Raiders Play to 0-0 Draw at UMass Lowell


LOWELL, Mass. – 110 minutes of soccer weren't enough to produce a goal as Colgate and UMass Lowell played to a scoreless draw Thursday night. The first half was an even exchange. Colgate earned its initial three corners of the season during a three-minute stretch just past the half-hour mark, but the Raiders couldn't convert. Kelly Chiavaro came up with a good save on Veronica Morrier's deflected shot in what was the best chance for either team over the opening 45 minutes. Hannah Pinkus was put through to the right penalty area and got a shot off that was blocked, and the teams went to the locker room 0-0. Emily Amano placed a beautiful free kick on net from the left wing that UMass Lowell's Lauren Huff stretched high to save in the 55th minute. In the 59th minute, Lowell's Emily Nelson took a direct pass on a corner, spun and fired low on goal. But Chiavaro was on the mark with a sliding save to her left that kept it scoreless. The see-sawing continued as Colgate's Ruby Diodati had a nice chance that was saved by Huff in the 69th minute, followed by Lowell's Rachel Morrier getting her head on a corner attempt but firing well high in the 73rd minute. Colgate then took control over the final 15 minutes of regulation, sparked by Dom DeMarco's strong header that Huff kept off the line with a diving stop in the 76th minute. Pinkus contributed a pair of scoring chances in overtime. The first came in the opening session via a header that she could not quite direct toward a w