Tie Keeps Bulldogs Looking Up

Tie Keeps Bulldogs Looking Up

ALBION, Mich. – Both teams in the matchup between Adrian College and Albion College were looking to shift the MIAA standings on Tuesday (Oct. 14), but in the end the teams remained the same distance apart after a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes could not decide the outcome. The Bulldogs and Britons both earned one point for a tie as Adrian now has 14 points and it tied with Calvin for fifth place, while Albion has 17 points and sits fourth. The Bulldogs would own the season tiebreaker over the Britons if both teams were tied for fourth at the end of the season. The top four teams advance to the MIAA Tournament at the conclusion of the regular season. Both teams have five matches left with Adrian's finale on Nov. 1 at Saint Mary's College. Three of the last five matches are on the road where Adrian is 3-3-2 this season.

"The league results are varying across the board and it is tough to predict our chances at this point," said head coach Ali Alamdari. "We played a spirited match and were dangerous all game long. If we do that every day and string together a few wins, we may have a shot. It is the time of the season where we need players to execute and show urgency."

The Bulldogs did have the upper hand in the first half with a 5-1 edge in shots on goal. However, the Britons shot found the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Jenna Urso scored her league leading ninth goal of the season (seventh in conference) at 17:02 unassisted on a breakaway.

Adrian kept the offensive push into the second half and eventually got the tying goal at 79:32 as senior Erin Weide scored her sixth goal of the season with Becky Reynolds tallying an assist. The Britons had the best chances to break the tie in both overtimes with five total shots and two shots on goal. Katt Sutherland had Adrian's lone shot on goal in double overtime with 2:10 left. Domenique Sarnecky had a shot high and a header wide left for the Britons' final chances. Weide and Sutherland led the team with three shots on net for Adrian. Sarnecky had four of her team's six shots on goal for Albion.

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