WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Wellesley College and Babson College women's soccer teams played to a 0-0 double-overtime draw on Saturday afternoon in the NEWMAC opener for both squads. With the tie, Wellesley's record moves to 3-2-1, while Babson is 5-1-1.
Neither team amassed much offense in regulation play, with the best chances for both schools coming in the second half. Babson strung together three consecutive attempts at the 50-minute mark, but couldn't break the tie. Patty Pytlik (Wellesley, MA) recorded a shot during the run while Ashley Tourso (Glen Rock, NJ) added a pair, the first of which was a bullet saved by Wellesley keeper Sarah Gray (Montclair, VA).
The Blue had their best scoring opportunity in the final minute of the second half. After a Babson turnover, Wellelsey's Chelsea-Ann Patry (Warrenton, VA) got the ball in the right corner and sent a high cross to Ariel Chao (Carlsbad, CA) in front of the net. Chao launched a shot into the corner, but Babson's Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, TX) made a diving save to preserve the tie and send the game into overtime.
After the first overtime period ended scoreless, the Blue had another opportunity late in the second. However, another sprawling save from Wojnar kept Megan Turchi (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) from winning the game for the Blue.
Wellesley held a 14-8 shot advantage in the game, including a 4-2 margin in overtime. Wojnar finished with six saves for Babson, while Gray added four in net for the Blue.
Babson returns to action on Tuesday with a non-conference tilt against Bridgewater State at 6:00pm. Wellesley next plays at Bates College on Wednesday at 4:30pm.
NOTE: Story provided by Wellesley Sports Information.