No. 21 Women's Soccer Ties Michigan State, 1-1
Aug 30, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
"We are frustrated we were not able to put the game early so we don't have a freak play change the course of the game," head coach Mike Friesen said.
The play Friesen was referring to occurred when San Diego State looked poised to take a 1-0 lead into halftime until a bang-bang sequence occurred with just under a minute to play. SDSU goalkeeper Melanie Vaughn had the ball knocked out of her hands that resulted in an MSU empty-net goal by Kirsten Evans to level the score ahead of the halftime horn.
The Aztecs found themselves in a good position when they struck first in the 24th minute. Hannah Keane located Haley Locker and the junior forward corralled the pass and found herself on a breakaway. Locker then cut back and fired a shot from the right side that tickled the twine for her first goal of 2013.
In the second half, neither team was able to get on the board, which forced extra time, which ultimately led to 20 minutes of scoreless action and a double-OT draw.
Vaughn and the defense kept Michigan State to mostly non-threatening attempts despite a 19-7 disadvantage in shots. On the handful of quality attempts by the Spartans, Vaughn made huge stops en route to a game-high nine saves.
For the Aztecs, their strikes were on target for most of the evening as they put five of their seven attempts on goal. Evie Millynn led the team with three shots, including an SDSU-best two on goal. Locker, Kelsey Booth, Ashley Hauke and Hannah Keane, meanwhile, all took one rip at the net.
The Aztecs will look to extend their 13-game road unbeaten streak run on Sunday when they face No. 14 Michigan in Ann Arbor at 2 p.m. ET.