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Women's Soccer Earns 1-1 Draw With #18 Ashland

Karina Parker

OVERVIEW

SCORE: 
Ashland Eagles 1, Northwood Timberwolves 1
RECORDS: Ashland (7-0-4, 2-0-2 GLIAC), Northwood (2-6-1, 1-2-1 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Dean Field - Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood holds firm, plays to tie 1-1 draw #18 Ashland (September 30).

INSIDE THE GAME

  • In an uneventful first half, The Timberwolves nearly struck first in the 23rd minute. Christina Medici sent in a free kick from right sideline into the middle of the box. Alyssa Cowper was able to time her leap and deflect the ball on a header, but Ashland made a team save at goal line to keep match tied.
  • Three minutes later, Ashland had their best chance of the first half and were inches from capitalizing. On a twirling shot from the left side inside the box, Northwood goaltender Andrea Everett quickly lifted her hand to deflect the ball just over the net to keep the match scoreless.
  • Ashland held a 5-2 edge in shots and a 7-0 edge in corner kicks in the opening half
  • The Eagles were finally able to put a dent in the scoreboard in the 49th minute. On a loose ball from the left side of the box, a dipping shot found the twine on the far side over Everett's glove for a for 1-0 Ashland lead.
  • NU was able to counter quickly in the 55th minute. From the left sideline at midfield, Savannah Wallace placed a perfect pass to the middle of the box for Karina Parker, who was able to sidestep a defender. One-on-one with the goalkeeper, she fired a grounded shot off the left goalpost and in to tie the match at 1-1.
  • After 110 minutes, that score would hold as both teams played to a hard-fought tie.

GAME STATS

  • SHOTS: Ashland 15, Northwood 6
  • SAVES: Ashland 3 (Hannah Lee), Northwood 7 (Andrea Everett)
  • CORNER KICKS: Ashland 12, Northwood 1
  • FOULS: Ashland 13, Northwood 5

GAME NOTES

  • Ashland had won four of the last five matchups dating back to 2013.
  • Parker scored her second goal in eight starts this season. She had two combined in 24 starts the previous two years.
  • Northwood had one shot in the second half – Parker's goal. But the Timberwolves had the only two shots of the second overtime.
  • The draw came in Everett's first appearance in goal for Northwood.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Wisconsin-Parkside Friday for a matchup against the Rangers (Oct. 5). Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.