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WSC And Duluth Tie In Women's Soccer

Posted: 01 October, 2012

WAYNE - Mallory Hoyt’s penalty kick midway through the second half tied the score at 2-2 as Wayne State and Minnesota Duluth battled to a 2-2 double overtime tie in NSIC women’s soccer played Sunday afternoon at the WSC Soccer Complex.  Wayne State is now 1-8-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the NSIC while Minnesota Duluth is now 3-4-2 and 2-3-2 in league play.

            The visiting Bulldogs opened the scoring at the 8:21 mark as Ashley Brown blasted a shot past WSC goalkeeper Courtney True for an early 1-0 UMD advantage.  Late in the first half WSC tied the score as sophomore forward McKenna Adams scored on a 25 yard free kick for her fifth goal of the season to even the score at 1-1 at halftime. 
            Minnesota Duluth regained the lead in the 58th minute as Maureen Stormont scored on a shot in front of the goal for a 2-1 Bulldog lead.  Less than one minute later, WSC took advantage of a foul inside the box and sophomore Mallory Hoyt converted the penalty kick to tie the score at 2-2. 
            The Wildcats faced a barrage of shots from Minnesota Duluth as UMD held a commanding 40-10 advantage in shots, but Wildcat freshman goalkeeper Courtney True stopped numerous shots from the Bulldogs and finished with a whopping 16 saves to help preserve the 2-2 tie.
            UMD had an 18-5 edge in shots on goal over WSC and had seven corner kicks to one for the Wildcats.  Minnesota Duluth was called for 14 fouls to 12 by WSC.
            Adams and Hoyt scored goals to lead WSC and each had two shots along with Norma Volkmer to pace the Wildcats offensively.  True ended with 16 saves while allowing just two goals as UMD got off 40 shots in the contest.       
Wayne State will be on the road next weekend, visiting Concordia-St. Paul Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Minnesota State Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in a pair of Northern Sun Conference matchups.

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