September 27, 2012

Women's Soccer plays to 0-0 Draw at Binghamton

VESTAL, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw at Binghamton University Thursday in its second game of conference play. The draw puts the Wildcats at 3-6-2 and 1-0-1 in America East play while Binghamton sits at 6-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in conference action.

The first half saw solid offense by both teams and counteractive defense from each side as well. Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kansas) started the offense for New Hampshire with a shot in the 11th minute of play, however the attempt was just wide of the net. Kelsi O'Neil (Hampton, N.H.), Kristi Zarrilli (Gorham, Maine) and Brianna Spitler (Montoursville, Pa.) also tallied shots in the half. Goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) made saves on all three shots she faced on goal in the half.

In the second half, offense was split down the middle between the two squads with seven shots apiece. Drea Nogueira (New Bedford, Mass.), Gabrielle Sloan (Stow, Mass.) and Corder each rifled a pair of shots during the second half while Correa held her ground and stopped the Bearcat offense in their tracks. Despite offensive surges from each squad, the game was sent to overtime still tied at 0-0.

New Hampshire and Binghamton tallied one shot each in the first overtime frame while the Bearcats notched a pair of shots in the second overtime period. At the end of four periods of play, the game was finalized at 0-0.

Correa made a total of five saves in net for New Hampshire, securing her second shutout of the season. Binghamton's goalies split time in net; Carrie Martin played the first half and made two saves while Stephanie Spears made five saves through the second half and overtime. Binghamton held the advantage in shots by a margin of 18-12.

The Wildcats return home and continue conference play Sunday against Hartford at Lewis Fields. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

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