Live Video Available for Sunday's Women's Soccer NCAA Match
Nov. 15, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A live video stream, provided by www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com, of Sunday's Oregon State vs. Florida second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer championships can be found here. Oregon State won its first ever NCAA tournament match last Friday with a 3-1 victory over host team Ohio State. Oregon State enters the match with a 13-7-1 mark this season.
Senior Courtney Wetzel led the team past the Buckeyes with two goals Friday and now has four on the season. Chelsea Buckland leads the team with seven goals and 16 points. Senior Melissa Peck added to her goal total with a goal against Ohio State and now has six goals this season.
On the defensive side of the ball, Ashley Wood and Colleen Boyd continue to split time in net as the duo has combined to allow only 0.94 goals per game. Wood leads the squad with a 0.77 goals against average while Boyd has posted a mark of 1.06 goals against. Oregon State's opposition is only connecting on .099 percent of its shots.
Florida enters the match with a 16-5-2 overall record and is ranked as high as ninth in the rankings coming into the tournament. The Gators were the top-seeded team going into the SEC Conference Tournament with an 8-1-2 record in conference play. They were eliminated from the conference tournament in the semifinals by being shut out 1-0 by South Carolina.
Sophomore forward Lindsey Thompson leads the Gators in scoring with 10 goals on the season and has started 22 out of the 23 games this season. She has five game winning goals on the season and a shot on goal percentage of .529. Redshirt junior Katie Fraine has started all 23 games in goal for the Gators and has only allowed 17 goals this season and has a goals against average of 0.71 and a save percentage of .835 and 10 shutouts on the season.
The meeting between Oregon State and Florida marks the first time the schools have met in women's soccer.
The winner of the match will advance to the third round to face the winner of No. 2 seeded Notre Dame and Central Michigan next weekend.