Emmanuel Defeates Wentworth in Overtime
BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore midfielder Lindsey Garvey's (Warwick, R.I.) second goal of the night, coming with 2:24 remaining in overtime lifted the Emmanuel women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Wentworth in a non-conference contest played on Sweeney Field. The game marked the fifth consecutive game between the two schools that has been decided by a single goal.
Despite being outshot 12-8 in the first half, the host Leopards made the most of their attempts, putting seven on goal and taking a 1-0 lead at 44:59 when freshman forward Maddy Lanoue (Pittsfield, Mass.) took a pass from classmate Olivia Moore (Salem, Conn.) and fired a shot to the upper middle of the net. The goal came with seven tenths of a second left in the half.
The lead held up until the 59:29 mark when junior midfielder Brittany Ridge (Portland, Maine) fed a pass to Garvey. Garvey's fired a shot that found the upper left corner of the net, evening the score at a goal apiece.
Both teams had chances over the final 30-plus minutes, but Wentworth junior Jess Gardner (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Emmanuel junior Jessica D'Ottavio (Pawling, N.Y.) helped to keep the score tied. With 20 seconds left in regulation, the Leopards had a chance to pull ahead, but a shot attempt sailed to the left.
In the extra period the hosts had a golden opportunity to claim the victory, but a header off of a corner kick in the 96th minute went wide of the goal. The Saints ended the game when freshman forward Amanda Roberts (Hudson, N.H.) took a shot that Gardner initially saved. However, the rebound came out to Garvey, who buried the shot inside the right post.
D'Ottavio made six saves on the night, while Gardner made 11. The Saints outshot the Leopards by a 29-17 margin.
Winners of two straight, Emmanuel (6-1) returns to Great Northeast Athletic Conference play on Wednesday when the Saints travel to St. Joseph's (Conn.). Wentworth falls to 2-5 and resumes Commonwealth Coast Conference play on Saturday at Nichols.