Shorewomen, Aggies Play to Scoreless Tie

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Visiting Washington College and host Delaware Valley College played to a 0-0 double-overtime tie in a non-conference women's soccer game today in Doylestown, Pa. The tie snapped a six-game losing streak for Delaware Valley as the Aggies are now 2-8-1 on the season. The Shorewomen's record now stands at 3-4-2. 

In a defense-oriented first half, the Shorewomen held a 3-1 advantage in shots. Washington came out firing in the second half, peppering the Aggie defense with 13 shots while limiting Delaware Valley to two. Washington also had a 2-1 advantage in shots in the first overtime and a 4-1 edge in the second overtime for a total margin of 22-5 for the game.

In the best scoring chance of the first overtime, Washington senior midfielder Heather Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) got behind the Delaware Valley defense at the 91:55 mark, but her shot was saved by Aggie goalkeeper Julie Burnell

In the second overtime, Mary Taylor, who took four of the Aggies' five shots in the game, raced to the ball against freshman goalkeeper Melissa Barry (Sparta, N.J./Sparta), but Barry was able to stuff the ball right as it came off of Taylor's foot at 103:45. At 105:10, Washington junior defender Taylor Matteson (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) sent a direct kick from just outside the box high and over the goal. In the final minute of the game, Washington junior forward Suzanne Patinella (Fallston, Md./Maryvale Prep) got behind the defense for a breakaway and had a shot stopped by Burnell. After the ball went off Burnell it rolled to the far post, where Patinella crossed it along the goal line, but the Shorewomen were unable to connect on a potential game-winning shot. Washington had a corner kick with 25 seconds to go, but the Aggies cleared the ball out of trouble and the game ended in a stalemate. 

Burnell made 13 saves for Delaware Valley in the game, while Barry made four stops for the Shorewomen. The Shorewomen had an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks. Smith (five shots), Patinella (four shots), and freshman forward Ashley Shortt (Frederick, Md./Walkersville) (four shots), combined to take 13 of Washington's shots in the contest.

The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Muhlenberg.

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