By Maria Sassane
SC Staff Writer
Last Saturday, East Stroudsburg University’s women’s soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie in double overtime with Slippery Rock at Eiler-Martin Stadium.
A fairly large crowd watched an intense and exciting game that kept the fans on the edge of their seats.
Down by one goal twice in the game, the Warriors were resilient in coming back both times to even the score.
The first goal of the game came very early in the first half from Slippery Rock. The Warriors took a while to answer back, but junior midfielder Shea Neal scored the equalizer just before the end of the first half. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.
In the second half, Slippery Rock scored early again to take the lead, but this time it did not take long for junior forward Brielyn Hackett to step up and level the game for the Warriors. The goal came off of an assist that was made by junior forward Lila Carpenter.
ESU’s goal tied the score at 2-2. Even after two overtimes, that would end up being the final score of the game.
The Warriors had many opportunities to score in both overtimes, but they just could not put the ball in the back of the net. ESU had seven shots on goal, while Slippery Rock only had two shots in both overtimes. Both goalkeepers for their respective teams had four saves for the entire game.
Overall, the Warriors put up a good fight, but they just could not score another goal despite two overtime periods.
The Warriors now have a record of 6-4-1.
ESU is currently tied for sixth in the PSAC alongside Bloomsburg University. The Warriors only have a total of five games left in the regular season.
ESU will face the West Chester Rams at home on Tuesday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Rams are currently tied for second place in the PSAC with a record of 8-3.
While ESU celebrates Homecoming Weekend, the women’s soccer team will hit the road to face Seton Hill University this Saturday.
The Warriors will conclude the regular season with games against Bloomsburg, Edinboro, and Gannon University. Undefeated Gannon stands atop the PSAC. ESU will play its final game of the regular season against first-place Gannon at Eiler-Martin Stadium on Friday, Oct. 30.
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