Women's Soccer Results-Sunday 8/19/12
Belmont 2, Toledo 1
Miami 5, IUPUI 0
EMU 3, Oakland 3
Cleveland State 2, BGSU 1 (OT)
Kent State 4, Morehead State 1
Northern Illinois 1, SIU Edwardsville 0
Indiana 4, Ohio 2
CMU, Evansville CANCELLED
Recaps Courtesy of Home MAC Sports Information Departments
Belmont 2, Toledo 1
TOLEDO, OH - Toledo posted a sizable 15-4 edge in shots against Belmont on Sunday in its home opener at sunny Scott Park, but the two-time reigning Mid-American Conference regular-season champions came up on the short end of a 2-1 decision. With the loss, UT falls to 0-2-0 on the season.
Eight different Rockets were credited with shots in the non-league matchup, including a team-high four off the foot of reigning MAC Offensive Player of the Year junior Rachel MacLeod. Senior tri-captain Kristen Mattei also tallied three shots, while senior Jaimie Morsillo and sophomore Sarah Seig had two shots each in a losing effort.
The Midnight Blue & Gold looked sharp in the early stages of today's contest and struck gold on MacLeod's first goal of the season at 5:55. The third-year Rocket had the ball in space down the right side of the pitch before she cut inside a Belmont defender to give herself a better look at the goal. MacLeod quickly launched a left-footed shot into the upper left corner of the net to lift the home team to the early lead.
UT kept the pressure on and came within inches of doubling its lead in the 15th minute when freshman Geri Siudzinski stole a pass about 40 yards from goal and raced with ball down the middle of the pitch. The first-year midfielder recognized a gap in the Bruins' defense and blasted a shot from approximately 25-yards out that goalie Nicole Berner made a diving save on to keep it a 1-0 contest.
Toledo maintained the advantage until the 22nd minute when Belmont's Katie Proud perfectly placed a shot into the back of the frame to knot the score at 1-1. BU's Megan Rock set the equalizer when she stole a pass around midfield and lofted the ball over the last line of the Rockets' defense to a streaking Proud down the right side of the field. Proud took a couple quick dribbles and maneuvered a shot under a diving sophomore goalie Kelsey Borowitz to draw the teams even at the 21:47 mark.
In the second period, UT's Seig was presented with a golden opportunity to help the home team reclaim the lead with about 23 minutes left in regulation. Seig received a pass from classmate Kirsten Catloth along the left side and she spun toward the middle of the pitch to create some free pass for her approximately 15 yards from the goal. The Cincinnati, OH native put a shot on frame that caromed off the crossbar and out of danger.
As the second period wore on, Belmont took advantage of only its second shot of the contest and seized the lead for good on a goal by Spencer Laufer at 70:06. The Bruins forward claimed a free ball about 20 yards from goal and worked her way toward the left side of the UT goalbox. Laufer found a gap in the Toledo defense and slid a shot under the outreached arm of Borowitz to give the visitors an advantage they would not relinquish.
Toledo tried desperately in the waning moments to tally the equalizer but was unable to find the mark, suffering only its 12th home loss since the start of the 2005 campaign. UT was credited with five shots and had two of its six corner kicks over the final 19-plus minutes.
Toledo's Borowitz went the distance for the second straight match between the posts and was credited with one save in a losing effort.
The Rockets will return to the pitch on Friday, Aug. 24 when they travel Fort Wayne, IN to battle IPFW. The opening whistle from the Hefner Soccer Complex is slated for 7:00 p.m.
Miami 5, IUPUI 0
INDIANAPOLIS - Senior Jess Kodiak and junior Katy Dolesh led a three-goal assault in the first 15 minutes of the second half to blow open a tight game and lead the Miami University women's soccer team to a convincing 5-0 win over IUPUI Sunday afternoon at Carroll Stadium. The RedHawks (2-0) have now outscored their opponents 8-0 this season and improved to 4-0 all-time against the Jaguars (0-2).
Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.) finished with two goals and an assist, all in the second half, for a five-point afternoon, one shy of the captain's career high. Dolesh (Chardon, Ohio) notched a goal and an assist each, as did classmate Kayla Zakrzewski (London, Ont.), as the All-MAC trio combined for four of Miami's five goals and three of the five helpers.
The RedHawks had several good chances in the opening 10 minutes, firing six shots, including three on target, but were unable to grab the early lead. Miami kept its composure and its patience paid off in the 33rd minute as freshman Lauren Mathews (Hamilton, Ohio) scored her first collegiate goal by chipping Jaguars keeper Giselle Guzman from eight yards out. Sophomore Kelsey Dinges (Smithton, Ill.) set up the play with her cross to earn the assist.
"We sort of lost our rhythm for a little bit," head coach Bobby Kramig said. "It's one of those things where you miss the first couple of chances and you start wondering if it's going to set the tone for the rest of the game. Then Lauren Mathews got the icebreaker, which we really needed. It relaxed us a bit."
Just as the teams were about to head into halftime, Zakrzewski doubled the RedHawks lead with a blast inside the far post past a diving Guzman, to give Miami a 2-0 advantage at the break. Freshman Katee Wensinger (Stow, Ohio) picked up the helper for her first career point. The 'Hawks held a 12-3 edge in shots after 45 minutes and took all three corner kicks in the half.
"To get that goal right before half, which really was a superb individual effort on Kayla's part, that gave us momentum going into halftime," Kramig said. "She's got such great athleticism and speed when she makes up her mind she's going to run at somebody, she just blows by them. It was a very well taken finish."
Miami wasted little time putting the game out of reach after the half, as Kodiak scored only 2:30 into the second stanza. Zakrzewski set up Kodiak with a cross that pulled Guzman off her line, allowing Kodiak to bury the ball in the net.
In the 55th minute, Dolesh made it 4-0 with a laser from eight yards out off a corner kick from Kodiak. Dolesh then returned the favor three minutes later, sending in a cross that Kodiak headed in near post to cap the 5-0 victory.
"I'm really pleased with how the team responded after halftime," Kramig said. "They gathered themselves, showed some maturity and character, and they made the adjustments in the game they needed to make in order to really take control of the game."
The RedHawks outshot IUPUI, 23-11, for the match, including 14-5 in shots on goal. Guzman made seven saves in defeat before giving way to Kristin Haseley, who played the final 32 minutes in goal and made two stops. Redshirt sophomore Allison Norenberg (Palatine, Ill.) earned her second straight win in net, making two saves in 60 minutes of shutout action while junior Madison Ryan (Marietta, Ga.) totaled three stops in the final 30 minutes to complete the clean sheet.
Miami returns to the pitch Friday, Aug. 24, hosting Northwestern, the first Big Ten team to come to Oxford since Michigan in 2008. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Miami Soccer Field.
EMU 3, Oakland 3
YPSILANTI, Mich — The Eastern Michigan University soccer team overcame a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw against Oakland University Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, at Scicluna Field. Bianca Rossi scored a pair of goals including the game-tying tally and Angela Vultaggio chipped in with her second of the year.
The Eagles (0-1-1) snapped an eight-match losing skid to Golden Grizzlies (1-0-1) dating back to the 1998 campaign. EMU trailed by as many as two, 3-1, after OU scored three straight first-half goals in a 13-minute span, but Rossi netted back-to-back goals in the 43rd and 54th minutes to pull the home team even.
Rossi's two-goal performance was the second of her young career, with the other occurrence on Oct. 21, 2011, in a 5-1 win against Ball State University.
Both teams posted several quality scoring chances through the end of regulation and two 10-minute overtimes, but neither side was able to add the tiebreaker. Oakland outshot Eastern Michigan, 26-11, but the Green and White was able to connect on three of its seven shots on goal.
