Photo by Robert Cifone
PITTSBURGH --- Carlow University women's soccer ended up with a
1-1 draw after 110 minutes of action against Indiana University
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
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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