ANNVILLE, Pa. – The Ursinus women's soccer team hung on for a scoreless draw at Lebanon Valley after two overtimes.
Ursinus (1-0-1) received strong play from sophomore goalie Sabrina Doherty. The second-year sensation recorded a career-high 12 saves. Doherty took charge and made all of the correct reads on her way to posting back-to-back clean sheets to start the season. Doherty and the Bears haven't yielded a goal in 200 minutes of game action.
It was a busy day between the pipes as Lebanon Valley (1-0-1) took 20 shots – 12 of those on goal – compared to four shots and two on goal for the Bears.
Throughout the match, Lebanon Valley generated a multitude of scoring threats and kept Ursinus' backline on its heels for most of the game.
Ursinus' real scoring opportunity was when Dutchmen goalie Serena Donmoyer came out to get the ball on a break and the ball was loose. Ursinus had an open net for a brief moment but couldn't capitalize late in the game.
Lebanon Valley's Katie Goldsmith took a late shot at the buzzer that was saved by Doherty. Doherty and the Bears staved off a couple scoring chances in both overtime sessions also.
Early on, Doherty leaped to save a threatening one-timer heading for the upper left corner off the foot of Lebanon Valley's Brianna Mumma in the 16th minute. A few minutes later Rileigh Jo Evitts flirted with the crossbar twice. Evitts sailed a kick just over the crossbar then another strike went mere inches over an outstretched Doherty on its way to dinging the bar with about ten minutes left in the half.
Lebanon Valley's Carly Kleintop hit the woodwork in the 55th minute and Evitts did so again later on.
Donmoyer recorded a shutout with two saves.
Ursinus visits Arcadia Thursday for a 7 p.m. game.