Senior Jessica Thomas turned in a solid effort on defense and recorded two assists on the afternoon. Juniors Cara Cutaia and Stephanie Clarke were also credited with assists, while Vultaggio chipped in with one helper as well. Redshirt freshman Jenna O'Dell made eight saves in goal for EMU.
As was the case in the season opener against the University of Pittsburgh, Vultaggio got Eastern Michigan off to an early 1-0 lead when she headed a crossing pass from Thomas into a yawning right side for her second of the year in the 10th minute.
Oakland then struck for three straight goals beginning in the 12th minute when Kyla Kellermann put home her fourth goal in two games. Marlen Knoph scored her first of the year in the 21st minute and Stephanie Pliarski did the same four minutes later.
The 3-1 score remained until the 43rd minute, when Cutaia came rushing up the right side toward the goal line. The junior midfielder fed a pass to Vultaggio, who slipped the ball into the middle where a sprinting Rossi found the empty corner for her first of the season and brought the Eagles back to within a goal, 3-2.
Eastern Michigan's offense was dangerous to begin the second half as Vultaggio's point-blank chance resulted in a save by Payj O'Shea in the 51st minute. But then just three minutes later, Clarke made a perfect cross-field pass to Rossi who one-timed the ball out of mid air and looped it into the top shelf to tie the game, 3-3.
In the 61st minute, Martha Stevens appeared to have her first-career goal to put the Eagles in the lead, but the play was just offside and the match remained deadlocked. O'Dell came up big in goal in the 79th minute, when she punched a rising shot from the top of the penalty area over the net and out of harm's way.
In overtime, Sarah Deakin narrowly missed scoring her first collegiate goal when she sent a shot rolling wide of the left goalpost. Minutes later, Vultaggio broke free up the middle and fired a shot which was corralled by O'Shea.
Oakland had one last go at goal in the final 60 seconds off a free kick, but the ensuing attack was fended off successfully as the final horn sounded.
The Eagles wrap up their three-game homestand Sunday, Aug. 26, with a 1 p.m. matchup against Butler University.
Cleveland State 2, Bowling Green 1
Allie Sieradzki scored just over six minutes into overtime to give visiting Cleveland State a 2-1, come-from-behind win over the Bowling Green State University women's soccer team Sunday afternoon (Aug. 19). The non-conference match was held at Cochrane Field.
With the win, the Vikings improve to 1-1-0 on the young season, while the Falcons drop to 0-2-0.
CSU's Chloe Fadenholz had tied the match midway through the second half, off of a short corner kick by Vickie Havas. Havas, who drew an assist on the Fadenholz goal, also had the assist on the Sieradzki winner.
BGSU freshman Jessica Jarvis had given the home team the lead with her first collegiate goal late in the first half. Jarvis took a pass from junior Tracy Togba and blasted a long shot over the reach of CSU starting goalkeeper Sarah Wood.
Becca Coleman earned the win in net for the Vikings. After entering the match at the start of the second half, she played the last 45 minutes of regulation as well as the overtime period, and made two saves without allowing a goal. Wood made four first-half stops for the visitors.
For the Falcons, fifth-year senior Becca Ison played all 96-plus minutes and made one save. The Falcons were also credited with a 'team save' in the overtime period as sophomore defender Kaylee Draper blocked a Sieradzki shot on the goal line.
The Falcons were buzzing in the CSU end of the pitch for much of the first half, including in the opening minute of Sunday's match. Senior Sarah VonderBrink stole the ball in the offensive end and played a cross through the box. No teammate was there, but Norris tracked it down and crossed the ball back through the penalty area from the other direction.
With under three minutes gone, another Norris cross was just over the head of the leaping VonderBrink. VonderBrink got her head on an entry ball from junior Ivi Casagrande less than 10 minutes into the match, but her shot was hit directly at Wood.
Midway through the opening half, junior Madeline Wideman's through ball, intended for VonderBrink, was just a little too far out of the reach of the BG striker, and Wood gathered it in.
