Spartanburg, S.C. - A zero to zero draw may not have been what the Hatters were looking for Friday night in Spartanburg, yet the visitors did manage to extend their unbeaten streak to four games and goalkeeper Andrea Garavaglia (Webster Groves, Mo.) registered her first shutout of the season.
With the tie Stetson is now 6-7-1 overall and 3-2-1 in Atlantic Sun Conference play. USC Upstate improved to 3-10-1 and 1-4-1 in the league. It was the first tie of season for both squads.
"I give a lot of credit to Upstate. They played with a lot of heart and battled all night", said Stetson head coach Julie Orlowski. "For us it was one of those days where you put everything on net and they don't go in. We hit two posts and I think they cleared it off the line three times."
After 110 minutes of play Stetson finished with a 16-3 advantage in shots and led 6-3 in corner kick chances. Freshman Alyssa Welsh (Edison, NJ) led the team with five shots and three on goal, while senior Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) added five shots with two on goal. Last week Gavilsky earned A-Sun Offensive Player of the Week honors and Welsh was named as a College Soccer 360.com Primetime Performer.
"We had plenty of opportunities tonight yet just couldn't put one in. We'll take it though because every point in conference play is a good point", said Orlowski.
Sunday the road trip continues on to Johnson City, Tennessee for a 1:00 p.m. game with ETSU.