Oglethorpe Earns 0-0 Draw at Hendrix
The Oglethorpe women's soccer team played the homestanding Hendrix Warriors to an even 0-0 tie over 110 minutes of action Friday night in Conway, Arkansas. The two teams took turns controlling the run of play, but neither team was able to find a goal over a total of nine shots on target. The result moved the Stormy Petrels to 3-6-1 overall and 0-2-1 in SAA play.
The Petrels dominated play in the first half, firing seven shots and putting three of them on goal. They also earned a corner kick in the process, but were unable to put one into the net. The Warriors played the visitors more evenly in the second half, with the shot count at 3-3. The Petrels put a couple of shots on target while Hendrix forced a save by Oglethorpe freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Bolas. The Oglethorpe keeper made her save in the 80th minute, and sophomore midfielder Jalisa Kassam forced a save by the Hendrix goalkeeper in the 88th minute.
The teams both fired three shots in the overtime periods. Oglethorpe freshman midfielder Maddie Cornell forced a save in the 100th minute, just before the end of the first overtime period. Bolas had to make a similar save in the second overtime period, as she stopped a potential game-winning Hendrix shot with three seconds remaining in the contest.
Oglethorpe outshot Hendrix 13-6 for the game, including a 7-2 advantage in shots on goal. The Warriors took six corner kicks to Oglethorpe's three.
Bolas made a couple of saves en route to her 110-minute shutout. Senior midfielder Celina Kassam fired three shots, putting one on goal, while Cornell took five shots and put four on target.
"I thought this was an evenly-played, back-and-forth game," said Oglethorpe head coach Wes Anania. "We controlled the run of play in the first half, and they were more in control in the second. Both teams had chances to score, but I think the tie is a fair result. We especially got good performances from Celina Kassam and Annabelle Geiger today. We'll look to continue to build from this as we head into our next game against Rhodes."
The Petrels will travel to Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday to take on Rhodes at 1 p.m. Eastern. After that, they'll return home to take on Millsaps and Birmingham-Southern next weekend.