Written by Mark Bahensky
Photo by Marc Lafleur
OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens fought back from a deficit to earn a point in a 1-1 draw against the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks on Sunday night.
“We know our team; they’re going to fight. They’re a resilient group, we knew that they were going to come back, it was just a matter of time,” said Ravens Head Coach Dom Oliveri
The match featured few chances, with a total of only eight shots on goal between the two sides. The Ravens would get the first dangerous chance just minutes before halftime when Cheyenne Bent picked the ball from the feet of a Ridgebacks defender attempting to pass the ball out of the back.
Bent played it behind the defenders for Chloe Doherty to run on to, but Ridgebacks goalkeeper Alicia Chisholm got off her line quick to make the save before Doherty could get a proper shot on target.
The Ridgebacks took the lead against the run-of-play inside the first 10 minutes of the second half. Sarah Foster’s shot from inside the box was blocked by a Ravens defender, but it fell for Leah Storms who made no mistake in powering it into the back of the net.
The Ravens continued to press, eventually finding the equalizing goal in the 76th minute. Youma Konate stood over a free kick from 30 yards out on the right side and whipped the ball towards the back post. It looked an easy catch for the Ridgebacks’ Chisholm, but the ball floated over her outstretched arms towards Jordyn DeAveiro who headed it into the net.
“It’s been that kind of season, we’ve fought all year long for everything we’ve got. It was a good performance today. It’s unfortunate that we probably deserved the three points, but you’ve got to score goals in this league and we didn’t take our chances today,” added Oliveri.
The Ravens will host their rival, University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, in their next match on Sunday, October 6th at 1pm at MNP Park.