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Women's Soccer settles for tie after late PK by #19 Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, TN -- Tusculum College, ranked 19th in NCAA II, scored on a penalty kick with 1:25 remaining in regulation which led to a 2-2 tie with Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action on Friday night at Pioneer Field. The Lady Indians, ranked seventh in the Southeast Region, improve to 5-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the SAC. Tusculum, ranked second in the region now stands at 2-3-1 and 0-0-1. Tusculum got on the board first in the sixth minute on a goal by junior Rachel Barron (Cincinnati, OH). The Pioneers were denied a chance at an early 2-0 lead when Catawba's senior goalkeeper Kim Clayton (Haw River, NC) stopped a penalty shot from freshman Amber Ferchaud (Gonzales, LA). The Lady Indians knotted the score with just over 10 minutes to play in the first half on a scoring strike from freshman Maran Bock Avondale, AZ). Catawba took the lead, this time with just over 10 minutes to play in the second half after senior Megan Mainer (Raleigh, NC) scored seconds after freshman Kyley Thompson's (Hagerstown, MD) shot ricocheted off the goal post. Despite being up 2-1, Catawba controlled possession in their offensive end for most of the remaining time until Tara Henderson (Norwood, OH) was awarded a penalty shot in the 88th minute. The Lady Indians narrowly missed their chance at victory in extra time when a shot from Thompson rebounded off the cross bar. Clayton made 12 saves in goal for Catawba, allowing both Tusculum goals. Senior Jennie Murphy (Fairfield, OH) made five saves for the Pioneers. CATAWBA (5-0-1, 1-0-1) 1 1 0 0 -- 2 TUSCULUM (2-3-1, 0-0-1) 1 1 0 0 -- 2 SCORING SUMMARY T - 6:08 – Rachel Barron (Amber Ferchaud) C – 34:39 – Maran Bock (2) C - 79:06 – Megan Mainer (4) (Kyley Thompson) T - 88:35 – Tara Henderson – PENALTY KICK Shots at Goal: Catawba 14, Tusculum 28 Corner Kicks: Catawba 1, Tusculum 8 Goalkeeper Saves: Tusculum – Jennie Murphy 5 Catawba - Kim Clayton 12 Offsides: Catawba 1, Tusculum 2 Cautions: Catawba – Parker (5’), Mainer (15’), Bench (90’), Paul (99’); Tusculum – Green (85’) ATT: 126 #######

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