Cortland, NY – Sophomore goalkeeper Elyse Green shined for the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team on Friday afternoon, stopping seven shots in a 0-0 double overtime tie against SUNY Cortland.
The Golden Knights moved to 1-1-1 on the season while the Red Dragons saw their record go to 1-0-2 through three contests. Clarkson will return home on Saturday to take on Plattsburgh State.
Through the first 45 minutes, the game was fairly even, with Cortland possessing a narrow 4-3 edge in shots. The best opportunity of the half came from Cortland, as Erin Valente nearly tallied off a corner kick, but the attempt was blocked. The Red Dragons had two more dangerous shots late in the half but Elyse Green turned away the attack to keep the score 0-0 going into halftime.
The Red Dragons came out firing in the second half, recording five shots in the first ten minutes of play. Green continued her stellar play by turning away a point-blank header to keep the game even. Cortland had an 11-1 edge in shots in the second half, but that one shot almost gave way for Clarkson. In the final 10 minutes, senior Madison Kather was in close, but was unable to establish good footing and was stopped by Cortland keeper Danika Svendsen to keep the match deadlocked at zero.
Cortland had a 4-0 edge in shots in the first overtime and Valente again nearly ended the game with a point-blank shot in the 97th minute, but Green came out aggressively and turned the shot away. The second overtime saw no shots by either team as each settled for the draw.
Green finished with seven saves for the shutout, while Svendsen finished with two stops in Cortland's third overtime game of the season. Valente fired nine of Cortland's 19 shots in the game, with five making it through the defense to Green's capable hands. The Red Dragons finished with a 19-4 lead in shots and a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks.