The Fairfield University women’s soccer team played its first overtime of the game, finishing in a 0-0 double overtime draw with visiting University of Hartford on Lessing Field Friday night. The Stags are now 2-2-1 on the season, while the Hawks are now 2-1-1.
Fairfield outshot Hartford 19-10 for the game, with a 15-7 edge in the second half and overtime periods. Kathleen Early made four saves in net for the Stags, including two in the second-half to record her second consecutive clean sheet.
Both squads had opportunities in the waning seconds of regulation to put home the decisive tally. Caroline Dixon headed a ball just wide with 29 seconds to play, and then the Stags final shot as the buzzer was about to sound also went wide.
Fairfield had two solid chances in the opening period, as Erin Pettersen hit the cross bar 10 minutes into the game and Jac Ley drilled a shot off the crossbar eight minutes later. Dixon may have had the best chance for Hartford in the 67th minute when she struck a rising shot from 35-yards out that Early extended to corral.
Both teams had two corner kicks in the game, with Fairfield being called for more fouls, 22-13, and Hartford being whistled for all three off-sides in the contest.
The Stags begin a five-game road trip on Sunday when they travel to Worcester, Mass. for a 1 p.m. game with Holy Cross.