August 30, 2014

W&L Women's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw With Salisbury

LEXINGTON, Va. – Salisbury junior forward Logan O'Meara (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) chipped a loose ball in the box over Washington and Lee junior goalkeeper Addie Healy (Waterford, Va./Woodgrove) with just 1:59 left in regulation and the Seagulls escaped with a 1-1 double-overtime tie against the Generals in women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Blue & White (1-0-1) controlled play in the opening half, holding an 8-2 advantage in shots and posting a 6-0 edge in corner kicks.  It looked as though the teams would be tied at the half, but first-year forward Chandler Wickers (Portola Valley, Calif./Menlo School) sent a cross deep in the box that was tapped in by first-year midfielder Alexa Dreyer (Cary, N.C./Raleigh Charter) just shy of the far post with 24 seconds remaining to give W&L a 1-0 lead at the break.

The Seagulls (0-1-1) turned the tables in the second half, particularly late in regulation, out-shooting the Generals 8-3 in the period.  SU threatened the defense several times in the final five minutes of play, before O'Meara knocked home the equalizer. 

Salisbury held a 7-3 edge in shots across the overtime periods and nearly came up with the game-winner with only 11 seconds remaining in the second extra session when sophomore forward Lindsey Andonian (Gaithersburg, Md./Magruder) got a shot off in the box that was saved off her foot by Healy.  O'Meara's rebound shot went wide just before time expired.

For the game, Salisbury out-shot the Generals, 17-14, while W&L led in corner kicks, 11-0.  Healy played all 110 minutes in goal and posted six saves.  Senior Michelle Conrad (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown East) played the duration in goal for the Seagulls, making six saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Greensboro College for a 12:00 pm contest.

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