Women's Soccer Draws 0-0 with Eastern Michigan

Sammy Salatino (Photo by Rob Hayes)
Sammy Salatino (Photo by Rob Hayes)

Youngstown, Ohio - The Youngstown State women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw against Eastern Michigan on Friday evening at Farmers National Bank Field in the Covelli Sports Complex. 

The Penguins move to 2-4-1 while the Eagles go to 1-3-2.

Junior goalkeeper Kate McEachern highlighted the match for the Penguins with a career high 14 saves, including a game saving stop just 55 seconds into the second overtime period.

The Penguins nearly took the lead four minutes into the match when Marcella Sizer connected with Sammy Salatino on a cross, who's header went just wide right of the net. 

Sizer almost gave YSU the lead headed into half when she fired a strike at the 41:17 mark that was saved by the Eastern Michigan goalkeeper. 

In the first half, the Eagles held the advantage in shots, 16-4, and had more corner kick opportunities, 1-0. McEachern was stellar in goal making eight saves while the offense was led by Sizer and Salatino as the each registered a pair of shots.

The second half and first period of overtime featured a lot of midfield play for both teams as neither was able to generate any real scoring opportunities. The Penguins went down a player in the 95th minute after Lauren Snow picked up her second yellow card of the match. 

In the second overtime period, the Eagles nearly won the game on a shot from Kylie Franz that McEachern tipped over the crossbar. Jordan Evans almost snuck home the game-winner for the Penguins in the 104th minute when her shot from outside of the box trickled just wide of the goal.

For the game, Eastern Michigan out shot YSU 32-12 and had more corner kick opportunities, 8-2. Six different Penguins recorded a shot on the night which included, Sizer (4), Salatino (3), Regan LaVigna (2), Abriana Rondin (1), Jordan Evans (1) and Addie Roman (1)

The Penguins are back in on action on Sunday as they travel to Duquense to face the Dukes at 3 p.m. from Arthur J. Rooney Field. 

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