MSU Sports
11:21 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

MSU Soccer Falls To Akron In Overtime

Kimberly Golden, MSU Sophomore Midfielder
Kimberly Golden, MSU Sophomore Midfielder
Credit MSU Athletics

Sarah Sivic scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime to help the Akron Zips defeat the Morehead State soccer team 2-1, Friday evening (August 30) at MSU's Jayne Stadium.

After an uneventful first half that saw the teams combine for eight total shots, with only two on goal, the Eagles (0-2-1) took a 1-0 lead five minutes into the second half on a well-struck header by Kimberly Golden, off of a corner kick from Caity Fox.

Akron (2-1) tied the game with 5:30 remaining on a strike from Sivic, as she placed a long shot just over the fingertips of MSU goalkeeper Kaitlynn Murphy. Sivic ended the contest 5:24 into the first overtime, as she took a pass from Maggie Rusnak off an Eagle turnover and placed it easily past the MSU goalie.

Akron outshot MSU 11-6, which included a 6-2 advantage in the second half. 

MSU is back in action on Sunday (September 1) at 1 p.m. for a road match with defending Big 12 regular season champion No. 10 West Virginia.