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Rochester, UCA Settle for a Water Logged 1-1 Tie

October 16, 2012

UCA tries to stay dry before the 2nd half. Photo Mike Olmstead

NEWPORT–The UCA Lady Crusaders (2-7-3), behind Moriah Lafoe's goal, stayed unbeaten in their fourth straight match, tying Rochester (4-3-1) 1-1 on a rain-soaked mess of a field on Monday afternoon.
Rochester got on the board first when Michaela Sterling knocked one in past Lydia Samaan.
Lafoe tied the contest up when she delivered a long-range shot from near mid-field catching the visiting keeper out of position.
"It was kind of a weird goal and I did not think it was going to go in, but it did and we tied the game," said Lafoe.
In the second, UCA had a great chance to take the lead with ten minutes left as a flurry of activity left a loose ball in front of the Rochester net, but no one could hammer it home.
For the rest of regulation UCA was on their heels, but managed to make it into extra time.
UCA owned the overtime in terms of possession and field location.
The Lady Crusaders were led by Laura Libby, Lafoe, Amy DeLaBruere and Hannah Piette during the bonus time, but nobody could get a clear shot on goal and the game ended in a draw.
Said Coach Molly Smith, "Hannah Piette played an excellent game, playing middi and defense where her kicks were awesome. Everyone played well as a team."
"We had a lot of chances, but the ball and the field were slippery and nobody could get it in," Lafoe said.
"I saw a different side of my girls," said Smith about her team's play in OT. "The want was a little bit more than it has been, but we need to execute."
The girls will take on Concord today at 4:00 on a hopefully dryer Gardner Park field.

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