Meghan Reichelt (Selden, NY) made six saves in net for the Pioneers as SHU and Brown played to a 0-0 draw Sunday afternoon in Providence, RI. Samantha Kee (Haskell, NJ) led the Sacred Heart attack with seven shots but the Bears used two goaltenders to preserve a shutout of their own.
Brown (3-2-1) outshot the Pioneers in the first half 6-5 and 21-18 throughout the game. In the closing minutes of the half Diana Ohrt flicked a header after a Bears corner kick just wide. Both teams struggled hitting the target in the opening 45 minutes as Brown outshot SHU on goal 2-0 in the half.
Sacred Heart (4-3-2) held the shooting edge 10-8 in the second half of regulation. The Pioneers put two shots on goal in quick succession early in the half but both were turned away by the Bears goalie. Gina Walker put a headed shot on goal for Brown with 3:21 to play in the second stanza but Reichelt made the save to send the game to overtime.
The Bears came within inches of claiming an overtime victory as Kiersten Berg fired a shot that rang off the post midway through the first extra session. Reichelt made three saves in overtime for the Pioneers to preserve the road draw. SHU was flagged for six offsides in the game to the Bears two.
The women's soccer team returns to action Tuesday, September 28 to open the Northeast Conference schedule on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson.