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OSU women’s soccer surpasses Wright State, 4-2

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OSU women’s soccer players celebrate during a game against Indiana on Sept. 26, 2014. Credit: Lantern File Photo

OSU women’s soccer players celebrate during a game against Indiana on Sept. 26, 2014. Credit: Lantern File Photo

The Ohio State women’s soccer team earned a solid victory over the visiting team, Wright State, on Tuesday with a final score of 4-2.

With the season just kicking off this month, the Buckeyes are off to a strong start as they enjoy their second victory in the first two games.

The game got off to a strong start for OSU, giving the team plenty of momentum. Within the first ten minutes of play, both senior defender Morgan Wolcott and senior defender Bridget Skinner got past Wright State’s goal keeper, giving Skinner her first goal of the season.

Throughout the match, OSU was able to consistently maintain possession, as Wright State did everything they could to match the Buckeyes pace.

More attempts were made at the goal by Wolcott and OSU senior defender Nicole Miyashiro, but none were successful before the second half began.

The game ended up tied 2-2 in the second half, causing the Buckeyes to focus their efforts on taking back the lead.

OSU soon took back control of the game when junior midfielder Nikki Walts netted her first goal of the season putting OSU back on top.

OSU relentlessly held possession for the rest of the game, adding a goal from junior forward Nya Cason to harness the lead on route to a victory.

Coach Lori Walker said after the game that she is excited for the season ahead, having high expectations for the Buckeyes.

“The National Championship is something we can shoot for,” she said. “We work on all of our goals each game, game by game. We’ve been doing well against Ohio teams.”

Walker also said she was impressed with the performance of the team’s new players.

“The [new] players getting more minutes will definitely help later on,” she said.

The next home game for the team is on Friday, Sept. 9, when they will face off against Texas State.

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