Soccer plays to a 1-1 tie against TWU in Denton – LINK
DENTON– The Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer team played to a 1-1 tie in double overtime against Texas Woman's University on Wednesday. The Lions scored their goal in the 12th minute but could not find another goal to win the match.
The tie brings the Lions to 8-2-3 on the season and 4-2-1 in Lone Star Conference play. The Pioneers are now 4-6-3 and 1-4-2 in conference action.
The Lions will face Midwestern State on Friday at 7 p.m. The match will be played at the MSU Soccer Field in Wichita Falls.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Katie Givens scored the Lions' goal in the 12th minute. She found space from 20 yards out and fired the ball into the net.
- Both teams took 16 shots in regulation. TWU had six shots on goal while A&M-Commerce had four shots on goal in regulation and five in the match.
- Givens took five shots and had three shots on goal. Kara Blasingame also had a shot on goal in regulation. Sophie Haywood had a shot on goal in the second overtime.
- Caitlin Duty had six saves in the match.
- Maddie Nolton scored the goal for TWU on a penalty kick in the 14th minute.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Lions scored their goal in the 12th minute. Givens found space from 20 yards away and fired the ball into the upper part of the net, over the reach of the TWU goalkeeper. The Lions took a quick 1-0 lead.
However, the lead was short-lived as TWU scored the tying goal in the 14th minute. Nolton drew a foul in the box and was awarded a penalty kick. She scored the goal to tie the match.
Duty made a save in the 33rd minute before a shot from Blasingame was saved in the 39th minute of the match. Duty made another save on a header in the 43rd minute to keep the match knotted up at 1-1 at intermission.
Duty made a save early in the second half to keep the match tied. Givens was active to start the second half as well. She had shots saved in the 57th and 61st minutes as she looked to give the Lions back the lead.
Neither team could find a shot on goal for another 15 minutes before TWU had a shot on goal that was saved by Duty in the 77th minute. She made another save in the 81st minute as TWU applied some late pressure. Both teams made late substitutions to try and get the go-ahead goal but the match was sent into overtime.
The Lions were unable to find space for a shot in the first overtime period. TWU had three shots, but none were on goal as the Lions also played tight defense. The match went into a second overtime.
After Duty made a save in the 103rd minute, the Lions had one final chance to take a lead. Sending a ball deep into TWU territory, Haywood found some space and fired a shot. The TWU goalkeeper had rushed out of the net and the ball found its way past the keeper. However, a TWU defender was behind the goalie and kicked the potential game-winning goal away to keep the match scoreless. The match ended in a tie.
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