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Big Red and Yeowomen play to 3-3 tie

Maggie Armstrong  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Maggie Armstrong | Photo by Jace Delgado

OBERLIN, Ohio--  Denison and Oberlin played to a 3-3 draw on Tuesday night at Shults Field.  All six goals were scored in the first 56 minutes of play as the two teams played the final 54 to a scoreless draw.  With the tie, Denison's record moves to 5-3-4 while Oberlin moves to 7-2-3.

Oberlin struck first in the seventh minute when the North Coast Athletic Conference's leading scorer, Gwennie Gardiner, scored her 16th goal of the season on an assist by Sydnie Savarese.

Denison came right back with a goal in the 25th minute.  After a header by Claire Kolff went off the crossbar, Grace Murray followed with a boot into the back of the net.  Twelve minutes later, after an Oberlin foul gave Denison a free kick, Kate Dannemiller sent a ball into the box that was flicked on by Maggie Armstrong into the goal.  The goal was Armstrong's fourth of the season.

With 2:40 left in the first half, Oberlin's Gardiner struck again, this time via an assist by Sammy Clanton.

The 2-2 tie didn't last long as the Yeowomen notched their third goal 91 seconds into the second half as Savarese scored thanks to an assist by Gardiner.

Eleven minutes into the second half, Denison's Sam Haseltine provided the equalizer after Kolff's shot was saved by Oberlin goalie Jordyn Morris but remained live in the box.

Through the remainder of regulation, Denison tallied two shots on goal that were turned away by Morris.  Conversely, Oberlin posted one shot-on-goal.

In overtime, Denison's Meg Wozniak had her game-winning attempt foiled by Morris in the 94th minute.  In the 98th minute, Oberlin's attempt at glory was denied as Maddi Kimball's shot hit the post.

The second overtime saw only one shot attempt from Oberlin's Izzy Rosenstein that was blocked away by a DU defender.

Denison outshot Oberlin 28-16 while holding a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.  Herold posted three saves while facing six shots-on-goal while Oberlin's Morris racked up 12 saves in 110 minutes.

Denison returns to the pitch on Saturday, October 14 when they travel to Springfield, Ohio for a 7:30 p.m. match with Wittenberg.