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August 29, 2017

Contact: Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications

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No. 6 BU Comes From Behind to Tie No. 15 Ottawa

 

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas The No. 6 ranked Baker women’s soccer team came from behind in the second half to secure a draw with the No. 15 ranked Ottawa University Braves on Tuesday night, 1-1.

 

With the tie, Baker moves to 0-1-1 on the season, while the Braves start their 2017 campaign, 0-0-1.

 

Despite a strong offensive attack in the first half by Ottawa, Baker keeper Rachel Hunt was able to record five saves, she would finish the night with ten, while Ottawa keeper Kodie Johnson recorded five.

 

In the second half a converted penalty kick by Ottawa’s Caroline Jenkins gave the Braves the 1-0 lead with 36 minutes remaining.

 

Senior forward Megan Johnson tied the game up for the Cats with a clutch goal with just three minutes remaining in the second half off of the assist from Erica Esch.

 

Both teams would go scoreless in double overtime and earn the 1-1 draw.

 

The Braves offense recorded a total of 28 shots with 11 shots on goal. Both Johnson and Esch led the Cats offensively, each with two shots on goal. Johnson had five total shots on the evening. Esch, Kady Dieringer and Kara Knapp each had two.

 

Baker will next travel to Columbia, Kentucky and face No. 5 ranked Lindsey Wilson on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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