Girls' soccer: Shawnee ties Cherokee

Senior goalie Dani Buonacuore made 15 saves today as Shawnee tied Cherokee, 1-1, in an Olympic Conference inter-division girls' soccer game.

Cherokee (3-3-1), the No. 7 team in The Inquirer Top 10, dominatedplay for long stretches but couldn't get anything past Buonacuore after Ashley Graham gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the game.

Cherokee defender Kim Lane played a terrific game.

But Buonacuore made the difference with a few spectacular saves. She made a diving stop of a point-blank blast by Cherokee's Susie Trezza midway in the first overtime.

"It was a great game," Buonacuore said. "They kept the pressure on but we were able to hold them off."

Shawnee 1 0 -- 1

Cherokee 1 0 -- 1

C: Ashley Graham. S: Own goal.

Saves: Dani Buonacuore, S, 15; Gina McCool, C, 6.

-- Phil Anastasia

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