ADA - Sophomore Kristina Klusek scored in the 54th minute, but Otterbein scored two first half goals and held on for a 2-1 victory over the Ohio Northern women's soccer team Tuesday afternoon at Ohio Northern soccer field.The Polar Bears drop to 6-3-3 overall and 1-3-0 in the OAC, while the Cardinals move to 9-4-0, 4-0-0.
Lindsay Henderson scored on a penalty kick with 6:43 gone in the match. Morgan Hendrickson was taken down in the box on a breakaway, setting up a penalty kick.
Otterbein added to its lead in the 42nd minute when Jessica Yaney put the ball in the net on a cross from Molly Kroger.
Klusek scored on a 25-yard blast in the 54th minute to pull the Polar Bears within 2-1.
ONU nearly tied it in the 89th minute when Klusek hit the far post on a dangerous cross, but the ball bounced back out and OU cleared it to escape the threat.
Senior goalie Erin Waehner had two saves in the net for Northern.
Dana Strimbu recorded eight saves for the Cardinals on the other side.
The Polar Bears out-shot Otterbein 17-5 in the match, including a 10-1 advantage in the second half.
The Polar Bears will play again on Thursday at 4 p.m. as they host Wittenberg at the ONU Sports Center.