Soccer Battles Anna Maria to a 1-1 Tie

Photo by Mike Broglio
Photo by Mike Broglio

BRIGHTON, Mass. – Simmons soccer (2-8-2, 2-4-1 GNAC) and Anna Maria (1-9-2, 0-6-2 GNAC) fought through a pair of overtimes to a 1-1 tie, Saturday afternoon.

The two teams battled each other tough in a scoreless first half. It wasn't until 70th minute of the game when the Sharks finally broke up the stalemate. Off a corner, taken by junior captain Izabella Warren, sophomore Sydney Neumuth knocked a header into the upper left corner of the net from a pass from junior Liv Shaw

However, the lead was short-lived. A minute later, the Amcats were able to take advantage of a foul by the Sharks just outside the 18-yard-box. Deanna Barker drilled a shot just out of reach of the outstretched Simmons' goalkeeper Mo Grant to tie up the game.

In her first game in net, Grant received outstanding defense from her teammates, registering three saves.


  • Sydney Neumuth's 70th minute header into the upper left corner was her second goal of her collegiate career.
  • Since recording her first assist against Rivier, junior Izabella Warren has recorded an assist in back-to-back games
  • Sophomore Mo Grant made three saves in her first start in net.

Simmons returns to the pitch on Wednesday, Oct. 13 when they travel to Weston, Massachusetts for a 7:30 GNAC tilt with Regis.