October 2, 2013

WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYS SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE TO 1-1 DOUBLE-OVERTIME TIE

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Le Moyne Dolphins Sports Network | Women's Soccer vs. Southern Connecticut State

Video highlights from Wednesday's match against Southern Connecticut State that ended in a 1-1 draw.



Syracuse, N.Y. – Freshman forward Rachel Terry (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) scored early in the first half to lead the Le Moyne College women's soccer team to a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Southern Connecticut State University on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Ted Grant Field.

Terry opened the game's scoring at the 16:20 mark by registering her conference-leading eighth goal of the season. After stealing the ball from a Southern Connecticut defender outside of the top right corner of the penalty box, Terry carried the ball into the box and fired a shot off the diving goalkeeper's hands and into the left side of the net.

The Dolphins forced SCSU goalkeeper Camille Fantini to make three saves over the next six and one-half minutes, but could not find the back of the net.

The Owls had their best scoring chance of the half with 17:19 remaining in the stanza as Hannah Spreckley sent a shot towards the top of the goal, but sophomore goalkeeper Tori Corsaro (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) punched the ball over the crossbar.

With 14:16 remaining in the second half, Terry launched a shot from the top right corner of the penalty box, but Fantini was able to push the ball over the crossbar.

Southern Connecticut increased its offensive pressure late in the second half. After Corsaro made three saves in a span of 68 seconds, the Owls capitalized on a loose ball to knot the score at one apiece. Suzane Pires stole the ball at the top left corner of the penalty box and fired a shot on goal, which Corsaro saved, but Spreckley blasted the rebound into the left side of the net from 12 yards out with 3:13 left for her third goal of the season.

In the first overtime period, Terry sent a shot towards the top of the goal from 25 yards out, but Fantini was able to flick it over the crossbar with 1:41 left. After a Southern Connecticut foul outside the top right corner of the penalty box, sophomore forward Kelly Ristoff (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill/Siena) sent the free kick towards the left corner of the goal, but Fantini pushed it over with just two seconds left.

Corsaro and Fantini each made one save in the second overtime period to force the tie.

Corsaro finished the game with eight saves, including seven after halftime, to extend her program record to seven career ties. Fantini, a fifth-year senior in her first season on the soccer team after playing four years on the Southern Connecticut basketball team, registered nine saves. The Owls recorded an 18-17 edge in shots, while each team took five corner kicks.

Le Moyne (3-4-2, 1-3-2 NE-10), which has gone to overtime in 11 of its last 21 conference games over the last two seasons, including nine of 11 home conference games in the span, returns to action on Tuesday at Assumption College at 3:30 p.m.