The number was 20.
That's how many shot attempts Dallastown had in its YAIAA Division I girls' soccer match against Northeastern Tuesday afternoon.
That's also how many saves Northeastern senior goalie Brenna Schroter made in a double-overtime scoreless tie at Dallastown High School to end the Wildcats' run of seven straight divisional wins this season.
"I really thought I might get more shots than I did," Schroter said. "I come into every game ready to get hammered. I know my defense has my back, though. I'd rather be over-prepared than under-prepared."
Dallastown (9-3-2, 7-0-1 Division I), which has won all or part of each Division I regular-season title in each of the past seven seasons, still leads Division I.
"The good thing is we didn't give up a goal," said Dallastown coach Scott Austin. "We didn't lose the game. As much as I grit my teeth when I talk about a tie, a tie beats a loss any day. We thought we were going to be able to sneak one past (Schroter), but we did a good job of putting them right to her."
Dallastown freshman goalie Allison Hameier finished with six saves as the Wildcats posted their 10th shutout of the season.
Northeastern (8-3-1, 4-2-1 Division I) is in fourth place in Division I behind the Wildcats, Panthers and third-place Spring Grove.
"It's better than a loss," Schroter said. "I'm satisfied with this tie because I think everyone played real hard. We had to make sure we came in not afraid of what school they are from. We just had to play like it was any other soccer game."
The Wildcats peppered Schroter throughout the match, taking nine first-half shots and 10 in the second half. The three-year varsity starter was able to turn back every one. Dallastown also had one attempt in the first 10-minute overtime period.
"I definitely think it was one of our best defensive efforts of the season," Schroter said. "We've been working hard on trying to make our defense tighter. I think we are getting stronger overall, both on offense and defense."
The Bobcats managed just six shots in the match but had some quality opportunities, including one in the final 45 seconds of regulation by junior Cristal Flores off a pass from sophomore Brittany Arentz.
Northeastern coach Diana Collier made some lineup changes for this game to get some added speed on the pitch, and she recently switched the Bobcats back to a 4-4-2 attack. Those moves and the results were not lost on Austin.
"I thought (Northeastern) did a great job with the speed and trying to counter-attack us," Austin said. "Real early in the first half, I thought we almost had a garbage goal, but when they don't go in, they don't go in. I've seen it before. Some days, you can outshoot a team and out-possess a team and it doesn't matter. In the end, it's what is on the scoreboard."
Northeastern 0, Dallastown 0 (2OT)
Shots on goal — Ne 6, Dt 20.
Corners — Ne 0, Dt 5.
Goalies — Ne, Brenna Schroter (20 saves). Dt, Allison Hameier (6 saves).