DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team earned its third tie of the season Friday afternoon, settling for a 1-1 draw with the Stony Brook Seawolves at Lewis Field. UNH is now 1-2-3 while Stony Brook's record moves to 0-3-1.
The Seawolves got on the board first at 9:53 of the first half when Beth Arikian hammered home a restart from 25 yards out. Wildcat goaltender Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.) jumped, but couldn't reach Arikian's shot that found the top right corner. Stony Brook went into the half ahead, 1-0.
UNH controlled play early in the second half and netted the equalizer just under 10 minutes into the period. Junior forward Courtney Papaz (Ringwood, N.J.) headed home a crossing pass from senior Farrell Swain (West Simsbury, Conn.) past Stony Brook goaltender Lori Nelson (three saves) at 54:56 to knot the score at 1-1.
UNH nearly won it with 20 seconds left in the second overtime when Papaz broke down the left side all alone. Her shot, however, went wide right of the net.
The Seawolves outshot UNH, 31-14. Ouellette finished with 13 saves.
The Wildcats return to action Sunday (9/23) when they host Albany in a 1 p.m. contest at Lewis Field.