The Emory University Women's Soccer program played to a 1-1 double overtime tie with New York University Friday night at the Woodruff PE Center in Atlanta.
The Eagles outshot the Violets 7-1 in the two extra sessions and 22-12 for the game but were unable to find the golden goal as the two schools ended in a draw. Emory looked like it may have found the game-winner with just over two minutes remaining in the first overtime period with multiple chances in a wild scramble right in front of the net following a Nikki Batt corner kick but were miraculously held out of the scoring column.
Freshman Lily Dresner put the Eagles in front 1-0 right before the half as she notched her first career tally. Lining up for a free kick right outside the 18, Dresner drilled a shot to the left of the NYU wall and past the diving keeper to give Emory the edge heading into the break.
NYU answered quickly in the early goings of the second half as Alex Benedict knotted the score at one in the 48th minute. Benedict lofted a shot from the outside corner of the 18 and over a leaping Dani Staffin to put the Violets on the scoreboard.
Staffin finished the game with a season-high six saves as she moved to 3-2-1 between the posts. Her counterpart, Sophia Danielsen, posted nine saves for the Violets.
Emory returns to action Sunday afternoon as it hosts #22/16 Brandeis University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 PM.