WINONA LAKE, Ind. - For the second consecutive match, Taylor women's soccer went into extra-time to get a result. On Saturday, the Trojans and No. 16 Olivet Nazarene went wire-to-wire for the scoreless draw.
Scores have been hard to come by for Taylor in its opening three contests, with only one scored by Emily Brydon in the opener. The Trojans however have been extremely difficult to score against, allowing just one goal in the overtime loss to No. 22 John Brown.
"Everybody played well today," said head coach Scott Stan. "We played quickly against a fast team. "It was a good weekend for us overall, to only give up one goal against two strong teams."
Both teams created a lot of chances throughout the game, with Olivet Nazarene tallying 20 shots and placing nine on the frame of goal, all turned away by Taylor senior goalkeeper Kristiana Daniels.
Elizabeth Wahl, a key offensive player for the Tigers, scored two goals in the team's 2-1 win over Grace. Against Taylor, Wahl was contained very well.
"Katie Wierenga did a great job man-marking Wahl," said Stan. "Wierenga worked hard all game, and was a huge reason we limited Wahl to just one shot early in the game."
The Trojans had 19 shots but placed only five on goal to challenge Olivet Nazarene goalkeeper Sarah Vrosh.
The Taylor offense was led by Amanda Roden with five shots, while Shelbi Lowe and Dani Goecke each had three.
"Both teams had two or three really good opportunities to score," added Stan. "The offense isn't quite there yet for us, but we are making progress and creating chances. We looked good on our corner kicks in particular, but were just not able to get the final touch."
Taylor (1-1-1) will not play again until Tuesday, September 9 when the Trojans will play host to Aquinas. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.