Spartanburg, SC (10/10/05) -- Terrier freshman Mary Rea netted the game-tying goal late in the second half to bring Wofford back and force a 1-1 tie against Guilford Monday night in women's soccer action at Snyder Field in Spartanburg, S.C.
Rea scored her first collegiate goal at 77:27 on a header off a free kick from preseason Mallory Bramlett. The goal capped a furious second half offensive by Wofford (2-9-1) in which the host out-shot the Quakers, 16-5, on its way to an overall 27-14 edge in shots.
Both teams had several other chances to find the back of the net. With about 12:25 remaining in the first half, the Quakers' Micki Boulineau fired a shot from nearly 40 yards out which ricocheted off the crossbar and back into play.
In the second half, the Terriers' Kelly Broderick sent a free kick into the six-yard box which was eventually cleared off the line by a Guilford defender with 30:10 left.
At 24:40, Wofford had apparently tallied its first goal of the game only to have the score reversed by an offside call.
A minute-and-a-half later, at 23:10, Amanda Sperr drove down the left side and sent a shot towards the upper left 90, only to be deflected wide by a leaping Sikes.
With under 10 minutes remaining in regulation, a rush towards the Quaker goal resulted in a shot off the post by the Terriers' Natalie Ferrara.
Boulineau almost gave the visitors the victory with a minute left in regulation with a free kick which went just wide across the goal mouth.
In the first overtime, Guilford had two solid chances when Carter got a shot off in a scramble in the box, while Boulineau sent another attempt just high over the cross bar with 7:15 remaining.
In the final period, Wofford's Rachel Hyatt headed the ball towards the open net. Her misdirection forced a diving save the other way by goalkeeper Danielle Brisotti with just under a minute remaining in the match.
Senior Megan Snaider led all players with seven shots, including several solid attempts towards the cage. Sophomores Ferrara, Jessica Connett and Whitney Steelman each posted four shots.
The Quakers were led by three shots by Chelsea Glover and Boulineau.
Sikes stopped five shots in the goal frame for the Terriers, while Guilford's Brisotti collected 10 saves.
The Quakers continue their three-match road trip Wednesday (10/12) against non-conference Southern Virginia at 4:00 p.m.
Wofford 1, Guilford 1 (2OT)
37:59 -- GUIL, Jennah Carter (Rachel Gwin)
77:27 -- WOF, Mary Rea (Mallory Bramlett)
Shots: Wofford 27, Guilford 14
Saves: Guilford 14 (Brisotti 10, Team 4), Wofford 6 (Sikes 5, Team 1)
Corner Kicks: Wofford 7, Guilford 2
-Story courtesy of Wofford Sports Information.