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Women's soccer ties Tommies 0-0

Michael Abdella
October 6, 2012

NORTHFIELD, Minn.- After 110 minutes of play, the St. Olaf women's soccer team drew 0-0 against St. Thomas on Saturday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.

St. Olaf outshot St. Thomas 12-9 but neither team could find a way past the opposing goalkeeper. Nora Forbes made six saves in net for the Oles ,while Callan Faulkner made eight stops for the Tommies. St. Olaf also held a 9-3 advantage in corners but were unable to capitalize.

The Oles had a couple chances right before halftime on shots by Emily Sierakowski and Amanda Leone. Sierakowski's 43rd minute header and Leone's 44th minute effort were both saved by Faulkner.

In the first overtime period, the Tommies had shots by Paris Sanders and Sara Backlund saved by Forbes in the space of 15 seconds. The best chance of the overtime fell to St. Olaf's Emma Crumley but her 97th minute shot from the left side of the box was well-saved by Faulkner at the near post. Neither team mustered a shot in the second session of overtime.

Both teams are now tied for third in the MIAC with ten points. St. Olaf is 3-2-1 in the conference and 5-5-2 overall, while St. Thomas is 3-3-1 in the MIAC and 4-6-1 overall. The Oles return to action on Tuesday when they host Augsburg (8-3, 3-2 MIAC) at Rolf Mellby Field at 4 p.m.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.