Green Bay Ties Wright State in Defensive Battle

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: September 28, 2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: -
Junior Ahna Logan netted her first goal of the season in a 1-1 tie at Wright State.

By Justin Grones

DAYTON, Ohio ( - Despite being pinned on its own end of the field for the majority of the first half, the Green Bay women's soccer team (3-6-1) played strong defensively and counterattacked a tough Wright State (6-2-4) defense at the right moments en route to posting a 1-1 tie. 

"I'm very proud of the team and how hard they competed until the final whistle," said Head Coach Trevor Warren. " Wright State isn't an easy place for any team to come and get even a point, so I'm satisfied with the result."

Junior Ahna Logan (Roseville, Minn.) broke through the Raiders defense and netted her first goal of the season in the 65th minute off a pass from senior Megan Braatz (Waukesha, Wis.) to break the scoreless tie.

"Ahna sprinted forward from her defensive position and hit a perfect shot from outside the area in the bottom corner," said Warren.

Green Bay continued to push the ball to the Wright State end of the field, but the Raiders defense prevented the Phoenix from finding a second goal.

With less than five minutes remaining in regulation, Wright State's Ashley Miltko went far post from 18 yards out off a corner kick to knot the game at 1-1. Neither team could find the back of the net before the final horn, sending the game to overtime.

Sophomore goalkeeper Katy Pilarzyk (Madison, Wis.), who had eight saves on the night, made her most critical stop with five minutes remaining in the first overtime period as Wright State's Ini Umotong fired a shot from point-blank range.

The tie brings Green Bay's Horizon League record to 0-1-1, while Wright State holds a 1-0-1 conference mark.

Green Bay will host Indiana State in a nonconference matchup at Aldo Santaga Stadium on Sunday. The Phoenix will kickoff against the Sycamores at noon.


For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics, please visit


Follow us on Twitter: @GBPhoenix, @GBPhoenixWSOC and @GBGavin.


Like Green Bay Phoenix women's soccer and Green Bay Phoenix Athletics on Facebook.

Schedule Sponsor
Sunday , August 24
Women's Soccer 
vs. Ball State
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Friday , August 29
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Iowa
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , August 31
Women's Soccer 
vs. North Dakota
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Friday , September 05
Women's Soccer 
at Chicago State
3:30 PM
Chicago, Ill.
Sunday , September 07
Women's Soccer 
at Loyola
4:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
Thursday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. DePaul
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , September 14
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Illinois
1:00 PM
Charleston, Ill.
Wednesday, September 17
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Illinois
7:00 PM
DeKalb, Ill.
Sunday , September 21
Women's Soccer 
at Western Illinois
12:00 PM
Macomb, Ill.
Saturday , September 27
Women's Soccer 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
Saturday , October 04
Women's Soccer 
at Wright State
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
Wednesday, October 08
Women's Soccer 
vs. Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Saturday , October 11
Women's Soccer 
at Cleveland State
12:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday , October 18
Women's Soccer 
vs. Detroit
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Wednesday, October 22
Women's Soccer 
at UIC
7:30 PM
Chicago, Ill.



Fleet Farm
Packers Shop
S&L Motors
Ticket Star
Gallagher's Pizza
Buffalo Wild Wings
United Press
Renards Cheese
Country Inn Suites
Diamonds & Golds
TWC Sports
Weidner Center
Yellow Pages