Alivia Milesky’s second-half goal helped Columbus Eagles FC earn a 1-1 draw with Dayton Dutch Lions on Saturday.
The Eagles stay fourth in the Ohio Valley division of the WPSL with three matches remaining, and they’re officially eliminated from division title contention. Detroit (7-1-0, 22 points) clinched the division championship with their 3-0 win over Cincinnati on Saturday.
Jordyn Helinksi scored in the first half for Dayton on 30 minutes – the former Eagle put the visitors ahead. Columbus changed up the tactics after the goal and that led to Milesky’s leveler in the 54th minute. Madison Costner assisted on the goal, which is Milesky’s third of the season.
Columbus kept the pressure on Dayton and had the better of the play in the second half before and after Milesky’s equalizer.
The Eagles racked up a dozen corners in the match, including one in the 89th minute that was nearly turned in for a winning goal. Madison Costner’s header was cleared off the goal line, and even with the Eagles protests, the sideline official said the ball didn’t cross the line.
The Eagles have three matches remaining, including next weekend’s Sunday match against AAFC Lumberjills. Columbus hosts Ann Arbor on June 30 at 4 p.m. at Otterbein University. It’s the club’s final home WPSL match for 2019. Tickets are on sale now.