INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of Tennessee at Martin soccer team outshot host Butler 17-16 this afternoon at the Butler Varsity Field, but neither team could convert its chances in a 0-0 double overtime scoreless tie.
Junior Hannah McGowen led the way for the Skyhawks (1-3-1) with four shots of attempts – two of which were on goal. Midori Sera and Saphyra Coombs-James also recorded three shot attempts each for UT Martin.
Sophomore Mariah Klenke recorded her first shutout of the season and third of her career this afternoon, tallying a pair of saves in all 110 minutes.
Sera fired the Skyhawks’ first shot today, but her shot went wide left at the 4:34 mark. After a Dominika Conc attempt was blocked in the 11th minute, Coombs-James put UT Martin’s first shot on goal at the 12:59 mark, but Butler goalkeeper Mackenzie Hopkins made the save.
Coombs-James and McGowen combined for three more shot attempts over the next 14:08. Conc delivered a shot on goal off a corner kick in the 30th minute, but Hopkins snared another save.
The action in the first half would soon slow down, with Abi Sanvee attempting the only shot for either side at the 44:54 mark (wide right).
At the break, the Skyhawks had doubled up the Bulldogs in shot attempts (8-4).
Sera and McGowen each broke through for shot attempts within 1:31 of each other to begin the second half, as McGowen’s nearly snuck past Hopkins before she recorded the save.
Klenke made her first stop of the day at the 75:10 mark, preserving the 0-0 score. Less than four minutes later, Ashley Reveiz fired a shot on goal but Hopkins was there for the save once again.
With 3:43 left to go in regulation, Sera sent a shot that nearly found the back of the net before hitting the crossbar. That began a late push for UT Martin, as Coombs-James (87:27, high) and McGowen (89:16, Hopkins save) each attempted shots at the end of regulation.
Butler would outshoot UT Martin 3-0 in the first overtime period, but Klenke ensured the game would go into an extra overtime period, making a save at the 94:32 mark.
The Skyhawks were responsible for the first two shots in the double overtime period, as Sanvee had an attempt blocked and Curtis fired a shot that curved right. Butler attempted a pair of shots in the final 17 seconds of the match – including one that hit the post with eight seconds left – but the match ended in a 0-0 tie.
UT Martin concludes its five-match road swing this Friday, Sept. 7 at Arkansas State at 2 p.m. Next Sunday, Sept. 9, the Skyhawks return home for the first time since mid-August to take on in-state rival Lipscomb at 1 p.m.