NORTHFIELD, Minn.- For the second straight game, the St. Olaf women's soccer team kept their opposition scoreless but could not find a goal themselves as they tied Augsburg 0-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.
Augsburg held a 14-10 advantage in shots throughout the 110 minutes of play but both teams struggled to take advantage of clear-cut scoring chances. The Auggies had eight shots on goal to five for the Oles. Nora Forbes made eight saves for St. Olaf, while Katie Gajewski and Lexi Felix made three and two saves respectively for Augsburg. The Auggies had five shots in the overtime periods.
Bri Dorale and Bri Clark each had four shots for Augsburg. St. Olaf was led by Megan Fellows and Madison Van Wylen who each recorded three shots. Clark nearly won the game with the last kick of regulation but her close-range shot rolled into the arms of Forbes.
Just a couple minutes before Clark's effort, Van Wylen had one of the best chances of the game for the Oles. Fellows crossed from the left to Van Wylen and the first-year forward directed the ball on goal but it was straight at Felix.
Fellows was involved in another good scoring opportunity just after halftime. Twenty four seconds into the second half, Fellows, looking for her first goal of the year, had a shot come back off the post.
The Oles (5-5-3) and Auggies (8-3-2) are now both 3-2-2 in the MIAC and sit in the thick of the playoff race. The two schools are currently tied for fourth in the MIAC. St. Olaf now hits the road for a game at Macalester on Friday at 4 p.m. The Scots are 6-5-1 overall, including a 2-3-1 mark in MIAC play.