Attleboro, Mass. – October 29, 2019 - The Springfield College women's soccer program fought Wheaton College to a 1-1 draw after two overtime periods on Tuesday afternoon at Mirrione Stadium.
The Pride rest at 11-4-2 and have a conference record of 6-2-1. The Lyons drop to 5-3-1 in the NEWMAC and 8-4-4 overall.
In the first half, Wheaton College attacked the box a few different times, but the Pride came up with a number of critical stops. In the 29th-minute, the Lyons were awarded a free kick and Emma O'Sullivan (Westford, Mass.) punched down the shot and the Springfield defense cleared the loose ball. Wheaton would receive another chance to get up on the Pride, but nailed the crossbar, which prevented a goal.
With just 15 ticks remaining in the half, a Kaleigh Dale (Mansfield, Conn.) shot ricocheted off the crossbar and dropped to the foot of Nicole Morin-Trotta (Ashburnham, Mass.) , who ripped in the go-ahead goal for the Pride.
In the second half, the Pride stalled the Wheaton attack with hard fought defense. Offensively for Springfield, Adalia Malick (Bristol, Conn.) looked to improve the score to 2-0 for the Pride, but Alexa Barbagallo made a number of key saves.
At 87:09, Sam Ortiz buried the Lyons' equalizer from the top of the box to make the score 1-1.
In the first overtime, the Pride defense blocked a shot attempt then held strong to end the 10-minute period. In the second overtime, Springfield completely controlled possession as they rattled off six shots in the period. In the 104th-minute, Kellie Smith (Marshfield, Mass.) lined up the potential game-winner, but it clipped the post and Barbagallo knocked it away, leaving the game in a tie after the extra time.
Springfield will now look to close out the regular season as they host WPI on Saturday, November 2 at 1 pm.
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