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IU East earned a draw against the reigning regular season RSC champions.
Women's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 30, 2017
Final12OT2OTF
Ohio Christian (Ohio) ( 3-4-1)01001
IU East (Ind.) ( 4-4-1)01001
Scoring Summary
PeriodTimePlayer
2 71:39Brooke Wilhite (Ohio Christian (Ohio))
2 80:40Cendy Mejia (IU East (Ind.))
Ohio Christian (Ohio)Indv. LeadersIU East (Ind.)
#16 Brooke Wilhite - 1Goals#3 Cendy Mejia - 1
NoneAssists None
#16 Brooke Wilhite - 6Shots #3 Cendy Mejia - 7
#00 Emily Boyd - 6Saves #1 Kirsten Winter - 8
Ohio Christian (Ohio)Team StatisticsIU East (Ind.)
16 (9)Shots (on goal) 17 (7)
6Saves 8
5Fouls 16
8Corner Kicks 5
1Offsides 0

RICHMOND, Ind. - The Indiana University East women's soccer team began its conference schedule on a windy afternoon on Sept. 30 at Centerville High School with a hard fought 1-1 tie against the Trailblazers from Ohio Christian University. 

The Red Wolves found an equalizing goal late in the second half when Cendy Mejia found the net with a goal that sent the match into overtime and secured the tie. 

With the tie, the Red Wolves now hold a 4-4-1 record. OCU, the reigning River States Conference regular season champion, holds a 3-4-1 mark.

KEY MOMENTS

* After being scoreless for the majority of the match, Brooke Wilhite broke the scoring open with a free kick goal outside the 18 yard box in the 72nd minute to give the Trailblazers a 1-0 lead at the time.

* The Red Wolves continued playing hard, and it paid off in the 81st minute when Mejia struck the game-tying goal on a free kick set piece that was saved by the Ohio Christian goalkeeper, but the ball was deemed over the goal line by the assistant referee.

* Kirsten Winter made a clutch save late in the second overtime, when Rachel Lawwell of OCU had a wide-open look inside the box. Winter collected eight saves for the match.

SIGNIFICANT STATS

* This was the second overtime match this season for IU East. The Red Wolves' overtime record now stands at 0-1-1.

* IU East outshot Ohio Christian 17-16 for the match. Ohio Christian secured eight corner kicks. IU East had five. 

* The Red Wolves committed 16 fouls for the match, with one yellow card issued.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE

"We're happy to get a point out of this one against the defending conference champions. I thought we battled and then battled back throughout the match. We constantly talk about competing on every pass and every shot, and we definitely showed that this afternoon." – IU East head coach Shane Meridith on the first conference match of the season.

UP NEXT

The Red Wolves continue River States Conference play with a pair of road matches, against WVU Tech on Oct. 5 and then again on Oct. 7 against Rio Grande. 

- Article by Josh Mann