NKU Tops MSU In Overtime

Sep 7, 2013

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.