Leopards Play Holy Cross to 1-1 Draw
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Lafayette women’s soccer team secured a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes of play Saturday afternoon against Holy Cross in Worcester. The hosts jumped out to 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute, but Lafayette’s Krista Kissell answered late in the 2nd half to force overtime. Neither side could break through in two periods of free soccer, ending the match in a draw.
Lafayette’s defense was able to hold tough for all 110 minutes, only conceding one goal while facing 10 shots on frame. The Crusaders were able to break through in the 33rd minute, as Stephanie Lund was able to weave through the Leopards backline and fire a low shot past Maggie Pohl for the first score of the game.
The Leopards were able to tie it late in the contest, as Kissell scored her first career goal in the 83rd minute. The freshman forward received a long pass from Gabrielle Lassinger that led her into the box. Kissell took advantage of the service and fired a laser into the upper 90 to tie the contest at 1-1.
Kelly O’Brien and the Leopards defense stoodd tall through the two overtime periods, as Holy Cross outshot the Leopards 9-3 in the extra time.
The Crusaders outshot Lafayette 25-9 and held the lead in corners, 11-3. O’Brien made six saves in 65 minutes of action while Pohl made three in 45 minutes.
The Leopards return to Oaks to continue conference play next Tuesday, Sept. 27 as they host Army at 7 p.m.