.

Miami then knotted it up less than two minutes into the second half when Kristina Fisher scored off a Niccola Venezia assist to make it a 1-1 game.

Less than two minutes later, Prince had a chance to put the Buckeyes back on top once again but Tullis-Joyce was up to the task to keep the match tied. Tullis-Joyce again thwarted another prince opportunity in the 61st minute as the match remained deadlocked.

Ohio State then took the lead in the 75th minute when Nikki Walts crossed to Sammy Edwards, who headed it home for her first goal of the year and the 2-1 win.

For the game, Ohio State held an 11-6 lead in shot, including 7-4 on goal. The Buckeyes held an 8-1 lead in shots on frame.

Ohio State travels to face Florida Gulf Coast at 6 p.m. Sunday.