Sunday's Women's Soccer Results

Updated 10/18/2013

Sunday's Women's Soccer Scoreboard

Bowling Green 1, Akron 2
Eastern Michigan 2, Kent State 0
Central Michigan 1, Buffalo 0
Miami 2, Toledo 0
Western Michigan 0, Ohio 0
Ball State 2, Northern Illinois 2




Bowling Green 1, Akron 2


Eastern Michigan 2, Kent State 0

KENT, Ohio ( – In a cross divisional showdown against the leader of the Mid-American Conference East Division, the Eastern Michigan University soccer team scored a pair of second half goals while holding Kent State University scoreless for a 2-0 victory Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, at Zoeller Field. With the win, the Eagles (9-6-1, 6-2-0 MAC) have officially secured a spot in the MAC Tournament.
EMU sophomore goalkeeper Megan McCabe (Arlington Heights, Ill.-Prospect) (9-6-1) not only defensively assisted the Eagles in the weekend sweep, but she also recorded her third consecutive shutout away from the friendly confines of Scicluna Field. The Arlington Heights, Ill. native stopped all five shots on goal that the Golden Flashes (10-6-0, 5-3-0 MAC) sent her direction. On the other side of the pitch, Kent State goalie Stephanie Senn (10-6-0) also made five saves, but allowed two EMU goals in the contest's 90 minutes.
Angela Vultaggio (Chesterfield, Mich.- L'Anse Creuse North) was a factor in the Eagles' scoring all afternoon, recording three points via an assist as well as a goal. Bianca Rossi (Mississauga, Ontario-St. Marcellinus) put the Green and White on the board first with her goal in the 58th minute.
Kent State outshot EMU, 19-15, but the Eagles sent more shots on goal, tallying seven shots on target compared to just five for the Golden Flashes. Head Coach Scott Hall's group also held the advantage on corner kicks, 7-3.
After the first 45 minutes, the game remained scoreless as both teams fired seven shots, including two on goal that were stopped by each goalkeeper. The Eagles had opportunities to score with six corner kicks, but they were unable to capitalize. However, EMU only allowed the Golden Flashes to attempt one corner kick throughout the entire first half.
With 32:45 left in regulation, Vultaggio and Cara Cutaia (Burlington, Ontario-Notre Dame Catholic) made a pair of sharp passes to find Rossi in the middle of the box. The veteran forward knew exactly what to do with a great scoring opportunity, blasting a shot high into the upper left corner of the net to give Eastern a 1-0 lead.
EMU had another scoring opportunity in the 80th minute as KSU's Morgan Mah was issued a red card, giving Vultaggio a penalty kick attempt. Senn stepped up to block the penalty kick, but Vultaggio followed her shot to send the rebound past the KSU goalie and double the Eagles' advantage, 2-0. Eastern controlled the remainder of the contest, preventing the Golden Flashes from even getting a shot off as the Eagles earned their sixth MAC victory of the season.
The Green and White return to Scicluna Field for its final homestand of the regular season. EMU hosts the University at Buffalo Friday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. before the University of Akron comes to town for Senior Day, Oct. 27, in which the five senior Eagles will be recognized in their final regular season contest.

