Air Force Rallies To Tie Colgate 1-1
Sept. 14, 2012
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force women's soccer rallied to a 1-1 draw with Colgate Friday night at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The tie moved the Falcons to 4-1-3, while the Raiders are now 5-3-2. Air Force remains unbeaten at home and are still off to their best start in program history.
Trailing for much of the game, Air Force tied the game up with a goal by junior Leah Bratt in the 86th minute. Bratt knocked in the ball off a melee inside the box off a corner kick from senior Stephanie Patterson.
Air Force gave up its first goal at home this season and the first in its last 409 minutes and 59 seconds. Colgate snapped the scoring streak with a goal in the 10th minute.
Jillian Kinter of Colgate took a pass from Catherine Williams and placed the ball past Falcon goalkeeper Kelly Stambaugh for the score.
After the slow start, the Falcons fought back and wore down Colgate in the second half. The Falcons had the advantage in shots 18-13 and shots on goal at 12-6.
The Falcons nearly rallied to the win but back-to-back shots on goal were stopped in the second overtime. Falcon goalkeeper Kelly Stambaugh had five saves for the Falcons.
Air Force is tied with the 1995 team for the best start in school history. The 1995 team finished with a 14-3-2 record.
Air Force returns to action Sunday, Sept. 16, traveling to Colorado for a nationally televised match. Kickoff is 1 p.m. and the game will be televised live by the Pac 12 Network.