Panthers and Bobcats Play to a 3-3 Tie
BRADFORD, Pa. - In a roller coaster affair, the Pitt-Bradford women’s soccer team and Pitt-Greensburg played to a 3-3 draw Sunday at the Kessel Athletic Complex.
The Panthers trailed 2-0 at the break despite limiting the Bobcats to just four shot attempts in the opening frame and registering 10 of their own. For the second straight home game, Jade Adams dribbled past the goalkeeper, freeing for a shot but it was stopped by a defender seconds before crossing the line. It was one of several first half opportunities Pitt-Bradford failed to convert.
Courtney Shade cut the deficit in half in the 53rd minute, tapping in Kaitlyn Donnelly’s centering pass from the left side of the box. Grace Dadzaa tied the game at two in the 79th minute, heading in Meghan Stuck’s free kick from 30 yards out.
The Panthers went ahead 3-2 on Shade’s second goal in the 83rd minute. Awarded a goal kick, Sarah Dailey’s ball bounced over the Pitt-Greensburg defense and Shade chased it down, firing a strike from 15 yards out that sailed over the outstretched arms of the Bobcat keeper.
The lead was short lived though as Pitt-Greensburg tied the game 3-3 moments later in transition, eventually forcing overtime.
The Bobcats outshot the Panthers 6-4 in the two overtime periods yet neither team could push across the game-winner.
Pitt-Bradford dominated the stats, registering 29 shots, including 17 on goal, to Pitt-Greensburg’s 15 total attempts. The Panthers held a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks. Dailey finished with seven saves and an assist. Shade’s two goals pushed in her into the team lead with three for the season.
Pitt-Bradford moves to 3-4-3 on the season and will seek its first conference win Wednesday when it hosts Hilbert.