Women's Soccer Draws Boston U. 1-1, In Key In-Region Match
HANOVER, N.H. - Sophomore Corey Delaney scored a late game-tying goal with 6:42 remaining in regulation, aiding the Dartmouth women’s soccer team in a 1-1 double-overtime draw with NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional rival Boston University on Wednesday evening at Burnham Field. The Terriers are ranked #2 in this week's NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional poll.
Dartmouth (5-4-3, 2-1 Ivy) and BU (9-3-3, 4-1 Patriot) played great on the defensive end, using smart tactics to keep both teams' strikers off the ball. The Terriers finished the game with a 7-6 advantage in shots and outshot the Big Green 3-0 in overtime. Although it was outshot in the contest, Dartmouth did win the corner kick battle 7-3.
With 8:17 remaining in the first half, BU took a 1-0 lead when Erica Kosienski spun around a Dartmouth defender and accepted a pass from Jamie Turchi. Kosienski then shot the ball to the top right corner of the net for the one-goal advantage.
Trailing late in the contest, the Big Green battled and tied the game in the 84th minute when senior Emma Brush collided in the air with BU netminder Alyssa Parisi after a cross was sent in, allowing sophomore Jackie Friedman the opportunity at the goal line to send an open net pass to Delaney for the tap-in. The equalizer was Delaney's third tally of the season and team-leading fourth helper for Friedman.
Dartmouth was unable to muster much offense in the overtime periods, but strong defense and big saves by junior Tatiana Saunders kept the score knotted at one. Saunders finished the game with five saves. The Terriers used two netminders in the game, making two saves combined.
In 18 overall meetings between both institutions, this game was the seventh to reach extra time and the fifth draw decided by just two goals combined. Dartmouth currently holds a 7-6-5 record over the Terriers.
Dartmouth will head back into Ivy League play on Saturday evening when they travel down south to meet Penn at 5 pm.