Sea Gulls tie Otterbein, 1-1, in overtime

Sea Gulls tie Otterbein, 1-1, in overtime

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team competed against Otterbein University on Sunday afternoon on the second day of the DoubleTree Tartan Cup, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, and played the Cardinals to a 1-1 tie.

Otterbein (1-1-2) got on the board early in the first half when Jillian Strimbu took a ball from Alex Ancona and fired it into the back of the net at 15:15.

The Salisbury offense struggled to get a shot off for most of the period, but got things clicking at the end of the half. The Sea Gulls answered the Cardinals' goal at 41:21 with a goal from junior Samantha Beck. Beck dribbled past the midfield line and launched the ball from 25 yards out, guiding it into the upper left corner of the net to even the score at 1-1. Salisbury held a 4-2 shot advantage at halftime.

The second half saw the game turn from an offensive skirmish to a defensive battle. Neither team was able to get anything going on offense until the end of the half. The Sea Gulls almost notched the go-ahead goal when Beck shot a ball that glanced off the post at 86:58.

Both overtime periods followed suit with the second half, with neither team able to find an answer on offense as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Beck shot three balls on the afternoon, while freshman Ruthie Lucas notched two shots.

Senior goalkeeper Michelle Conrad played all 110 minutes in goal for the Sea Gulls, and Dana Strimbu recorded four saves in 110 minutes for the Cardinals. Salisbury led in shots 12-4, while Otterbein held a slight 4-2 edge in corner kicks.

The Sea Gulls will take on No. 8 Messiah College for their first home game of the year on Saturday at 1 p.m., at the SU Soccer Complex.

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