Sea Gulls play Bobcats to 0-0 draw in overtime thriller

Sea Gulls play Bobcats to 0-0 draw in overtime thriller

FROSTBURG, Md. – The Salisbury University women's soccer team took on Frostburg State University in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon, playing the Bobcats to a 0-0 overtime draw.

The first half was a defensive skirmish, as both teams posted just three shots in the period, but the Sea Gulls and the Bobcats both had opportunities to score.

Sophomore Ruthie Lucas took a shot at 3:14 that sailed over the post, and over six minutes later, junior Lindsey Andonian connected with a header that went over the net. At 10:55, Frostburg State had a chance when Erin Worthman took a shot on goal, but junior goalkeeper Alesha Seifert jumped in the way to grab her first save of the contest.

Nine minutes later, the Bobcats had another chance to take the lead when Worthman notched a shot that hit off the post. The Sea Gulls' final scoring opportunity in the half came at 31:44 when senior Logan O'Meara fired a shot on goal that Frostburg goalkeeper Paige Gray saved to keep the game scoreless.

The second half was similar to the first, with the Sea Gulls edging the Bobcats in shots, 4-3. Just over two minutes into the period, Frostburg's Leah Yurko took a shot on goal, but Seifert was there in time, making a diving save on the ball.

A minute-and-a-half later, junior Jenny Gavigan had a chance on offense to put SU up, but her shot went wide of the net.

The last shot in regulation came at 71:45 when senior Casey Arnone put the ball on goal, but Gray once again was there to make the save, eventually sending the game into overtime.

Each team posted one shot in the first overtime period, including a chance with 32 seconds to go in the period by senior Heather Group that went high.

In the second overtime period, Seifert came up with two huge saves within the first minute of action, including a diving save 25 seconds in on a shot that Chelsea McCoy took from just left of the goal. The Bobcats had one last chance in the final minute of the contest, but the Sea Gull defense would not break, keeping Frostburg from scoring.

Seifert played all 110 minutes of action in front of the net for Salisbury, collecting four saves on the afternoon. Gray notched two saves in goal for Frostburg State.

The Sea Gulls will turn around and travel to Buena Vista, Virginia on Monday, October 12 when they take on Southern Virginia University in another conference matchup. That contest is set for 4 p.m.

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