KERRVILLE, Texas – The University of Dallas women's soccer team finished the regular season with a 1-1 draw at Schreiner University on Sunday. Elisa Duran (Pomona, Calif.) accounted for the lone goal for the Crusaders (9-6-2, 6-2-1 SCAC), who erased a 1-0 deficit in the 74th minute to secure a point in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) standings.
Despite outshooting the Mountaineers (3-15-3, 1-5-1 SCAC) by 18 (21-3), which included an 11-1 advantage in the second half and 3-0 difference extra time, Dallas found itself tied scoreless at halftime and down 1-0 at the 61:27-minute mark.
Schreiner took the lead on a goal from Chloe Luna with Dani Loeblein assisting.
Duran connected on her third goal of the campaign. The senior, who set the all-time record for games played on Friday at Trinity University, tallied a game-high nine shots and placed five on target. Monica O'Donnell (Lincoln, Neb.) and Gigi Garcia Orozco (San Antonio, Texas) contributed three shots apiece, with O'Donnell hitting two shots on goal and Orozco adding one.
After the tying goal, Dallas logged four more shots with May Lien Le (Katy, Texas) and Duran having shots toward the bottom right saved by Schreiner's Allysa Nease. Nease made three saves in both overtime periods to earn the team's third tie overall. Nease managed 11 saves against 12 shots faced in 110 minutes.
Olivia Severson (La Crosse, Wis.) saved two shots against three faced and also went the distance in goal. It was her first match to work in overtime this season.
Both regular season matches between these teams went to overtime, with UD winning in Irving 1-0 in the first extra period. The past three meetings between these teams have gone extra minutes, including two draws in Kerrville.
Dallas earned the number four seed with the tie today, as Southwestern University prevailed in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2-1 in double overtime to grab the second seed thanks to the head-to-head tiebreaker over Centenary College. The Crusaders qualify for the SCAC Tournament for the second straight season and have improved to the fourth seed, its highest since 2014.
They will battle the number five seed Texas Lutheran University on Friday, November 8, at host school Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Dallas won the regular season matchup, 2-0, in Seguin, Texas. These teams met in last season's SCAC Quarterfinal and required a shootout with UD advancing.
More information can be found on the SCAC Women's Soccer Championship Website.