QUINCY, Mass. – One hundred and ten minutes of sweat and effort ended in a tie between the Hawks of Becker College and the Lions of Eastern Nazarene on Monday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium. ENC outshot Becker 30-2 in the double overtime tie, but failed to find the back of the net, scoring only once in their impressive offensive and defensive outing.
Both of the contest's goals were scored on free kicks. Freshman Juliana Speno was the lone Lion scorer, netting a set piece goal just outside of the box in the 25th minute of the match.
Jodi Theriault was the difference maker for the Hawks, taking both of her teams' shots on the night, and posting the perfectly placed free-kick goal in the 55th minute to tie the game at one.
Kara Webber lead the Lions in goals attempted, with eight total and five shots on goal. Juliana Speno was not far behind with six shots, two of which came on goal. Morgan Goodney and Cara Reiley contributed three shots apiece, while Tina Corey, Gabby Humphreys and Maleesa Santos took two each, respectively.
Becker's goalkeeper Kaitlyn Rose boasted ten saves for the Hawks. The Lions took the pressure off of freshman goalie Rachel Henry, allowing very few balls into the backfield. Henry posted one save on the night, which held off a late Hawk's attack.
With the tie, the Lions record moves to 7-4-1 overall. The Hawks added to their draw column, bringing their record to 3-4-2 in 2011.
Becker returns to action on October 1st, to face NECC opponent Wheelock College at 1:00pm. T