When and Where: October 11, 2017 – Waltham, Mass. (Soccer Field)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 1, Bentley University 1
Records: SNHU 9-2-2 (7-1-2 NE10), Bentley 4-6-1 (2-6-1 NE10)
Freshman Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.) scored late in the 74th minute to forge a 1-1 tie that stood up through regulation and two overtime periods, as the 21st-ranked Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team gained a crucial point in the Northeast-10 standings against Bentley University on Wednesday afternoon at the Bentley Soccer Field.
After knocking on the door, Southern New Hampshire finally busted through it with 16:03 remaining in regulation when Patterson won a chase to a free kick sent into the box by junior Ariana Silvia (Brockton, Mass.) and poked the ball past Bentley goalkeeper Kat Hassapis to even the match, 1-1.
The Penmen nearly went ahead in the 85th and 86th minutes as junior Abigail Maker (Naples, Maine) was stopped by Hassapis and Patterson rang a post. Senior goalkeeper Paige Salmon (W. Hempstead, N.Y.) then had her turn, thwarting a pair of attempts in the 86th and 88th minutes to keep it tied. Maker was again vanquished by Hassapis twice over the final two minutes, including for the last time with under 30 seconds on the clock.
Salmon matched her season high with eight saves, while Hassapis stopped 11 shots in her first career start.
Bentley seized the 1-0 lead in the 17th minute when Stephanie Helin played a ball on to Lindsey Connolly, who finished from eight yards out.
Salmon's stop in the 95th minute was the only save for either goalkeeper in the extra sessions.
- The Penmen have lost just once in its last 11 matches (8-1-2).
- The goal for Patterson was her third of the season and her career. It is also the second time in the last three matches she has scored in the 70th minute or later to tie the game and send it to overtime.
- Southern New Hampshire is now 13-3-2 in the regular season, dating back to Oct. 15 of last season.
- The Penmen are still outscoring their opponents, 24-8, through the first 13 matches of the season.
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Bentley, 23-14, including 16-9 in the second half and overtime, combined, while also holding an 11-4 advantage in corner kicks.
- SNHU is now outshooting its opponents, 247-103, on the season.
The Penmen return to action Saturday, Oct. 14 (4 p.m.) when they play host to Saint Michael's College at Larkin Field on Homecoming.
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