Eagles Run Unbeaten Streak To 11 With 1-1 Draw

Eagles Run Unbeaten Streak To 11 With 1-1 Draw

The Ashland University women's soccer team scored early in the second half, but Northwood responded six minutes later as the teams played to a 1-1 draw on Sunday (Sept. 30) afternoon in Midland, Mich.

The Eagles (7-0-4, 2-0-2 GLIAC) remained undefeated in their first 11 games of the season and sit in a tie for second place in the GLIAC standings through four games.

Ashland saw more of the ball in the game and held a 15-6 advantage in shots. The Eagles' breakthrough came in the 49th minute as freshman Makenzie Kelly took a deflection off a Northwood defender and struck a curling shot into the back post. It was Kelly's third goal of the season.

In the 55th minute, Northwood scored the equalizer against the run of play on a goal by Karina Parker as she got behind the AU defense.

It was the only shot taken by the Timberwolves (2-6-1, 1-2-1 GLIAC) in the second half as the Eagles commanded the ball for much of the second half.

The Eagles had a couple shots in succession in the 94th minute, but neither wound up on target. Sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Lee was called into duty in the 100th minute to clean up a shot by Ashton Brooks.

Northwood outshot Ashland, 2-0, in the second overtime period as Lee again came up with a save just two minutes from time.

Freshman Bella Petrock led the Eagles with five shots in the game, including three on target.

Lee made three saves in the game while her counterpart, Andrea Everett, stopped seven shots.

Ashland had a 12-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The Eagles will continue their five-game road trip on Saturday (Oct. 6) as they travel to Saginaw Valley State for a noon kickoff. It will be Ashland's only game in an 11-day stretch.