Terre Haute, IN. The Holy Cross College women's soccer took a break from their Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play and traveled to Saint Mary of the Woods College. The cold and rainy weather condition did not hinder either teams' offense, as the game ended in a 2-2 tie after two overtimes. With the tie, the Saints move to 2-9-2 overall, and 0-6 in CCAC play.
Despite outshooting the Pomeroys 11-5 in the first half, neither team was able to come away with a goal, as we entered halftime 0-0.
Early in the second half, Sydney Bright, the Saints' key defender, went down with an inury and the Pomeroys were able to captilize by scoring the game's first goal. The Saints countered quickly however, as Marijka Lynch-Pastoor was able to find the back of the net off an assist from Sydney Toth to tie things up 1-1. In the 58th minute, the Pomeroys scored again off a corner kick to give them a 1-2 lead. The Saints were again able to tie things back up, as Sydney Toth scored a goal off an assisted ball from Brooke Strickland in the 81st minute.
Both teams came away with one shot on goal in the first overtime, but the score remained 2-2 as we entered the second overtime.
In the second overtime, both teams looked very aggressive on the offensive end. Freshman Marijka Lynch-Pastoor had two shots on goal, but the Pomeroy's goalkeeper was able to come away with the needed saves. After 110 minutes of action, the game ended with a score of 2-2.
Junior Sydney Toth and freshman Marijka Lynch-Pastoor paced the Saints with each scoring one goal in the match. Sydney Toth and Brooke Strickland added one assist each. Holy Cross outshot Saint Mary of the Woods 32-12, and Carley Klott got the start in goal and recorded five saves in 110 minutes of action.
Holy Cross will continue their CCAC play when they host Roosevelt University this Saturday in a noon kick-off.