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Women's Soccer Drops 2-1 Heartbreaker to No. 9 Wisconsin in Overtime

Sept. 21, 2017

MADISON, Wis. - The Michigan State women's soccer team fell to No. 9 Wisconsin in a hard-fought battle that required overtime for a decision on Thursday night at the McClimon Complex.

The first half was mostly quiet for both teams, with the first shot coming 27 minutes into the game. Wisconsin led shots, 4-1, but neither team was able to send one past the goal line.

In the second half, redshirt goalkeeper Reilley Ott was put to work by the Wisconsin offense, making six saves. In the 80th minute of the game, Wisconsin senior midfielder Becca Harrison sent a shot past Ott's right side into the back of the net to put the Badgers up by one.

The Spartans were quick to respond with senior forward Jamie Cheslik finding the equalizer in the 84th minute. Cheslik's fifth goal of the year was assisted by sophomore defender Kassidy Madrigal, earning her first point of the season.

With the match knotted up at one goal each after 90 minutes of play, the Spartans headed to overtime for the first time this season. The Badgers bested the Spartan defense, with freshman forward Lauren Rice collecting the game-winner in the 94th minute of play.

Ott tied her career-high seven saves for the third time this season.

Up next, the Spartans travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota for a match with the Golden Gophers on Sunday, Sept. 24. Kick is set for 2 p.m. (ET) and the match will be streamed on BTN Plus.



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