Oct. 18, 2009
Cullowhee, N.C. - The Western Carolina women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw with The Citadel after two extra periods on Sunday afternoon at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
The Catamounts (5-6-5, 2-3-3 SoCon) outmanned the Bulldogs (5-9-2, 2-4-2 SoCon) in the shot column, 19-9, but were unable to bury the game winning goal.
WCU fired away plenty of opportunities including an initial goal that was waived off due to the team being offside's at the 81st minute in the second half. The Cats then peppered three more shots in the last 20 minutes of regulation.
Shanna Schmoker nearly tipped in the game winner with seconds remaining in the contest, but it missed far right. Two shots for WCU ricocheted off the post and bounced back into play. Five shots were fired in the two overtime periods, but were deflected away by The Citadel.
Schmoker recorded a season-high six shots, while Jenny Matteson followed with three and Rachael Shomper with two. Corner kicks were even for both teams at 4-4.
Goalkeeper Caitlin Williams collected four saves for her seventh shutout of the season. Williams, a junior from Liberty, S.C., has 218 in her career, which is 14 shy of Alesha Row's mark of 232 all-time career saves.
Before the match, the nine Catamount seniors were honored for Senior Day. The nine Catamounts played a critical role in the squad's 2008 Southern Conference Championship title run.
Western Carolina will play in their last full weekend of regular season action at Furman and Wofford next Friday and Sunday.