Belles Tie Scarlet Hawks
CHICAGO, Ill. - The Saint Mary's soccer team played to a double overtime 0-0 tie at Illinois Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon.
The Belles were able to apply some early pressure to the Scarlet Hawks defense as Beth Ruff and Kaitlin Teichman had early shots for Saint Mary's. On the other end of the field, goalkeeper Chanler Rosenbaum turned away back-to-back shots in the 11th minute to keep Illinois Tech off the scoreboard early. When the first period was said and done, the Belles held a 6-5 advantage in shots with Hillary Burton accounting for two shots on goal.
In the second period, the Belles continued to apply the offensive pressure with Maggie McLaughlin tallying a pair of shots on goal to go along with a header attempt that went above the crossbar. The defense for Saint Mary's continued to stay strong as the Belles did not surrender a corner kick in the second 45 minutes. The offense out-shot the Scarlet Hawks 7-2 in the second half, but the Belles were unable to convert any attempts into goals.
In their first overtime contest since the 2009 season, the Belles were credited with a shot on goal while limiting Illinois Tech to two shots on goal.
At the end of 120 minutes of play, the Belles played to their first scoreless tie since the 2007 season.
Kaitlin Teichman led the Belles with four shots while Beth Ruff, Maggie McLaughlin, and Hillary Burton added three apiece.
Chanler Rosenbaum picked up her second shutout in as many opportunities with seven saves in 120 minutes in goal.
The Belles (1-0-1) will have a short "away" trip as they take on neighboring Holy Cross College on Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m.