PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's soccer team (4-5-1, 4-4-1 CACC) played the Caldwell Cougars (7-3-1, 6-1-1 CACC) to a 3-3 double-overtime draw from Ravenhill Field on Homecoming Saturday.
Though Caldwell led 3-1 at halftime, the Rams scored two second-half goals to send the game into overtime before settling for a draw.
The Cougars tabbed early goals in the 4th and 11th minutes to take a two-goal advantage early. Both scores came on crosses through the box for close range goals.
Jefferson responded in the 23rd minute when senior Brooke Haden finished a shot after a deflection in front of the net. Freshman Ava Albergo earned the assist on the play as the Rams got back within one, 2-1.
The Rams had a chance to even the score in the 31st minute when Jefferson was awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box. A save from the Caldwell goalkeeper, Jaime Lee-Bamford, kept the Cougars' lead safe until the second half.
Caldwell added a third goal in the 44th minute to go up 3-1. Jefferson managed 10 shots to Caldwell's five in the opening half with corners even at two apiece.
In the 54th minute, the Caldwell goalkeeper was taking her time, looking to roll the ball out to one of her defenders to start an offensive play. But junior MaryKate Ulmer stole the throw from the keeper and then beat her one-on-one to get the Rams back within one, 3-2. It came as Ulmer's team-leading fifth goal of the campaign.
Neither team could find the winning goal in the two 10-minute overtime periods.
Jefferson led shots overall, 21-11, and corner kicks, 5-4.
Senior goalkeeper Erin Tinneny (W, 2-5-1) made four saves on the day in the victory.
Jefferson Women's Soccer now travels to Bridgeport for a nonconference affair on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Action begins at 6 p.m.