Women’s Soccer Ties Quinnipiac, 0-0

Annie Galvin

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Holy Cross women's soccer team played to a 0-0 tie against Quinnipiac in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at the QU Soccer Field. Both the Crusaders and the Bobcats advance their records to 0-3-1 overall.

Holy Cross had the first chance to score in the contest, as freshman defender Claire Malone (Glen Ridge, N.J.) launched a shot in the 13th minute, but it was pushed aside by Quinnipiac goaltender Natalia Grodzki. The Bobcats had their only shot on goal in the game during the 26th minute, as Amanda Barroca fired the chance on net.

The Crusaders had two great opportunities to score late in the first half. The first came at 42:24, when Malone ripped a shot that bounced off the crossbar. Then with three seconds left in the first stanza, junior forward Emily Gallagher (Duxbury, Mass.) fired a shot on goal from the left side, but Grodzki made the save to end the half.

Both teams did not have a shot on goal in the second half, but the Crusaders almost claimed the victory in the first overtime. With 36 seconds left in the extra period, sophomore forward Annie Galvin (Attleboro, Mass.) gathered the ball on the left side and launched a shot on goal that forced Grodzki to make a diving save. Neither team put a shot on net in the final overtime period, as the game ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

Holy Cross junior goalkeeper Carly McCabe (Barrington, R.I.) earned her first shutout of the season making one save in the contest. Grodzki made three stops in the game for Quinnipiac.

The Bobcats held advantages in shots (12-10) and corner kicks (5-0), while the Crusaders held the edge in shots on goal (3-1).

Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 10, when it hosts Bryant at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. contest.