Women's Soccer Plays Tufts to 0-0 Double-Overtime Draw

Photo courtesy of Lianne Yun '18
Photo courtesy of Lianne Yun '18

THE BASICS:

Score:
Wesleyan 0, Tufts 0 (2OT)
Records:
Wesleyan: 2-2-1 (0-1-1 NESCAC); Tufts: 3-0-2 (2-0-1 NESCAC)
Location: Somerville, Mass. (Kraft Field)
Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Time: 4 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University women's soccer team played NESCAC rival Tufts University to a 0-0 double-overtime tie Wednesday night on the road at Kraft Field.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • In the first 45 minutes, the Jumbos controlled the ball and kept it in Wesleyan's zone for most of the half.
  • In the 69th minute, Margaret Zahrah of Tufts crossed the ball from the left side to Jess Capone who headed the shot just right of the net.
  • The best opportunity by either team came in the 99th minute, when the Jumbos' goalkeeper Emily Bowers came out of the box and dived to get the ball. She bobbled it, allowing Sarah Sylla '17 to take a short towards net. However, Bowers bounced back up and saved the shot off her fingers to keep the game scoreless.
  • Neither team could find the back of the net in overtime.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Tufts held a 17-8 lead in shots, and sent nine on net compared to Wesleyan's three.
  • Both teams recorded two corner kicks.
  • Sylla led the Cardinals with two shots on goal, while Zoe Cassels-Brown '20 made nine saves between the posts.
  • The Jumbos were led by Capone who totaled three shots on goal, while Mariah Harvey-Brown tallied two. Bowers stopped three shots.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan returns to action Saturday, September 21st when they take on Bates at 11 a.m.
  • The Jumbos are also back in action Saturday as they will host Brandeis at 1 p.m.

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