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Women's Soccer Draws With Eastern Michigan, 1-1

Women's Soccer Draws With Eastern Michigan, 1-1

YPSILANTI, Mich. - The St. Bonaventure women's soccer team opened their weekend road trip with a 1-1 draw at Eastern Michigan in an evenly played matchup Friday afternoon.

During the first half the Bonnies were outshot 7-4 by Eastern Michigan. Bonnies freshman goalkeeper Chiara Gottinger made two saves during the first half, one save came off a free kick from EMU senior defender Haley Tausend in the 24th minute. The Bonnies had three shots on goal, one by junior defender Kenzie Tarmino in the 20th minute, another by senior forward Ryan Kunkle in the 43rd minute, and the third shot by sophomore McKenna Robinson, who is coming off her first career goal last week at Merrimack. EMU senior goalkeeper Chelsea Abbotts had three saves in the first half.

The scoring was kicked off in the second half by EMU junior midfielder Chloe Chatzis, which was unassisted in the 81st minute. St. Bonaventure was able to respond 86th minute with a goal by graduate forward Cristina Torres, which was assisted by Kenzie Tarmino. The goal by Torres brought the game to a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation.

The first overtime started out with a scoring chance by Amber Achladis that went over the top of the net. The Bonnies would continue to go back and forth with EMU in scoring chances in the first overtime. The first overtime would end with the score still 1-1. The second overtime would continue with the back-and-forth shots between Bonaventure and EMU. In the final seconds of the second overtime, Gottinger was able to save back-to-back shots by EMU to end the game at a 1-1 draw between the two squads. Gottinger was able to set a career-high in saves with 10.

St. Bonaventure (2-1-2) was able to tally 17 shots with eight of those shots being on goal, while Eastern Michigan (0-4-1) had 19 shots with 11 of those being on goal.

Torres, who scored her third goal since joining the Bonnies this fall, also led the team in shots with five shots and two of those were on goal. The Eagles were led in shots by defender Lindsey Shira, who had three shots and two of those shots were on goal. Eastern Michigan's goalkeeper Chelsea Abbotts finished the game with seven saves.

The Bonnies continue their weekend road trip with a trip to Indiana on Sunday to take on Valparaiso. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

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