Nazareth opens season with tie

by Billy Stojanovski
September 1, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Nazareth sophomore Ashtin Argentieri scored the game-tying goal for the host Golden Flyers in the 77th minute of action to lead Nazareth to a 1-1 tie with Carnegie Mellon in a non-conference women's soccer game on Friday afternoon. The Golden Flyers play Oneonta at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in their second game of the Nazareth Soccer Tournament. Carnegie Mellon will play RIT at 1 p.m.

Following a corner kick opportunity, Amanda Broderick broke the scoreless tie for Carnegie Mellon with 17:50 to play in regulation. The initial corner kick was cleared away from the Golden Flyers' net. Broderick, however, collected the rebound, and she ripped a shot through the traffic in front of Nazareth's goal from just inside the 18-yard box.

Less than five minutes later, Argentieri scored the game-tying goal after receiving a pass from sophomore Kaitlyn Sowyrda Sowyrda sent a short vertical pass to Argentieri. Argentieri got her shot off just before the Tartans' goalie slid to block it. Friday's goal marked Argentieri's first-career goal as a Golden Flyer.

Nazareth sophomore Tyler Carr recorded the lone shot in a pair of defensive overtimes. Carr's long shot, with 2:47 to play in the second overtime, was on net, but Anna Albi made the save.

Senior Christine Belding nearly put Nazareth on the board in the fourth minute of action when her long shot hooked in and hit the right post. The Golden Flyers managed three additional shots in the opening period, but Nazareth was unable to put them on goal. Carnegie Mellon also had offensive challenges in the first half. The Tartans recorded five shots, including two on goal. Junior goalie Abbie Carey tallied two first half saves.

Nazareth's defense fended off an early offensive attack by the Tartans. Carnegie Mellon had three corner kick opportunities in the opening two minutes of the contest but were not able to record a shot.

Carey and Albi each finished with three saves in a defensive struggle. The Golden Flyers recorded a 14-11 advantage in overall shots.

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