CLINTON, N.Y. – The Mammoths forced the Continental keeper to make a career-high 11 saves, but neither side was able to find nylon as the Amherst College women's soccer team and Hamilton College played to a 0-0 double overtime draw Saturday afternoon at Love Field.
With the tie, Amherst moves to 4-5-1 on the season and to 1-4-1 in league play, while Hamilton moves to 5-3-2 on the year (2-3-2 NESCAC). Amherst returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 10 when they travel to Keene State for a 6 p.m. non-conference matchup.
Despite the Mammoths rattling of 10 shots in the first half and 14 more in the second, neither side was able to gain an advantage as the contest advanced into overtime.
Both teams had an opportunity in the first two minutes of OT, with Katie McKillop forcing Chelsea Cutler '19 to come up with a stop at the 91:21 mark and Hannah Guzzi '18 rifling a shot on target at the 91:54 mark.
In a nail biter of a second overtime, Guzzi nearly netted the game-winner in the 106th minute, as she gathered a blocked shot and powered an attempt from five yards out towards goal that rang off the crossbar.
McKillop returned the favor less than a minute later as she sent a free kick from 30 yards out off of the pipe. McKillop's attempt proved to be the final shot attempt of the game, as the two sides closed out the tilt deadlocked at 0-0.
- In between the pipes, Cutler (4-5-1) made nine stops for Amherst in the draw, while Emily Dumont (5-3-2) registered 11 saves for the Continentals.
- The Mammoths owned the advantage in shots and corner kicks, 31-20 and 8-6, respectively.
- Guzzi led Amherst with nine shot attempts, while five Mammoths players each added three shots.
- With five shots, McKillop led Hamilton, while Amanda Becker chipped in four shot attempts.