Spartans Blank Tars in Scoreless Draw

Spartans Blank Tars in Scoreless Draw

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's soccer team battled to a scoreless draw against Rollins College on Wednesday evening. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Tampa 0, Rollins College 0 (2 OT)

Records: University of Tampa Spartans (5-2-4, 3-0-2 SSC) vs. Rollins College Tars (5-1-4, 3-1-1 SSC)
Location: Pepin Stadium || Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads 17-13-5, the draw ends a two game-winning streak for the Tars.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED:
 
1st Half | In the 15th minute, Lacy Nasello found some space outside the box and made contact with a bouncing ball for the first shot on target for the Spartans. Shortly after the UT attack, Rollins' Meghan Mosley put the pressure on Tampa with a shot that almost grazed the cross-bar. Alexa Sheridan had an opportunity towards the end of the half as Nastasia Asgedom raced up the left sideline and put a cross in front of the net, however Sheridan tapped it wide of the net. 
 
2nd Half Quinn Knapp tallied two shots on target in the second half, but Rollins goal-keeper Kelly Rowswell corralled the Tampa opportunities. Lisa Caprara had a chance late in the half on a through-ball with one defender to beat, however Caprara was tracked down by the defender in the box to spoil the moment. The Spartans were determined on defense as they allowed no shots in the half, in comparison to Tampa's six offensive shots. 
 
Extra Time | Tampa applied pressure in the additional twenty minutes lacing off four shots, as Rowswell logged three of her eight saves in the extra time. Caprara owned the best opportunity of extra time with a shot right outside the box which found Rowswell's gloves. 
 
INSIDE THE STATS:
  • Knapp registered a career-high two shots on goal.
  • Megan Bromwell submitted her second clean sheet of the season. 
  • It was only the second scoreless draw of the year, both 0-0 ties were in Sunshine State Conference competition. The last time UT had two scoreless draws in SSC play was in 2014. 
UP NEXT: The University of Tampa will travel to No. 8 Barry on Saturday for an important conference matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Miami Shores, Fla.
 
Follow UT Athletics: @TampaSpartans on TwitterFacebookInstagramSnapchat and YouTube.

Text Alerts: UT also offers a free text messaging service that sends text alerts following all Spartan events. To sign up, please register at www.tampaspartans.com.

Front Row: Download the official app of UT Athletics on the Apple or Android store. Look for Tampa Spartans Front Row app to receive notifications from your favorite Spartan teams. The app is completely free.