BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—Miami University’s soccer team played Bowling Green to a 1-1 double-overtime tie on Sunday afternoon, extending the RedHawks unbeaten streak to nine games. It was the sixth overtime match for the RedHawks this season and their fifth double-overtime contest of 2013.
Miami moved to 9-6-3 overall and 6-1-3 in Mid-American Conference play, while Bowling Green moved to 0-14-2 overall and 0-8-2 in MAC play.
The teams played to a scoreless draw over the first 45 minutes. Miami took eight shots in the opening half, placing five on goal, but could not get one past the Falcon goalkeeper.
There was a flurry of action at the start of the second 45 minutes of play. Just over three minutes into the second half, freshman forward/midfielder Taylor Jackson stole the ball from the Falcons on their end of the field and put it past the BGSU goalkeeper on an unassisted goal to give Miami a 1-0 advantage at the 48:41 mark. It was Jackson’s second goal of the season.
About a minute and a half later BGSU’s Kaitlyn Tobin headed in a goal to quickly knot the game, 1-1, at the 50:18 mark. It was the only shot on goal for the Falcons the entire game.
Miami had one other shot on goal in the second half, but neither team was able to score over the remaining minutes of regulation, sending the contest into overtime.
The RedHawks had two shots on goal in overtime, one in each overtime period, but could not place one to the back of the net.
For the game, Miami had 25 shots, placing nine on goal.
The RedHawks conclude the regular season at Ball State on Thursday, Oct. 31. Match time is set for 3 p.m.