Women's Soccer Weekly Release
Buffalo Falls to Ohio on Dramatic Late Goal
In one of the most dramatic of finishes possible in soccer, Ohio scored as the game clock went to 0:00 in double overtime to steal the win on Senior Day Friday night at UB Stadium. The Bulls defense played a fantastic match, holding off a Bobcat attack that produced 13 corner kicks and 12 shots on goal, but a lone mistake proved to be the difference.
Sophomore goalie Danielle Quigley played well in her first start since the first game of the season, making 11 saves including two spectacular saves early in the first and second overtime periods. Her 11 saves are both a season and career high for the Arvada, CO native. However, with seconds remaining in the game, Ohio lined up a corner kick from the left side, and the ensuing kick went untouched as the final horn sounded.
It was a bittersweet end to the final home game for six Buffalo seniors, Lindsey and Kristen Bailey, Nina Connell,Julie Dale, Courtney McHale and Martina Pettenuzzo. Lindsey Bailey had one of the team's more promising attempts on offense, putting a free kick high from 25 yards out in the second half. The six seniors have combined to play in 270 games and score 17 goals.
Buffalo Loses at Akron, 3-0
The Bulls' women's soccer team outshot Akron Sunday afternoon 11-7, but the Zips made the most of its chances, putting in three goals to down the Bulls. It was the team's first road game since October 3 against Western Michigan.
The Zips scored in the 25th minute off a corner kick, then added goals in the 55th and 79th minutes to seal the match. Sophomore Danielle Quigley made two saves in her third start of the season.
The 2010 season will draw to a close Thursday with the Bulls traveling to Kent State. The team will look to secure its first MAC win of the season and snap a 14-game winless streak. Though both teams are mathematically eliminated from a playoff berth, the Bulls are looking for its first win over Kent State since 2007.