Cardinals, Colts tie 2-2 in rival soccer matchup


Colt Casey Peacock kicks the ball away from a Cardinal defender in Monday’s matchup. Photo: Luke Cleland

Two undefeated women’s intramural soccer teams squared off on Feb. 18, but neither team won — the Beta Epsilon Cardinals and the Theta Sigma Colts played to a 2-2 tie.

The Cardinals scored first in both halves, but the Colts were able to return quickly with goals of their own.

The Cardinals came into the game with a 2-0 record. Sophomore forward Julia Whitehouse put them on the board first as she kicked the ball past the goalie after an excellent set of passes.

The Colts fought back as freshman forward Bethany Edwards scored on a second-chance effort less than five minutes later. Beta Epsilon produced several frantic offensive efforts as the half drew to a close, but could not capitalize.

The Colts continued to control the ball throughout the game until two minutes into the second half, when Cardinal freshman forward Abi Turbeville scored on a breakaway.

Regrouping, the Colt offense answered within minutes, this time as freshman forward Casey Peacock pounded the ball home.

A shot by the Colt offense with five minutes left hit the crossbar, and the Colts couldn’t control the rebound.

Another scoring opportunity came when a Cardinal handball gave the Colts a free kick opportunity with less than two minutes left, but they could not get the ball past the Cardinal goalie.

“We were being flexible,” said senior Chelsea Kern, the Colts coach. She added that her team did a great job of adjusting to the rescheduled time and an uncertain roster. “We knew the game was going to be completely different from past years,” Kern said.

She also said the Colts came out expecting anything. “We knew we had to be on top of our game,” she said.