Oct. 28, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team posted a season-best five goals in its shutout over Morehead State Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Lisa Collison tallied her team-leading 12th and 13th goals of the season, which ties her for first with teammate Lara Dickenmann (2004) in the OSU single-season goals record book.
After scoring one goal in the first half, Ohio State went on an offensive attack in the second half, compiling four goals in a span of 26 minutes.
Collison (Fr., Niagara Falls, Ontario/Burlington Flames) started the offensive surge in the second stanza at 52:37 when Jessica Roberts (Fr., Strongsville, Ohio/Ohio Premier) fed a pass that Collison lofted to the upper 90. It was Roberts’ first point of her OSU career. Carleta Arbulu (So., Grover Beach, Calif./So Cal United) followed with back-to-back goals at the 69:50 and 76:34 marks. Her first score found the back of the net when Dickenmann (So., Kriens, Switzerland/Sursee) led her with a cross in front of Morehead State keeper Leslie King. Arbulu’s second score of the night and third of the season was tucked into the corner of the net when Dickenmann repeated a cross to her in the 18-yard box. Collison snagged her 13th goal of the year after she lofted the ball over King at 78:07. The Buckeyes out shot the Eagles 17-2 in the half and had two saves compared to Morehead State’s three.
Melissa Miller’s (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Kolping) goal off a free kick was the only score in the first half. It was the defender’s second goal of the season and seventh of her career. Ohio State took 12 shots to Morehead State’s two and had one save to the Eagles’ seven.
For the game, the Scarlet and Gray held the advantage in shots (29-4) and corner kicks (6-0). Junior goalkeeper Shannon Neely (Jr., Dublin, Ohio/Ohio Premier) started her fourth match of the year and tallied three saves. King had 10 saves.
“We had good offense in the second half,” Lori Walker, head coach, said. “Unfortunately, it was too little too late.”
The Buckeyes recorded their fourth shutout of the year, finishing the season 7-9-2 and 3-7-0 in the Big Ten. Ohio State, which began the week sixth in the conference, was unable to advance to the Big Ten tournament Nov. 3-6 in Ann Arbor, Mich., after Wisconsin defeated Northwestern, 1-0, in Evanston, Ill., Friday. With both teams tied for ninth, Ohio State needed the Badgers and Wildcats to tie in order to qualify for the eight-field tournament. Purdue (second) and Indiana (tied for seventh) tied, 1-1, Thursday and Michigan (tied for seventh) and Michigan State (third) began play at 7 p.m. Friday.
A complete 2005 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament bracket will be released at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Soccer Game Summary (Final) The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer MOREHEAD STATE vs OSU (Oct 28, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio)
MOREHEAD (6-11-2; 3-6-0) vs. OSU (7-9-2; 3-7-0 Big Ten) Date: Oct 28, 2005 Attendance: Weather: Partly cloudy, 52 degrees
Goals by period 1 2 Tot ——————————- MOREHEAD 0 0 – 0 OSU 1 4 – 5
SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 30:27 OSU Melissa Miller (2) (unassisted) – Goal off of free kick 2. 52:37 OSU Lisa Collison (12) (Jessica Roberts) – lofted to the upper 90 3. 69:50 OSU Carleta Arbulu (3) (Lara Dickenmann) – Crossed in front of goalie 4. 76:34 OSU Carleta Arbulu (4) (Lara Dickenmann) – Cross from 10 tucked in corner by 16 5. 78:07 OSU Lisa Collison (13) (Jennifer Greenwood) – Loft over the goalie
Shots: MOR 4, OSU 29 Saves: MOR 10 (KING, Leslie 10), OSU 3 (Shannon Neely 3)