Women’s Soccer Falls in Double Overtime: 1-0
After inclement weather forced the King’s women’s soccer team to move their game against Mt. St. Mary’s from Saturday night to Sunday night, the girls were just excited to get a chance to play. The game that unfolded was worth the wait as Mt. St. Mary’s defeated King’s 1-0 in double overtime at McCarthy Stadium. With the win the Knights improved to 2-2 on the young season while the Lady Monarchs fell to 1-2.
The game saw nearly 105 minutes of scoreless play as both squads showed excellent defensive ability. It was a back-and-forth match, as both sides had their chances but just couldn’t seem to break through and score. Finally, with 5:19 to go in the second overtime, Shanice Robe of Mt. St. Mary’s broke the scoreless tie and gave the visiting Knights the win as she maneuvered her way through two King’s defenders and placed in the low right shot of the net.
The goal was demoralizing for the Lady Monarchs, who saw their hard effort go to waste as they came up short. Despite the lack of goals, the Knights did dominate the Lady Monarchs in the second half and the overtimes as they held an 8-1 edge in shots on goal and 11-3 overall for the game. Mt. St. Mary’s also held the edge in corner kicks at 3-2.
There was not much in the stat column for King’s as freshman Ivy Nulton, freshman Shannon Laird and freshman Jenna Wilson recorded the only shots on goal for King’s. In addition to her goal, Robe had 3 shots on goal for the Knights. Kim Castro also recorded a pair of shots for the visitors.
In net for King’s, sophomore Lauren Duguid played the first half and recorded three saves while freshman Jessica Natale played the second half and the overtimes and also recorded three saves, despite giving up the lone goal and being charged with the loss. Jacquelyn Mancini made three saves in net for the Knights and picked up the victory while posting the shutout.
The Lady Monarchs hope that this loss does not dictate how the remainder of their season will go. They came into this game off of a win their last time out and wanted to build upon that victory. King’s will take a few days to rest and regroup after the extended game and loss of an off day and then return to action Wednesday when they host Alvernia University at 7 p.m. at McCarthy Stadium.