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Women's Soccer Plays Wesleyan to Scoreless Draw, Remains Unbeaten

Women's Soccer Plays Wesleyan to Scoreless Draw, Remains Unbeaten

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.—In the first-ever meeting of the New England rivals in women's soccer action, Wesleyan and Babson battled to a scoreless tie through 110 minutes of play.  The shots were nearly even throughout the contest, matching each other within a shot after every period for a 12-10 Wesleyan edge at game's end.

Wesleyan had the best scoring chance in the game, coming during the first overtime period as first-year Sarah Sylla (Ardsley, N.Y.) popped a 20-yard shot from the left edge of the box over first-year goalie Meaghan Merullo (Winchester, Mass.), but the ball hit squarely on the crossbar and went out of bounds.  Senior Mika Cucullo (South Salem, N.Y.), who had three of Babson's 10 shots, had a good chance in the first half when her 16-yard attempt from the right side was pulled wide left.

Junior Jessica Tollman (Brookline, Mass.) went the distance in the Wesleyan net with two saves for the shutout while junior Melina Kapotsis (Watertown, Mass.) played the first half for Babson with two saves while Merullo played the second half and overtime, making one stop.  Merullo has now gone 200 minutes this season without allowing a goal, having made six saves.

Up next for Wesleyan is a trip to Salve Regina for a contest Wed., Sept. 18.  Babson returns to action Tues., Sept. 17, playing at Emmanuel.

Note: Portions of this release are courtesy of Wesleyan University.