The University of Scranton women's soccer team fought Farmingdale State from one end of the field to the other for 110 minutes on Friday night, but the Royals ultimately settled for a 1-1 draw against the Rams in the team's first game at Weiss Field.
The Royals scored eight seconds before halftime when freshman defender Hope Drewes (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) sent a free kick from the left side of the field toward the near post, where junior defender Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) outraced her defender to knock the ball inside the post for her second goal of the season.
Russo's goal knotted the score at 1 and gave Scranton (4-0-1) something to show for an 11-5 edge in shots in the first half. Farmingdale State (4-1-1) had taken a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute when the Rams scored on a scramble in front of the Royals' net.
There were far fewer opportunities in the second half for both sides, although both keepers were forced to make saves in the second overtime period. Scranton senior goalkeeper Colleen Berry (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) finished the night with four stops.
Scranton had a 14-9 edge in shots for the game, and held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.
The Royals will be back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 18, when they host New York University at 7 p.m. at Weiss Field.