Sept. 15, 2002
ROCHESTER, Mich. - The No. 21 Purdue women's soccer team defeated Oakland today, 4-3 in overtime, on the road. With the win, Purdue improves to 4-1-0, while Oakland falls to 2-4-0.
The Boilermakers began the game with a complete domination of the Golden Grizzlies, taking four shots to their one in the first 15 minutes of the game.
Old Gold and Black was finally able to put one between the posts at 16:01, when junior Jennie Moppert shot the ball and had it deflected by the OU keeper, while the ball bounced in for the score, her third of the year. Senior Jessica Baumhoff contributed on the assist.
Oakland responded with a score only two minutes later at 18:11, when they drew Purdue keeper Jocelyn Cavalier off her line and Debbie Cartmel slotted the ball in off a pass from Kristy Swaving.
The Boilermakers fought back and scored again to regain the lead at 30:38, when Baumhoff put the ball high and over the OU keeper from outside the 18-yard box. The assist went to freshman midfielder Jayme-Lee Biamonte`.
The Golden Grizzlies turned the tables on the Boilermakers again, when they tallied their tying goal at 37:36. Cartmel was the scorer again, as she received a cross and headed it into the goal.
Oakland would take the lead for the first time at the 72:01 mark, when Natalie Simas received a pass from Cartmel and put it away past Cavalier, making it 3-2.
The Old Gold and Black trudged on on wet, groggy day, but Moppert would receive credit for Purdue's tying goal, as she followed a pass from sophomore forward Lauren Sesselmann that deflected off a defender and rolled into the goal. Sesselmann was credited with the assist, her first of the year.
The game continued, a very physical contest between two teams who both wanted the win very badly. The Boilermakers because they were looking to avenge a 2-0 loss last year in West Lafayette and Oakland because they could break a three-game losing skid with the defeat of a strong Big Ten squad.
However, the regulation time came to an end with the score still tied.
Overtime began, just as physically as the game had been and the end result was a foul in the box by Oakland, setting up a penalty kick for the Boilermakers.
Baumhoff set up for the kick on the line and decided to go to the right. She slotted it in, just between the post and the OU keeper for the Purdue win and her second goal of the year and the game.
In goal for Purdue, senior Jocelyn Cavalier made her fifth start of the year and played a complete game at 100 minutes. Her goals-against average falls to 0.82 with the three goals allowed, but her win/loss record improves to 4-0-0.
The Boilermakers will return to the pitch on Friday, when they open the Big Ten season at home against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at 4 p.m. at the Varsity Soccer Complex. Fans can tune in on both www.purduesports.com and 1410 WLAS-AM in Lafayette to catch all the action with sports information assistants Mark Leddy on play-by-play and Laura Schwenk on color.