October 20, 2021

Kolinski Earns 3rd Shutout in 0-0 Draw at Wisconsin


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State defense stood firm and senior goalkeeper Bailey Kolinski earned her third shutout of the season in a 0-0 draw Wednesday night at Wisconsin.

The Buckeyes need every point and this was a critical one as they are now 8-7-2 on the year and 3-4-2 in conference play. Wisconsin stays a point in front of the Buckeyes at 3-3-3 in the conference and is now 8-4-5 overall.

Kolinski stopped six shots on the night to record her eighth career shutout.

How it Happened

Wisconsin held possession most of the evening and produced 20 shots. But the Buckeyes limited the Badgers to just a handful of quality chances. Senior defender Marissa Birzon was questionable coming into the match with an ankle injury and wound-up gutting out 18 minutes. But she came up with one of the bigger plays of the night in her limited minutes as she saved a shot right at the near post off a Wisconsin corner kick.

Kayla Fischer had the best opportunity of the night for the Buckeyes in the 98th minute as she found herself free just inside the top of the box and rifled a shot that was stopped with a sprawling effort by Badger keeper Jordyn Bloomer.

The Buckeye backline of Izzy Rodriguez, Talani Barnett, Kitty Jones-Black and Sydney Jones also deserves credit for a solid match.


  • This was Bailey Kolinski’s third shutout of the season and the eighth of her career
  • The was the first scoreless draw since Ohio State played a scoreless 110 minutes against Illinois exactly two years ago today, Oct. 20, 2019.
  • Kayla Fischer led the team with four shot attempts on the night
  • Christin Baumbick made her third start of the season in the midfield
  • Sophomore Caitlin Foley played in just her fifth match of the season and logged a career-high 92 minutes

Up Next

The Buckeyes will close the regular season Sunday with a road match at Northwestern. First touch is set for 2 p.m. ET.