Connecticut College 0, Middlebury College 0 2OT Tie
Manville, Camels Snap Panther Five-Game Win Streak
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Kirsten Manville (Fairfax, Va.) notched her third shutout of the season with four challenging saves to lift the Connecticut College women´s soccer team to a critical point in scoreless draw against Middlebury College in front of 700 fans on fall weekend Saturday in New London.
The Camels improve to 4-3-3 and 0-3-3 in the NESCAC with the tie. The Panthers, ranked #4 in New England, had their five-game winning streak snapped with the draw and are 6-2-2 with a 3-2-1 mark in league play.
Middlebury nearly got on the board in the 12th minute of action when Scarlett Kirk (San Francisco, Calif.) rifled a shot that was headed for some open real estate in the back of the net but Manville made a diving stab to push the ball out of play. 34 seconds later, the Panthers were on the doorstep again. Katie Ruymann (Medford, N.J.) launched a shot from point blank range but Manville was able to hit the deck to make the stop.
The Camels best shot in the opening half occurred with 18:30 to go. Brigi Palatino (Ludlow, Mass.) controlled the ball in the scoring box and fired a turnaround shot but Middlebury senior Lauryn Torch (Bronxville, N.Y) was able to come up with the stop.
In the second half, Manville and Kirk met again. This time, Kirk was right on top of the keeper with the ball. Manville came out to cut of the angle and was able to meet the shot with her body for the game-saving stop.
In the closing moments of regulation, the Camels nearly came away with the win. Celia Alvarez (Saugus, Mass.) fired a shot from near the 18 but her shot was saved by Torch near the goalpost.
Middlebury out-shot the Camels 5-to-4 in the overtime sessions but the game ended in a scoreless tie.
Torch posted her second shutout of the season with six saves for the Panthers.
October 16, 2010