Aug 13, 2012

William and Mary Draw N.C. State 1-1

Tribe Women’s Soccer Ties N.C. State, 1-1, in Exhibition

Sat, August 11, 2012 
RALEIGH, N.C. - The William and Mary women's soccer team and N.C. State played to a, 1-1 draw Saturday evening in the College's lone exhibition match before opening the 2012 season Friday, Aug. 17, against Duke University.

Statement from Head Coach John Daly:
We got off to a slow start but rebounded nicely in the second period as we gave ourselves plenty of chances. However, we still didn't connect and execute to our maximum capability. In the third, we really controlled the flow as Cortlyn (Bristol) connected on a goal from close range. Overall, we had numerous chances and played better in the final half, which was a positive.

N.C. State got on the scoreboard first with a penalty kick goal in the first 30-minute half.  However, the Tribe outshot the Wolfpack, 5-3, in the stanza.

After the second 30-minute session garnered no goals, the Tribe tied the affair in the third and final 30-minute half.  With 3:44 left in the exhibition, senior forward Cortlyn Bristol netted the equalizer just yards away from the goal.

For the evening, W&M outshot N.C. State, 13-5, and owned a 5-2 shots on goal advantage over the Pack. Bristol finished the contest with a goal, two shots on goal and a total of four shots.  Junior back Ali Heck and freshman midfielder Barbra Platenberg each recorded a shot on goal, while senior forward Erin Liberatore notched two shots, including a shot on frame.

W&M will open the 2012 campaign Friday, Aug. 17, as it welcomes nationally ranked Duke, to Martin-Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field.  Kickoff in Williamsburg is slated for 7 p.m.