Women’s Soccer hangs tough with IU East to end in 2OT draw

Karina Graziani -

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PITTSBURGH --- Carlow University women's soccer ended up with a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes of action against Indiana University East Thursday.

The River States Conference opener took place at the University of Pittsburgh Ambrose Urbanic Field.

The Celtics (2-6-1) were knocking on the door early, with senior Malak Shuman (Monroeville, Pa.) taking a few shots within the first 10 minutes of play.

It was IU East (5-2-1), however, who struck first in the final minutes of the first half off the boot of Lexi Berkely. Priscilla Carvajal was credited with the assist. The Red Wolves out-shot the Celtics, 10-4, in the first half.

The equalizer came late in the second half when junior Alexa Schwab (Conway, Pa.) scored unassisted in the 75th minute. The goal ended a five-game scoring drought for the Celtics

Tied, 1-1, Carlow and IU East remained deadlocked until the end of regulation, forcing the game into its first overtime.

The first overtime proved uneventful, with a shot by IU East missing high as the only chance to score within those 10 minutes.

Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Forte (Johnstown, Pa.) came up with a big save in the 102nd minute after a Red Wolves corner kick set up a scoring option during the second overtime. Forte played the entire game in net, making nine saves.

Schwab had another chance to score in the 107th minute, but her shot flew over the top of the net.

Carlow welcomes Indiana University Kokomo Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. at Cupples Stadium.

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