Women's Soccer Plays to a Draw Against No. 25 NYU in Home Opener

Women's Soccer Plays to a Draw Against No. 25 NYU in Home Opener

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College women's soccer team squared off against No. 25 ranked New York University on Sunday afternoon in the Bantams 2016 home opener as the two sides played to a draw after 110 minutes of scoreless soccer. Trinity moves to 1-1-2 on the year while the Bobcats are 4-1-1 through six games.

Both teams played a clean first half, albeit without many true scoring opportunities on either side of the ball. NYU outshot the Bantams, 5-1, in the first half and 18-8 in the entire game as both defenses had strong days on the pitch. NYU earned six corner kicks, compared to four for Trinity, but Bantam junior goalie Julia Pitino (Littleton, Mass.) kept the Bobcats off the scoreboard with 10 saves to earn her second shutout in as many days. NYU goalie Cassie Steinberg (Boca Raton, Fla.) turned aside the two Bantam shots on net that she faced.

One of Trinity's better scoring chances came late into the second half via a cross towards the box almost found Trinity senior Nicole Stauffer (Cheshire, Conn.), however the pass was just a bit out of Stauffer's reach. NYU nearly took a 1-0 lead at the 78th minute mark as Teressa Fazio (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) ripped a show from near the top corner of the penalty box but Pitino shut the door.

Trinity returns to action on Thursday when they host Emerson at 4:00 p.m.