HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College women’s soccer team tied Oberlin College, 0-0, in double overtime this afternoon (Saturday, Oct. 15) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Charles A. Henry Field. [Game Stats]
With the tie, the Terriers are now 3-9-2 overall and 0-4-1 in the NCAC. The Yeowomen are now 5-8-2 overall and 1-2-1 NCAC.
Both teams started out slow in the first half with Oberlin outshooting Hiram, 3-1. But neither team tallied any goals after the first 45 minutes of play, resulting in a 0-0 tie at the break.
Scoring opportunities picked up for both squads in the second squad with shot total going in favor of the Yeowomen, 8-5. But strong defense, led by both goalkeepers, kept the score deadlocked at 0-0 at the end of regulation forcing an overtime period.
In the first overtime, Hiram posted three shots to Oberlin’s one, but no shots would find their mark and the game would need a second overtime period to decide a possible victor. The final overtime period saw the Yeowomen record the only shots of the final 10-minute period, but would again be held scoreless as the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
In goal for Hiram, junior Kate Valaitis (Lewis Center/Olentangy) started the game and played the first half allowing no goals and had two saves. Freshman Lisa Silvestro (London, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) replaced Valaitis after the first half and played the remaining 65:00 and did not allow a goal while tallying six saves.
Hiram will host The College of Wooster on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in a NCAC matchup. The game will begin at 7 p.m.