WATCHUNG, NJ — In a game that saw four goals scored in the final six minutes of regulation--two per side--the Ridge girls soccer team battled to a 3-3 tie with undefeated Mount St. Mary Monday afternoon.
Mount St. Mary took a 2-1 lead off a corner kick with 5:46 left in the second half. Suddenly, what had been a defensive struggle turned instead into an offensive slugfest.
With 2:51 left, Payton Uhrig took a cross from Gabby Allen on the right side and buried a left-footed shot in the back of the net enabling Ridge to tie the game, 2-2.
Just a minute later, the Red Devils (2-2-1) took a 3-2 lead when Corinne Lamb scored from straight on from about 10 yards away off a pass from Katie Keefe. But Mount St. Mary (5-0-1) mounted one last attack in regulation and tied the game, 3-3, when a scramble in front of the net resulted in a goal.
The offensive outburst had one more salvo left, but Ridge forward Grace Murray's header off a corner from the right side sailed just over the crossbar with 10 seconds left in regulation.
Tayler Mark had scored the first goal of the game for Ridge with 6:46 left in the first half on an assist by Uhrig.
Mary Wieszczek, Jaclyn Dencker and Margaret Burke scored the goals for Mount St. Mary. Ridge finished with 10 shots on goal to seven for Mount St. Mary.