Women's Soccer Drops Sunday Matinee vs. Canton, 4-3 in Overtime
THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (September 29, 2013) – The Maritime women's soccer team faced its toughest opponent of the home schedule to this point in the season and fell in overtime to the Canton Kangaroos by the score of 4-3 on a sun-drenched Reinhart Field.
Senior Jorrie Trenkamp (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) led the way for Maritime with three goals, including a pair in the first half to give her team a 2-1 lead at the halftime break. For Trenkamp, she has now reached the 70-goal mark for her career in a Privateers uniform. Sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Hoar (Buffalo, N.Y./Kenmore East) made a career-high 19 saves, which places her 7th on the single-game saves list.
Canton controlled play in the opening minutes of the game, picking up three of the game's first four shots. The Kangaroos had a strong opportunity to score in the 10th minute of the game as Karley Kree made her way past the Privateer defense but was met by a diving save towards the left post by Hoar.
Both teams exchanged shots through the following possessions, but were unable to break through and put a goal on the board. The Kangaroos regained the ball at midfield in the 23rd minute and sprinted down the right wing as Franchesca Trombley fed a ball into the center of the box for Katlyn Hart to put her team up 1-0.
In the 38th minute of play, Trenkamp worked her feet around a trio of Canton defenders and was met with just the goalkeeper to beat, and did just that as she faked Canton goalkeeper Brittany Rotach out of position and placed the ball into the net to tie the game.
With time winding under one minute in the first half, Trenkamp made her way down the left wing with possession of the ball. After getting away from a Kangaroo defender, Trenkamp launched a strong shot into the goal with 58 seconds left in the period to give Maritime its first lead of the game at 2-1.
After halftime, Maritime looked to increase its lead off of a corner kick that was taken by junior Kadie Hook (Monkton, Md./John Carroll). The ball was sent towards the far post, where Trenkamp got a head on the ball and pushed it just wide of the left post.
Canton came back down the field several minutes later and tied the game at two. Then 34 seconds later, stormed down the field again and regained a one-goal lead as Alexandra Forsythe gave her squad the lead at 63:14.
With just under 13 minutes remaining in regulation, Maritime was awarded a free kick from about 40-yards away. Sophomore Leanne Lavelle (New Windsor, N.Y./Washingtonville) was tasked with taking the kick and placed the ball into the box where it was once again Trenkamp to put a head on the ball and push it past the keeper to knot the game up at three.
The game remained tied after 90 minutes, and for the first time in 2013 the Privateers were forced to go to overtime. The Privateers fended off a pair of Canton corner kicks to start off the period, then Hoar made one of the best saves of her season on a shot in the eighth minute of overtime. With Cree shooting from 10-yards out trying to push the ball towards the top of the net, Hoar leapt straight up and at the apex of her jump pushed the ball just beyond the crossbar to keep the game tied.
However, after the ensuing corner kick, the Kangaroos snuck one past Hoar and came away with the walk-off victory as it was Forsythe to score her second of the game to earn her team the victory.
Despite the score being close on the scoreboard, final shot totals were well in favor of Canton at 33-13, including the two in the extra session. Hoar took the loss, while picking up her 19 saves, while Rotach earned the win while stopping three Maritime shots while allowing the three goals to Trenkamp.
Maritime (7-4, 1-1 Skyline) will have a few days to recover after playing back-to-back games this weekend, and host the Purchase Panthers on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. to resume Skyline Conference play. Canton (5-4, Division III Independent) will play Division II Daemen in Amherst, N.Y. on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.