Women's Soccer Battles to a Draw in NE10 Matchup Versus Bentley

Women's Soccer Battles to a Draw in NE10 Matchup Versus Bentley

COLCHESTER, Vt. – Senior Emily Durette (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South) scored the equalizing goal in the 85th minute for the Saint Michael's College women's soccer team during a 1-1 draw against Bentley University in Saturday's Northeast-10 Conference game at Duffy Field.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-5-2, 0-4-2 NE10), Bentley (2-3-3, 1-3-2 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior McKenna Hiller, 1 goal
  • Junior Sammy Millmann, 1 assist
  • Junior Renee Perkins, 2 saves 

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights are 11-11-6 all-time against Bentley, including an 8-4-2 record at home.
  • Vallatini made four of her saves during the two overtime periods.

THE ACTION

  • Bentley opened the match with five shots in the first 13:30 of play, including a penalty kick that missed wide right in the 14th minute.
  • The Falcons broke through in the 33rd minute when Hiller headed a cross from Millmann into the left corner to make it 1-0.
  • The Purple Knights had a shot to tie in the 64th minute after drawing a foul in the box, but missed a penalty kick with a shot that went high.
  • In the 84th minute, Durette buried a ball past an oncoming Perkins on a breakaway after receiving a long through ball from Zambello to tie the game at one apiece.
  • In the first overtime, Bentley had six shots, including two back-to-back shots on net from senior Alyssa Valente that were parried away by Vallatini in the 94th minute to keep the game tied.
  • The Falcons made one final bid at goal late in the 110th minute, but had a last-second shot kick-saved by Vallatini.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Tuesday at regionally-ranked The College of Saint Rose, 6 p.m.
  • The Golden Knights are ranked eighth in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region poll.