HAVERFORD, Pa. – The University of Scranton women's soccer team faced a stern road test on Wednesday and came away with a 1-1 draw at Haverford in a non-conference match.
The Royals (12-0-2) fell behind in the 38th minute, but didn't need long to tie the match. Sophomore midfielder Erin Toburen (Harleysville, Pa./Lansdale Catholic) buried her fifth goal of the season in the 42nd minute. She picked up a loose ball just outside the box and deposited a shot inside the near post to knot things at a goal apiece.
From there, it was a showcase of the defenses as neither team scored in the final 68 minutes. Royals senior goalkeeper Colleen Berry (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) finished with seven saves, one shy of matching her season high.
Haverford (7-4-2) held a 14-7 edge in shots, including 8-2 in shots on goal. Scranton had a narrow 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.
The draw snaps Scranton's eight-match winning streak, but extends the Royals' season-opening unbeaten streak to 14 straight matches. It's the best start in team history since 2003 when the Royals went 22-0-1 before falling in the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The women's soccer team will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Royals travel to Selinsgrove, Pa. to take on Susquehanna in a Landmark Conference match at 4 p.m.