Women’s soccer settles for tie
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team settled for a 0-0 tie with visiting Tufts on Saturday despite outshooting the Jumbos, 20-5, in the NESCAC contest.
The Panthers, who entered the game ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III, are 10-0-1 entering this Saturday’s road game at league foe Trinity. Their 5-0-1 league mark puts them in a tie for first place with defending NESCAC and NCAA champion Williams. Fourth-place Tufts, ranked No. 23 entering Saturday’s game, is 7-2-2, 3-1-2 NESCAC.
Saturday’s opening 45 minutes were contested mostly in the midfield, with the Panthers recording the only three shots on goal.
Middlebury came close to taking the lead 22:10 into the second frame, but Tufts goalie Emily Bowers (12 saves) dove to deny Ellie Greenberg from close range. Five minutes later, Bowers came off her line to thwart Greenberg in a one-on-one situation, and seconds later Olivia Miller fired a shot just high.
The Panthers outshot Tufts, 10-2 in the second half and then 5-0 in overtime. In the first 10-minute overtime, Bower dove to deny Sabrina Glaser. Late in the second extra session Greenberg’s shot from outside the box on the right wing just missed wide left, and a Caitlin Magruder free kick hit the crossbar in the final minute. The rebound bounced to Eliza Van Voorhis, but her header went wide right.
Middlebury goalie Ursula Alwang made one save for her fourth shutout of the season.