Defense played key in 0-0 match
Block took charge as she saved all six of the Penmen's six shots on goal
EASTON, Mass. (September 21, 2016) – The No. 18 Stonehill College women's soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Northeast-10 Conference foe Southern New Hampshire University Wednesday afternoon at Skyhawk Field.
Stonehill's (6-0-1, 2-0-1 NE-10) senior goalkeeper Jamie Block (Georgetown, Mass./Georgetown) held the Penmen to no goals with her six saves in the game. The Skyhawks registered 17 total shots in their second overtime contest this season.
Southern New Hampshire's (5-2-1, 2-1-1 NE-10) netminder Autumn Scanlon tallied eight saves in the match, as the Penmen recorded 18 total shots in their third overtime game this season.
The first half was a very defensive matchup as Stonehill was able to outshoot Southern New Hampshire 7-2. The Penmen weren't able to capitalize on their three corner kicks, while the Skyhawks were only able to set up two.
On a free kick opportunity by the Penmen early in the second half, Meredith Moore (Salem, Conn./East Lyme) came up big with a block inside the 18-yard box protecting the net. Southern New Hampshire had two more big opportunities in the second half with back-to-back shots, in which one was blocked and the other went wide. The Penmen's 14 shots dominated the second half, but the Skyhawks' back line stood strong in the final 45 minutes of regulation.
Both teams presented key opportunities in the first overtime, as Stonehill and Southern New Hampshire was only able to get in one shot on goal a piece. The second 10 minutes saw no golden opportunities for the Penmen, but the Skyhawks' Lauren Kapatoes (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) launched a ball from right outside the six-yard box for Stonehill's only chance at a score. The ball took off over the crossbar for the Skyhawk's one of three chances at a tally.
Stonehill takes on Northeast-10 Conference opponent No. 5 Adelphi Saturday, September 24 with a 6 p.m. game time.
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