Women's soccer ties Oneonta

Liza Gergenti '14
Liza Gergenti '14

Hamilton College  and SUNY Oneonta played to a 1-1 tie in a non-league game at Love Field on Oct. 19.

Hamilton (7-1-3 overall) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third minute on the second shot of the afternoon. Laura Wray '11 lofted a soft shot from outside the goalie box that Amy Lusby '12 tipped into the crossbar. The ball rebounded right to Meg Pengue '12, who controlled it and fired it past the diving keeper for her second goal this year. Wray picked up her third assist.

Anne Graveley '11 almost gave the Continentals a 2-0 lead in the 43rd minute, but her shot from about 15 yards out banged off the right post and sailed over the end line. The Red Dragons (10-4-2) trailed 1-0 at the half despite an 8-7 edge in shots.

The Continentals had several scoring opportunties in the second half. Hamilton came closest to scoring in the 68th minute when Pengue and Catherine Malcolm '14 both had shots on goal.

In the 87th minute, Oneonta had back-to-back corner kicks that led to Caitlin Burke's tying goal after following through her header that hit the crossbar. The goal came with 1:40 left in the second half.

Hamilton began the first overtime with a shot in the 92nd minute by Emi Birch '14. Oneonta had several scoring opportunties on corner kicks, with a shot on goal by Nha Wright. The Red Dragons were the only team to put a shot on goal during the two 10-minute overtime periods.

Liza Gergenti '14 made 10 saves for Hamilton, and Lusby stopped nine shots for Oneonta. The Red Dragons held a 19-14 shot advantage, and took 13 corner kicks to just one for the Continentals. Oneonta leads the all-time series, 14-9-6.

Hamilton takes on Clarkson University for a Liberty League game on Saturday, Oct. 23.

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