OXFORD, Ohio – Led by stellar defense from the Bobcats, the Ohio soccer team (5-6-1, 2-1-1 MAC) would continue Mid-American Conference play on Sunday (Oct. 1) against Miami, with the game ending in a 0-0 double overtime tie.
"Getting a shutout on the road is always a great thing," head coach Aaron Rodgers said. "We created a few good chances that we need to find a way to score off of. We have to regroup and have a few good days of training to prepare for a good Buffalo team on Thursday."
Miami would get the first chance of the game in the 13th minute on a ball to the net that would force starting keeper, Erin Beurket (Milford, Ohio) to register her first save of the game. Miami would then go on the attack, registering the next four shots. The first shot forced Beurket to make her second save of the game, while the next three would go wide and be blocked.
The Bobcats would register their first shot of the game in the 37th minute when Paige Knorr (Cincinnati, Ohio) took a corner kick for Ohio and then fired the ball towards the net that would be scooped up by the Miami keeper, keeping the game scoreless.
At the 40 minute mark, Miami would register another shot that would go wide of the net, that would be the last shot of the half for wither team.
At the half, Ohio registered one shot while Beurket recorded two saves. Miami would register six shots in the half, with two of them on goal.
In the 51st minute, the Bobcats would take another corner kick that would result in Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) getting the first registered shot in the second half. Hannah Jaggers (Taylorsville, Ky.) would then get the rebound from the blocked shot and register her own shot, which would also be blocked.
Another corner kick for Ohio in the 54th minute would result in a shot by Remi Eades (New Albany, Ohio) that would force the Miami keeper to make a save, keeping the game scoreless.
Miami would register the next four shots in the game, when two shots in the 59th minute that would be blocked by the Ohio defense. They would then get another shot off in the 60th minute that would go wide of the net. They would register the last one in the 62nd minute on a ball that would go wide of the net as well, keeping the game scoreless.
The Bobcats would get the next attempt in the 68th minute when Jaggers fired the ball and forced the Miami keeper to make the save.
In the 73rd minute, Leckie would take a corner kick for the Bobcats, setting up an Eades header that would go wide of the net. Then in the 76th minute, Alivia Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) would fire a shot that would be blocked by the Miami defense. She would then get her own rebound and fire the ball at the net, forcing the keeper to make another save to keep the game scoreless.
In the 80th minute, Miami would have the next two chances, with both attempts going wide of the net.
After another Miami shot, Eades would one for the Bobcats in the 87th minute on a ball that would go high of the net.
In the final second of regulation, Leckie would take a corner kick for the Bobcats, setting up another Eades header that would force the Miami keeper to make a save and send the game to overtime with game tied at 0-0.
Through regulation, Ohio would register 10 total shots, with nine of them coming in the second half.
Miami would get eh first shot of the first overtime period on a ball that would be blocked by the Ohio defense.
The Bobcats would then go on the attack and in the 93rd minute, Allie Curry (Fairfield, Ohio) would fire the ball and it would be saved by the Miami keeper.
After Miami would get a shot off in the 97th minute, Ohio would get the final two chances in the first overtime, with Leckie registering a shot on goal that would be saved and in the final moments again, Eades would record a header that would go high.
In the second overtime period, Miami would get the first and shot of the second overtime off in the 102nd minute, but it would go wide of the net. After the Miami chance, neither team would score and the game would end with the 0-0 draw.
Overall, the Bobcats registered 13 shots with six of them on goal. Miami would register 16 shots, with only two of them on goal.
For Ohio, Eades recorded five shots with two of them on goal. Leckie, Jaggers and Milesky would all record two shots with one on goal and Knorr and Curry would both add a shot for Ohio.
In net, Beurket got the start and did not allow a goal and made two saves while facing 16 total shots in 110 minutes of work.
The Bobcats will return to Athens to host Buffalo on Thursday, Oct. 5. First touch is set for 4 p.m. at Chessa Field.