Girls soccer: Carmel, St. Viator play to a 1-1 deadlock
Morgan Smola scored a late goal in regulation that pulled Carmel Catholic even with St. Viator in their East Suburban Catholic Conference girls soccer game Wednesday night.
Then the two teams had to play two five-minute overtimes to settle the score.
However, Carmel and St. Viator ended up in a 1-1 draw in Mundelein.
Smola tied the game in the 78th minute after taking a pass from Lyndsey Basara.
She lofted a 25-yard shot into the corner for her second goal of the season.
"This one, I had so much adrenaline," said Smola, who pushed up from the back up front on the attack.
"I just wanted to go for it and I did. It all worked out for us. I just had good blessings and it went in. We just needed all the energy up the field to help us get the tie."
Carmel (3-6-2, 0-1-1) had numerous chances and opportunities aided by a strong winds in the second half.
But the Corsairs just couldn't find the back of the net in their favor.
St. Viator keeper Lilly Collins made all 6 of her stops in that second half.
"I'm not happy with the result," Carmel coach Ray Krawzak said. "I thought we mostly outplayed (St. Viator). I think they were very frustrated with their ability to win the ball. We were doing a very good job of winning every 50/50 ball. We had many chances in the first half and we could've had 6 to 7 goals.
"We had a mistake in the back giving up a goal at that was very frustrating for us. It could've been a different game if we put balls into the back of the net."
St. Viator took a goal advantage in the 22nd minute of the first half when Emilie Doersching scored after taking a pass from Claire Bottscher.
The Lions only had a few other scoring opportunities the rest of game and into the second half leading into the overtime.
"If we could just control the ball," St. Viator coach Mike Taylor said. "We just bounced the ball and hit it away. I thought we were lucky. I do have some kids with talent here. We're young without some senior leadership."
St. Viator did play the match without the services of senior defender Bridget Dezeller, who was out because of an injury.
With the draw, the Lions are now 7-1-3 overall and 1-0-1 in the ESCC.