Aug. 16, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Ohio State women’s soccer team topped No. 21 Wake Forest, 1-0, Saturday night at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

“I’m glad we spent a good part of preseason defending,” Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach, said. “It was good for the team to get out there and compete to get the win.”  

Alexis Degler scored the lone goal in the contest in the 67th minute. Sammy Edwards played a through ball down the right side, Kayla Varner tracked it down and played a back-heel flick to Sydney Dudley who tapped a pass to Degler who finished far post from eight yards out.

A couple more notes from Saturday’s exhibition:
– The Buckeyes played Saturday’s match without sophomores Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Prince, who were representing Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
– 16 Buckeyes played in the exhibition.
– Multiple players saw their first game action in a Buckeye uniform including Megan Geldernick, Nikki Walts, Emma Wangsness, Sammy Edwards, Nya Cason and Sydney Dudley.
– Geldernick played all 90 minutes in goal to record the shutout.

Ohio State opens the regular season against No. 18 Duke at 5 p.m. Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C.