COLUMBUS, Ohio -
Ohio State scored 24 seconds into the first overtime session to defeat the No. 10 University of Missouri soccer team 1-0 Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio. The loss dropped Mizzou to 5-1 on the season, while the Buckeyes improved to 4-2.
Just 24 seconds into overtime, Ohio State's Tiffany Cameron knocked in a pass from Marisa Wolf to give the home squad the victory.
Play went back and forth all contest, with neither team gaining much of an advantage. In the opening minutes Mizzou had chances from seniors Taiwo Adeshigbin and Haley Krentz and sophomore Kaysie Clark but none could find the back of the net.
Missouri's defense stepped up in the final minutes of the first half to thwart a few Buckeye scoring opportunities. Ohio State's Tiffany Cameron had a near breakaway chance but freshman Candace Johnson sprinted in and poked the ball away. A minute later, sophomore goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein came off her line to stop an Ohio State shot and the Tiger defense was able to clear the rebound.
In the final seconds of the first, junior Domininque Richardson blasted a 45-yard shot that looked like it would squeeze into the upper right corner of the net but sailed just over.
Mizzou and Ohio State had chances in the second half but neither squad managed to convert. As time wound down in regulation, Krentz crossed a ball to the far post from the near endline. Senior Jessica Greer, stationed right in front of the post, got her head on the ball but her shot flew just wide of the goal to send to contest into overtime.
Both teams took 15 shots in the contest, while the Tigers had an 8-7 corner kick advantage.
Sauerwein made six saves in net for Missouri.
Mizzou returns to the pitch next weekend when the Tigers officially open Southeastern Conference play with two road contests. The squad travels to Auburn, Ala., on Friday, Sept. 14 to face Auburn at 7 p.m. CT, before a game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT).
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