Women's Soccer Ties In Scoreless Match Against Long Island

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team continued its unbeaten streak to five games with a 0-0 tie in a Northeast Conference contest against Long Island University at the LIU Field earlier today. With the draw, Quinnipiac advances to 1-0-2 in the NEC and 3-4-2 overall, while Long Island becomes 2-0-1 in the NEC and holds an overall record of 8-1-2.

"Today went very well in terms of the results and very well in terms of the performance," said Head Coach Dave Clarke. "To pick up a point and continue the unbeaten streak was very important and could be very critical at a point down the road."

As play began in the first half, both teams tested the goalkeepers early, yet neither could capitalize. In the first minute of play, sophomore Shauna Edwards (Southington, Conn.) had a chance to put the Bobcats on the scoreboard, but her shot was blocked. Long Island forward Kayleigh Morgan blasted a shot in the 26th minute of play, hitting the post. Quinnipiac tallied three shots, while Long Island took five shots in the first half.

The Bobcats found themselves entering the second half at a tie, as they did in their most recent outing at Wagner College on Friday, Oct. 1. Quinnipiac had a chance to win the game right before the end of regulation, but the shot by junior Kristina Del Mistro (East Williston, N.Y.) went high from six yards out. With neither team finding the net in the second half, the Bobcats rallied for their second double-overtime game of the season.

Neither Quinnipiac nor Long Island could score in the next 20 minutes of overtime play and the game resulted in a 0-0 draw. The Bobcats tallied nine shots on the game, while the Blackbirds took 15 shots overall.

Overall, junior goalkeeper Jillian Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) made five saves for the Bobcats, while LIU goalie Jessica Sexton made two saves total. With the tie, Kelley earns her second shutout of the season.

Quinnipiac picked up two points on the weekend, including a point from Friday's match at Wagner College, where the Bobcats tied the Seahawks 1-1.

The Bobcats play two conference games at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn. next weekend. Quinnipiac hosts Monmouth on Friday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. and Mount Saint Mary's on Sunday, Oct. 10 at noon.