The Wildcats were looking to avoid slipping to .500 in conference Friday evening against Texas A&M Corpus Christi and they did just that, but it was in the form of a 0-0 tie.
Sophomore midfielder/forward Christina Arteaga said it was very frustrating having their first tie of the season.
“I felt like we could have beat them in regulation time,” Arteaga said, “But we still put in a good fight during overtime.”
The Wildcats hosted their ‘Go Pink Game’ in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. They wore “Go Pink” to class on Friday and during their warm up before their game. Before the game, the team recognized breast cancer survivors and prayed for those, who are currently battling breast cancer.
The Wildcats had several chances to score the entire game. The Wildcats were dominant on offense and defense side. ACU led a 32-10 in shot attempts, while 16-5 of them were on goal. The Wildcats could not get past the Islander’s goalkeeper Kyleigh Hall, who blocked 16 of the Wildcat’s shots.
“It was upsetting having so many shots saved but we never gave up, we thought eventually one of them would go in and break the barrier to open up more goals against them,” Arteaga said, “But things didn’t go as planned.”
The Wildcats have scored the game-winner either in overtime or in the final five minutes of the game four times in Abilene that led to 1-0 victories. However, this was not the case this time.
ACU had a total of 13 shots in the first half, 14 shots in the second half and five in both overtime periods. Shots came from Arteaga (7), senior midfielder/forward Sophie Standifer (5), junior midfielder/defender Shay Johnson and senior midfielder Chelsea Reedy (4), junior Samantha Vestal and freshman Ashley Stamps (3).
This was the eighth shutout for the Wildcats in the 2018 season and junior redshirt keeper Rachel Johnson’s fifth of the season.
ACU will return to Elmer Gray Stadium next weekend to face the McNeese State Cowgirls Friday at 7 p.m.