The Lehigh women’s soccer team (4-3-5) tied with Army (6-7-2) 0-0 in a double overtime game at the Ulrich Sports Complex on Saturday night.
With the tie, Lehigh earned one point, which leaves them in a good position to reach the playoffs. However, while it leaves them in a good position to qualify, the team still needs three more points to establish themselves as a playoff team. To achieve this, they are looking for one more win in their last three games. For the first time in school history, Lehigh remains undefeated in six Patriot League games.
The night began by recognizing the Lehigh seniors to kickoff senior night. This group includes Ashley Blanks, Danielle Salans, Jordan Goodwin, Darby Wiegand and Darby Dustman, all of whom started the game.
Lehigh had four opportunities to score in the game led by senior Salans with two attempts on goal, followed by junior Paige Elliot and freshman Grace Correll both with one attempt on goal. Lehigh led Army in total shots 16-7.
The first two shots on goal were both made by Lehigh within the first 10 minuets of the first half. Correll made the second goal attempt when she received a pass and broke away down the center of the field shooting just above the net. The shot was tipped by Army goalkeeper Jordan Cassalia.
Lehigh’s defense didn’t allow many opportunities for Army to score. The Mountain Hawks only allowed one shot on goal with just 11 minuets left in the second half. Lehigh consistently put pressure on Army by not allowing them to get in on their attacks.
“We dictated where most of the game was played, which was mostly on [Army’s] half of the field,” coach Eric Lambinus said.
Lehigh will look to improve on its execution of the offensive third. Lehigh was able to create many chances but was never able finish them.
“We were dangerous on the attack, but we just couldn’t put it away,” said senior goalkeeper Ashley Blanks.
The Lehigh women’s soccer team will be facing off against Navy on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Ulrich Sports Complex.
“We are going to keep fighting,” Correll said. “We are going to keep moving forward. It was the best game we played all season as a team.”