Nichols Tripped Up By Western New England 1-0 In Second Overtime
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Senior forward Sara McMurray (Enfield, CT) converted a penalty kick in double overtime to secure a 1-0 victory for Western New England over Nichols in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play on Tuesday (Oct. 18) afternoon at Suprenant Field.
McMurray placed a her shot in the bottom left corner past the outstretched arms of junior goalkeeper Maureen Lynch (Holbrook, MA) at the 102:04 mark after senior forward Krista Gangloff (Newington, CT) drew a foul in the box on a fast break opportunity.
The Golden Bears held a 16-4 advantage in shots; and also attempted all eight of the games corner kicks before finally breaking through in the second overtime session.
Nichols senior forward Maria DiTommaso (Rindge, NH) had the best chance in regulation for either side in the 89th minute but WNE sophomore goalie Victoria Trezise (Islip, NY) was up to the test making a crucial save to send the game to extra time.
WNE had its best chance of regulation in the 6th minute as McMurray ripped a free kick that was punched out of play by Lynch.
Trezise made two saves to record the shutout victory in net.
Release Courtesy Western New England Sports Information