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Women's Soccer Plays Wisconsin To A 1-1 Tie on Sunday

Sept. 10, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's soccer team played Wisconsin to a 1-1 tie on Sunday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu, Calif. The Waves moved to 3-1-2 to continue their unbeaten streak to four games, while the Badgers moved to 2-1-2 on the season.

The two teams played evenly until the 22:53 mark when Elise Weber charged forward after a Pepperdine goal kick and found the back of the net to give the Badgers the 1-0 lead. The Waves regained offensive control as midfielder Jenna Shay fed the ball to forward Sophia Medina. Medina found midfielder Emily Wynne in the center, but the shot sailed just over the goal. The Waves would get three more shots off before time expired in the first period.

Trailing by one goal, Pepperdine immediately sparked its offense as it took the first corner kick of the match. After a header by Wynne went wide, the ball fell in the favor of the Badgers' who took a shot on frame, but Pepperdine goalkeeper Kayla Stolte was there to record her only save of the match.

Pepperdine would see two more corner kicks in the second period as the Waves continued to press the Badger defense. With less than 10 minutes to play and Pepperdine still down a goal, both teams were on. At the 82:19 mark, Wynne sent a pass to sophomore Rosanna Podesta, who rocketed the ball from the left side past Badger goalkeeper Stefanie Szczechowski to even the score at 1-1.

Pepperdine dominated in overtime as it took six shots and held the Badgers from taking any shots in both overtime periods. Wisconsin was able to keep the Waves out of the box to give both teams their second tie of the season.

The Waves out shot Wisconsin 16-8 in the match and had five total corner kicks compared to Wisconsin's one corner kick.

Pepperdine leaves Malibu next weekend and faces Kansas in a 3 p.m. (PDT) match on the road on Fri., September 15 before traveling to Arizona State on Sunday in a 1 p.m. (PDT) road match.