Disappointing ending for the UA seniors

Miami (Ohio) and UA players fighting for the ball.


Miami (Ohio) and UA players fighting for the ball.

By Haley Gaines, Sports Writer

The women’s soccer team finished their home games in a disappointing fashion this weekend, falling to both Miami (OH) and Ball State.

The Zips came ready to play the Redhawks, who clinched a MAC title on Sunday against Buffalo with a record of 13-3-1. At the end of regulation, neither team had points on the board, leading to two overtime periods. In the 103rd minute, Miami’s Maggie Scott scored the deciding goal which gave the Redhawks a 1-0 victory.

This season, the Zips have had six games go into overtime and four of the six went into double overtime. Junior goalkeeper Claire Adee recorded a career high amount of saves with nine. Miami outshot Akron 19-8, and had more shots on goal, 10-6.

On Sunday Oct. 26, during the last home game of the season, Ball State defeated Akron 4-2, having two goals in each half while the Zips had one in each. BSU scored early on a penalty kick taken by Leah Mattingly. The Zips scored shortly after bringing the match to a tie, but a corner kick by Ball State gave them the advantage going into halftime. In the 59th minute, the Zips tied the game once again, before the Cardinals knocked in two more to take the win.

The Zips will finish the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 30 with a trip to Buffalo.