Central Michigan 1, Buffalo 0

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Central Michigan soccer team extended its MAC winning streak to four games in dramatic fashion, defeating Buffalo, 1-0, in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at UB Stadium. With the victory, the Chippewas upped their conference record to 6-2 with three league contests remaining on the regular season schedule.
“Sometimes in the MAC, it is not easy,” said CMU head coach Peter McGahey. “We on the road on the back end of a trip. But it was a good team win. We grinded it out; doing the right things and finding a way to win in overtime. Give credit to the team for grinding one out today.”
The game winner came in the 104th minute off a set piece. After a CMU player was fouled just outside the box, senior defender Estee Outcalt stepped up to take the free kick. Her service looked to be sailing long and out of bounds but senior midfielder Tory Kinniard managed to get her head on the ball, keeping it alive. Kinniard’s pass went to junior forward Laura Gosse, who headed it into the net, lifting CMU to the sudden victory. 
For Gosse, the goal was her team-high fifth goal of the season and her third game winner. She also leads the Chippewas with 11 points. Outcalt earned her team-best third assist of the year on the play while Kinniard recorded her second assist.
Play during regulation was back-and-forth with each side earning good scoring opportunities. Buffalo outshot CMU, 6-2, in the first half, but shots were even at 7-7 in the second. Emma Dwenger led CMU with three shots, including two on goal.
Junior goalkeeper Grace Lebrecque recorded six saves en route to notching her fourth consecutive shutout and fifth of the season overall. With the streak, her goals against average has dipped to 0.88. 
CMU remains on the road next week, traveling to Oxford, Ohio to face Miami in a 3 p.m. match on Friday, Oct. 25. The Chippewas will finish out the regular season schedule at home, hosting Ball State on Sunday, Oct. 27 (3 p.m.) and Bowling Green on Thursday, Oct. 31 (3 p.m.) at the CMU Soccer Complex.


Miami 2, Toledo 0

OXFORD, Ohio—A pair of second-half goals by junior forward/midfielder Kelsey Dinges lifted Miami University’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over the University of Toledo on Sunday afternoon at the Miami Soccer Field. Miami (8-6-2; 5-1-2 Mid-American Conference) recorded its ninth shutout and its eighth shutout win of the season and extended its unbeaten streak to seven straight games. Toledo dropped to 5-10-1 on the season and 2-5-1 in MAC action.
“I was pleased with it our effort today,” said head coach Bobby Kramig. “I thought we played very well. I thought it was a good, solid professional effort on our part. We did the things that we needed to do to get the result, and I’m just really proud of our players.”
The teams played 61 scoreless minutes before Dinges put a long shot from 30 yards out past the Rockets’ goalkeeper off a pass from sophomore midfielder Jess Bronke at 61:03. It was the second game-winning goal for Dinges this season.
With one tick left on the clock, Dinges struck again, knocking in a goal from 10 yards out on a free kick. Freshman midfielder Jenna Weiner earned the assist on the goal, which was scored at 89:59.
“It’s been an interesting two weeks with Kelsey,” remarked Kramig. “We haven’t started her in the last four games. She’s been transitioning from midfield to up front, and Kelsey has handled it like a pro. She’s had a good attitude the whole time, and what a response. She doubled her season goal total in one weekend.”
With five saves against the Rockets, senior goalkeeper Allison Norenberg notched her eighth shutout of the season and added to her Miami career record for shutouts, notching the 20th of her RedHawk career. With her eighth shutout of the season, Norenberg tied the Miami single-season record that she also equaled a season ago. It was the fifth straight shutout for Norenberg and the RedHawks.
Miami withstood a barrage of shots in the second half from the Rockets, who tallied 10 of their 12 shots for the game in the last 45 minutes. The RedHawks took 11 shots, six on goal, posting six shots in the first half and five in the second.
The RedHawks conclude a three-match home stretch on Friday, Oct. 25, hosting Central Michigan at 3 p.m. Miami then hits the road for matches at Bowling Green on Sunday, Oct. 27 and at Ball State on Thursday, Oct. 31 to round out the regular season.

