After Taking Ball State to Double Overtime, Women's Soccer Falls 2-1
Aug. 26, 2012
MUNCIE, Ind. - The Xavier women's soccer team suffered a 2-1 double-overtime loss at Ball State Sunday afternoon in its second game of the 2012 BSU Tournament. Junior Ashton Green scored the Musketeers' lone goal of the match, her first of the season. Green and sophomore Meredith Gleichert were named to the All-Tournament Team.
"I thought we did a great job of rebounding from Friday night," said head coach Woody Sherwood. "We had a quick turn around trying to fix some things. For us to battle and be in the game with a good team like Ball State shows great strides. Up 1-0 with 10 minutes to play, I thought we could close out the game. Unfortunately Ball State made us pay on a communication mistake in the box. If we can develop a little more consistency, we'll be very competitive ion the Atlantic 10."
Xavier (1-3-0) posted nine shots on the day, four of which were on goal, to Ball State's (2-1-0) 23 overall shots (10 on goal). Green led the Musketeers offensively with three shots, two on goal, and one goal. Six other Musketeers tallied a shot in the game as well.
Ball State got its best look at the goal in the first frame with about four minutes remaining in the half. The Cardinals' Skylar Chew took a shot inside the box that bounced off the crossbar but Morgan Whitfield was there with a header that was saved by XU sophomore goalkeeper Katie Markesbery. The Musketeers took three shots, two of which were on goal, to the Cardinals' 14 in the first half.
Xavier got on the board first as Green found herself one-on-one with a Cardinal defender, dribbled around her to the left and slipped the ball under a diving BSU keeper in the 59th minute.
The Cardinals scored the equalizer in the 79th minute when Chew found Aubrey Hauenstein in the box who was able to find the back of the net after a collision with the keeper. The two squads ended regulation knotted at one goal apiece.
After playing nearly 18 minutes of overtime, Ball State was able to net the golden goal with 2:19 remaining in the second overtime period. BSU's Nicole Pembleton was credited with the game-winning goal.
BSU's Aubrey Buehler (2-1-0) got the win for the Cardinals. She tallied three saves to one goal against.
The Musketeers' Markesbery (1-3-0) was charged with the loss for Xavier. She recorded eight saves on the day to two goals against.
Xavier returns to action on September 2 when it travels to Indianapolis to take on IUPUI. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.