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Omaha men’s soccer ties Penn; women lose

Omaha men’s soccer ties Penn; women lose

OMAHA, Neb. – Zac Marquess scored the tying goal with less than 12 minutes remaining in regulation as Omaha played to a 2-2 draw with Penn on Sunday afternoon.

The draw moved the Mavericks to 2-1-3 on the year, while the Quakers went to 0-1-3 overall.

Trailing 2-1 entering the 79th minute, Marquess tied the game when he headed home a corner kick from Mark Moulton that got by goalkeeper Etan Mabourakh.

The Quakers went ahead in the 43rd minute when Matt Poplawski converted a penalty kick.

The Mavericks leveled the game early in the second half. Fazlo Alihodzic curled a free kick around the Penn wall and beat Mabourakh at 53:18.

Penn regained the lead a little more than eight minutes later.  Joseph Ghitis blocked Alec Neumann’s close range shot, but the rebound found its way to the foot of Sam Wancowicz.  Wancowicz gathered the shot and fired it into the back of the net for the 2-1 lead.

In the second overtime period, the Mavericks had three-straight shots blocked by the Quakers’ defense, ending the match in a 2-2 tie.

Omaha outshot Penn, 20-8 and had eight shots on goal compared to the Quakers’ five. Emmanuel Hamzathad four shots with one on goal. Alihodzic had three shots with two on goal and Moulton had three shots with one on goal. In net, Ghitis made three saves in the 110-minute match.

The Mavericks return to action next weekend when they visit Cal on Friday, Sept. 16 and Stanford on Sunday, Sept. 18.


OMAHA, Neb. – Dayton scored the tie-breaking goal at the 51:31 mark in the second half to beat the Omaha women’s soccer team, 2-1, on Sunday at Caniglia Field.

The Mavericks are now 2-4 on the season, while the Flyers improved to 2-5 overall.

On the winning play, Sidney LeRoy sent a corner kick that found the head of Libby Leedom.  Leedom out jumped a Maverick defender and headed the ball home before Erin Bunker could stop the shot.

The Mavericks seized the first lead of the game early in the first half.  Lydia Holtmann received a goal kick and sent a pass ahead to Emily Romero.  Romero then found Carlie Cook who had slipped by a defender.  She shot it past an on-rushing Kaelyn Johns at 8:59.

The Flyers leveled the game late in the first half.  Sara Robertson intercepted a pass near midfield and dribbled past a pair of UNO defenders.  Robertson beat Bunker with a right-footed shot at 43:10.

Omaha and Dayton tied in shots, 14-14, and in shots on goal, 5-5.  Dayton held the advantage in corner kicks, 7-3.

Bunker made three saves on the afternoon for Omaha, while Johnson made four for the Flyers.

The Mavericks return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 14 against Eastern Washington.  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Caniglia Field.

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