Soon after, junior Kaitlyn Tobin put Togba through on the right side, but Togba's shot was hit directly at Wood, who made the stop. With 16 minutes left in the period, sophomore Sidney Huth beat Wood to the ball on the end line. Huth played a crossing ball through the vacated goalmouth, but it rolled past the far post where a CSU defender cleared it out of danger.
Late in the half, however, Jarvis got the Falcons on the scoreboard with an impressive first collegiate goal. Jarvis took a pass from Togba on the right side of the pitch, just outside the penalty area. She took a dribble to her left and uncorked a blast from approximately 20 yards out. Wood made a leaping effort, but the CSU 'keeper had no chance as the strike found the upper-left corner of the goal.
Three minutes later, Jarvis got her head on a diagonal ball from classmate Haley Parkinson, but the shot was directly at Wood, who made the stop.
A minute after that play, some good work by Tobin nearly put Huth in all alone, but the assistant referee's flag went skyward at the very last moment, indicating offside against the Falcons.
Less than a minute later, though, sophomore Ashley Garr did indeed put Huth in all alone, playing a bouncing ball past the final line of Viking defenders. Huth ran onto the ball as Wood charged off of her goal line. Huth tried to bloop a shot over the head of the onrushing CSU 'keeper, but the shot sailed over the crossbar.
The Falcons had some late pressure as well, as junior Alyssa Carmack had two corner kicks, plus an additional crossing ball, in the final two minutes of the period. But, the Vikings managed to keep the margin at a single goal heading into the halftime break.
Ten minutes into the second half, Huth was again at the heart of a BG attack. The sophomore faked a cross, cut the ball back to elude a defender, then played a ball from the left corner of the pitch. The cross sailed just over the head of leaping freshman Demy Whitaker. Moments later, Coleman knocked a cross by VonderBrink out of the six-yard box with Huth lurking on the doorstep.
Midway through the period, a corner kick by Carmack was put on goal, but the Vikings' Jen Jankowski knocked the ball away. The rebound went to Draper, but her follow-up try sailed high of the target.
The Vikings had had only three total shot attempts in the first 67 minutes of the match, with two of those shots off target and the other attempted blocked by a BG defender. CSU's first shot on goal, however, found the back of the net.
Havas took a corner kick from the left side, and played a short pass to Fadenholz, on the left side of the penalty area. Fadenholz settled the ball and fired, and the shot found its way through a maze of players and into the far side of the net. At that point in the match, the Falcons had a 9-4 advantage in shots, but the match was tied.
The goal gave the Vikings some momentum, but neither team had another shot attempt until just over 11 minutes remained in regulation. BG built the attack, with Norris, VonderBrink and Draper stringing passes together. Draper played a right-side diagonal ball into the box, where a CSU defender got a body part on it. The ball caromed directly to Wideman in the center of the field, and the BG junior tried to beat Coleman with a 15-yard shot toward the lower corner of the net. But, the Viking goalie made a diving stop to keep the game tied.
In the final 10 minutes of the half, two Casagrande crosses nearly found the head of VonderBrink, but the two missed connections by mere inches on both occasions. Just after the second play, the Vikings quickly countered, and Ison was forced to dive on a Taylor Vidovic cross, just seconds before CSU's Kelcey Fischer could get to the ball.
In overtime, Sieradzki nearly ended the match with just over two minutes gone. A teammate played the ball forward, and Ison attempted to gather it in at the top of the box. As she went to the ground, however, Sieradzki also made an effort for the ball. The two collided as the ball bounded away.
With Ison on the ground, Sieradzki tracked down the loose ball near the goal line, to the right of the goal, and brought it along the line with Ison and several BG defenders in hot pursuit. Sieradzki attempted a shot from only a yard or two out, but Draper blocked the shot on the goal line. The ball caromed off of Sieradzki and popped up and over the crossbar. Draper's 'team save' kept the match tied.
Moments later, however, Sieradzki got another chance. She received an entry ball from Havas and deposited it in the back of the net to give her team the victory.
