BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team recorded its second Patriot League point of the season with a 0-0 double-overtime tie against Lehigh University at Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday evening.
"We played hard for 110 minutes," Head Coach Naomi Meiburger said. "The team did what we asked of them and pressed the game for results. From top to bottom, every player that stepped on the field did a great job doing just that."
In the final two minutes of the first overtime period, Loyola (4-8-2 overall, 0-3-2 Patriot League) had an opportunity to secure the victory when junior Rosy Hayes took a shot that sailed just past the far post.
Hayes also gave the Greyhounds their best scoring opportunity in the first half, blasting a right-footed shot from the top of the box in the 35th minute. Lehigh's Laura Courtney blocked the shot and kept the score tied at zero.
In the second half, junior Charlotte Miller took a corner kick in the 58th minute. The aerial ball found the head of sophomore Nicole Wahlig, and the defender headed the ball just inches outside the far post.
In goal for Loyola, senior Colleen Folan played all 110 minutes, carding her sixth clean sheet of the season with two saves against the Mountain Hawks.
"Cara [Connolly] did a good job keeping the ball in motion and settling the game in the midfield," Meiburger said. "Our back line also did a great job keeping points off the board."
Lehigh (4-3-4, 2-0-3) outshot Loyola, 7-6, while the Greyhounds held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Loyola returns to Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday, Oct. 18 for Alumnae Day. The Greyhounds will host Boston University in the first game of a doubleheader with the Loyola men's soccer team. Kickoff with the Terriers is set for 2 p.m.