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Women's Soccer Rallies in Second Half, but Ties Hofstra, 3-3
Updated: Friday 10/25/2013 (ET)
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The William and Mary women’s soccer team stormed back from a 2-0 first half deficit, but battled Hofstra to a 3-3 draw on Friday night.

William and Mary is now 8-2-5, 5-1-1 in CAA play, while Hofstra sits at 9-5-2 overall and3-2-2 in the CAA

Hofstra jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 11 minutes into the match. The Pride’s Leah Galton fired a left-footed shot from 17 yards out that found the back of the net.

The Pride doubled its lead in the 40th minute. Ruby Staplehurst crossed the ball from the left side of the field all the way through the box and  found Kerry Cummings. Cummings uncorked a shot into the lower right corner of the goal, lifting Hofstra to 2-0 advantage.

William and Mary wasted little time getting on the board in the second half. Senior Dani Rutter sent a cross from the right side of the box into the box that found the head of freshman Clara Logsdon. Logsdon was able to direct the ball into the back of the net. The tally, which was the first of Logsdon’s career, cut Hofstra’s lead to 2-1.

Just nine minutes later the Tribe found the equalizer. After a turnover, junior Emory Camper controlled the loose ball and was wide open. The Virginia Beach, Va. native rocketed a shot into the goal from 14 yards out, tying the match 2-2.

The College added its third goal in a row in the 60th minute. Sophomore Barbara Platenberg fired a shot from the left side, the shot clanked off of the post onto the foot of Rutter. Rutter collected the ball and fired into the lower right corner of the goal, giving W&M a 3-2 lead.

However, the Pride was able to retie the match with a goal in the 83rd minute of the match. Staplehurst again sent a pass that was able to find a teammate, this time it was Brittany Farriella. Farriella controlled the ball and scored the tying goal with just seven minutes left.

The final seven of minutes of regulation went scoreless and the match proceeded to overtime. At the end of regulation, Hofstra held a 23-14 advantage in shots, including a 12-9 advantage in shots on goal.

Hofstra had the first chance of overtime number one. In the 92nd minute, Staplehurst put a shot on target, but sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Casey turned it away. William and Mary’s chance in the first overtime came off of a corner kick. However, senior Ali Heck had her shot blocked and cleared away by a Hofstra defender.

Each team had a chance to win the game in the second overtime as well.  In the 102nd minute, Rutter put a shot on target, but Hofstra’s goalkeeper was there for the stop. Hofstra’s chance came in the 110th minute, when Amber Stobbs fired a shot on target, but Casey was there for the stop for W&M.

The Pride finished the match with a 28-16 advantage in shots, including a 14-10 advantage in shots on goal. Casey recorded a career-high 11 saves in goal for the Tribe. Logsdon recorded a team-high five shots for the Green and Gold.

The Tribe’s final match of the regular season will be in Boston, Mass. against Northeastern on Sunday, Oct. 27. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

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