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Women’s Soccer Plays Tufts to 1-1 Double-Overtime Tie to Remain Undefeated

Women’s Soccer Plays Tufts to 1-1 Double-Overtime Tie to Remain Undefeated

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Senior Michelle Medina (Hartford, Conn.) scored her second goal of the season as the Connecticut College women's soccer team played Tufts to a 1-1 double-overtime tie on Saturday afternoon at Kraft Field.

Both teams had plenty of opportunities to find the back of the net throughout the match. The Camels, however, got on the board first when Michelle Medina fired home a penalty shot after getting tripped up inside the box in the 60th minute. Tufts (2-0-2, NESCAC 1-0-2) then answered shortly afterwards when Jenna Troccoli found Sophie Lloyd for the equalizer which would eventually force overtime.

After each squad was limited to one shot apiece in the first overtime, the offenses picked it up in the second extra session. Mariah Harvey-Brown of Tufts had two opportunities to end the match, but one of her attempts missed high and the other went wide left. The Camels came close to netting the golden marker when freshman Maxie Johnson (Redding, Conn.) found junior Alex Baltazar (Ludlow, Mass.) for a great look, but her ensuing shot missed to the right of the goal. Johnson's shot on target in the final minute was saved by Jumbo goalkeeper Emily Bowers, and the teams settled for the draw.

Senior Bryanna Montalvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made five saves in net for Connecticut College, which outshot the hosts by a 17-12 margin and also had a 7-4 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Bowers of Tufts turned away eight shots.

Connecticut College (3-0-1, NESCAC 1-0-1) will look to remain undefeated when it visits Colby tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.