Hoover Scores Late Equalizer in Blue Soccer's 1-1 Draw with Emerson

Kelly Hoover tied the game in the 84th minute to force double overtime against Emerson. (Lauren Luo)
Kelly Hoover tied the game in the 84th minute to force double overtime against Emerson. (Lauren Luo)

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Senior Kelly Hoover (Austin, Texas) scored her first collegiate goal in the 84th minute to lift Wellesley College soccer to a 1-1 tie with Emerson College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon at the Wellesley Fields Complex.

Wellesley is now 3-8-2 on the season and 0-5-2 in conference play. Emerson is now 7-5-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the NEWMAC.

Emerson got on the board first in the 18th minute when senior Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.) scored her fourth of season by picking up a blocked shot from sophomore Modesty Sanchez (Lakewood, Calif.). The Lions held on to the 1-0 lead heading into halftime, with an 8-0 advantage in shots. However, Hoover tied the game for the Blue, 1-1, when she came up with the ball following a scramble in front in the 84th minute. The goal stood as the final of the game as neither team scored in either overtime period.

Emerson outshot Wellesley, 16-8 and held the advantage in corner kicks, 14-4. Wellesley junior goalkeeper Olivia Reckley (Grosse Ile, Mich.) made three saves in the contest and is now 3-8-2 on the season. Emerson first year goalkeeper Megan Rose (Danville, Calif.) recorded five saves and is now 5-5-1.

Both teams will play again on Tuesday, October 16. Wellesley will host Clark University at 3:00 PM and Emerson will host Coast Guard at 7:00 PM.