DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire and Colorado College women's soccer teams battled for 120 minutes and the teams left the Lewis Field pitch with a 0-0 tie Friday afternoon.
UNH remained unbeaten this season at 1-0-2 while the Tigers are now 1-1-1. New Hampshire goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.) extended her shutout streak to 274 minutes, 34 seconds by recording her second consecutive shutout with four saves. Colorado College's Megann Loseke was credited with one save.
Colorado College had the best opportunity to score in the first half, but UNH's Kristin Kearney (Sandown, N.H.) made a back save on a Cortney Kitchen shot to keep the game scoreless. The visitors also threatened in the 70th minute on a penalty corner, but Ouellette smothered a close-range shot by Ashley Hooverson.
UNH's best chance to break the deadlock came in the 80th minute, when Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.) settled a midfield serve from Shannon Oltman (Edmonds, Wash.) away from Loseke and touched the ball toward the open net. Kitchen retreated to the goal mouth and cleared aside the ball to preserve the shutout.
Colorado College created more dangerous chances in the overtime sessions and generated a 6-1 shot advantage, but Ouellette kept the match tied.
UNH last played to a scoreless tie Oct. 20, 2000 at Towson University.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 12 (3 p.m.) at Boston University. The next home match for the Wildcats is Sept. 21 against Stony Brook. Game time at Lewis Field is 4 p.m.