Aug. 27, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio–The Ohio State women’s soccer team (1-1 overall, 0-0 in the Big Ten) made its first win of the season a dramatic one, defeating Syracuse, 3-2 in overtime Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Syracuse’s Erin O’Grady put the Orangewomen on the board at 14:47. Seconds later Lindsay Eckles (So., Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) responded by shooting the ball past Syracuse goalkeeper Katie Karlander at 14:40. O’Grady responded back, adding her second and the Orangewomen’s second goal of the game at 17:23 off a pass from teammate Nina Scalzo.

Shelley Besson (So., Kettering, Ohio/The Miami Valley School) tied the game at two in the 75th minute of play. Assisted by Emily Thorpe (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore), Besson fired the ball into the back of the net, sending the game into overtime.

Ten minutes into the first overtime period, Eckles set up Brynn Catino (Jr., Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South) who outmaneuvered her opponent and fired a shot past Karlander for the win.

Eckles recorded seven shots for the Buckeyes, who outshot Syracuse 30-11. OSU goalkeeper Amber Barnes (Sr., Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield) saved three shots.

Ohio State will travel to Columbia, Mo. to compete in the University of Missouri NIKE Classic Friday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 3. The Buckeyes will compete against Wake Forest at 2:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 1, and will take on Florida State 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 3.

Match Summary

1 2 OT F Syracuse 2 0 0 2 Ohio State 1 1 1 3

Goals 1st Half SU-Erin O’Grady, 14:27, Erin O’Grady, 17:23 (Nina Scalzo) OSU-Lindsay Eckles, 14:40 2nd Half OSU-Shelley Besson, 74:45 (Emily Thorpe) Overtime OSU-Brynn Catino, 9:39 (Lindsay Eckles)

Saves OSU-3, Barnes SU-11, Karlander

Shots OSU-30 OU-11