Women's soccer extends unbeaten streak to four
October 17, 2012
RIVER FALLS, Wis.- Amanda Leone and Christine Barringer scored for the St. Olaf women's soccer team as the Oles tied UW-River Falls 2-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Ramer Field.
St. Olaf led twice but the Falcons scored in the final ten minutes to force overtime. In the two overtime periods, UW-River Falls outshot the Oles 4-3 but neither team was able to break the deadlock. Nora Forbes made two saves in the first overtime, while Rebecca Kramer saved two Ole shots in the second overtime.
All four of the game's goals came on corner kicks. Leone got the scoring started in the 11th minute when she notched her third goal of the season off a corner kick from Kajsa Brindley. The assist was Brindley's first of the year.
It did not take long for the Falcons to knot the score at 1-1. Anna Kouba got UW-River Falls on the board following a corner kick from Alyssa Manor in the 14th minute. Kouba's goal was her fourth of the season.
There were no more goals until the 64th minute when the Oles took their second lead of the game. This time it was Christine Barringer who got on the end of a Susie Jelinek corner to score her first goal of the season. The assist was Jelinek's first point of the year.
Twenty minutes later, the Falcons capped the scoring courtesy of Janae Baron. Manor earned her second assist of the game with another corner kick that set up Baron. Baron's goal was her first of the season.
The best chance for a game-winning goal after Baron's 84th minute equalizer fell to Brindley almost immediately following the Falcons tying goal. In the 85th minute, Brindley hit the crossbar as she was in search of third game-winning goal of the season.
UW-River Falls outshot St. Olaf 16-10 over the course of the game. Baron led the Falcons with five shots, while Carlin Bunting pitched in with four. Leone got all three of her shots on target for the Oles and Brindley added two shots. Forbes and Kramer each made five saves over the 110 minutes of action.
St. Olaf (6-5-4) is now undefeated in their last four games, posting a win and three ties. The Falcons record now stands at 7-6-2. The Oles turn their attention back to the MIAC playoff race with a home showdown with first-place Concordia on Saturday at 3:30 pm. The Oles then face Bethel and Carleton in the final week of the regular season.