Wolves draw at home vs. Railsplitters


NEWBERRY — A late goal by Lindsay Huber gave Newberry (4-8-1, 2-4-1) the equalizer, but two scoreless overtime periods gave the Wolves a 1-1 tie vs. Lincoln Memorial (2-7-1, 1-4-1) on Monday afternoon.

Huber drilled a shot from the top left of the box in the 81st minute into to the top right of the net as it was out of reach of LMU goalkeeper, Kathryn Lundy. It was Huber’s first goal of the 2016 season, and the senior finished the match with three shots, two of which were on frame.

The Railsplitters grabbed the 1-0 lead on a goal from Palisa Chipendo in the 68th minute. Chipendo worked her way to the left side of the box, and put the ball past KodiJean Johnson for her first goal of the season. Johnson ended the match with four saves for Newberry.

Newberry had an excellent chance from senior Erika Linch to strike first, early in the second half. On a well-placed cross from teammate Alyssa Ortega, the ball found the head of Linch right in front of the goal. But a diving stop by Lundy kept the game knotted at zero.

Again, the Wolves’ found their opportunity to put home the golden goal in the first overtime. A move by Ortega left Newberry on a 3-on-1 break. A pass from Ortega put Liz Gutierrez right on the doorstep, however, a terrific save was made once again by Lundy, and another Gutierrez follow-up was sent wide.

Lundy ended the match with nine saves for the Railsplitters.

The shot total for the game was in favor of Newberry, 27-18. The Wolves’ put 11 of those shots on goal, while the Railsplitters put forth five.

Erika Linch finished the match with a game high eight shots. Gutierrez and Ortega recorded five shots apiece. Morgan Powers added another four shots for the Wolves’.

Jacquelyn Christoph and Palisa Chipendo combined for 10 of the 18 Railsplitter shots.

The Wolves’ will face non-conference opponent Bob Jones on Thursday at Smith Road Complex at 4 p.m.


This release was provided by Newberry College.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

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