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Union women’s soccer ties No. 6 Martin Methodist 2-2

Steffi King

PULASKI, Tenn. - 10/11/2011 - The Union University women’s soccer team made history with a tie Tuesday night at Martin Methodist College. Union and NAIA No. 6 Martin Methodist played to a 2-2 double-overtime tie in Pulaski. It was the first time that Union had not lost to Martin Methodist, who has two NAIA National Titles and seven straight TranSouth titles in their past seven seasons.

Last season, Union came the closest in the nine previous matches played as the Lady Bulldogs fell 2-1 in the conference tournament semifinals. Union is now 0-9-1 in the series history.

Martin Methodist jumped out to the quick lead with a goal from Daniel Sofer in the 15th minute of play the home team remained in control as they added a second goal in the 36th minute and took that 2-0 lead into the half.

In the second half, Union got on the board with a goal from Sara Weir in the 49th minute, assisted by Bridget Roney. Then, with just 15 minutes lef in regulation, Union tied the match on a goal from Steffi King. Martin Methodist outshot Union 4-1 in the two overtimes, but neither team managed a winning goal.

In the match, Martin Methodist outshot Union 19-3 overall and 6-3 in shots-on-goal. Union has no shots in the first half. Emily Warren of Union recorded four saves, while Hanit Schwarz recorded one save their 110 minutes of work in goal.

Up next for Union will be a home conference match on Tuesday, October 18 versus Bethel University at 6:00 p.m.


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