Roughly 200 fans filled the stands at Edith Robb Dixon Field for Cabrini women’s soccer home opener against Widener University Pride. The contest ultimately ended in a 1-1 tie.
The game started with neither team gaining in edge in offensive play. Towards the end of the first half, in the 40th minute the Cavaliers took the lead with a goal from sophomore Meghan Martin, with the assist coming from freshman Jessica Breuning near the goal line.
Lady Cavs took this 1-0 lead into half time. Cabrini had the edge in shots, 4-3 and the teams were even on corner kick opportunities at two each.
Going into the second half, both teams looked strong generating offensive chances. In the 66th minute Cavs 1-0 lead was matched after the Pride scored off of a free kick.
Cabrini went on to out shoot the Pride 5-3 and generated four corner kick opportunities but couldn’t convert any of their chances into goals, so the game went into overtime.
In overtime neither team could break through and score as the game ended in a 1-1 tie after 110 minutes of play.
Overall, Cavaliers outshot Widener 11-6, and had the advantage in corner kicks 9-5.
Freshman Marissa Jenkins recorded her first collegiate save and played in net for the Cavaliers the full 110 minutes.
Lady Cavs are back on their home pitch, Edith Robb Dixon Field against DeSales University on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 4:00 p.m.