September 13, 2019

Ohio State Earns 1-0 Win over Miami (Ohio) Friday Night


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COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State women’s soccer team topped Miami (Ohio), 1-0, Friday night at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 1-4-1 on the year while the RedHawks drop to 1-5-0.

Ohio State looks to make it two in a row when it hosts Ohio on Senior Night at 6 p.m. Sunday.

“We take every game one at a time,” Lori Walker-Hock, Ohio State head coach, said. “It’s great to get a win but I wouldn’t say we played our best tonight. We moved the ball and were able to find a little bit of rhythm. Our focus was on playing fast, clean and being dynamic in the final third. We attacked from a variety of spaces. We got to the end line and took shots from distance but we have far too many shots sailing far and wide.”

– Ohio State had its foot on the pedal from the start, registering eight shots in the first 30 minutes, but were unable to break through until the 39th minute when Kayla Fischer notched her second goal of the season. Emaly Vatne played a ball out wide left to her fellow sophomore and Fischer lofted a left-footed shot from eight yards on the left side of the box over the head of Miami goalkeeper Izzie Vaccari and inside the right post for the 1-0 advantage.

– The Buckeye goal came right after the RedHawks’ Lyda Bogdanovitch laced a shot from 25 yards that Ohio State goalkeeper Bailey Kolinski was able to get a hand on with a leaping attempt to deflect the shot off the crossbar before corralling it.

– In the 53rd minute, Fischer almost made it 2-0 with her second of the night. Alyssa Baumbick played a sliding cross in from the right side of the box to an open Fischer but her right-footed shot from eight yards drilled the crossbar and came back into play before Vaccari was able to hold on.

– Ohio State notched three more quality chances the rest of the way. In the 60th minute, Vatne hit a low, right-footed strike from the top of the box that was scooped up by Vaccari. Then, in the final two minutes of play, both Blair Cowan and Meghan Kammerdeiner had opportunities from inside the box but both were into the waiting arms of the Miami goalkeeper.

– The program recognized the 15th anniversary of the Buckeyes’ 2004 Big Ten championship team prior to the match Friday night. The 2004 Buckeyes posted a 19-4-3 record, including 6-1-3 in Big Ten play, winning the Big Ten Tournament and advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The team still holds or is tied for program records for the longest unbeaten streak (16 games), best home record (15-1-1), most wins (19), most goals (62), most consecutive victories (nine) and most shutouts (13).

– Ohio State also welcomed back all former players on Alumni Night at the stadium.

– Fischer’s goal was her second of the season. The sophomore extending her team lead in points to seven on the year with two goals and three assists.
– Izzy Rodriguez played the full 90 minutes once again, extending her team-best consecutive minutes played streak to 2,043. Both Rodriguez and senior Marike Mousset have played every minute of the season so far.
– Kolinski and Jordan Silkowitz each played 45 minutes in goal, combining for the Buckeyes’ first shutout of the season and first since a scoreless draw against Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament Oct. 28 of last season.
– The Buckeyes’ 26 shots and nine shots on frame each were season highs. The shot total was the most since Oct. 14 of last year when Ohio State totaled 20 in a 1-1 draw against Maryland.
– Buckeye freshman Emma Sears and her twin sister, Bronwen, each started on opposite sides of the ball. Emma saw 47 minutes at forward for Ohio State while Bronwen played all 90 as a defender for the RedHawks.

Shots: Ohio State 26, Miami (Ohio) 1
Saves: Miami (Ohio) 8, Ohio State 1
Shots on Goal: Ohio State 9, Miami (Ohio) 1
Corner Kicks: Ohio State 10, Miami (Ohio) 1

Ohio State hosts Ohio on Senior Night at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Match: Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State
Sept. 13, 2019
Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
7 p.m. ET
Chance of showers and 89 degrees

Scoring Summary               1            2          F
OSU                                         1         0        1
MU                                           0         0        0