Western Michigan 0, Ohio 0

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University women’s soccer team (6-5-5, 2-3-3 MAC) tied Western Michigan (7-4-4, 5-1-2 MAC), 0-0, after two overtime periods Sunday in a Mid-American Conference match at Chessa Field. The tie marks Ohio’s fifth of the season.
“They (Ohio) came out, and they battled for 110 minutes,” said first-year head coach Aaron Rodgers. “We’ve been waiting for us to battle 110 minutes, and we finally did today. If we battle like this next week, and we clean up a few things in front of the goal, we’ll score goals and get the victories. For us to get a draw today, we had to come out and match their intensity, and I think we did.”
Senior goalkeeper Mattie Liston (Lakewood, Ohio) posted her school-record 20th shutout of her career. She made seven saves in 110 minutes in goal. Liston’s career saves total now stands at 378, which ranks sixth in MAC history.
“She deserves it,” said Rodgers of Liston breaking the career shutouts record. “She’s earned those records and done a fantastic job and has had a fantastic career up to this point. We have three games left in the regular season, and I don’t want it to be over after three games. I want us to keep going into the postseason and for her to continue to get shutouts and saves and continue to extend her records. She’s been a great leader.”
Both the Bobcats and the Broncos dug deep defensively, as Western Michigan tallied seven shots on goal while Ohio totaled six.
Sophomore forward Holly Harris (Batavia, Ohio) led the Bobcats with four shots on goal.
Ohio honored its four seniors  -- Liston, defender Natalie Bechtel (Westlake, Ohio), midfield/forward Maggie Murnane (Libertyville, Ill.) and forward/defender Alex Stec – for their contributions to the program prior to Sunday’s match.
Ohio will play its final two road matches of the 2013 regular season next weekend, visiting Toledo on Friday for a 4 p.m. match, then closing its road slate at Northern Illinois on Sunday in a 2 p.m. matchup.

Ball State 2, Northern Illinois 2

MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Ball State soccer team played to its second 2-2 draw of the weekend in Mid-American Conference action Sunday, this time against Northern Illinois.
Nicole Pembleton and Elaina Musleh both scored for the Cardinals, but Northern Illinois managed a pair of goals from Jess Woolridge to leave the Briner sports Complex with a tie on Ball State’s Senior Day.
Musleh’s goal at the 80:40 mark answered Woolridge’s second goal of the afternoon to even the score at 2-2. Neither team was able to find the game winner over the final nine minutes of regulation or either of the 10-minute overtime periods.
With three regular-season games remaining in the race for MAC Tournament seeding, Ball State’s record now stands at 9-4-3 (4-2-2 MAC). Northern Illinois is now 4-9-3 (2-4-2 MAC).
In a game marked by 33 total fouls, Ball State more than doubled Northern Illinois in shot attempts (27-11) and shots on goal (13-6). But the Huskies were able to convert on enough of those chances to play the Cardinals even.
“Our team is disappointed,” Ball State coach Craig Roberts said. “We are at the point where we are not content tying games or just being in games; we want to win everything. I think that’s a great attitude, but we have to convert scoring opportunities if we’re really going to win those games.”
After a scoreless first half, Pembleton struck first for the Cardinals in the 52nd minute when she collected a loose ball in the box and fired a shot into the right corner of the net for her third goal of the year. That lead stood until Woolridge found an open net to tie the score in the 71st minute after Ball State failed to clear the ball from its own end.
Woolridge scored again just more than 10 minutes later at the 80:15 mark after a Ball State foul set up a free kick from 35 yards out. Courtney Ksiazek placed the kick perfectly toward Woolridge, who headed it in to give the Huskies their only lead of the day.
That lead was short lived. Less than 30 seconds later, Musleh scored on a header of her own. Maimee Morris crossed the ball into the box, and Musleh sent in into the right side of the net to tie things up again on what proved to be the final goal of the day. It was Musleh’s second goal of the year.
The Cardinals had other chances, including a penalty kick from Victoria Jacobs, but could not get the lead back. Northern Illinois goalkeeper Amy Carr was there to make 11 saves on the day. Layne Schramm made four saves for Ball State and also came off her line to play numerous dangerous crosses.
At 4-2-2 in conference play, Ball State has 14 points in the league standings based on a system that awards three points for a win and one point for a tie. The top six teams in the MAC are separated by just four points with Eastern Michigan leading the way at 18. The top four teams in the final standings will host first-round conference tournament games.