Belles settle for 1-1 tie in overtime
By SARAH RYKOWSKI
Saint Mary's soccer team tied Albion College in double overtime on Wednesday with a final score of 1-1.
"The girls gave a solid effort all around," Coach Jason Milligan said. "It was not the result we would like."
The first half was scoreless, although Saint Mary's had four goal attempts and Albion countered with 10.
"They had faster forwards than the teams we've played in the past," Brie Gershick, goalie for Saint Mary's, said.
Gershick had 15 saves for the night.
Nearly 20 minutes into the second half of the game, sophomore Mary Campe scored for the Belles. She was assisted by senior captain Katy Barger.
"Tonight was a faster game for me," said Campe.
The game seemed to go well for the Belles in the second half, as they were able to contain the Albion offense and pass the ball well. They had a total of twelve shots on goal in the second half.
"In our second halves, we've always come out more solid and finished real well," Milligan said. "I attribute it to their hard work and conditioning."
Near the end of the second half, the intensity picked up, as the Albion team tried to score and force an overtime and the Belles fought to hold their lead.
"They were definitely a more physical team than we've played," Gershick said.
Forty-four minutes into the second half, Albion's Betsy Hubert scored with an assist from her teammate Wendy Boynton to tie the game.
The game ended, according to league rules, after two sudden death overtimes of 15 minutes each.
"There's no use dwelling on it," said Milligan. "We'll keep our good attitudes going."
Barger led her team with five shots on goal, and Tia Kappahahn added three.
Saint Mary's plays its next league game at Olivet College on Oct. 10. Game time is 2 p.m.
"We just have to come out the next day [and] keep working at it," Milligan said.
All Sports Stories for Thursday, October 7, 1999