MSU Sports
12:01 am
Sat September 7, 2013

NKU Tops MSU In Overtime

Elizabeth McSparin, MSU Junior
Elizabeth McSparin, MSU Junior
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State soccer team lost its third overtime decision of the season with a 2-1 setback to Northern Kentucky on Friday (September 6) at MSU’s Jayne Stadium.

Ariel Fischer provided the game winner with 2:56 remaining in overtime to give the Norse (2-2-1) the victory. Fischer knocked in a rebound off of a header from Sami Rutowksi. The play started with an NKU corner kick.

With the loss, MSU fell to 0-4-1 on the young season.

Katelyn Newton's free kick from 23 yards away opened the scoring for the Norse with 26:23 left in the opening half.

Despite the deficit, the Eagles outshot NKU 7-3 in the half. The Norse scored on their only shot on goal of the period, while MSU forced a pair of saves from NKU keeper Tanner Ruberg.

After applying pressure to the Norse defense in the second half, MSU equalized with 21:49 remaining on Jade Flory's second goal of the season, as she finished following a scramble for the ball inside the box.

Following the goal, MSU held possession for a majority of the remainder of regulation, but the NKU defense was able to hold off the Eagle attack. Elizabeth Tresnak gave the Eagles their best chance in overtime with a ball that was headed wide of goal just 1:58 before the winner.

MSU returns to action on Sunday (September 8) at 1:00 p.m., for a non-conference match at Ohio University.