TYLER -- The UT Tyler women's soccer team played 110-minutes of hard-fought soccer Thursday night against Centenary, but both teams walked away without a win as the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
It was not until the 89th minute that Julie Williams shot a
pass from Bechdol into the goal to tie the contest.
Centenary's goal came seven minutes into the second
half when Holden Penny knocked in her eighth goal of the season on a shot past Macy
Lindsey Edwards almost put the
Patriots up early as she found space in the middle just two
minutes into the game, and put a shot off the left upright. Meredith
Krause attempted to clean up the rebound, but Centenary's Brittaney Dunn was
there for the save.
Centenary managed to move the ball down into Patriots' territory
with 26:24 to play in the first half, but Penny's shot floated right to
Patriots' keeper Paige Harris.
UT Tyler had two opportunities a minute later. Lindsey
Holbrook's header off a corner kick found the hands of Dunn. Holbrook made
space several minutes later against two defenders, but had her shot saved
The Patriots continued to control the ball offensively, with
Emily Bechdol taking two shots with 18 minutes to play in the first half. Her
first shot was blocked by a defender while the second shot drifted wide.
UT Tyler set themselves up for another opportunity with 12-minutes left. Holbrook moved the ball down the right side of the field and
passed inside to Bechdol. The Ladies', however, collapsed inside and kicked the
ball away before Bechdol could get a shot off.
In the first overtime, the Patriots missed two
opportunities to score. Shipman found the ball inside with 1:40 to play in
the period, but her shot was saved.
Kristen Steele had the best chance to score in the
second overtime, but her shot faded left. Centenary made one shot attempt
in the second overtime, which found the arms of Hurley several
minutes before the match ended in a tie.
The UT Tyler women, moving to 8-5-1 with the tie, have a week off before their next match at Ozarks.