September 7, 2012

Women's Soccer Draws with Rhode Island, 2-2


DURHAM, N.H. –
The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against the University of Rhode Island Friday evening at Bremner Field. The tie puts the Wildcats at 1-3-1 on the year while the Rams sit at 4-2-1. Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kansas) and Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.) both tallied goals for the 'Cats.

Rhode Island took an early lead in the 11th minute of play when Jennifer Barrientos found Samantha Leyh with a corner kick in the box. Leyh found the back of the net on a header to give the Rams a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats were quick to respond when Corder retaliated with a header of her own, evening the score at 1-1. Logue played the ball into the box, connecting with Corder for the score. At the end of the half, the score remained locked at 1-1.

It was not until the 81st minute when the Rams regained the lead with yet another header goal. Ashley Evangelista found a cross from Darrian Sellitti inside the six-yard box and headed it into the net for a 2-1 advantage. In the 89th minute, Logue deadlocked the score after Corder played the ball to Alex LaPorta (Denver, Colo.), who in turn found Logue. Logue was able to put the ball away and send the game to overtime.

Despite a plethora of offense from both squads in the two overtime periods, the score would finalize at 2-2. Rhode Island outshot New Hampshire 18-8 on the game with eight of those shots finding their way to the net. Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) made six saves on eight of those shots. The Wildcats totaled eight shots in the game with five of them being on target. Reilly Lindsey made a trio of saves for the Rams in the game.

The Wildcats return to action on Sunday when they take on Providence College at Providence. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.

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