Women's Soccer Earns Road Tie In Shortened Game

September 11, 2013

Middlebury battled Keene State to a 1-1 tie in a non-conference women’s soccer game that was suspended at the 15:52 mark of the second half due to lightening at Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday night. The two teams waited 30 minutes after play was suspended before the game was called. Since the game went the required time, it will go in the books as a 1-1 tie.

Middlebury (0-1-1) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, scoring on a corner play less than two minutes into the game. Moria Sloan sent the ball into the box where Carter Talgo was crashing the net, before heading the ball home to put the Panthers on top.

The Panthers had another chance to score later in the half, but KSC back Kelsie Bailey was able to track down Middlebury’s Scarlett Kirk who got behind the Owls’ defense.

Pinned in their own end most of the half, KSC took advantage of a rare scoring opportunity to net the tying goal. Following a corner kick by Brittany Boscarino, Maggie Grayson passed the ball over to Shannon Summers who got a toe on it. The ball sailed just under the crossbar for her first goal of the season.

KSC dodged a couple of bullets at the 10 minute mark of the second half. Julia Favorito had an open net, but her shot sailed just wide of the far post. Less than a minute later, Keene keeper Torrie Crenson came out of the net to smother a close-range bid by Talgo. 

With 15:52 to play, the game was stopped due to lightening in the area and was not resumed after a 30 minute wait.

Middlebury outshot the Owls 10-5 as Kate Reinmuth made three saves in goal. Crenson finished the game with one save for the Owls.

The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Connecticut College.