Oct. 21, 2005

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team lost a close 2-1 double overtime match to Northwestern Friday at the Thomas Athletic Complex in Evanston, Ill. The Buckeyes currently are seventh in the Big Ten standings as they enter their final conference match of the regular season at Wisconsin at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Top 8 teams in the league qualify for the Big Ten tournament to be held at U-M Soccer Field in Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 3-6.

“It’s pretty tough to win a game when we don’t attack well in the second half and overtimes,” Lori Walker, head coach, said.

All scoring in regulation occurred in the first half with Northwestern’s Jenny Dunn taking advantage of a corner kick at the 11:56 mark. Teammates Shannon Cusick and Katie Wright were credited with the assists. The Buckeyes evened the scored when Carleta Arbulu (So., Grover Beach, Calif./So Cal United) tallied her second goal of the season at the 39:33 mark. Arbulu’s score came directly from the corner of the sideline, finding its way past Wildcat keeper Whitney Jones. Both teams were equal in shots in the half with 10 a piece. Staci Sinkway, (Jr., Mission Viejo, Calif./Cal Blues) who played the entire 102:23 minutes, made four stops compared to Jones’ five. Northwestern had one more corner kick than Ohio State (3-2).

There was no scoring in the second half, but the Wildcats were carded three times, accumulating yellow cards in the 68th and 83rd minutes. In the waning minutes of regulation, Northwestern received a red card before the match went into the first overtime. Playing out like much of the second half, the first extra period had little offensive action with Ohio State tallying zero saves to Northwestern’s three. It was with a little over two minutes remaining in the second overtime Northwestern was able to score the golden goal. Tabitha Lowey recorded the gamewinner with Kelsey Hans on the assist.

For the game Ohio State compiled 12 shots, while Northwestern had 21. The Buckeyes had four corner kicks to the Wildcats’ five and Sinkway had six saves and Jones made five stops.

Soccer Game Summary (Final) The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer OSU vs Northwestern (Oct 21, 2005 at Evanston, Ill.)

OSU (6-8-2, 3-6-0) vs. Northwestern (9-7-1, 2-6-1) Date: Oct 21, 2005 Attendance: 223 Weather: Sunny, 73 degrees

Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot ————————————- OSU 1 0 0 0 – 1 Northeastern 1 0 0 1 – 2

SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 11:56 NU Dunn, Jenny (Cusick, Shannon;Wright, Katie) 2. 39:33 OSU Carleta Arbulu (unassisted) – directly in off corner 3. 102:23 NU Lowey, Tabitha (Hans, Kelsey) – break away left of the goal

Shots: OSU 12, Northeastern 21 Saves: OSU 6 (Staci Sinkway 6), Northeastern 5 (Jones, Whitney 5)