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Ohio Soccer and Marshall End in a 2-2 Draw

Ohio Soccer and Marshall End in a 2-2 Draw

Sept. 9, 2016

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ATHENS, Ohio - Led by two goals from Courtney Daugerdas (Libertyville, Ill.), the Ohio women's soccer team (2-2-1) finished a double overtime match tied 2-2 with Marshall (2-2-2) Friday (Sept. 9) afternoon at Chessa Field.

"When we've played Marshall the last couple of years it's been some fantastic games. It's a great, friendly rivalry between Marshall and Ohio," head coach Aaron Rodgers said. "They played very well the first half and I would have liked to see us play a little bit better in the first half, but they did some great things to knock us out of our rhythm. I was very proud of our girls to come back twice; to equalize. And then obviously it was rough for them to have a person sent off and we took advantage of that as much as we could with out finishing off a chance. So we created a lot of chances and I wish one of them would have went in but it was a great game."

Marshall started the game off full force with Sydney Arnold single handedly scoring just under the fourth minute mark to take an early 1-0 lead.

Entering the match in the 23rd minute, freshman, Daugerdas made in an appearance just in time to score her first goal for the Bobcats tying the match up 1-1 with Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) on the assist. 

Marshall outshot Ohio, 8-3 in the first half while Ohio keeper, Erin Beurket (Milford, Ohio), registered 3 saves to Marshall's 2.

Shontelle Smith would challenge Beurket with a penalty kick in the 50th minute of the second half and score giving Marshall a 2-1 lead.

It would seem as history was repeating itself as Ohio subbed in Daugerdas for Remi Eades (New Albany, Ohio) in the 72nd minute and would score in the 78th minute assisted by Leckie, yet again. 

"Courtney scoring those two goals was phenomenal," Rodgers said. "We know what we she brings. She brings so much energy and she has so much heart. She'd run through a brick wall. She's just like Alexis three years ago as a freshman, and I'm so pleased for her, for all of her hard work to get the reward of goals." 

The Bobcats would make a total of five attempts in the second half to take the lead, but fall short and enter into the first of two overtimes. The Bobcats would take three shots in the first overtime compared to Marshall's two. However, they would enter into the second overtime.

In the second overtime, Ohio registered two shots, but would not score and the game would end in a 2-2 tie.

Overall, Ohio finished the match with 13 total shots while Marshall totaled 18. Eades, Leckie and Daugerdas all had three shots. Bryce Hueber (Cincinnati, Ohio) has two shots, both on goal, Madelyn Kah (Hamilton, Ohio) had one shot and Natalie Estes (Zionsville, Ohio) had one shot with one on goal. Leckie registered who assists.

Beurket would face 11 shots, saving nine of them and allowing two goals in 110 minutes. 

The Bobcats return to action on Sunday, Sept. 11 as they head to Pittsburgh, Pa. to take on Robert Morris. First touch is scheduled for 1 p.m.