Women's Soccer Settles For Road Tie At Wesleyan

October 26, 2013

Middlebury extended its unbeaten streak to 13-games (10-0-3) with a 1-1 overtime tie at Wesleyan (2-6-5, 1-4-4) on Saturday afternoon. The 14th-ranked Panthers (10-1-3, 8-1-1) had already clinched the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal game this Saturday on Dragone Field.

Middlebury’s best chance to score in the first half came with 15:42 left when it was awarded a penalty kick. Moria Sloan took the PK and blasted a hard shot high to the right side of Jessica Tollman, who leaped to knock it aside.

The Cardinals used the momentum from that save to score less than five minutes later. Sarah Sylla took a hard crossing pass from  Hannah Stone and banged it low to the right of Middlebury goalie Elizabeth Foody with 10:55 on the clock.

Wesleyan controlled the play for much of the half, but only managed to outshoot the Panthers 5-4. The Cardinals also had two corners in the period but weren’t able to convert.

Middlebury  came out on fire in the second half and scored less than six minutes in when Jamie Soroka beat the Cardinal defense and knocked a shot past Tollman off a pass from Hannah Robinson for her third goal of the season.

Tollman came up big a couple of more times for the Cardinals in the half to keep the score tied. Wesleyan didn’t get a quality chance until the last three minutes when Sylla took a pass from Carly Swenson and missed high.

Middlebury had the only two shots in the overtime period, but neither team was able to mount a sustained attack. Foody finished with six saves for the Panthers as Middlebury outshot Wesleyan, 13-7 in the contest.