Sept. 28, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's soccer team battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie with Idaho State University Friday at Martin Field at Spokane, Wash.
The tie was the first of the season for the Zags, who now are 5-2-1 for the season and have not suffered a loss in their past five matches. The Bengals, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament a year ago, are now 4-3-2 for the year.
The match remained knotted 0-0 until just after halftime, when at 45:52 Sheridan Jones knocked in a goal from outside the box on the left side. The ball went flying past the finger tips of the Bengals' goalkeeper to provide the Zags with the 1-0 advantage. Jones led the Zags on the afternoon with three shots on goal.
The score remained unchanged until the 85th minute, when Idaho State's Karissa Henage connected with a corner kick from Kilee Quigley to tie the score at 1-1.
The tie was the first of the season for the Bulldogs' goalkeeper Jessie Thalman, who posted a season-high seven saves on the afternoon. Idaho State's goalkeeper, Maren Eves, recorded six saves while allowing the lone Gonzaga goal.
The Bulldogs held the match advantages in both shots and corner kicks. Gonzaga out-shot Idaho State 19-12, including a 15-8 advantage during regulation. The Zags held an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks, including an eight to one ratio during the first and second periods.
Gonzaga returns to Martin Field Sunday when it hosts UC Santa Barbara at Noon. Please note the game time is scheduled for Noon, as some schedules may reflect a different time.