Women's Soccer Battles to 1-1 Draw Against Ramapo

Montclair, NJ (10/14/09) – Freshman forward Kylie Jo Dolan (Cliffside Park, NJ / St. Mary) scored with 49 seconds remaining in regulation as Ramapo College and Montclair State battled to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s soccer action at MSU Soccer Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior forward Liza Offreda (East Rutherford, NJ / Midland Park) scored for Montclair State, which had a two-match winning streak stopped and is now 7-3-2 on the season, an even 2-2-2 in the NJAC. Ramapo, which also had a two-match win streak halted, is 8-6-1 overall, 2-3-1 in the conference.

Offreda’s goal with 2:32 into the second half appeared as if it would stand as the lone score until the final minute. With the ball just outside the box on the Ramapo end of the field, the ball was pushed up ahead back toward the MSU net. Dolan managed to get by two defenders at 40 yards out and had a virtual breakaway against Red Hawk keeper Leah Tepperman (North Andover, MA / North Andover).

Tepperman came way off the line and tried to make a sliding stop however Dolan was able to keep possession of the ball and lofted a shot into the left corner of the net for her third goal of the season.

Montclair State actually had a chance in the final 30 seconds, but Jessica DaRold (Sayreville, NJ / Sayreville War) stopped a header by Stephanie Barbulescu (Franklin, NJ / Pope John XXIII) and the game went into overtime.

In the first overtime, each two would get a shot on goal, however both DaRold and Tepperman easily scooped those attempts up and the contest moved into the second extra session.

Ramapo would outshoot MSU 3-2 in the second extra period, however the Red Hawks got the two best opportunities. Off the second of two corner kicks, Offreda served a ball inside the six yardline. Tina Della Fave (Bordentown, NJ / Bordentown) attempted a header that DaRold knocked away but the rebound came out to Natalia Sisti (Lincoln Park, NJ / DePaul Catholic). However Sisti’s chip shot went over the crossbar. The Roadrunners would record one shot on goal but Margaret Sciaretta (Kearny, NJ / Kearny) was denied by Tepperman.

The late heroics by Dolan were almost a moot point as MSU’s Katie Hazzard (Clementon, NJ / Highland Regional) rocketed from the top of the box that ricocheted off the crossbar with 6:54 to play.

Following a scoreless first half, Offreda put the Red Hawks on the board with her third tally of the season. A loose ball deep inside the box was kicked out by the Roadrunners, but not far enough as Offreda settled the ball 16 yards out and fired a shot from the left side that stayed inside the right post for the goal.

DaRold and Tepperman made 11 and nine saves, respectively in the game. Montclair State held the edge in shots 21-17 and had a 9-5 advantage in corner kicks.

Both teams return to action on Saturday, October 17. Montclair State is on the road in non-conference action with a 3:00 pm contest at Farmingdale State. Ramapo is back home in Mahwah on Saturday to face Rutgers-Camden at 1:00 pm.