Friday's MAC Women's Soccer Results

Updated 8/29/2009

Friday's MAC Women's Soccer Results
Cleveland State 2, Kent State 1 (OT)
Eastern Michigan 1, Eastern Illinois 0
Toledo 0, DePaul 0 (2OT)
Northern Illinois 1, Valparaiso 0
Bowling Green 2, Indiana State 1
Central Michigan 1, St. Bonaventure 0
Ohio State vs. Ohio, Cancelled (Weather)
Akron vs. IPFW, Cancelled (Weather)
Miami 5, Ball State 1
Colgate 2, Buffalo 0
Northern Colorado 1, Western Michigan 0

Stories courtesy of MAC Sports Information Departments

Cleveland State 2, Kent State 1 (OT)
KENT, Ohio - The Kent State women's soccer team (1-1-0) could not hold on to an early lead against in-state foe Cleveland State Friday afternoon, as the Flashes fell to the Vikings in overtime, 2-1, at the KSU Soccer Field.

Kent State scored in the first six minutes of the game, but Cleveland State (1-1-0) tied the game midway through the second half and then converted with just 14 seconds left in the first overtime session to get the win.

"We worked hard today, but we were taken out of our game," said head coach Rob Marinaro. "We need to play our game and not let our opponents dictate how we play, especially on our field."

Senior Beth Diederich (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored her second career goal and her first since her freshman season in 2006 with a header on a corner kick in the sixth minute. Annie Messer (Dayton, Ohio) sent in the kick from the left, finding Diederich at the near post space. Diederich lowered her head and flicked the ball in to give the Flashes the early lead.

Kent State out-shot Cleveland State 9-6 in the stanza, with a 4-2 ledger in shots on goal.

Cleveland State tied the game in the 72nd minute, when Kent State was whistled for a foul in the box on a sliding tackle. The Vikings' Valerie Stahl converted the ensuing penalty kick to knot the contest.

The Vikings then got the game-winner in the 100th minute when Natalie Daniels slotted a shot from the right side after the ball bounced through the penalty box. Her attempt picked up a funny spin en route and snuck past the last Kent State defender at the far post.

Kent State was inches away from scoring the game-deciding goal just moments earlier in the overtime session. Following a foul 22 yards out, Messer blasted a shot on goal that forced a diving save by CSU's Kelly Zinkiewich. On the ensuing corner kick, Kelly Heaton (Mississauga, Ontario) had her attempt on goal thwarted by Zinkiewich.

Although the Flashes were successful on their first corner kick of the day, Kent State couldn't get on the end of its next nine corner kicks, including a string of three straight late in the second half. KSU had a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks in the contest.

Cleveland State had two chances to score in the first half. In the 23rd minute, CSU's Natalie Daniels had a 25-yard shot denied by the crossbar. Then, three minutes later, Sylvia Olsby couldn't get past Kent State goalkeeper Kelly Sherwood (Strongsville, Ohio) on a one-on-one breakaway.

Kent State finished with a 17-15 shots advantage, but Cleveland State had a 10-9 lead in shots on goal. Kent State's Sherwood made eight saves, including many big stops on close range shots. CSU's Zinkiewich also had eight saves, moving into first place in team history in career stops.

Kent State concludes its three-game home stand Friday, Sept. 4 when the Flashes entertain Pittsburgh at 4 p.m.

Eastern Michigan 1, Eastern Illinois 0
YPSILANTI, Mich. - The Eastern Michigan University women's soccer team notched a win in its season and home opener, taking a 1-0 decision over Eastern Illinois here at Scicluna Field Friday afternoon, Aug. 28.

The Eagles registered 17 shots, 10 of them on goal despite soggy field conditions due to torrential downpours throughout the majority of the game. Ashley Rodrigues netted one of her four shots on the day to record the game-winner.

Seven minutes into the game, the Green and White applied suffocating pressure on Panther goalkeeper, Kaylin Lorbert. Rodrigues saw a clear path to the goal and fired a shot towards the right post, but a diving deflection by Lorbert made for one of her nine saves on the day. The rebound by Stephanie Janssens was just wide and the Eagles came away empty on their first solid opportunity.

