Friday's Women's Soccer Results

Updated 9/13/2013

Friday's Women's Soccer Scoreboard 9/13:

Buffalo 0, Duquense 0
Central MIchigan 0, Ohio State 2
Miami 3, Milwaukee 4
Ohio 1, Youngstown State 0
Ball State , Colorado College
Bowling Green 1, Michigan State 3
Northern Illinois 0, Green Bay 1


Buffalo 0, Duquense 0

BUFFALO, NY - Despite constant pressure from the Duquesne attack, the Buffalo women's soccer team (2-1-2) stood firm and earned their second-straight scoreless tie. Senior goalkeeper Ainsley Wheldon came up with seven huge saves for the Bulls, producing her third straight shutout.
"We had a lot of players receive a lot of minutes tonight and I believe we had some young players really step up and play well for us," said head coach Michael Thomas. "I really think we saw some kids grow up today, which was fun to see."
As the rain began to fall in the first half, the two teams went back and forth, exchanging scoring opportunities. Both Wheldon and Devon Tabata stood tall in the opening 45 minutes, not allowing a goal.
The second half was dominated by the Dukes as they owned the 9-4 advantage in shots, but they were still unable to get a shot past Wheldon.
After holding off the Dukes for the first 100 minutes, Buffalo proved its fitness in the final overtime period, just missing on three shots and earning a corner kick while keeping Duquesne at bay. Karen McMahon's shot went wide and Megan Abman and Jackie Hall saw both of their attempts sail wide of the goal as well. Wheldon was not tested in the overtime period as the defenders in front of her, Courtney Gross, Natalie Jurisevic and Kristin Markiewicz shutdown the Dukes attack, earning their third-straight game, not allowing a goal.
Leading the Bulls offense were Jackie Hall and McMahon who each recorded five shots in the game. The shutout for Wheldon was her third straight and 18th in her career, just three behind the schools all-time record.
The Bulls will return home on Sunday at 11:15 am as they play host to Austin Peay. Before Sunday's non-conference affair, Buffalo will be honoring their five seniors as a part of Senior Day at UB Stadium.

Central MIchigan 0, Ohio State 2

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Central Michigan lost their opening game at the Hoosier Classic in a 2-0 effort against Ohio State on Friday afternoon at a gusty and cool Armstrong Stadium. It was the first ever meeting between the two schools. 
• Ohio State wasted no time on the scoring attack as senior midfielder Danica Wu delivered a strike to the upper left corner from 20 yards out past the goalkeeper seven minutes into the match. The goal marked the fifth of the 2012 first team All-Big Ten midfielder’s career. Junior defender Ashley Gruenbaum and junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber were awarded with assists.
• Gruber added to the deficit as she connected with a header sent from 40 yards out from on a free kick to make the game 2-0 in the 68th minute. The goal marked her second of the season.
• Redshirt freshman Eliza Van de Kerkhove responded to Ohio State’s second goal with two shots on goal in the 68th and 72nd minute. Senior forward Nicole Samuel also added to the attack with three shots against the Buckeyes, one being a shot on goal in the 34th minute.
"I thought that Nicole Samuel really made a tremendous impact off the bench tonight, particularly in the second half," said head coach Peter McGahey. "She played great by providing really good energy and enthusiasm that helped create some qaulity chances for us." 
• Junior midfielder Emily Cooksey’s presence was once again felt by an opposing goalie as she tallied three shots, two being on target. Cooksey leads the team this season with eight shots on goal and 16 total shots.
• Freshman Heather Lauefer made her fourth career start in net recording three saves. Lauefer faced pressure in net all night as the Buckeyes compiled 25 total shots and five corners.
• Ohio State once again showcased two goalkeepers in their shutout victory. Senior Rachel Middleman started the game and was awarded the win with one save in the first half. Sophomore Jillian McVicker played the entire second half stopping four shots on target.
• CMU’s final matchup at the Hoosier Classic is on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. when the Chippewas take on host Indiana (record) at Armstrong Stadium. Sunday’s game ends a 6 game road stint as Central Michigan returns to the CMU Soccer Complex to play Dayton at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.

