SMALL ROCK, Arch. – After 110 minutes of almost identical statistical results from both sides, the University of Tennessee’s allowance ended at Martin after a season opener shutout with the same defensive strength but the inability to hammer the ball into the net in a goalless tie with the Little Rock Trojans on the Street on Sunday afternoon.
In a game of constant superiority between two teams who had won their respective season openers with a combined 5-0 72 hours earlier, the Skyhawks allowed themselves 11 shots against their non-conference opponent while giving up exactly the same number, but could one Failure to implement quadruple corner kicks in second overtime to end the competition in a stalemate.
UT Martin trotted into the locker room with the score still stuck at zero for the second straight halfNS Frame before sitting on the opposite side of the coin at 7-6 for the remaining 45 minutes of regulation. All in all a real newbie Hannah Zahn led in her second career start with four attempts on the network, followed by two attempts by Emely van der Vliet and Makayla Robinson, the latter gave UTM their first fresh season goal last Thursday against southern Illinois.
The fatigue began to ease amid the afternoon heat and extended playtime, resulting in only a single shot for both sides during the 10-minute OT segments. Graduated midfielder Bella RobertsSubstituted back just moments before, gave the Skyhawks a golden opportunity 10 seconds behind in the first overtime and squeezed the team’s final shot of the day. Unfortunately, to keep the score at zero, the shoe fell way over the post, where it stayed to the last horn.
In what a head coach becomes an issue Phil McNamaraIn the early stages of the schedule, the back four of the Skyhawks continued their excellent defensive efforts thanks to the game of. away Kamryn Chappell, Maria Castaldo, Catey Hunt, and Parker Gelinas. Also goalkeeper Erica Myers maintained their perfect track record for the first 200 minutes of the regular season, denying the opponent a goal for the second game in a row and 19thNS Time in her five-year tenure.
Little Rock goalkeeper Saskia Wagner equalized Myers on the back defense by also playing every minute of the double overtime marathon, in which the two players combined made nine saves. With Myers’ starting role and lockdown performance, the graduate now stands for 2nd Place in school history with 66 appearances on the net, now it only takes three more shutouts to be at the top of the UTM record book in this category.
Karina De Paoli and Bergros Asgeirsdottir synchronized for five attempts by the Trojans to shoot, the former being LR’s last effort in 108. responsibleNS Minute that was deflected on the way to the network. UT Martin dodged a large bullet towards the end of regulation when three consecutive Little Rock rifles were not all linked within 24 seconds before the Skyhawks in the waning moments of the first overtime.
Two contingencies in corner kicks gave UTM another crucial chance to end in a win rather than a tie, even though neither formation achieved a successful result 17 seconds apart in the 107. ledNS Minute.
The Skyhawks go back to the founding of the program in 1998 and have now ended a regular season affair against the Trojans with a draw for the third time in a total of 10 matches. Coincidentally, all three occasions were goalless conclusions, including the last meeting of the two schools in 2019 to change the all-time record of the series to 4-3-3 in favor of UT Martin.
The Skyhawks’ road test has just started with 25% of the non-conference schedule on the books and is preparing for an extended stint in Hoosier State next week to battle Indiana on Thursday, August 26thNS before then facing the state of Indiana three days later. After winning a 1-0 season opener over Valparaiso last week, IU faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday as the forerunner of the UT Martin match. The Skyhawks will look for repayment after a 2-1 loss, the only other time the two schools crossed two years ago, with first contact beginning around 6:00 p.m.