NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College and Wesleyan University battled to a 2-2 tie in NESCAC women's soccer action played on Tempel Green Wednesday.
The Cardinals move to 2-6-6 with a 1-4-5 record in the NESCAC. Wesleyan finishes seventh in the regular season and will visit the second seeded Ephs of Williams College for a NESCAC Quarterfinal game this Saturday at noon.
The Camels finish the season with a record of 3-7-4 and a 1-6-3 mark in conference action. Connecticut College ended the day in a three-way tie with Hamilton and Colby for the eighth and final spot in the tournament but slipped to ninth place when tie-breaking procedures were applied.
The Camels raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Senior Aina Torres (Barcelona, Spain) opened the scoring in the 13th minute of play when she planted a header on a cross delivered by Nicole DellaPasqua (York, Maine). In the 29th minute of action, the Camels extended their advantage. Libby Thomas (Cumberland, Maine) scored her second goal in as many games when she applied the finishing touches in a two-on-one break. Chelsea Preston (Lake Placid, N.Y.) assisted on the score and things were looking good for the home team.
But the Cardinals responded with a goal in the 55th minute when Hannah Jellinek (Newton, Mass.) assisted Victoria Matthews (West Windsor, N.J.) for her team leading fourth goal of the season. With 10:55 remaining, Marisa Yang (Los Gatos, Calif.) supplied the equalizer for the visitors. Matthews and Sarah Sylla (Ardsley, N.Y.) assisted on the goal.
The Camels pressured Wesleyan in the overtime, holding a 5-to-0 advantage on the shot chart. The team's last chance came with 15 seconds left, when they were awarded a corner at the left side line. The hosts had one last shot at the near post to tie the game but Wesleyan junior Jessica Tollman (Brookline, Mass.) was able to make the save as time expired.
Junior Natalie Signor (Glastonbury, Conn.) made four saves for the hosts. Tollman stopped six shots to lead the visitors.
Connecticut College held a 19-to-9 advantage in shots while the Cardinals held a 6-to-4 edge in corner kicks.