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 wide-open goal. The second one in the second OT was thwarted by a diving Huff once again. Bottom Line • Colgate 0, UMass Lowell 0 (2 ot) Won-Lost Records • Colgate is now 0-1-1 this season. • UMass Lowell moves to 0-2-1. Facts & Figures • Colgate is now 2-0-1 against UMass Lowell all-time and has yet to allow a goal. Previous scores were 2-0 and 1-0, both in Hamilton. • Colgate went without a corner at Virginia but had eight in this game. • This is the first time since 2014 that the Raiders opened with consecutive road games. Colgate went 1-1 that season, posting a 1-0 win at Providence. • Colgate's most recent 0-0 draw was late last season at Holy Cross. The Raiders were 1-0-2 in overtime last year. From the Source • Colgate head coach Kathy Brawn: "With each opportunity, we learn more about this talented group. Our players stepped up and played a solid second half and were dangerous in the overtime. Lowell's keeper made some impressive saves to keep us off the board. "We'll move away from this one determined to put together a complete 90-plus-minute effort Sunday." Up Next • Colgate returns for the home opener Sunday afternoon against Albany. • The Great Danes are 2-1 after Thursday's 5-0 loss at Boston College. Albany opened its season with road victories at No. 21 Arizona and New Mexico State. • Kickoff from Beyer-Small '76 Field is 1 p.m.