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Women’s Soccer: Ohio State ties Maryland 1-1

Ohio State women’s soccer head coach Lori Walker-Hock paces the sidelines in the second of the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor

After tying Rutgers 0-0 on Friday, the Ohio State women’s soccer team (7-5-3, 4-2-3 Big Ten) drew a 1-1 tie with Maryland (4-8-5, 2-5-2 Big Ten) on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.  

Maryland freshman forward Emily McNesby scored the first goal of the game in the 29th minute from six yards, marking her first career goal for the Terrapins, which was assisted by senior forward Jarena Harmon.  

Despite retaining possession for much of the first half, the Buckeyes remained scoreless at halftime, with Maryland holding a 1-0 lead.

Coming out of halftime, sophomore defender Izzy Rodriguez scored a goal for the Buckeyes in the 49th minute to tie up the game, hitting a 20-yard shot off the left post, ending regulation in a 1-1 tie.

Ohio State senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr recorded three saves in Sunday’s game against the Terrapins, as the Terrapins recorded four shots on goal along with 18 total shots.

Ohio State freshman defender/midfielder Talani Barnett said she thinks the team’s performance went really well today against Maryland.

“We fought hard throughout the whole game,” Barnett said. “And we were strong. The outcome didn’t end up the way we wanted it to, but we still played really hard.”

At the end of the game, Ohio State held an 8-2 advantage over Maryland in corner kicks, meanwhile, the Terrapins held a 7-3 edge in saves over the Buckeyes.

Ohio State will resume action on the road when it plays Purdue on Thursday at 6 p.m.

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