Jamie Floyd's first half goal gave UC Santa Cruz an early lead, but Claremont Mudd Scripps scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 tie.
UC Santa Cruz goes to 1-1-1 on the year while the Athenas are now 3-0-1.
The tie broke UCSC's three-game losing streak to the Athenas and was the 27th game played between the two schools since 1987.
UCSC's Tea Lopes had the first two shots of the game after corner kicks, after which it settled into an even game. With 27:33 until halftime, Tomiko Hoshijima stole the ball and found Floyd open at the top of the box, who then shot it into the net for her first career goal and to give the Banana Slugs a 1-0 lead. It was the first goal allowed by the Athenas all year.
The Athenas had the better of possession in the second half, but UCSC held until 5:30 left, when CMS substitute Nicole Oberlag got on the end of a cross in the box and knocked home the equalizer.
The Athenas had a 5-0 shot advantage in the overtime, but couldn't find a golden goal. The best chance was Oberlag's header in the 100th minute off a corner but it was saved in the air by Slug goalie Alyssa Diaz-Tucker.
Diaz-Tucker finished with nine saves on the day.
UC Santa Cruz plays two more SCIAC schools on the road next week, beginning Thursday at Whittier.