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Women’s Soccer Ends Season in OAC Semifinal Game at Top Seeded Ohio Northern

Kelly Gough
Kelly Gough

ADA, Ohio—The fifth seeded Baldwin Wallace University women's soccer team ended its season as it was defeated by the top seeded and Ohio Athletic Conference regular season champion Ohio Northern University, 2-0, in an OAC semifinal game inside Kerscher Stadium.

Despite the BW (12-9-1) loss, senior defender Kelly Gough (Hudson) played in her 84th career game as a Yellow Jacket, which makes her tied with Kadi Tucker '16 for the most games played in the brown and gold.

Ohio Northern (15-3) was led by senior forward Shelby Stephens and junior forward Anna Niemeyer as they each scored for the Polar Bears.  

Ohio Northern outshot BW 10-3 and had the only goal of the first half when senior forward Shelby Stephens netted a goal off a touch from freshman forward Haley Moses at the 11:04 mark.  

In the second half, each team got off eight shots. Niemeyer closed out the scoring and doubled the Polar Bears lead when she caused a turnover and netted an unassisted goal in the 78th minute.

Freshman goalkeeper Sophia Weidner (Medina) made five saves and finished the year with a 7-7-1 record.