Lehigh yields first goal, earns draw at Saint Joseph's
Posted: September 13, 2005
PHILADELPHIA – For the first time in 2005 the Mountain Hawks allowed a goal, but Lehigh battled back and was able to earn a 1-1 tie with
’s, Tuesday night at Finnesey Field. After allowing an early goal the Mountain Hawks battled back to tie the game late in the first half, but were unable to capitalize on their chances in the second half and overtime periods. Lehigh remains undefeated at 5-0-1 while Saint Joseph
’s is now 2-4-1 on the season.
It took the Hawks just a little over a minute to get on the scoreboard as Jess Daugherty found Kelly Galen at the far post on a free kick and Galen beat Julie Kafka to give St. Joe’s an early 1-0. The goal was the first yielded by the Mountain Hawks this season as Lehigh’s season-long shutout streak comes to an end after 456 minutes and 23 seconds. Kafka’s personal shutout streak ends at just over 361 minutes.
The Mountain Hawks would pull even five minutes before halftime as Gina Lewandowski buried a Melissa Montalvo pass in the top left corner for her third goal of the season. Following a scoreless second half and two scoreless ten minute overtime periods, Lehigh had its first draw since October 26, 2003 when the Mountain Hawks played Colgate to a scoreless tie.
“In a way it was good for the shutout streak to come to an end,” said head coach Manny Oudin. “It forced our team to have to battle back. I thought we did a good job battling back and we created chances, we just couldn’t put another one away.”
Kafka made six saves for the Mountain Hawks, who out shot Saint Joseph’s 21-13 and had nine corner kicks to five for the Hawks. It was a physical affair as each team committed 12 fouls. Nicole Dienna made nine saves for St. Joe’s.
The Mountain Hawks return to action on Friday night when they will host North Carolina State. Game time set for 7:00 pm. The game will be broadcast online at lehighsports.com with streaming audio and video provided by Yahoo! Sports.