Miami 3, Milwaukee 4

OXFORD, Ohio – In a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair, that included three lead changes and three ties, the Miami University women’s soccer team fell to Milwaukee in the closing minutes, 4-3, Friday afternoon at Miami Soccer Field. The match saw the RedHawks (3-3-0) and Panthers (1-5-1) combine for six second-half goals, with Milwaukee scoring the final two in the last 10 minutes.
“We’re going to have to go back and watch the videotape on it,” head coach Bobby Kramig said of the final 10 minutes. “I was concerned about our organization back there and I was concerned about our communication back there. But sometimes if I don’t hear it, it doesn’t mean it’s not going on. So we’re just going to have to go back to the video and see if we can get it sorted out. Clearly, we have to be better than this defensively.”
Miami applied good pressure in the opening minutes, earning multiple corner kicks and had several close looks with UWM keeper Paige Lincicum often coming off her line, but the RedHawks couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. The Panthers took the first lead in the 28th minute when Kelly Lewers sent a pass up the middle to Kelsey Holbert, who split a pair of RedHawk defenders and slotted the ball in the back left corner of the net passed senior goalkeeper Allison Norenberg.
Just over five minutes later, Miami nearly drew even when freshman midfielder Rachel Marble found a loose ball alone in front of the cage but her shot slid over the crossbar, as the RedHawks went into halftime down a goal. The opening 45 minutes were relatively even, as both sides managed four shots, each putting two on frame, while Miami held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.
The fireworks started quickly in the second stanza as sophomore midfielder Haley Walter scored in her third straight game just 1:29 into the half. Junior forward Hailey Pleshakov slipped a pass through two Panther defenders, while senior midfielder Kayla Zakrzewski ran onto the ball from the left flank and fired a shot to the far post around the charging Lincicum. The ball was nearly across the line when Halter made sure it crossed with a boot to knot the contest at 1-1 on her third tally of the year.
Miami then grabbed its first lead of the afternoon in the 67th minute when senior midfielder Katy Dolesh cleaned up a corner kick in the penalty box. Junior midfielder Kelsey Dinges picked up the assist as her corner slipped through Lincicum’s hands and fell to Dolesh, who volleyed the ball out of the air and into the back of the net for her third goal of the season.
In the 75th minute, Milwaukee pulled even at 2-2 when Krissy Dorre put a shot from inside the penalty box into the back right corner of the frame, after taking Lewers’ through ball up the middle. Sara Stern also earned an assist on the score. Only 21 seconds later, the ‘Hawks regained the lead when Dinges blasted a long shot from the top right corner of the box under Lincicum’s hands and into the far corner for a 3-2 Miami lead. It was her third tally of the year, as well, giving her a three-point night.
The RedHawks would not score again however, while Milwaukee scored twice. In the 81st minute, Dorre fed Morgan LaPlant, who found a seam in the defense and ripped a shot into the top right corner of the goal to level the match at 3-3. The Panthers then scored the game-winner with just 1:14 remaining in the contest as Lewers dribbled through the defense and blasted her shot upper 90, again on the right side, to give UWM the 4-3 victory. Lewers completed the day with a goal and two assists.
Despite the loss, Miami finished with an 11-9 advantage in shots, and also earned six corner kicks to Milwaukee’s three. Lincicum totaled four saves though to help the Panthers get the win. Norenberg had three saves in the loss, while the four goals allowed were the most she had given up in a regular-season game in her three-year career. Miami was the more physical side, committing 13 fouls to just two for UWM, but it did not slow the Panthers down.
“I think we’ll be ready to go (Sunday). I’m not too terribly worried about that,” Kramig said. “I’m concerned about some of the organization problems in the back. I know our kids will come to play.”
The RedHawks look to snap a two-game skid on Sunday when they host Big Ten foe Purdue for Senior Day. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Miami Soccer Field while Miami’s six seniors and four senior managers will be honored prior to the game.

Ohio 1, Youngstown State 0

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio University women’s soccer team (4-2-1) won its fourth-straight game Friday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over Youngstown State (1-5-1) at the Penguins’ Farmers National Bank Field.
The Bobcats were outshot 4-2 in the first half and entered intermission tied at zero, but Ohio exploded with 10 shots in the second half and put a goal on the board midway through the frame when junior Liz Finley (Mason, Ohio) notched a score for the 'Cats.
“I think an exciting part of today was that we had another player score her first goal of the season,” head coach Aaron Rodgers said. “We’ve had seven goal scorers this season and it’s fantastic that we’re spreading the offense around.”
Senior goalkeeper Mattie Liston (Lakewood, Ohio) picked up her first shutout of the season and the 17th of her Ohio career against the Penguins, making five saves in a full 90 minutes of action. Liston now has a .750 save percentage and 1.05 goals against average on the year.
“I give credit to Mattie and the five backs that played today, as well as the rest of the team” Rodgers said. “Defending is a team effort and we want to defend with 11 players. We put forward a great team effort to earn the shutout today.”
The Penguins were aggressive early, earning a pair of corner kicks in the contest’s second minute, but could not manage a shot during the sequence. The Bobcats’ first scoring opportunity came at 13’, when Finley fired a shot at the YSU goal that was saved by goaltender Katie Montgomery.
Liston deflected a pair of Youngstown opportunities in the 14th minute, but the Penguins threatened again at 19’ with a shot (wide) and a corner.
The Bobcats could not manufacture a shot on goal for the next 30 minutes of action and Youngstown’s only opportunity was a header that deflected off the post, which sent the teams into the half knotted at zero.
Ohio’s offense picked up significantly to start the second half, as freshman Alexis Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) played a nice header three minutes into the period that was saved by Montgomery. A corner from junior Tonya Frasik (Lebanon, Ohio) at 56’ led to a shot from sophomore Holly Harris (Batavia, Ohio) and another shot from Milesky went wide at 61’.
Another corner paid the ultimate dividend for Ohio in the 65th minute, as Frasik lobbed a cross into the attack box that was taken and deposited into the goal by Finley for her first score of the season.
The Penguins stormed back in the 70th minute with a pair of shots on goal, but Liston made another strong pair of saves to preserve the Ohio lead. Liston rejected another YSU attempt at 74'.
Ohio answered back in the 75th minute with a header from freshman Allison Cislo (Crownsville, Md.) that was saved by Montgomery, then grabbed a corner at 76’.
The ‘Cats stayed aggressive with two more shots in the 78th and 80th minutes and put a shot on goal at 85’ after Frasik rifled a shot into the hands of Montgomery. Ohio hung on from there to clinch the one-goal victory. 
Frasik led all Bobcats with a game-high five shots against the Penguins.
The Bobcats return to action next Friday (Sept. 20) with a match at Cleveland State. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Ball State , Colorado College


