FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - For the third time on the young 2019 season, The University of Scranton women's soccer team went the distance with an opponent, as the Royals and Farmingdale State finished in a double-overtime, scoreless draw on Saturday.
With the tie, Scranton moved to 0-1-3 on the year, while Farmingdale State went to 2-1-2 with the result.
The opening frame of the contest saw both Scranton and Farmingdale State take four shots, apiece, with two of Scranton's shot on frame. Both of those attempts were saved, as were three by Royals sophomore goalie Amanda Steinberg (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) to keep the host Rams off the scoreboard in the opening 45 minutes.
It was more of the same in the second half, but Scranton controlled tempo the whole frame, taking eight shots compared to just two for Farmingdale. But, the Royals were unable to get anything past Rams goalie Daniella Ford, while Steinberg made two more saves in the second half to send the game to overtime scoreless.
In the overtime periods, Scranton took just one shot (that was on goal and saved), while Farmingdale took five, four of which came in the second overtime period. But, Steinberg was once again up to the task, as she made a save on the lone shot on goal in the second OT to preserve the shutout.
Overall, Scranton ended the match outshooting Farmingdale St., 13-11, as both teams had three corner kicks, apiece. Offensively, sophomore Grace Elliott (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) had three shots (one on goal) for the Royals, while freshman Devon Schroeder (North Belmore, N.Y./Mepham) had two shots, both of which were on net.
In goal, Steinberg made six total saves in 110 minutes of action, as the sophomore has played a full 110 minutes in three of her first four starts in her Scranton career this season.
The University of Scranton women's soccer team returns to action on Wednesday, as they travel to New York University for another non-conference match. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.