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Ohio State women’s soccer stays undefeated with win, draw on road trip

Then sophomore forward Lindsay Agnew (20) maintains possession during a match Oct. 24, 2014 against Iowa at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Lantern File Photo

Then sophomore forward Lindsay Agnew (20) maintains possession during a match Oct. 24, 2014 against Iowa at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Lantern File Photo

After sweeping its first two games of the season a week ago, the Ohio State women’s soccer team played two more over the weekend, remaining undefeated with a win and a tie.

The No. 18 Buckeyes (3-0-1) hit the road Thursday evening to take on the Dayton Flyers at Baujan Field and came away with a 2-1 victory.

The teams went into the locker room at halftime scoreless, but junior forwards Nichelle Prince and Lindsay Agnew came back in the second half to collect a pair of Buckeyes goals.

Prince’s goal was her second of the season, already just one shy of her total from the 2014 season, in which she was limited to 10 games due to a leg injury. The junior was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the first week of the season due in large part to her overtime game-winner in the Sept. 23 upset victory against then-No. 8 Florida.

The Flyers got onto the board with a 30-yard free kick late in the game. OSU redshirt junior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker collected eight saves in the match for her third win of the season.

Completing the two-game weekend road trip, the Buckeyes then traveled to Austin, Texas, on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday was the first meeting between the Buckeyes and the Longhorns, and the unfamiliarity with the other showed as the match ended in a scoreless draw. The game went into a double overtime, but neither team could find the back of the net. The Buckeyes led the Longhorns in shots 18-17, including an 8-7 edge in shots on goal.

McVicker started Sunday’s contest, stopping the only shot she faced, but was lifted for freshman Devon Kerr to begin the second half. It was the collegiate debut for Kerr, a product of Barrie, Ontario, and she blocked all six shots fired her way.

Kerr is already the third goalkeeper employed by OSU coach Lori Walker this season after redshirt sophomore Megan Geldernick got second-half time in the season opener.

OSU is now set to return to Columbus to host Florida International on Thursday evening. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

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