Tim Kubick / For The Lantern
The Ohio State women’s soccer team took revenge for two of its losses last season this weekend.
The Buckeyes continued its Big Ten play defeating Iowa, 4-1, and Nebraska, 4-0. The Buckeyes’ wins helped avenge defeats to the two teams dating back to the 2011 season.
Sunday afternoon in Lincoln, Neb., the Buckeyes defeated the Cornhuskers with senior defender Lauren Granberg’s hat trick. The three goals were the first of the season for Granberg.
Granberg scored the team’s first goal with a header four minutes into the game with assists from Cameron and Lewis.
The Canada native scored another header goal in the 66th minute with an assist from Cameron.
Cameron scored the Buckeyes’ third goal and her 12th for the season in the 67th minute from 10 yards out assisted by freshman forward Michela Paradiso.
Granberg finished the game scoring the Buckeyes final goal of the game in the 88th minute.
Friday evening in Iowa City, Iowa, the Buckeyes took control when senior co-captain and defender Aly Walker scored her first goal of the season in the 27th minute.
The Pittsburgh native also scored the team’s second goal in the 31st minute on a free kick from 25 yards.
Junior midfielder Kristen Niederhaus scored the Buckeyes’ third goal in the 57th minute with assists from junior midfielders Samantha Lewis and Danica Wu in the box.
Senior forward Tiffany Cameron wrapped up the game, scoring the team’s fourth goal and her 11th goal of the season in the 87th minute from the 12-yard line, leading the Buckeyes to their win in Iowa City.
Members of the OSU team were not immediately made available for The Lantern’s request for comment.
The 10-4-1 Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Michigan Thursday at 8 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.