Ten minutes later, Lorbert saved back-to-back shots by Rodrigues and Carissa Wilson and then another one off the foot of Maggie Christensen at the 27-minute mark. Both teams went into halftime with a scoreless tie, but the advantage was clearly on the side of the Eagles.

Finally, in the 52nd minute, Rodrigues took a lead pass down the left sideline from Paige Sheridan, worked her way to the middle of the field inside the 18-yard box, and struck the ball with her right foot past the outstretched hand of a diving Lorbert and inside the left post for the score.

It was all EMU needed to get the win and move to 9-4-2 in season openers all-time.

The Eagles will host Indiana State University in a 1 p.m. start at Scicluna Field Sunday, Aug. 30

Toledo 0, DePaul 0 (2OT)
CHICAGO, IL - Toledo tabbed its first tie of the 2009 campaign against DePaul, 0-0, on Friday in non-conference action at Wish Field. With the double-overtime draw, the Rockets go to 1-0-1 on the young season.

"We had a rough start but played much better throughout the rest of the match," Toledo senior defender Megan Ginley said. "Today will be a great match to help us prepare for MAC play."

UT was outshot in the contest 11-3 and the visitors had only one shot on goal compared to six for DePaul (2-0-1). Toledo sophomore goalkeeper Vicki Traven helped to keep her team in the match with six saves. Blue Demons netminder Claire Hanold finished with one stop.

The last time the Rockets tied a match 0-0 occurred in the semifinals of the 2007 Mid-American Conference Tournament against Northern Illinois on Nov. 9. UT eventually won the contest 4-3 on penalty kicks to help advance to its second of three-consecutive MAC tourney titles.

Toledo returns to action on Sunday, Aug. 30 when they battle Loyola (IL). The opening whistle from Loyola Soccer Park is slated for 1:00 p.m. (CT).

Northern Illinois 1, Valparaiso 0
DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois women's soccer team kicked-off it's season with a win Friday, as the Huskies beat Valparaiso, 1-0. An own goal in the fourth minute of play allowed the Huskies to grab their first victory of the season.

The Huskies recorded the lone point of the evening just 3:59 into the game when Kelly Mullany struck a long ball into the box and a Crusader defender headed the ball away, knocking it into her own goal.

In the first half the Huskies put the Crusader defense to work as they outshot Valparaiso 9-5. Juniors Christen Schuler, Kylie Revelle, and Kim Schmitt each recorded a shot on goal. NIU also earned the majority of cornerkicks in the first half, recording four to Valparaiso's one.

"We had a good start," head coach Carrie Barker said. "We controlled the ball well in the first half and hadseveral opportunities to score. We were able to get a win on the road, we won our first game, and I am very happy with that. We still have a lot of things we need to work on as we head into our next game."

The Crusaders battled back in the second half, out shooting the Huskies 6-3, but the Huskies were able to hold Valparaiso to a scoreless game. Goalkeeper Lindsey Curnock recorded three saves for the Huskies, and earned her 28th-career shutout, the most by any Huskie goalkeeper.

Revelle, a former Valparaiso student-athlete, was proud to wear her Huskies colors today as she helped NIU to a victory.

"It is definitely a good feeling to come back to Valpo, where I started, but it is even better feeling to come back as a Huskie and win," said Revelle. "We dominated the first half. It is a great feeling to go in and win the game, and to win with authority."

The Huskies will continue play Sunday as they head to Cape Girardeau, Mo., to take on Southeast Missouri State at 2 p.m.

Bowling Green 2, Indiana State 1
The Bowling Green State University women's soccer team weathered a monsoon, a lightning delay and a late surge by Indiana State University to post a 2-1 win Friday afternoon (Aug. 28). The non-conference match was held at BGSU's Cochrane Field.

With the win, the Falcons improve to 1-1-0 on the young season, while the Sycamores drop to 0-2-0.

Sophomores Alyssa Zuccaro and Megan Amann scored for BGSU, and two Falcon goalies split time in net in their respective collegiate debuts. True freshman Laura Arnold worked a scoreless first half, making two saves, while redshirt freshman Becca Ison played the second 45 minutes and had six stops.

Arnold's first collegiate save was a memorable one, to say the least. She saved a penalty-kick try by ISU's Morgan Wendlandt late in the first half.

