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Soccer Ties With Oshkosh
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2007
OSHKOSH, Wis. - The UW-Eau Claire women's soccer team tied 1-1 in two overtimes today with UW-Oshkosh in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match-up in Oshkosh.
The Blugolds are now 4-0-1 in the conference and 11-1-2 overall and Oshkosh is 3-2-1 in the conference and 6-7-1 overall. Oshkosh is 5-1-1 in its last seven games.
Eau Claire entered today's contest ranked 6th in NCAA Division III soccer (d3kicks.com). The Blugolds were also ranked 8th nationally in Division III soccer (NSCAA/adidas).
The Blugolds are two-time defending WIAC champions. Eau Claire and Oshkosh have met on the soccer field 21 times; Eau Claire leads the all-time series 16-3-2.
Oshkosh jumped on the board 9:51 into the first half. Amanda Matzke scored the Titans first goal of the match on a penalty kick. The Blugolds and the Titans each had five shots on goal in the first half.
The score would remain 1-0 deep into the second half but with 3:93 left in the game Amy Smith (Jr.- Bloomington, MN/Thomas Jefferson) scored her ninth goal of the season. Haelee Maurer (Fr.- Appleton, WI/West) had the assist on the goal, her fourth of the season.
Smith's goal tied the score at one apiece which would send the game to overtime. In the first overtime the Blugolds and the Titans each had one shot on goal. The score would remain tied and the game went into a second overtime. The Blugolds had one shot in the second overtime but were not able to get a goal.
Allie Rivard (Sr.- Plymouth, MN/Wayzata) had six saves and allowed one goal. Oshkosh's Laura Neve had eight saves and also allowed a goal.
Liz Kooistra (Jr.- Lakeville, MN) led the way for the Blugolds with four shots on goal and Allison Muer (Jr.- Minneapolis, MN/South) had two shots on goal in the game.
The Blugolds have two conference matches next weekend against UW-Superior and UW-Platteville. The Blugolds will take on UW-Superior on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Bollinger Fields.
- KD -