Women's Soccer Battles Amherst To A Scoreless Tie

October 6, 2007

The Middlebury women's soccer team moved to 5-2-2 on the season as they played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer in a tie at Amherst. The Panthers return to action on Tuesday when they host Plymouth State at 4:00 p.m.

Neither team could find the back of the net in the first frame, as the clock whittled down on the re-match of last season's NESCAC Championship match. Less than a year ago, these same sides battled to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation. Both sides emerged from halftime hoping to end the scoring draught. 

In the second half, Amherst's Stephanie Yesnik had a scoring opportunity at 18:49 when after beating a defender on the right side of the box, the striker's shot was tipped off the crossbar by Middlebury goalkeeper Adele Plunkett. The ball caromed back into play, but was sent out of danger by a Panther defender. 

In the first overtime session, Middlebury's Jenny Galgano had a chance to score in a one-one-one with Amherst keeper Lili Ferguson. Galgano hit a screamer towards the Amherst net, but Ferguson tipped the shot over the crossbar. 

Middlebury had the last real scoring chance of the game in the final seconds of the first overtime period on a free kick on the edge of the Amherst goal box. The shot snuck through the Amherst wall, but Ferguson smothered the ball to end the period.