The Falcons outshot the visitors by a 21-16 count, including a 10-9 edge in shots on goal. Emily Lahay played all 90 minutes in net for the Sycamores, making eight saves.

Next up for BGSU is a trip to East Lansing, Mich., to take on Michigan State University. The Falcons will meet the Spartans on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 30) at 1:00 p.m. at DeMartin Stadium.

Central Michigan 1, St. Bonaventure 0
MOUNT PLEASANT - Shay Mannino turned aside two shots and Laura Twidle provided all the offense the Central Michigan soccer team needed in a 1-0 win over St. Bonaventure at the CMU Soccer Complex on Friday.

The shutout was Mannino's second straight and 14th of her career as CMU opened the season 2-0 for the second straight year. The Chippewas earned their fifth consecutive win in their home opener with the victory.

The Chippewas pressured early in the contest, firing two shots on goal early that Bonnies' keeper Nicole Markert turned aside.

SBU nearly got on the board in the eighth minute when Marilyn swiped a CMU pass just outside the box and beat Mannino, but fired the shot wide of the goal.

St. Bonaventure continued pressuring late in the opening frame when Dakota Carroll got a shot past Mannino in the 33rd minute, but Bailey Brandon kept the ball out of the net and cleared it away as the match remained scoreless at halftime.

"That was the play of the game," head coach Tom Anagnost said. "Bailey did a tremendous job keeping the ball out of the net. She played a good game, but that play was a difference maker."

The Chippewas' defense led the way in the second half as the Maroon and Gold did not yield a single shot attempt in the final stanza.

The contest remained scoreless until the 71st minute when Twidle intercepted a Bonnies' clearing attempt and blasted a shot into the net from the top of the box. The tally was the freshman's second in as many contests and gave the Chippewas a lead they would not relinquish.

"Laura made a nice shot to score a huge goal for us," Anagnost said. "She is a very dangerous player who can take advantage of any opportunity she gets around the net."

CMU outshot SBU 15-6 and also managed an 8-1 advantage in corner kick attempts.

The Chippewas head to Bloomington, Ind. for a 2 p.m. tilt against Indiana on Sunday. Live stats will be available on Indiana's official athletics website.

Ohio at Ohio State, Cancelled
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mother Nature made her presence known on Ohio soccer's matchup with Ohio State as lighting and rain canceled the contest just 17 minutes into play with a scoreless tie. The match will not be made up.

Ohio (0-2-0) had come out aggressively and put the pressure on the Buckeyes (2-0-0)a few minutes in. The ‘Cats came within an eyelash of putting a tally on the board in the 12th minute when Cathryn Rogers (Toronto, Ontario) fired a bullet from 22 yards out that ricocheted off the cross bar. The Green and White managed to keep control of the action and nearly scored again in the 16th minute, but a Katie Kemen (Cincinnati, Ohio) shot sailed wide left.

An initial lightning strike then forced a mandated 30-minute delay of action a short time later. After over two hours of near-continuous rainfall and lightning strikes, the decision was made to call the match. The 'Cats led 2-1 in shots when the decision was made.

Ohio will return to the pitch next Sunday, Sept. 6, when welcomes Cleveland State to Chessa Field. First touch is set for 1 p.m.

IPFW at Akron, Cancelled
AKRON, Ohio - Following a one and one-half hour lightning delay, Friday's University of Akron women's soccer team's match against IPFW at Lee Jackson Field was canceled. The contest will not be rescheduled.

The game was halted in the 35th minute as inclement weather approached. The score sat at 1-0 in favor of the Zips, who got on the board thanks to a breakaway goal by senior Britni Back in the 21st minute.

Akron (1-0-0) does not compete at home again until a Sept. 25 meeting with Eastern Michigan, facing five-straight road opponents in the interim. The Zips travel to Morehead State (Sept. 4) and Kentucky (Sept. 6) next weekend.

Miami 5, Ball State 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Ball State soccer team opened the 2009 season Friday night against 2008 NCAA Tournament participant Miami and suffered a 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes. The loss drops the Cardinals to 0-1-0 on the season while Miami improves to 2-1-0 on the year.

