Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | Women's Soccer
Written by Mike Beasley
Wednesday afternoon’s soccer game between Carleton and Queen’s featured plenty of drama and some late game heroics by the Ravens.
The OUA East women’s soccer game had everything you could ask for in a match.
Nice goals, spirited competition, a spectacular finish and a 2-2 draw.
The teams went into the dying seconds of the game tied at 1-1 but Queen’s scored in the 89th minute to take a 2-1 lead.
Things did not look good for the Ravens.
But in a never say die attitude and with a determined effort, Carleton charged back to tie the game 2-2 in extra time as Andrea Way (Navan, ON) played the role of heroine for the Ravens with a game tying marker.
Way picked up a perfect time to notch her 9th marker of the season.
“I’m disappointed it wasn’t the game winner but it enabled us (Carleton) to get a point when it was looking like we weren’t going to get any,” said Way.
“They (Queen’s) seemed to let up after taking the lead. We took advantage of it, picked up our game and tied the game.”
Adrianna Ruggiero (Markham, ON) gave Carleton a 1-0 Carleton with her 6th goal of the season in the 32nd minute.
Queen’s replied with the next two goals (60th, 89th) to take a late game lead before Way saved the day for Carleton
“It was definitely and exciting finish,” said Alex McNutt, Ravens head coach.
“I thought we (Carleton) played well in the first half but our legs started to go in the second frame of play. We really had to dig down to score that game tying goal.
It was strong mental play on the girl’s part. We’ve come from behind before this season and did it again versus Queen’s. That’s part of our game that will take us through the rest of the year.”
Carleton (7-2-4) is in third place in the OUA East division with 24 points while Queen’s (6-2-4) is right behind in fourth place with 22 points.
Carleton and Ottawa will meet for the second time this season on Saturday, October 12. Game time at Ravens Field is 1:00PM.