RIVERDALE, NY – Rookie midfielder Myah Croze (Bristol, CT) gathered a cross from classmate forward Julia DePalma (Kings Park, NY) and buried a shot into the twine for the second half equalizer as the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team played to a double overtime 1-1 tie at the College of Mt. Saint Vincent on Wednesday evening at Marillac Field.
"I was happy with our aggressive effort but we obviously need to work on capitalizing on our opportunities," stated WestConn head coach Alex Harrison following the contest. "But their goalie played a fantastic game," he added.
The Colonials outshot the hosts by a whopping 37-3 margin and also held the advantage in corner kick chances, 8-1. Mt. St. Vincent goalkeeper Kora-Lynn McCullough turned aside 11 WestConn shots.
Madison Schultz got the hosts on the board less than seven minutes into the affair off a direct corner kick blast that deflected into the net.
Croze – who finished with a game-high 15 shots eventually broke thru when she knotted the count at 1-1 in the 55th minute. She nearly fired home the game-winner in the first overtime but her shot rang off the post.
The Colonials moved to 1-1-1 overall while the Dolphins went to 1-0-1. WestConn returns to action for yet another non-league matchup when they host Wentworth on Saturday at Noon.