Saints women's soccer holds down high-shooting RIT for 0-0 tie
Julia Mulhern and Kira Murphy recorded three shots each as the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team battled the RIT Tigers to a 0-0 tie after two overtime periods in Liberty League play on Saturday afternoon at Sandy MacAllaster Field.
RIT outshot the Saints 31-13 and held an 8-1 advantage in shots on goal. Despite the advantage in shots, Saints' goalkeeper Samantha Allen, who ranks 25th nationally with a .897 save percentage and the Saints' defense, which ranks 12th with a .750 shutout percentage held the Tigers scoreless through 110 minutes of play.Murphy logged the Saints only shot on goal, while six other members of the Saints' squad recorded at least one shot.
Just 17 minutes into play, Mulhern looked to give the Saints the lead, but sent a shot just wide of the Tigers goal.
In the 63rd minute of play, it was Mulhern again, who looked to put one away for the Saints, but sent a high shot just over the cross bar. Murphy challenged Alyssa Salls in the 78th minute of play, but Salls was able to keep the Saints off the board with the save.
"Our discipline today and team effort was outstanding," said head coach Sinead McSharry. "I am so proud of the players and staff in terms of their preparation for today's game. They showed a lot of courage under pressure when receiving the ball and played with a lot of confidence."
The Saints and the Tigers each recorded four shots throughout overtime, but neither team was able to capitalize on a goal for the win.
Piper Zimmerman led the Tigers with three shots on goal, while Lauren Zeglan, Jessica Jones, Emily Theil, Rebecca Hext and Jenna Vallleriano all recorded one.
Allen made eight saves in goal for the Saints, while Salls made one save for the Tigers.
With today's tie, the Saints moved to 6-1-3 on the season and 1-1-2 in conference play, while RIT moved to 6-3-1 and 1-2-1 with their first tie of the season.