September 10, 2016
Women's Soccer Battles Belmont Abbey to a Draw
BELMONT, N.C. -- Catawba and host Belmont Abbey played to a 2-2 draw in women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. The tie left the Catawba Indians with a 0-1-1 mark, while the Crusaders are 2-0-1.
The first three goals of the day came via penalty kick. Catawba got the initial goal just two minutes into the match as Bailey Howell (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) converted for the 1-0 lead. The Crusaders pulled even 17 minutes into the match as Cierra Skyers tallied from the spot.
Catawba retook the lead in the 56th minute. This time it was Debbie Killian (Winston-Salem, N.C./E. Forsyth) who took the penalty for a 2-1 edge. Belmont Abbey would equalize in the 84th minute. Kate Hennessy scored off a pass from Brooke Hedgspeth to send the game to extra time.
The game marked Catawba’s second overtime contest in as many games on the season. Belmont Abbey had seven shots in overtime, but Liz Nail (King, N.C./W. Stokes) made five of her nine saves in the extra 20 minutes. Shannon Hardy (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road) played the first half for Catawba and stopped three shots.
Catawba will host Newberry on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in its home opener.
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