No. 11 soccer ties No. 6 St. Edward’s in scoreless double overtime battle – LINK
COMMERCE– The No. 11 Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer team battled No. 6 St. Edward's to a 0-0 double overtime tie on Sunday. The Lions had four shots on goal but could not find the net in the game.
The tie brings the Lions to 3-0-1 on the season. The Hilltoppers also go to 3-0-1 on the year.
The Lions will continue their four-game road stand with a match against Harding University on Friday. The match will be played at 7 p.m. at Stevens Soccer Complex in Searcy, Ark.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Caitlin Duty made 12 saves in the game for the Lions, setting a career high. It is her third game this season not allowing a goal.
- Kara Blasingame, Leslie Campuzano, Katie Givens and Cora Welch all had shots on goal.
- Sophie Haywood led the Lions with three shots. Campuzano, Givens and Welch all had two shots. Jessika Coronado also had a shot.
- Nine different players for SEU had shots on goal. The Hilltoppers outshot the Lions 19-11.
- St. Edward's has yet to give up a goal in their four games this season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
SEU got the action started early, recording a shot on goal 15 seconds into the match. However, Duty made an early save to keep the match scoreless in the first minute of action.
Haywood was active early for the Lions, recording two shot attempts in the first 20 minutes of the match. However, the Lions were unable to get a shot on goal early in the first half.
In the 27th minute, the Hilltoppers again had a shot on goal that Duty was able to save. The Lions then had an opportunity of their own as Welch had the first shot on goal for A&M-Commerce. The shot was pushed aside by the SEU goalkeeper. Duty made another save in the 32nd minute. St. Edward's had another shot on goal in the 44th minute that was saved and the teams went into halftime tied 0-0.
The Hilltoppers had an early opportunity in the 50th minute. A header opportunity was saved by Duty to keep the game scoreless. The Lions then went on the attack, recording two shots on goal in a three-minute span. Blasingame had a shot on goal in the 59th minute and Givens had an opportunity of her own in the 62nd minute. However, both shots were saved and the game remained nil-nil.
Duty had two more saves in the 65th minute as the Hilltoppers again went on the attack. Duty had another save in the 72nd minute and again in the 83rd minute to keep the game scoreless. SEU had one final opportunity in regulation to win the game but Duty made another save in the final minutes to send the game to overtime.
Both teams had early opportunities in the first overtime period. After SEU had a shot that was saved by Duty, Campuzano had a chance for the Lions to take the lead. However, her shot was saved to keep the game scoreless. Haywood had a shot that went wide in the eighth minute of overtime. The first 10-minute overtime period ended without a deciding goal.
The ball went back and forth early in the second overtime as neither team could find an opportunity to take a shot at goal. SEU had a late opportunity in the final minute of the overtime period but their shot went high and time expired.
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