Sept. 3, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Behind an offense that kept pushing and a defense that stayed tight, the No. 20 Pepperdine women's soccer team defeated Ohio State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Puma Classic at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu, Calif. With the win, the Waves improved to 2-1-1 on the season, while the Buckeyes fell to 2-1-1.
The Buckeyes broke out first with an early corner kick as they took two shots, but Pepperdine would gain control shortly after with senior forward Lindsey Redlin taking two corner kicks before senior Jennifer Brewer took a shot on goal. Sophomore Emily Wynne and junior Samantha Hire, whose shot went wide left, pressured Buckeye goalkeeper Lauren Robertson as the Waves tried to find space to score before the first period ended.
With the match scoreless in the second period, Pepperdine came out strong. After an Ohio State corner kick, the Waves pressed in their opponent's territory where a foul (hand ball) was called on Ohio State 15 yards from the box. At the 52:45 mark, Wynne took advantage of the shot as her free kick sailed into the back of the net to give the Waves the 1-0 lead.
With the clock winding down, the Waves felt the urgency to keep the ball in their control as they pressured the Buckeye's with 10 shots in the second period. Ohio State closed in on the Waves attempting to even the score, but with Pepperdine's resilient defense, Tim Ward's squad recorded the victory.
Pepperdine out shot the Buckeyes 16-10 with Brewer leading all players with four shots. Wynne and Redlin added three shots each and combined for three of the Waves' five shots on goal.
In addition to picking up her first solo shutout, sophomore goalkeeper Kayla Stolte recorded four saves in the match. Redlin, Brewer and Emily Wynne, who was named the tournament MVP, were named to the Puma Classic All-Tournament team.
The Waves are next in action on Fri., September 8 when they host Tulsa in a 3 p.m. match in Malibu, Calif.
Puma Classic All-Tournament Team
Mandi Back, Dayton
Jennifer Brewer, Pepperdine
Lisa Collison, Ohio State
Lara Dickenmann, Ohio State
Lisa Grubb, Ohio State
Hallie Huston, San Diego
Christine Mock, San Diego
Caitlin Proffitt, Dayton
Lindsey Redlin, Pepperdine
Niki Reed, Dayton
Leigh Ann Robinson, San Diego
Emily Wynne, Pepperdine-MVP