BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team ended double overtime with a tie against the St. John's Red Storm, 1-1, on Sunday evening at Ridley Athletic Complex. The lone goal came from senior Nicole Wahlig and helps the Greyhounds remain unbeaten so far this season with a 3-0-1 record.
Wahlig charted her second goal of the season, scoring in the eighth minute when she sent a header into the goal off a corner kick from Mia Sardella. The goal was the first allowed by the Red Storm in four games this season.
The Greyhounds' only other scoring opportunity in the first half came from a shot by Sarah Ensor, which was saved by the Red Storm goalkeeper, Diana Poulin.
St. John's didn't head to halftime scoreless, though, with a one-touch goal in the 39th minute. Midfielder Claudia Cagnina carried the ball down the right side of the pitch, crossing to Christina Bellero who finished from inside the box for her second goal of the season.
A pair of close-call shots in the second half came from St. John's in the 68th minute, the first blocked and the second high. Loyola did not fire a shot in the second half, ending regulation outshot by St. John's, 8-2.
The Red Storm only saw two scoring opportunities in the first overtime period, one saved by Lily Andres and another soaring high over the post. In the second extra period, St. John's threatened the Greyhounds three more times, outshooting Loyola 5-0 in both overtimes.
In her second collegiate start, Andres had five saves in the 110 minutes she charted. Poulin ended with one save for the Red Flash.
Loyola will return to action at Ridley Athletic Complex on Friday at 6 p.m. to face Cornell in its last of four-straight home games.