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The Providence College women's soccer team tied its game, 1-1, against Rhode Island on Aug. 22 at the Ray Treacy Track. It marked the season opener for both teams. Catherine Zimmerman (Madison, N.J.) notched the Friars lone goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute.
In the 25th minute of the game, the Rams took the lead as Samantha Leyh converted her first goal of the season from 25 yards out, off a free kick. The shot came from the left side of the field and she bent it inside the near post. Rhode Island held the advantage in shots during the opening half, 4-3. The Friars held a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.
In the second half, Zimmerman scored the equalizer in the 65th minute on a penalty kick. In the 86th minute, Zimmerman also had another close shot from the left side 10 yards out.
Rhode Island held a 5-1 advantage in shots during the 20 minutes of extra time. For the game, each team recorded 12 shots. Rhode Island put seven of their shots on net, while the Friars recorded six shots on goal.
Friar goalkeeper Kristyn Shea (Pascataway, N.J.) registered six saves. The Rams goalkeeper, Katie Nickles, finished the night off with five.
"Proud of the performance," Sam Lopes said after his first game as head coach of the Friars. "Started off slow, but it showed the teams strength and character after the first 20 minutes. It was a good start to our season and we will build off of it tomorrow at training, so we continue to grow individually and as a group."
Providence College returns to action Sunday, Aug. 24 against Colgate. Opening kick-off will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Ray Treacy Track.
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