The Falcons held a 14-8 advantage in total shot attempts, including a 7-4 margin in shots on goal. After BGSU had eight shots to the Vikings' two in the first half, each team had four shot attempts in the second half and two in the overtime period.
The Falcons conclude a season-opening three-match homestand next Sunday (Aug. 26), hosting IUPUI. That match is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Cochrane Field.
Kent State 4, Morehead State 1
KENT, Ohio – The Kent State women's soccer team (2-0-0) utilized a total team effort Sunday afternoon to defeat visiting Morehead State, 4-1, in a non-conference contest to conclude the opening weekend of the season.
In the home opener for the Golden Flashes, Kent State took a 1-0 lead just inside of 10 minutes into the game and never relinquished the lead. Kent State outshot Morehead State 15-8, including a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal.
Four players scored for Kent State in the victory, while four more Golden Flashes registered assists in the contest.
Kent State got on the board in the 10th minute when Stephanie Haugh (Richmond Hill, Ontario) flicked a header to the far post for the game's first goal; Haugh combined with Katherine Lawrence (Ajax, Ontario) and Sara Henderson (Strongsville, Ohio), as Henderson headed Lawrence's throw-in towards the box.
The Golden Flashes struck again in the 42nd minute, when senior Megan Repas (Avon, Ohio) notched her first goal of the year. After gathering a pass from Megan Jackson (Medina, Ohio) on the right side near the touch line, Repas spun tight and fired the ball to the far post for a highlight finish.
Morehead State (0-2-0) cut their deficit in the 44th minute, making good on a set piece to make the game 2-1 at the intermission.
Out of the break, Kent State added to the scoreboard in the 68th minute. Junior Jaclyn Dutton (Bridgeport, Ohio) notched her first goal of the season with a shot on the left side that got through rushing traffic and found the back of the net.
Junior Jessacca Gironda (Akron, Ohio) rounded out the game's scoring in the 86th minute when she gathered a Morehead State miscue 25 yards out, dribbled into the box and slotted in an uncontested shot for her second goal in as many games.
Kent State goalkeeper Stephanie Senn (Grand Island, N.Y.) made three saves, including a diving save late in the game, to secure the win.
The Golden Flashes are back in action Friday, Aug. 24, when Kent State travels to Valparaiso for an evening contest.
NIU 1, SIU Edwardsvillle 0
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Eight yards from net and in the center of the box, junior Cori Frankenberg notched Northern Illinois' game-winning goal in the 48th minute of play to lead the Huskies past SIU Edwardsville, 1-0. The win is NIU's first of the season (1-1-0), the first of Head Coach John Ross' career and also snapped the Huskies eight-match winless streak.
"I was very pleased with our play today. The ladies came ready to play and they got the job done," said a jubilant Ross after the game. "We stayed very organized and did a great job of keeping possession during the first half and finding avenues to pressure and shoot in the attacking third towards the end of the half."
The two teams were deadlocked 0-0 in the first half and combined for only four shots (3-1 NIU), none of which were on frame. Junior center back Courtney Ksiazek totaled two of the Huskies three shots, sailing one high and heading one wide of the post.
2:39 after the start of the second period, Frankenberg made a great individual effort 10-yards deep into the 18-yard box and drew first blood to put Northern Illinois ahead of the Cougars (0-2-0) in the contest, 1-0.
"Cori's effort on the goal was tremendous. We were disciplined through the field in the plays leading up to her goal," added Ross.
With 42 minutes left to defend its lead, the NIU defense did its job to stymy the SIUE attack, which increased its shot total to five. Goalkeeper Amy Carr made three saves in the half and with the help of the back line, successfully defended four of the Cougars corner kicks in the half.
Northern Illinois returns to action Aug. 31 when it hosts Illinois State (1-0-1) in the Huskies home opener, beginning at 4 p.m. at NIU Soccer Complex. NIU will follow up with Loyola Sept. 2, starting at 1 p.m.
