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Wildcats Battle No. 24 Ohio State to 0-0 Draw

Sep 1, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. –Arizona women’s soccer battled No. 24 Ohio State to a 0-0 draw in a double overtime thriller on Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.

Senior Jazmin Ponce led Arizona (3-0-1) with seven shot attempts, including three on goal. Freshman Lexe Selman and Jaden DeGracie registered two shots each. The Wildcats outshot OhioState (3-0-1), 17-16 with nine Wildcats contributing to that total.

“I cannot say enough about our team’s effort tonight,” head coach Tony Amato said. “The heart we showed from start to finish is something to be proud of, especially after playing Friday and traveling here. I know our team loves to compete and they once again expressed their desire to be successful.”

In the net, goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman propelled the Wildcat defense with seven saves. Buckeye goalkeeper Rachel Middleton played the first half for OhioState, recording a total of two saves. Jillian McVicker recorded three saves in 65 minutes played for OSU.

Up next, the Wildcats head to Tempe, Ariz. to compete in the Sun Devil Classic, Sept. 6-8. Arizona will match up against Kansas on Fri., Sept. 6 at 4:30 p.m. and vs. Illinois on Sun., Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. Both matches will be at Sun Devil Stadium.

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