Women’s soccer ties for second game in a row
Ben Martin – Sports Writer
Although they lead until the final five minutes of the game, the Owls ended a tough fought game against the Adelphi University Panthers 1-1 on Wednesday.
Although the Owls played well for most of the game, the ending of the game taught them an important lesson: play hard until the final whistle.
“Don’t stop until the end,” goalie Abby Allen graduate student, said. “You have 90 minutes, play all 90 minutes until the very end and keep pushing.”
Allen stated that she believed the whole game was good, but they had to pick it up at the end of the game.
Owls’ head coach Adam Cohen saw more lessons to take from the game along with the perseverance and the importance of finishing the game that Allen saw.
“We are going to have to take some of the lessons we learned here attacking and defensively to help us be better for the next game,” Cohen said.
Even though the game was a learning experience for the Owls, they did a lot well. They scored a goal and played good defense.
“The players are this competitive, you really want to win and you’re winning late in the game, so it’s emotional for them right now” Cohen said. “I think when they get a little bit of time, they catch their breath, they’re going to be really proud of their effort. Not just the effort, but the execution in some of the things that we were trying to do.”
Owls’ senior, Katilyn D’amico midfielder scored her second goal of the season. That goal tied her with graduate student forward Kelsey Burr and sophomore forward Kylee Slavik for the team led in goals with two goals.
The goal came about midway through the first half. The goal came on a pass in front of the goal by Burr off a pass from forward, Alexie Rosado, junior. D’amico tapping in that goal, bumped Rosado to second on the Owls with her third assist and gave Burr her second assist of the season.
“I feel pretty good, it’s my second goal of the season,” said D’amico. “I redeemed myself after the breakaway, that was my goal.”
D’amico also stated that she thought the team played well that night overall. They defended well and took chances on offense. Additionally, the team worked well together according to the midfielder.
Along with D’amico, Allen had a good game as well. Allen ended the match with six saves, including a grab on a corner kick by Adelphi that could have won them the game. Moreover, she stopped 24 of 25 shots on goal.
“I’m still happy. there’s not much I could have done there,” Allen said. “Overall, we kept them out. They were not dangerous for the most part.”
Tying against Adelphi, who came with the number one in conference record in the NE10, keeps the Owls undefeated in conference play at 2-0-2. The tie ties their conference record with The College of Saint Rose, whom the Owls tied last week, for the second-best record in the NE10. The tie moves their overall record to 4-2-2.
“I’m really happy with the group,” Cohen said. “Onto the next game.”