Shorewomen Draw With Blazers, 2-2

Shorewomen Draw With Blazers, 2-2

Devaud and Stafford Score in Tie for Washington

FREDERICK, MD -- Visiting Washington College and host Hood College played to a 2-2 tie in a non-conference women's soccer match this afternoon at Thomas Athletic Field. The Shorewomen are now 3-2-1 on the season, while Blazers are 5-2-1. It is the first tie for Washington since a 0-0 draw with Wesley on September 1, 2006.

Following a scoreless first half, freshman forward Jen Stafford (Lake George, NY/Berkshire School (MA) put the Shorewomen up 1-0 at the 52:52 mark with her first career goal when she finished off a feed from sophomore forward/midfielder Kira Pancotti (Briarcliff Manor, NY/Briarcliff). The Blazers' Jessica Devine evened the match 3:38 later with Carlie Colella tallying the assist.

Sohpomore midfielder Gabby Devaud (Baltimore, MD/Institute of Notre Dame) put Washington back up 2-1 at 61:03 courtesy of a pass from sophomore defender Stephanie Willingham (Carroll County, MD/South Carroll). Hood knotted the match at 2-2 when Casey Miller converted a penalty kick following a WC foul in the box at the 79:05 mark. The Blazers took the final 10 shots of the second half, but could not score and the contest went into overtime.

In the first overtime session, each team having one shot apiece. Willingham had a shot on goal with 11 seconds left in the period for the Shorewomen, but the shot was turned away by Hood goalkeeper Rachelle Buhrman.

The Blazers held a 3-1 edge in shots in the second and final overtime period, but Washington goalkeeper Tori Ripple (Baltimore, MD/John Carroll) stopped the two shots on goal to help preserve the tie.

Hood held a 29-12 edge in shots in the match and had all 14 corner kicks in the contest. Ripple made 14 saves on the day for the guests, while Buhrman tallied seven stops for the hosts.

The Shorewomen return to action Thursday with a 3:30 p.m. non-conference match at Trinity (DC).