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Ohio Drops High-Scoring Affair at Indiana

Article Written by Brett Compton
Published: August 19, 2012
<p><strong>BLOOMINGTON, Ind. &ndash; </strong>In just the second all-time meeting between the schools, Ohio Soccer lost at Indiana on Sunday afternoon. Facing an early deficit, the Bobcats battled back to take a 2-1 lead before the Hoosiers scored three unanswered goals to earn the 4-2 victory.</p> <p>Indiana outshot the Bobcats by a 20-9 margin, with ten of their shots being on goal. Ohio had a strong first half, registering the same number of shots as the team did throughout the entirety of the Wright State match on Friday. <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/murnane_maggie00.html">Maggie Murnane</a> and <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/rogers_cathryn00.html">Cathryn Rogers</a> found the back of the net for the Bobcats, with junior <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/bechtel_natalie00.html">Natalie Bechtel</a> providing an assist on Murnane&rsquo;s tally.</p> <p>The Hoosiers relied on a balanced scoring attack, as four different student-athletes scored goals in the match, many of which from impressive individual plays. Jordan Woolums had a strong game for the hosts, scoring Indiana&rsquo;s third goal and assisting on the team&rsquo;s fourth.</p> <p>The teams traded early shots on target in the first 15 minutes, with <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/liston_mattie00.html">Mattie Liston</a> (Lakewood, Ohio) making a save on a Rebecca Candler attempt in the second minute and Rogers (Etobicoke, Ontario) hitting one on frame in the 12th minute.<strong> <br /></strong></p> <p>Indiana found the back of the net just before the match was 20 minutes old, taking a 1-0 lead when Lisa Nouanesengsy found the back of the net in the 18th minute. The goal was Nouanesengsy&rsquo;s fourth of the season, as she had previously scored a hat trick in Indiana&rsquo;s season-opening 3-0 win over Arkansas State on Friday evening.</p> <p>Ohio (0-2) responded immediately and emphatically, scoring to pull level in the 25th minute. Junior transfer Murnane (Libertyville, Ill.) headed a nice cross from Bechtel (Westlake, Ohio) into the back of the net merely seven minutes after the Hoosiers opened the scoring. Rogers scored Ohio&rsquo;s second goal of the match, netting her first tally of the season from the penalty spot in the 28th minute. The converted penalty was the seventh goal of the senior&rsquo;s career and makes her a perfect 2-for-2 from the spot as a Bobcat.</p> <p>Not discouraged by losing the early lead, Indiana (2-0) pulled level when Colombian international Orianica Velasquez scored her first goal of the season in the 29th minute. Following an Ohio foul, Velasquez scored directly from a free kick 25 yards from goal. The Hoosiers then reclaimed the lead in the 44th minute when Wollums dribbled past a few Ohio defenders and beat Liston to make it 3-2.</p> <p>Following a significant scoreless stretch in the second half, Indiana was able to add to its advantage in the 73rd minute. Rebecca Dreher scored her first goal of the season, heading a cross from Woolums into the back of the net to make it 4-2 in favor of the hosts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/finley_liz00.html">Liz Finley</a> (Mason, Ohio) registered a shot for the Green and White in the second frame, but her attempt went high of the target.</p> <p>The Bobcats will next be in action on Friday, Aug. 24 when they play at DePaul. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Goals:</strong> <br />Indiana &ndash; Lisa Nouanesengsy 4 (Orianica Velasquez 1) 18&rsquo; <br />Ohio &ndash; <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/murnane_maggie00.html">Maggie Murnane</a> 1 (<a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/bechtel_natalie00.html">Natalie Bechtel</a> 1) 25&rsquo; <br />Ohio &ndash; <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/rogers_cathryn00.html">Cathryn Rogers</a> 1 (Penalty) 28&rsquo; <br />Indiana &ndash; Orianica Velasquez 1 (Unassisted) 29&rsquo; <br />Indiana &ndash; Jordan Wollums 1 (Unassisted) 44&rsquo; <br />Indiana &ndash; Rebecca Dreher 1 (Jordan Woolums 1) 73&rsquo;<strong> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Ohio Starting XI (Numerically): </strong><a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/liston_mattie00.html">Mattie Liston</a> (GK), <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/murnane_maggie00.html">Maggie Murnane</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/rogers_cathryn00.html">Cathryn Rogers</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/howard_paige00.html">Paige Howard</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/rock_veronica00.html">Veronica Rock</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/schwenke_erin00.html">Erin Schwenke</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/bechtel_natalie00.html">Natalie Bechtel</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/harris_holly00.html">Holly Harris</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/hausfeld_gabby00.html">Gabby Hausfeld</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/finley_liz00.html">Liz Finley</a>, <a href="http://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/campbell_grace00.html">Grace Campbell</a></p>
 
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