SCRANTON - The University of Scranton women's soccer team and visiting Vassar scored goals in each half of regulation, and despite playing for an extra 20 minutes, the match between the Royals and Brewers ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday at Weiss Field.
With the draw, Scranton moved to 0-1-2 overall, while Vassar went to 1-1-1 with the result.
To open play, the Royals came out aggressive and on their second shot of the game, cashed in, as sophomore Steph Lowrey (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) played a cross from fellow sophomore Grace Elliott (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) into the back of the net to give Scranton the early 1-0 lead. The goal for Lowrey was her first of the 2019 season and the fourth of her short career at Scranton to date.
For the rest of the period, the lead held, as Scranton outshot Vassar, 7-2, to go into intermission up by a goal on the visiting Brewers.
In the second half, however, Vassar kept possession on their own end to start the period. Finally, in the 66th minute, the Brewers scored, as Ally Thaler made a steal and scored from the top of the box to tie the game up at 1-1.
For the rest of regulation, both teams had chances, but could not convert and for the second time in three matches, the Royals headed to overtime.
In the first overtime frame, Scranton took four shots, but could not find the back of the net on all each chances (the lone shot by the Royals on frame in the first overtime was saved). In the second OT, only two shots total were taken by both teams (one each), neither of which was on goal. After 110 minutes, a winner would not be decided on the day, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Overall, Scranton outshot Vassar in the draw, 18-12 and held a 4-2 edge on corner kicks. In goal, sophomore Amanda Steinberg (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) made five saves to preserve the tie for the Royals.
The University of Scranton women's soccer team returns to action on Wednesday, as they host Marywood in another non-conference match at Weiss Field. Action starts at 7 p.m.