The OVU women's soccer team faced Walsh University in NCAA DII play today. The Fighting Scots looked hungry for the win as they took to the field. Samantha Flynn jumped out to two early shots for the Scots within the first minute of play including an open goal shot that went just wide of the net. Jody Bethune would add several solid shots of her own, but had some trouble finding the target. Walsh would be the first to score in the game in the 19th minute of play when Lauren Jokovich placed a perfect corner kick to the head of teammate Jessie Gearhart. The teams would continue to battle and OVU dominated offensively with nice shots from Amanda Simpson and Bri Hart, but the score would remain 1-0 in favor of Walsh heading into the half.
OVU defensemen Brittany Anderson and Elle Ventre would play some solid defense in the back for the Fighting Scots shutting down every scoring opportunity that Walsh would try to initiate. They helped push the ball up field for OVU keeping the game out of their end of the field. At the 58th minute of play, OVU Senior, Amanda Simpson took the ball through the middle of the field, muscled her way past several Walsh players, and rocketed a shot to the upper left corner of the net for an OVU goal bringing the game to a score of 1-1.
Walsh would try to press offensively to get a goal, but the OVU defensive line was communicating and were able to pull Walsh offsides seven times in the last 30 minutes of play to keep them from having any real scoring chances. OVU tried to drum up some more offense of their own, but were unable to come up with a goal sending the game into overtime.
The teams battled in overtime but neither was able to come up with any real scoring chances leaving the final score at a 1-1 tie. OVU keeper Kourtney Breighner had six saves for the Fighting Scots in the game.