Bennett, women's soccer earns 0-0 tie

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 11, 2010
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Jayde Bennett

HARTFORD, Conn. --- The Colby College women's soccer team refuses to let Trinity College score a goal.

The Mules posted a shutout for the sixth straight year over the Bantams as the teams battled to a 0-0 overtime tie on Saturday in the season opener for both schools. Colby is 3-0-3 against Trinity in the last six years and has not been scored upon since the 64:30 mark of the game in the 2004 season. The Mules have posted 5-0, 1-0, 1-0 (OT) wins and three 0-0 ties during that time.

Colby sophomore goalie Jayde Bennett, who did not play last year because of injury, stopped 18 shots in her collegiate debut as the Bantams poured on 25 shots on goal. Meanwhile, sophomore Lily Pepper and senior Emily Weedon combined for 10 saves in their shutout for Trinity.

Bennett had nine saves in the first half when Trinity had a 12-3 shot advantage. The Bantams had a 25-14 advantage in shots, but the Mules pressured as well and had a big 8-1 corner kick margin.

Sam Merriweather, Alex Yorke, and Julia Blumenstyk all had three shots on goal for Colby. Leigh Howard led Trinity with seven shots.

Colby plays host to University of New England at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the squad's home opener.

Colby 0, Trinity 0, OT

Colby    0#0#0#0----0

Trinity  0#0#0#0----0

               Shots: Colby 14, Trinity 25. Corner kicks: Colby 8, Trinity 1. Goalies: Jayde Bennett (Colby, 110:00, 0 GA, 18 saves); Emily Weedon (Trinity, 45:00, 0 GA, 2 saves) and Lily Pepper (Trinity, 65:00, 0 GA, 8 saves).

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