WORCESTER, Mass. - A second half surge and an overtime shot on goal by sophomore midfielder Kelsey Dillion (Barrington, R.I.) wasn't enough to lead the Holy Cross women's soccer team to victory over Providence Wednesday night, as the Crusaders ended the 110 minute battle in a 0-0 tie. With the tie, Holy Cross moves to 2-1-1 on the season, while Providence goes to 3-1-1 overall.
Play was steady as only three shots were taken in the first half. The Crusaders came out of the locker room ready to go and put the pressure on the Friars in the second half. Holy Cross had multiple scoring opportunities that were stopped with offsides calls, as the Crusaders were called on six occasions. Dillon's late effort was the only shot on goal of the game.
Holy Cross junior goalkeeper Mary Ferketic (West Hartford, Conn) logged all 110 minutes for the Crusaders, as did Providence's goalkeeper Caitlin Walker. Walker recorded the only save of the game. Providence outshot Holy Cross 5-4, recorded eight corner kicks to the Crusaders' five and got called for the foul on eight occasions, while the Crusaders got called nine times.
Holy Cross will continue action at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium on Friday, Sept. 11 when it welcomes Central Connecticut to Worcester. Game time is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.