WATERVILLE, Maine – Concluding 110 minutes of soccer at a 0-0 stalemate, the Husson women picked up their first tie of the season at Thomas College (Maine) for a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on at Smith Field on Saturday afternoon.
Possessing the ball in the first half while keeping the Terriers away from Sami Ireland in net, Husson outshot Thomas 7-1 advancing into a scoreless second half.
With less than two minutes remaining in regulation, Husson had a scare in front of net as Ireland went down to make a save and the ball snuck away loose in the goal box bouncing around a couple players before Husson could clear it out to secure another scoreless half. With a clear lead on the attack, the Eagles took Thomas into overtime outshooting the Terriers, 19-4, after 90 minutes of play.
Nearing the end of the first ten minutes of overtime, Husson nearly capitalized on a corner firing several shots into the defense before seeing the ball sent back out of dangerous territory for the Terriers.
With four minutes left in the second set of extra minutes, Ireland took out a player just outside the goal box to stop an oncoming shot. Setting up a three-man wall, Husson took position to defend a free kick by Terrier Taznae Fubler as the shot soared over the wall into Ireland's readily awaiting hands. Following 110 minutes of action, the score remained at zeroes to conclude the match with both teams' first tie of the season.
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In net for the Terriers, Kayla Gordon recorded 11 saves while Ireland stopped three shots.
Husson took a total of 22 shots to Thomas' seven shots while also holding the advantage in corners, 6-2.
With one week to rest up before their next game, Husson women's soccer prepares to bring the regular season to a close as they host their final home game on Saturday, October 20th at 1:00 p.m. on homecoming and senior day. The Eagles will welcome Northern Vermont-Lyndon for a NAC matchup.