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Juniata women's soccer and Rutgers-Newark finish deadlocked at 1-1

(Posted October 12, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- 110 minutes of soccer proved to be insufficient time to decide things between Juniata College and Rutgers University-Newark, as the Eagle women's soccer team and the Scarlet Raiders battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie on Sunday afternoon in Huntingdon, Pa.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net over the first 45 minutes, with the Eagles (7-4-1) holding a 5-3 edge on shots taken in the opening frame.

Juniata's Erin Eddinger (Barto, Pa./Boyertown) broke the scoring drought in the 60th minute. Eddinger took a ball played by Christine Schott (Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili) across the width of the field, and buried it in the far side of the goal from about 20 yards out.

Rutgers-Newark knotted the game at 1-1 in the 78th minute, on a play that began with Whitney Huber's corner kick. Angela Neves got her foot on the loose ball amidst a crowd in Juniata's six-yard box, and put a shot past Eagle keeper Kristen Penska (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) at point-blank range.

Neither squad recorded a single shot on goal over the 20 minutes of overtime soccer.

Penska finished the day with four saves, while Rutgers-Newark keeper Kat Renteria also recorded four saves. Juniata outshot 11-9 over the course of the game, but Rutgers-Newark had a 7-3 advantage in corner kick opportunities â?" including four in the second half alone.

Juniata's next contest will be on Saturday, Oct. 18, when the Eagles face the University of Scranton in the Landmark Conference game.

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