The win was the first career victory for Head Coach John Ross … The shutout was NIU's first since Oct. 7, 2010 at Buffalo (W, 1-0); it was also NIU's last victory … Goalkeeper Amy Carr logged her 10th career clean sheet … Cori Frankenberg's goal was the second of her career and her first game winner.
Indiana 4, Ohio 2
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In just the second all-time meeting between the schools, Ohio Soccer lost at Indiana on Sunday afternoon. Facing an early deficit, the Bobcats battled back to take a 2-1 lead before the Hoosiers scored three unanswered goals to earn the 4-2 victory.
Indiana outshot the Bobcats by a 20-9 margin, with ten of its shots being on goal. Ohio had a strong first half, registering the same number of shots as the team did throughout the entirety of the Wright State match on Friday. Maggie Murnane and Cathryn Rogers found the back of the net for the Bobcats, with junior Natalie Bechtel providing an assist on Murnane’s tally.
The Hoosiers relied on a balanced scoring attack, as four different student-athletes scored goals in the match, many of which from impressive individual plays. Jordan Woolums had a strong game for the hosts, scoring Indiana’s third goal and assisting on the team’s fourth.
The teams traded early shots on target in the first 15 minutes, with Mattie Liston (Lakewood, Ohio) making a save on a Rebecca Candler attempt in the second minute and Rogers (Etobicoke, Ontario) hitting one on frame in the 12th minute.
Indiana found the back of the net just before the match was 20 minutes old, taking a 1-0 lead when Lisa Nouanesengsy found the back of the net in the 18th minute. The goal was Nouanesengsy’s fourth of the season, as she had previously scored a hat trick in Indiana’s season-opening 3-0 win over Arkansas State on Friday evening.
Ohio (0-2) responded immediately and emphatically, scoring to pull level in the 25th minute. Junior transfer Murnane (Libertyville, Ill.) headed a nice cross from Bechtel (Westlake, Ohio) into the back of the net merely seven minutes after the Hoosiers opened the scoring. Rogers scored Ohio’s second goal of the match, netting her first tally of the season from the penalty spot in the 28th minute. The converted penalty was the seventh goal of the senior’s career and makes her a perfect 2-for-2 from the spot as a Bobcat.
Not discouraged by losing the early lead, Indiana (2-0) pulled level when Colombian international Orianica Velasquez scored her first goal of the season in the 29th minute. Following an Ohio foul, Velasquez scored directly from a free kick 25 yards from goal. The Hoosiers then reclaimed the lead in the 44th minute when Wollums dribbled past a few Ohio defenders and beat Liston to make it 3-2.
Following a significant scoreless stretch in the second half, Indiana was able to add to its advantage in the 73rd minute. Rebecca Dreher scored her first goal of the season, heading a cross from Woolums into the back of the net to make it 4-2 in favor of the hosts.
Liz Finley (Mason, Ohio) registered a shot for the Green and White in the second frame, but her attempt went high of the target.
The Bobcats will next be in action on Friday, Aug. 24 when they play at DePaul. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
CMU, Evansville - CANCELLED
MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan's women's soccer home opener against Evansville on Sunday afternoon was cancelled due to inclement weather at the 29:57 mark of the second half with the Chippewas leading 2-0, and will not be counted as an official game by the NCAA.
Isolated thunderstorms rolling through the region caused an hour delay at halftime and the ultimate cancellation of the contest.
Details on a potential rescheduled contest have not been determined as of publication.
The Chippewas were leading 2-0 on two first-half goals at the delay.
"We were scoring goals, we were keeping possession of the ball well, and we were able to get a number of players game action that will benefit them as the season goes on," head coach Neil Stafford said. "Overall we were very happy with the team's performance today."
The Chippewas begin a stretch of road games this Friday when they travel to Penn State toface West Virginia, and then against Penn State on Sunday. West Virginia isranked No. 20 in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire Top 25 rankings, and Penn State is ninth in the country.
The Chippewas are back in Mount Pleasant Friday, Sept. 21, for their next home match, against Kent State.