"Tonight was a tough game against a very good Miami team," head coach Michael Lovett said. "We did some good things on defense, especially in the first half, but we have some things we need to work on as we go forward. We will learn from this game, regroup tomorrow and prepare for Sunday's contest against Florida Atlantic."

The Cardinals started the contest strong running toe-to-toe in the first 15 minutes against the Hurricanes before Miami seized control. The Hurricanes scored two goals down the stretch in the first half against senior goalkeeper Amy Cleeter (Aurora, Ind./South Dearborn) as Kate Howarth found the back of the net twice to put Miami ahead 2-0 heading into the locker room.

Ball State regrouped at halftime and made some adjustments as it held its own to start the second half. The Cardinals pulled within one goal in the 54th minute as junior midfielder Meg Mellott (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Ursula) scored BSU's first goal of the season. Freshman defender Skylar Chew (Mason, Ohio/Mason) came down the right side and found Mellott inside the 18-yard box where she one-touched the pass into the upper corner around Miami goalkeeper Vikki Alonzo.

The Hurricanes quickly came back and move the lead back to two goals as Beverly Goebel turned in a strong individual effort as she maneuvered through the defense to find Julianne Rickers for the third goal of the game in the 56th minute. Miami added two more goals down the stretch to claim the four-goal victory.

Ball State finished the contest being out-shot 16-10 as junior forward Missy Gordon (Carmel, Ind./Marshall) led the way with two shots. Cleeter was charged with four goals as she made two saves before giving way to freshman goalkeeper Nicole Wood (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville). Alonzo picked up the victory as she tallied five saves on the night.

The Cardinals will continue their road swing through the Sunshine State Sunday afternoon as they take on Florida Atlantic at noon in Boca Raton.

Colgate 2, Buffalo 0
HAMILTON, NY - The University at Buffalo women's soccer team opened their weekend campaign at Colgate tonight, falling to the Red Raiders 2-0. The Bulls had 11 shots, six of which were on goal, but were unable to score in the ninety minute game. Senior goalkeeper Amy Coron (Farmington, NY/Victor) had five saves.

The first half was scoreless for both teams, with the only Buffalo shot on goal coming from Jenifer Kern (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) halfway through the first period. The Red Raiders notched eleven shots in the first half, four of which were on goal. Colgate scored both of their goals in the second half, the first coming at the 68:42 mark of the game. The Red Raiders scored an insurance goal just six minutes later to secure the win.

Despite outshooting the Red Raiders 9-8 in the second half, the Bulls could not get to the back of the net. Aubrey Stahl(Loveland,CO/Mountain View) had two shots on goal, while Lindsey Bailey (Burlington, Ontario/Assumption) and freshmen Taylor Thompson (Waterloo, Ontario/Sir John A.  MacDonald) and Lindsey Schleyer (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) each added one for the Bulls.

Kristen Bailey (Burlington, Ontario) and Jennifer Mihok (Schenectady, NY/Guilderland) anchored UB defense, allowing only six of Colgate's 19 shots get to the net. Coron ended the game with five saves.

The Bulls finish their weekend road trip with a game against Long Island on Sunday, August 30. The game against the Blackbirds is set for 12 pm at LIU Field.

Northern Colorado 1, Western Michigan 0
GREELEY, Colo. -- The Western Michigan women's soccer team dropped its season opener, 1-0, at Northern Colorado on Friday night in front of 222 fans at Jackson Stadium.


The lone goal came on a counter-attack in the 38th minute of the first half. Daniell Brisdale beat a Bronco defender on a run and lobbed the ball toward the net on what was an intended cross but dipped under the goal to give the Bears a 1-0 lead.

"It was kind of a fluky shot," said interim head coach Suzie Grech. "Regardless of the outcome, we need to be better at cleaning up those situations and not allowing the counter-attack."

Western Michigan fired off 12 total shots but only landed three on goal, with Stephanie Skowneski landing two of the three on target.

"We had some great opportunities in the final third (of the field)," commented Grech. "We just didn't seem to make the right decisions at those moments. We had some great opportunities but just couldn't figure some things out."

Julia Francy made a game-high six saves but still took the loss.

The Broncos head to Laramie, Wyo., to take on the Wyoming Cowgirls on Sunday at 2 p.m. EST.