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Women’s soccer: Ohio State defeats No. 16 Virginia Tech on the road

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OSU women’s soccer players celebrate during a game against Indiana on Sept. 26, 2014. Credit: Lantern File Photo

OSU women’s soccer players celebrate during a game against Indiana on Sept. 26, 2014. Credit: Lantern File Photo

The Ohio State women’s soccer team defeated No. 16 Virginia Tech, 2-1 on Thursday in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Hokies suffered their first loss of the season, and the Buckeyes improved their perfect season to 5-0-0.

For much of the first half, neither team converted on shot attempts, but after 33 minutes, senior forward Lindsay Agnew received a cross-field assist from junior midfielder Nikki Walts and scored the first goal of the game, putting OSU ahead 1-0 through one half. It was Agnew’s third goal this season, making her the highest scoring Buckeye thus far.

In the 58th-minute senior defender Morgan Wolcott managed to send the ball to the back of the net for a 2-0 advantage, padding OSU’s lead over the Hokies.

The Hokies quickly cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half just six minutes later with a goal from senior forward Murielle Tiernan.

For the final 26 minutes, the Buckeyes played an aggressive defense backed by senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker, who made seven saves during the game propelling OSU to a top-25 victory.

OSU now sets its eyes on the West Virginia Mountaineers for a match in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Sunday.

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