Saints Tie in Double Overtime
Women's Soccer - Fri, Sep. 4, 2009
(Berrien Springs, MI) The women's soccer team traveled to Andrews University to take on the Cardinals in what has become a rivalry game between the two schools. Recovering from injuries, the Saints put together another tough performance.
Andrews started the game with a flurry of shot attempts, but were held scoreless as the Saints defense tightened up. The Cardinals controlled much of the first half outshooting the Saints 4 - 1. The Cardinals also controlled corner kick attempts 4 -1.
The second half belonged to the Saints. Sophomore forward Valerie Patout and the Saints offense were finally able to push the ball forward. A steady flow of attacks by the Saints kept the Andrews defense scrambling for answers. Holy Cross outshot Andrews 12 - 0 in the second half. The Saints also controlled corner kicks 4 - 2.
Both teams were exhausted as overtime began. Missed opportunities by both sides kept the game scoreless for the two ten minute halves. The game ended in 0 - 0 draw. The Saints outshot Andrews 19 - 8 for the game. Patout ended up with 10 of those shots.
The Saints have a much needed two weeks off before hosting Goshen College in their first home game of the year. The game will be held at the Indiana Invaders complex.