The Indiana State women's soccer team fought to a 1-1 draw on Friday night at E.S. Rose Park
August 30, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Indiana State women’s soccer team fought to a 1-1 draw on Friday night at E.S. Rose Park in front of 204 fans. The Sycamores are now 1-1-1 on the season, while Belmont is now 2-0-1. The match was the 42nd overtime match in ISU’s history; the Sycamores are now 15-12-15 in overtime matches. Under coach Erika True, ISU is 9-5-8 in ovetime.
Belmont came out firing, recording four shots within the first five minutes and fifteen in the first half. The continued firing away as they finished with 35 shots and 16 on goal. Meg Howard led the way for the Bruins, with nine shots and four on goal. She also scored the lone Belmont goal of the match. Taylor Smith added seven shots with two on being goal.
Brittany San Roman was up to the task of containing the Belmont attack. San Roman played all 90 minutes in goal, recording 15 saves, setting new career-high. The Sycamore defense allowed 35 shots with 16 on goal.
Offensively the Sycamores were led by Maddie Orf with five shots, four on goal and tallied the one Sycamore goal. Sydney Lovelace added two more shots for ISU.
Orf was able to put the Sycamores up 1-0 in the 48th minute. Gaelen Stejbach played the ball in on a free kick following a Bruin foul. After the ball was kicked around, Orf had an opening and found the back of the net to put ISU up.
Belmont tied it up just seven minutes later. Meg Howard was on the receiving end of a cross along the six-yard line from Taylor Smith and finished with a header into the far side of the net. That was all the scoring to be had at the end of regulation.
In the first overtime, the Bruins added two shots, one on goal that San Roman was able to come up with. The Sycamores added one shot that was on goal but was stopped. In the second overtime, the Sycamores were able to find the back of the net but had the goal waved off due to an offsides infraction. ISU picked up nine offsides calls during the match.