Aug. 20, 2003

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team will participate in the 2003 Soccer Showcase exhibition at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Friday and Saturday night. The Buckeyes first will meet Kentucky at 6 p.m. Friday and will face North Carolina in the closing match of the showcase Saturday evening with kickoff set for 7 p.m. The Buckeyes last met both the Wildcats and the Tarheels in 2001 season. UNC was ranked No. 1 at the time as the Tarheels topped the Buckeyes 2-0 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

The 2003 IPFW Soccer Showcase features men’s and women’s Division I teams from across the Midwest and the East coast. The 15-team field includes former national champions Indiana men’s and the North Carolina women’s soccer programs. The women’s draw also includes Kentucky, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Purdue and Butler.

Tournament information and score updates may be found at

Ohio State vs. Kentucky All-time series: UK leads 3-0 Last Meeting: Sept. 23, 2001 UK 2, OSU 0

Ohio State vs. North Carolina All-time series: UNC leads 2-0 Last Meeting: Nov. 3, 2001 UNC 2, OSU 0