Women's Soccer Ties Miami
Buland and Wagner Score the Bearcat goals
Contact: Christie Hadley
OXFORD, OH -- The Cincinnati Women?s Soccer team tied Miami (OH) 2-2 in double overtime on Sunday. Sophomore Lauren Buland and Senior Tasha Wagner net the Bearcat goals.
Halfway through the first half, Jennifer Sibert (Goshen, KY/South Oldham) sent a long pass to Lauren Buland (Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central). Buland drew Miami goalkeeper Leigh Terry out of the box and sent a shot past her, scoring the first goal of the game.
Miami answered with a goal of their own four minutes later when Jessica Godshall took control of the ball with an open field, and sent a shot into the UC goal from 25 feet out, tying the score 1-1. The RedHawks scored their second goal with 10 seconds left in the first half when Ashley Swinehart drew Sherry Slye (Cincinnati, OH/Rodger Bacon) out of the box on a breakaway, and ricocheted a shot off Kristina Wilson (Cincinnati, OH/Glen Este) and into the goal.
Miami committed a foul inside the box 20 minutes into the second half, setting Cincinnati up for a free kick. Wagner capitalized, blasting a shot into the goal, tying the score at 2.
?When you score two goals you expect to win,? head coach Meridy Glenn said. ?But when you are on the road you are supposed to lose. Each game is a lesson and we are scoring goals.?
With both teams winning their respective conference championships last season, the game was as much about defense as it was offense. Slye made a tough save in the seventh minute of the second half when Miami headed a throw-in directly at the UC goal. Slye knocked it down and then collected it, keeping it out of the goal. Wilson was also an important part of the UC defense as she used her body to knock down a strong shot from a Miami forward, to keep the score tied.
?The mistakes we?re making should be goals,? Glenn added. ?Sherry and Tracy did a great job.?
Of the four games UC has played thus far this season, three have gone into overtime, but this is the first time the Bearcats have posted a tie. UC (2-1-1) returns to action Friday, September 12 at home against Ohio State. Action will begin at 7 p.m.