ADA, Ohio-- The Baldwin Wallace University women's soccer team tied Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Ohio Northern University, 1-1, on Wednesday evening at Kerscher Stadium.
In the first half, neither team was able to find the back of the net. It was a tough defensive effort by both BW (9-7-3, 5-1-2 OAC) and ONU (9-6-2, 5-2-1 OAC) that resulted in a scoreless first half. Two-time OAC player-of- the-week goalkeeper Emily Tallmadge (Fairview, Pa./ Fairview) saw 12 shots and saved eight between the pipes. The Polar Bears outshot the Yellow Jackets 12-5 and on goal favored ONU 8-3.
In the second half, ONU sophomore forward Shelby Stephens scored the first goal of the match at the 47:32 mark and her fifth of the season, as she beat her defender and netted the shot from the far right post. BW would answer with a game tying and team leading eighth goal by junior midfielder/forward Alex Elliott (Blacklick/ IMG Academy) who knocked in a header off a corner kick from freshman defender Courtney Schutz (Mentor) at the 70:47 mark. The assist from Schutz gives her nine assists on the season. BW's defense kept ONU away from the net to keep the score tied at one at the end of regulation.
In the overtime session, both the Yellow Jackets and Polar Bears held strong on the defensive side of the ball to keep the score tied at one. In the second and final overtime, both defenses held strong to keep it a 1-1 tie.
Overall, the Yellow Jackets attempted 11 shots near the net, including eight on goal and Tallmadge saved 12 shots at the net in the game.
The Yellow Jackets will conclude their regular season schedule on Saturday, November, 1 as the team will travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on Capital University at 11 o'clock in the morning. With a win against Capital, BW will lock up the two seed heading into the OAC Tournament.
The 2014 OAC Tournament begins on Tuesday, Nov. 4, with the semifinal matches set for Thursday, Nov 6, and the championship match is Saturday, Nov. 8. Times are yet to be announced.
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December 9, 2014 BW's Gough Named All-Great Lakes Region
November 18, 2014 28 Yellow Jacket Student-Athletes Garner Fall Academic All-OAC Honors
November 12, 2014 Ayers and Gough Headline BW Women's Soccer All-OAC Honors
November 9, 2014 Capital Beats BW, 4-1, in OAC Championship Match in Columbus
November 6, 2014 Gough's Gamw-Winner Puts BW in OAC Championship Game
November 4, 2014 BW Advances to OAC Semifinals with 1-0 Win Against Mount Union
November 1, 2014 BW Women Lose, 2-1 on OT, at Capital in Regular Season Finale
October 29, 2014 BW Women Tie Ohio Northern, 1-1
October 25, 2014 BW Loses First Place Battle to Otterbein, 2-0
October 21, 2014 BW Women Tie JCU, 0-0; Stay Tied for First in OAC
October 20, 2014 Tallmadge Earns Second Career OAC Weekly Honor
October 18, 2014 BW Women Shut Out Wilmington, 3-0, Now 5-0 in OAC
October 15, 2014 BW Women Shut Out Mount Union, 1-0
October 10, 2014 BW Women Win Big Against Marietta, 6-1
October 7, 2014 BW Women Blank Heidelberg, 3-0; Earn Sixth Win
October 4, 2014 BW Women's Soccer Open Conference with a Win, 3-1
October 2, 2014 BW Women's Soccer Loses at Oberlin, 3-1
September 30, 2014 BW Women Defeat Bethany 6-1; Earn Fourth Win of Season
September 27, 2014 BW Earns Third Shutout of Season and Beats Defiance, 3-0
September 24, 2014 BW Women Shutout Waynesburg (Pa.), 2-0
September 17, 2014 BW Women’s Soccer Drops Heartbreaker at CWRU
September 13, 2014 BW Women’s Soccer Team Ties at Grove City (Pa.)
September 5, 2014 BW Women Lose to Allegheny (Pa.) College, 4-0
September 2, 2014 BW Beats Ohio Wesleyan, 2-0, in Home Opener
August 31, 2014 BW Loses to Penn State Behrend on Penalty Kick
August 30, 2014 BW Drops Season Opener to Geneseo (N.Y.) at PSB Tourney
July 3, 2014 BW Women’s Soccer Ready to Move to Next Level