September 15, 2019

Ohio State Tops Ohio, 3-1, on Senior Night


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COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State women’s soccer team picked up a 3-1 win over Ohio on Senior Night Sunday at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 2-4-1 on the year while the Bobcats drop to 5-2-0.

Ohio State opens Big Ten play with home contests against Michigan State at 8 p.m. Thursday and Michigan at 2 p.m. Sunday.

“We wanted to build on some of the things we saw on Friday,” Lori Walker-Hock, Ohio State head coach, said. “We had another fantastic crowd tonight. I think we wanted to focus on what our movements were in the final two phases of the game. We broke lines with simple passes and were able to get creative in the wide areas. I thought we did a really nice job of that and it also was really nice to be able to honor our three seniors.”

– Ohio State took the early lead less than seven minutes in. Izzy Rodriguez’s corner was headed down by Talani Barnett at the center of the box and Meghan Kammerdeiner finished past Ohio goalkeeper Sydney Malham from inside the six-yard box for the 1-0 advantage.

– Ohio’s best opportunity of the first 45 minutes came in the 12th minute when Abby Townsend ripped a right-footed shot from long range but Ohio State goalkeeper Bailey Kolinski lunged to make the stop.
– The Buckeyes then doubled their lead in the 25th minute when Aliyah El-Naggar played a beautiful long ball from the right side of midfield to a streaking Marissa Birzon, who got in behind the Ohio defense to poke a shot past Malham to make it 2-0.

– The Buckeyes had another chance in the 39th minute when Brittany Duncan laid a pass off to Emaly Vatne, who hit a left-footed shot from 10 yards on the left side of the box toward the near post but Malham was there to make the stop.
– Ohio State then pushed its lead to 3-0 in the 56th minute on Kayla Fischer’s third goal of the year. Izzy Rodriguez found the sophomore on the left wing and Fischer weaved around a pair of Bobcat defenders before lacing a right-footed shot from eight yards inside the right post past Malham.

– The Bobcats pulled one back less than five minutes later with Olivia Sensky’s free kick from midfield found the head of Alivia Milesky, who found the back of the net from six yards to make it a 3-1 contest.

– Ohio State recognized seniors Marike Mousset, Selina Vickery and Haley Walker-Robinson prior to the game against the Bobcats.
– The three goals for the Buckeyes marked the most in a game since Ohio State scored eight against Morehead State Aug. 30 of last season.
– Kammerdeiner’s goal was her first of the season and fifth of her career.
– Birzon’s tally marked her third of the season and seventh of her career.
– Fischer also scored her third of the year and seventh of her career. The sophomore leads the Buckeyes with nine points this season.
– Ohio State recorded a season-high 12 shots on goal.
– Izzy Rodriguez played the full 90 minutes once again, extending her team-best consecutive minutes played streak to 2,133. Both Rodriguez and senior Marike Mousset have played every minute of the season so far.

Shots: Ohio State 18, Ohio 10
Saves: Ohio 9, Ohio State 3
Shots on Goal: Ohio State 12, Ohio 4
Corner Kicks: Ohio State 9, Ohio 2

Ohio State opens Big Ten play with home contests against Michigan State at 8 p.m. Thursday and Michigan at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Match: Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State
Sept. 13, 2019
Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
6 p.m. ET
Mostly sunny and 82 degrees

Scoring Summary               1            2          F
OSU                                         2         1         3
OHIO                                       0         1         1