1-1 Draw At SLU Extends Unbeaten Streak To 7 For Women's Soccer
Oct. 9, 2011
ST. LOUIS - Lauren Skesavage scored her first goal of the season and Emily Cota made six saves in goal as the UMass women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon.
The unbeaten streak is UMass' best since 2007 as the Minutewomen improve to 8-2-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the Atlantic 10. Saint Louis moves to 4-5-3 overall and 2-0-1 in conference play.
The Billikens jumped on the scoreboard first when Jessie Jarrett scored in the 17th minute. Abbey Stock played a cross to Jarrett on the right flank for her first goal of the season.
The two teams played a scoreless balance of the first half with shots being an even five each.
After halftime, the Minutewomen ramped up the pressure outshooting Saint Louis 12-to-5. Skesavage tied the game in the 72nd minute when she blasted a shot from 25 yards out on a restart following a Saint Louis yellow card. The tally was not only her first of the season, but the first of her career for the defender.
Neither team could find the go-ahead goal in the remainder of regulation. UMass maintained the pressure in the overtime periods outshooting Saint Louis 4-to-1 and 3-to-2.
Billiken keeper Katie Walsh made eight saves as the Minutewomen fired a season-high 24 shots. UMass also held a 9-to-4 advantage in corner kicks.
After the two-game road swing, UMass will return to Rudd Field next weekend to kick off a four-game home stand beginning with Fordham next Friday and La Salle on Saturday.