(4/14) Mauldin 1 - 1 Dorman

     The Mavericks travelled to Dorman to take on the Cavaliers on a firm, bouncy pitch.  The first half was played exclusively between the penalty areas with each team only managing a couple long range shots.  Both teams worked constantly to settle the bouncy ball and try to find a way through their opponent's back line.  The Mavs began the second half with a flurry, keeping the Dorman defense under continuous pressure.  A great opportunity began in the back when Carolyn Sullivan played an excellent long ball out that found its way up the right side and was then played all the way across to the left.  A one-touch cross back across goal forced the Dorman keeper to make a point-blank save at the right post.  Ten minutes into the second half, Dorman took a 40 meter free kick that Carolyn tried to tip over the bar.  Unfortunately the ball found its way under the crossbar for the opening score.  The Mavericks worked hard to find the equalizer and it came in the 57th minute.  The Mavs had worked the ball deep into the Cavalier penalty box and each Dorman clearance was intercepted by a Mav and pushed right back in front of goal.  One of the desparate clearances fell to Allison Rushing who put her foot into the ball from 40 out.  The Cavalier keeper watched the ball sail past high into the left corner of the goal.  Mauldin kept the pressure on trying to find a winner.  Mallory Allen attacked deep on the right and played the ball back to Lauren Cowley waiting inside the spot.  Her effort missed just high of the goal.  Good job girls!