Pisani helps women's soccer to 0-0 tie

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 12, 2009
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Loni Pisani

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Trinity College had a 7-0 advantage in shots in overtime, but Colby College goalkeeper Loni Pisani (Kanata, Canada) made four outstanding saves during extra time as the two teams battled to a 0-0 tie in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer opener for the both squads Saturday.

The Bantams had a 23-14 advantage in shots for the game, but Pisani made 13 saves. Three of her four saves in overtime were diving punches that appeared to be going over her head. She also had another dive to knock away a shot by Trinity's Heather Lyhne (Wethersfield, Conn.) with just five seconds remaining.

Emily Weedon (Wellesley, Mass.) also played well for the Bantams with nine stops.

Besides the saves by Pisani, Colby defender Hannah Holbrook (Acton, Mass.) cleared away a shot headed into the goal with about five minutes left in the second overtime session. Trinity's Jenny Ley (Warwick, R.I.) had gotten free past the defense and dribbled past Pisani, but her slow shot was cleared away by Holbrook before it could cross the goal line.

Colby 0, Trinity 0, OT

Trinity   0#0#0#0---0

Colby     0#0#0#0---0

                Shots: Trinity 23, Colby 14. Corner kicks: Trinity 4, Colby 1. Goalies: Emily Weedon (Trinity, 110:00, 0 GA, 9 saves); Loni Pisani (Colby, 110:00, 0 GA, 13 saves).


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