YARMOUTH — When the North Yarmouth Academy field hockey time played host to Freeport on Saturday morning under a blazing sun that reminded of midsummer, both goalies turned in such incredible performances that neither deserved to be on the losing end.

And thanks to a combined 43 saves from Freeport’s Megan Seymour and NYA’s Eliza Tod, both teams remained undefeated as they battled to a 1-1 tie.

“We had a lot of chances, and so did Freeport,” said NYA Coach Wendy Polstein. “Both teams played extremely well, which is all you can ask for on a crazy hot day like this. I couldn’t believe how many shots were fired today in what was such a low-scoring game.”

Seymour, a senior who waited for her opportunity behind all-state goalie Morgan Karnes the last three seasons, continued to make the most of her starting role this year as she turned away a whopping 25 shots, including multiple breakaway attempts and a penalty corner at the end of the first overtime.

“She was phenomenal,” said Freeport Coach Marcia Wood. “Megan has been living behind Morgan Karnes’ spotlight for three years. Morgan graduated last year and Megan has just been waiting patiently for her turn. I get goose bumps thinking about it. I’m so glad she never gave up. She waited for her turn and she’s starting to show off her stuff.”

The lone blemish against Seymour came with 26 minutes left in regulation when NYA (2-0-2) capitalized on Freeport’s inability to clear the ball from the defensive zone. After Seymour turned away a pair of shots, NYA scored on a third try.

“I try to position myself early, then just react,” said Seymour.

“I felt locked in the whole game, but after that goal went in, I really tried to bear down because I didn’t want another getting past me.”

Eighth-grader Eleanor Commons scored for the Panthers, redirecting a rebound into the bottom right corner of the cage for a 1-0 advantage.

“She’s my first go-to sub and she’s really improving every day,” said Polstein. “She comes to practice, she wants to do know what she’s supposed to do. She listens. Every time we tell her to do something, she nods her head and goes and does it. Kudos to her for scoring that goal.”

On the other side of the field, Tod, a freshman, racked up 18 saves.

“Wow, what a lot of pressure on her,” Polstein said. “We’ve had a couple games like that now, but she was great today. Both goalies were.”

With just under 21 minutes remaining in regulation, Freeport (2-0-1) got the equalizer, with Alexa Koenig driving a shot into the back of the net.

Both teams had chances in overtime but couldn’t convert.