Women's Soccer Settles For Tie With Plattsburgh

October 22, 2009

Middlebury outshot Plattsburgh 32-15, but it wasn't enough, as the Panthers settled for a 1-1 tie with the Cardinals over 110 minutes of action on Dragone Field. Middlebury, ranked third in New England, will travel to Bates on Saturday, while Plattsburgh hosts Ithaca on the same day.

Middlebury scored its goal at the 32:21 mark, as Rachel Madding netted her second of the season. A corner kick from Kristen Lundquist was skipped by Amy Schlueter to Hannah Newman, whose header hit the crossbar. Madding was there to gather the rebound and find the back of the net to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.

Middlebury threatened again in the second half, as Annie Rowell headed a shot on goal that was saved by Alina Greiser after a free kick by Anjuli Demers from 30 yards out.

The Cardinals tied the game in the 68th minute, as Danielle Wiemer scored her first of the season after a flurry of action in the goal area. The Cardinals kept up the pressure, as Middlebury keeper Lauryn Torch made a diving save on Lindsey Keyser just minutes later to keep the game in a 1-1 tie. Shortly after Keyser's opportunity, Rowell's blast from the right side hit the far post, keeping the game knotted at 1-1.

Both teams had goals waved off in the final 11 minutes of the game, forcing the contest into overtime. The first overtime saw little action, but the Panthers came on strong in the second overtime, earning a 10-0 shots advantage in the 10 minute period. Several players had good looks at the goal, but no golden opportunities.

Torch ended the game with eight saves for the Panthers, as did Greiser for the Cardinals.

Plattsburgh (8-5-3) vs. Middlebury (8-1-2)
Date: Oct 22, 2009 Attendance: 105

Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Plattsburgh......... 0 1 0 0 - 1
Middlebury.......... 1 0 0 0 - 1

1. 32:21 MIDWS Rachel Madding (Hannah Newman)
2. 68:07 PLATTW Danielle Wiemer (unassisted)

Shots: Plattsburgh 15, Middlebury 32
Saves: Plattsburgh 12 (Alina Greiser 12), Middlebury 8 (Lauryn Torch 8)