Worcester, Mass. – Host Clark University and visiting Lasell College played to an exciting scoreless tie in non-league women's soccer action on Wednesday evening at the Granger Soccer Complex.
For the Lasers, who extend their unbeaten streak to 12 games, their record now stands at 11-2-1, while the Cougars see their record move to 4-7-2.
In what turned out to be a pretty physical contest with a combined 29 fouls calls, the game was extremely close. Both teams had 15 shots and Lasell held a slight 6-3 edge in corner kicks.
Jaime Harris (Lynnfield, Mass.) had an excellent chance to break the scoreless tie in the 81st minute when her shot got past Clark goalkeeper Audrey Eisemann (Worcester, Mass.) but hit the far post and bounced away.
Then in the first overtime it was the Cougars' chance to get on the board. Hana Chamoun (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) got behind the Laser defense but her shot also hit the post and Janelle Pasternack (East Brookfield, Mass.) had her subsequent shot turned back by Elizabeth Stickley (Mashpee, Mass.).
Clark then had a trio of opportunities in one flourish in the second overtime, but Stickley was up for the challenge. First a fantastic free kick by Jenna Zarou (Garden City, N.Y.) was deflected by Stickley but Charlotte Mays (Melrose, Mass.) pounced on the loose ball, firing a shot that Stickley denied. Then, with the ball still in the box, she turned back Pasternack one final time.
Eisemann made four saves to record her fourth shutout of the season, while Stickley sent back eight shots to extend her shutout streak to seven straight games.
Lasell, which has not lost since a 2-1 setback in early September, will put its unbeaten streak on the line on Saturday when they host Saint Joseph's (Maine), while the Cougars travel crosstown to face WPI on Saturday as well.