The Tribe was unable to score against Northeastern last weekend, falling in a 1-0 loss. In the only score of the game, Husky defender Amanda Sesto worked her way up the field to take a shot, but it was blocked by Kellie Fenton (one of her three saves of the game). Husky midfielder Jessica Pfeifer then sent the rebound back into the net, scoring the only goal of the game in the 24th minute. The second half was scoreless despite a high shooting game (15 shots for the Huskies, 12 for the Tribe).
On Friday, the Tribe faced rival James Madison in Harrisonburg, where the teams tied at 1-1. Forward Annie Lowry claimed the lead for JMU in the first half of the game, firing the ball sent to her by Kimmy Germain into the net. Donna Mataya of the Tribe answered the goal shortly after, sending the ball in the net from 25 yards away. The Tribe led a heavily offensive game, taking almost twice as many shots as JMU, 30-17. Although none of Claire Zimmeck’s shots made it into the goal, she led the night in shots on goal, followed by Abby Lauer and Lydia Sturgis. Neither team managed a goal in the second half or overtime. Kellie Fenton blocked six of JMU’s 17 attempts. This is the second tie for James Madison and the Tribe since a scoreless match in October of 2004.
Sunday, the Tribe was on the road again to take on Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, tying once again with a score of 1-1. Neither team was able to get on the board during the first half, and it looked as if the entire game would remain scoreless until the 86th minute. Emily Kittleson of the Tribe sent the ball streaking into the top of the net from 20 yards out, claiming the lead for the Tribe. The Rams refused to back down in the last four minutes, and with only one second remaining, Stephanie Power scored for VCU. Overtime saw no goals for either team, and the Tribe gained their 7th tie of the year, bringing them to 6-4-7 overall, and 4-3-2 in their conference. The match was a rough game for the Rams, who were called on 23 fouls to the Tribe’s twelve. In this match, the Tribe was out-shot 20-11. Kellie Fenton collected 10 saves for the Tribe.
As the season comes to a close, the Tribe takes on Towson on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and George Mason on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Albert-Daly Field.