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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. â Despite a goal by Hannah Jaggers in the final seconds of regulation, the Ohio womenâs soccer team (3-11-1, 1-7-0 MAC) dropped a hard fought battle to Central Michigan (13-1-2, 5-1-2 MAC), 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday (Oct. 16).
âThe team works so hard and never quit as evidence by our last minute equalizer,â head coach Aaron Rodgers said. âOnce again a very difficult result to take. We will take some great things from this game and be ready to fight until the end. This team is so focused and ready to compete on Thursday.â
Central Michigan registered the first shot of the game in the third minute that would be saved by Ohio keeper, Erin Beurket (Milford, Ohio).
It did not take long for Ohio to get its footing on the pitch, with Remi Eades (New Albany, Ohio) registering Ohioâs first two shots. The first came in the fourth minute off a header that was saved by the CMU keeper. The next one game a minute later, when she rocketed a ball towards the net and it would be blocked by the CMU defense.
The Bobcats would continue to pressure the CMU defense when in the 14th minute, Bryce Hueber (Cincinnati, Ohio) would fire her first shot of the game wide, then just moments later, Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) would get a shot off, forcing the CMU keeper to make a save.
Central Michigan would register a shot in the 21st minute, however, that would be the last shot CMU would get in the first half.
The Bobcats would play much of the final minutes of the first half on the Central Michigan side of the field, with Courtney Daugerdas (Libertyville, Ill.) registering a shot in 35th minute that was blocked by the CMU defense. In the 38th minute, Allie Curry (Fairfield, Ohio) would register a shot that was blocked, and moments later Madelyn Kah (Hamilton, Ohio) would get the rebound and shot the ball, which would once again be blocked.
In the 44th minute, Curry would get her head on the ball, and it would go wide. Then moments later, Hannah Jaggers (Taylorsville, Ky.) would get the last shot off in the half on a ball that would go wide of the net.
After one half of action, Ohio outshot CMU 10-3.
Beurket would play the first 45 minutes of action and did not allow a goal and made one save.
Ohio opened the second half of the game by taking a corner kick that would allow Jaggers to get a shot off on the 48th minute that would go wide.
In the 51st minute, Leckie would get her second shot of the game, which would be saved. Ohio would then get back-to-back corner kicks in the 52nd and 53rd minutes.
Central Michigan would register its first shot of the half in the 54th minute, a header that would be saved by Beurket.
CMU would register a shot in the 62nd minute that would go wide. Then a few moments later, Central Michigan would take a 1-0 lead on a header goal by Alexis Pelafas in the 63rd minute.
Ohio would continue to push the CMU defense, with Hueber getting a shot that would go wide in the 70th minute. Then moments later, Eades would get another shot, which would also go wide. Eades would get another shot in the 85th minute that would sail high.
CMU would get the next two shots in the 87th and 89th minutes, both of which would be saved by Beurket.
Then as time was running out, Ohioâs fight would pay off, as a shot by Jaggers would make the back of the net, tying the game at 1-1 with just 24 seconds remaining and would send the game into overtime.
Ohio would control the first overtime, with Jaggers coming out and getting the first two shots of extra time, both of which would be blocked.
Alexis Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) would get a header shot in the 92nd minute, and then Kah would register another shot in the 95th minute what would go wide.
CMU would get a shot off in the 97th minute and then Jaggers would get another shot for Ohio in the 99th minute that would once again be blocked.
Central Michigan would get the first shot off in the 105th minute, and it would be all CMU would need, as Pelafas would get her second goal of the game, giving CMU a 2-1 win.
Overall, Ohio outshot CMU 23-13 while getting six shots on goal. Jaggers led the way with eight shots and a goal in 65 minutes of action. Eades registered four shots with one on goal.
In net, Beurket allowed two goals and made five saves in 104 minutes of action.
Up next, Ohio returns home for its final three-game home stand of the regular season when they take on Ball State on Thursday, Oct. 20. First touch is set for 3 p.m. at Chessa Field.