#4 Middlebury and #23 Tufts Finish In a Scoreless Tie

Rose Evans and the Panther defense recorded their sixth shutout of the season on Saturday.
Rose Evans and the Panther defense recorded their sixth shutout of the season on Saturday.

The fourth-ranked Middlebury women's soccer team had its 10-game winning streak end, as the Panthers and 23rd-ranked Tufts finished in a 0-0 double-overtime tie Saturday in NESCAC action. Middlebury (10-0-1, 5-0-1) continues conference play Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with a road contest at Trinity, while Tufts (6-2-2, 3-1-2) is home Tuesday against Salem State in a 3:30 p.m. start.

The opening 45 minutes was contested mostly in the midfield, with the Panthers recording the only three shots on goal during that time. The Jumbos had a late chance on an Izzy Moore corner kick in the final minutes, but weren't able to direct a shot on net.

Middlebury came close to taking the lead 22:10 into the second frame, when Ellie Greenberg had a shot from close range, but Tufts goalie Emily Bowers made a nice diving save on the play. Five minutes later, Bowers again thwarted Greenberg, this time in a one-on-one situation. Seconds later, Olivia Miller fired a shot just high, as the hosts held a 10-2 edge in shots during the second stanza.

In the first 10-minute overtime, Bower made another diving save, robbing Middlebury's Sabrina Glaser.

The Panthers continued to press in the second extra session, getting a pair of scoring chances late. With three minutes remaining, Greenberg's shot from outside the penalty box on the right wing barely missed the left post, while Caitlin Magruder laced a shot from just outside the penalty area off the cross bar in the final minute.

Middlebury goalie Ursula Alwang made one save for her fourth shutout of the season, while Bowers registered 12 stops for the Jumbos.

The Panthers held a sizeable 20-5 advantage in shots, but Tufts boasted a 5-3 edge in corner kicks

Middlebury was looking to tie the program record for consecutive wins at 11, set during the 2000 season. The best-unbeaten streak to start a season is 18 games (15-0-3) that was established in 2004.