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MT and Old Dominion battle to 1-1 draw

Raiders record fourth tie of the season

October 18, 2013 · @MTAthletics

NORFOLK, Va. - The Middle Tennessee soccer team fought for 110 minutes to a 1-1 draw against Old Dominion Friday night. The Blue Raiders are 5-5-4 overall and 2-2-2 in Conference USA play.

MT had its chances early, but could not find the net until Angie Lai made an appearance late in the first half. After a corner kick by Amalie Anderdal, a scramble ensued and Lai drove the ball home, giving Middle Tennessee a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute. The Blue Raider defense and Kelsey Brouwer made an outstanding effort to shutdown the Monarch offensive attack. Brouwer made her 100th career save in the 30th minute.

MT held the 1-0 lead going into halftime, also holding the advantage on corner kicks.

The beginning of the second half continued to be the Blue Raider show, taking shots and continuing to attack through the ODU defense. Brianna Jasenek, who made her appearance into the match late in the first half, continued to flourish for Middle Tennessee always being in the right place at the right time.

Yet Old Dominion had its moments, and took advantage of one late in the second half, tying the game at one-one in the 74th minute.

MT continued to pound away, but to no avail, not finding the net through its multiple chances and shot attempts.

In the first overtime, each side traded shots back and forth. The Blue Raiders closest attempt was with a few minutes remaining, Jasenek hit a shot off the top-cross bar and over.

Each side played out a hard-fought last ten minutes of the second overtime but the score remained tied, moving Middle Tennessee to 2-2-2 in C-USA.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action Sunday against Marshall in Huntington, W. Va., starting at noon.

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