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Eagle Soccer Battles 'Herd to Weather Shortened Draw

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Morehead State Soccer and Marshall fought to a 1-1 draw in an evenly contested matchup that was called early Sunday due to weather.

The Eagles moved to 1-2-1 on the season, picking up their second-ever draw against Marshall, the last one coming back in 2011.

Morehead State opened the scoring in the 12th minute, marking the first time the Eagles scored in the first half this season. Sidney Palla was taken down in the box, awarding a penalty kick to the Eagles, which was taken and buried by junior Colleen Swift for her second penalty kick goal of the young season.

Marshall answered in the 29th minute, however, when Morgan White outraced the Morehead State defense to set up a centering pass for Meg Jarvis, who slipped her shot past Michelle Jerantowski to equalize.

The second half saw an early opportunity for the Eagles with a corner kick in the 55th minute, but a header from Katie Kiolbassa bounced off the crossbar before being cleared away. Jerantowski continued to stand up to the constant pressure from the 'Herd, withstanding their nine shots and making five saves to keep Morehead State even with the visitors.

The game came to a halt at the 74th-minute mark, when a lightning delay forced the teams off the field. After nearly an hour delay, the teams agreed to call it a draw based on a time-limit rule to restart a match.

Morehead State will continue its season on the road, as the Eagles face off against Central Michigan on Friday at 6 p.m. ET.

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