Bowling Green 1, Michigan State 3

Bowling Green State University women's soccer senior Kaitlyn Tobin scored late in the first half, but host Michigan State University broke a tie game with a pair of second-half goals en route to a 3-1 win over the Falcons Friday evening (Sept. 13) at DeMartin Stadium.
With the victory, the Spartans remain undefeated with a 5-0-2 overall record. The Falcons drop to 0-4-0 on the year.
"I'm really proud of our defensive discipline throughout the entire game, even after giving up goals," said BGSU head coach Lindsay Basalyga.  "We showed a lot of glimpses of who we can be in the attack against a very good team, and Tobin scored a great goal in the run of play."
MSU outshot the Falcons by a 28-1 count, and the hosts took the lead in the 15th minute when Erica Goodenough scored from close range.
The home team would fire the first 13 shots of the day, but the Falcons made their lone chance count.  Late in the opening period, Tobin broke loose down the right side of the field after taking a pass from fellow senior Madeline Wideman. Tobin beat MSU goalkeeper Gabrielle Gauruder to tie the game at 1-1 with just 2:20 left before halftime.
Tobin's goal was the Falcons' first against Michigan State in six years.  The teams battled to a 1-1, double-overtime tie in East Lansing on Sept. 21, 2007, before the Spartans posted shutout victories in each of the next five seasons.  Gina Rossi scored BG's goal on that 2007 afternoon.
On Friday, the Spartans took the lead for good in the 61st minute, when a long cross off the foot of Rachel VanPoppelen found Jessica White at the far post.  White redirected the ball into the net at the 60:37 mark.
Just over seven minutes later, MSU got some insurance on an own goal, as a corner kick deflected off of a BGSU player and into the net.
Gauruder did not make a save on the day. At the other end of the pitch, BGSU redshirt freshman Lauren Cadel made six stops in her complete-match effort, and the Falcons also were credited with a 'team save' in the match.
"For 90 minutes, we focused on what 'we celebrate' and we forced Michigan State to find a way to beat us instead of us beating ourselves," said Basalyga.  "I'm really looking forward to our next opportunity to compete."
BGSU returns to the state of Michigan on Tuesday (Sept. 17), heading to the Motor City for a match against the University of Detroit Mercy.  That contest will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Titan Field.

Northern Illinois 0, Green Bay 1

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Northern Illinois' women's soccer team traveled to Green Bay on Friday to take on the Green Bay Phoenix, who came into the match with a 2-2-3 record on the season. The first whistle blew at 4 p.m. to start the game, and after 90 minutes of play, the Huskies found themselves behind 1-0, losing the match. NIU had not been shut out in a game prior to this game. With the loss, NIU fell to 2-4-0, having lost its third straight game.
The Huskies and Phoenix played a very close game throughout. It was a tie ballgame for most of the first half until Green Bay's Justy Linton scored on a header, assisted by teammates Katie Schulz and Schandra Eigenberger. NIU could only muster one shot during the first half, and it did not find the back of the net. This left Green Bay ahead 1-0.
The second half was another defensive struggle. NIU was able to create a few more offensive opportunities, firing three shots in the half, but none them were able to even the score. While the Huskies did not allow a goal in the second half, their efforts were not enough to force an overtime period or come away with the win.
"We're getting back to work tomorrow," said Head Coach John Ross. "We need to do a better job with getting to dead balls. Those have really been hurting us."
Not all was grim for NIU, however. The defensive play was stellar throughout, allowing just the one goal on 11 shots faced from Green Bay players. The Huskies were also able to keep themselves out of risky situations in the second half, as they did not yield a single corner kick to Green bay over the final 45 minutes of play. "We sorted a couple things out this week, and it really showed," said Ross. The defensive unit in this one was anchored by Amy Carr (Hemel Hempstead, England/Townsend Church of England), Lauren Noonan (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley), and Courtney Ksiazek (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley), who each played at least 80 minutes for the team on the defensive side. 
The Huskies will return to DeKalb for an evening match against the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Sunday, September 15. Set to begin at 5 p.m. the match will be held at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex following the conclusion of the NIU Adidas Invitational men's soccer tournament. "It will be nice to finally return home," said Ross. "We haven't played in front of the home crowd in weeks."