Sept. 29, 2011
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – NC State played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Miami Thursday evening in ACC women’s soccer action at Cobb Field.
NC State now stands at 8-3-2 overall, and 0-2-2 in the ACC after earning a second-straight tie while, Miami is moves to 7-3-1, 1-2-1 in the ACC.
Freshman Cheyenne Spade gave the visiting Wolfpack a 1-0 lead with her first collegiate goal in the 80th minute. Sophomore Kaley Shlaes received an assist on the goal with a cross that allowed Spade to find the back of the net.
The advantage held for only about four minutes when Miami’s Tara Schwitter converted a penalty kick at the 83:45 mark after the Canes drew a foul in the 18-yard box.
Neither team could muster the winning goal over the final 26-plus minutes of play that included two 10-minute overtime periods.
The Hurricanes (7-3-1, 1-2-1 ACC) had goalkeeper Vikki Alonzo to thank for keeping the match scoreless midway through the second half, as the senior sprawled out to make a save of Tanya Cain’s shot. The rebound ricocheted of Alonzo and appeared on its way into the net, but she somehow swatted the ball away before it crossed the goal line.
NC State senior goal keeper Kim Kern made one save all evening long, while Alonzo came up with five stops.
The Hurricanes nearly took home a victory in the final seconds of the second extra session. Schwitter’s shot hit off the crossbar at the 109:59 mark.
NC State visits Florida State on Sunday at 1 p.m.