Cornell held a 22-3 edge in shots, but senior keeper Liz Rogan was the difference in making eight saves to post her first collegiate shutout as Siena Women’s Soccer battled the Big Red to a scoreless draw Friday night in Ithaca. It was the Saints’ seventh overtime match in their last 10 contests dating back to last season – and second in three tilts to open 2015 – as Siena ended its season opening three-game roadtrip with an 0-1-2 record.
Cornell, which was playing its season opener, held a 22-1 edge in shots and a 5-0 margin in corners through regulation against the Saints which were competing in their third match in the last week. But despite the offensive discrepancy, Rogan, the former Section II standout at Saratoga High clamped down in leading the Saints to a hard fought road point.
The Big Red had their best chances consecutively in the 59th minute, but a Whitney Farber header hit the crossbar and Carolyn Rouff’s rebound hit the post.
Meanwhile Siena attempted two of their three shots in the first overtime and attempted all three of their corners during the extra session as they made a late attempt to net the golden goal. Senior striker Cassy Landis attempted two of Siena’s shots, while freshman midfielder Olivia Stegner had the other.
The Saints return to Loudonville to host defending America East Tournament Champion New Hampshire for their home opener Sunday at 1 p.m. at Siena Field.