Colgate Women’s soccer fought hard against Navy last Friday, ending in a tie after a tense double overtime. The top two ranked Patriot League teams were very evenly matched.
Freshman midfielder Jenna Panepinto notched the lone goal for the Raiders. Se-nior goaltender Ashley Walsh had anoth-er good outing as she totaled eight saves during the contest. Navy added a late goal near the end of regulation by senior Brittany Fruin to tie the game and send the match into overtime.
“I was proud of the way our team battled tonight. We knew Navy would be solid and both teams brought their A game. It was great to have so many of our alums among the fantastic Raider crowd tonight for our game as well,” head coach Kathy Brawn said.
The Raiders controlled possession of the ball for the majority of first half. Five minutes into the game, senior Jillian Kinter got the ball into the box to sopho-more Jenna Raepple after moving past the Navy defense. Raepple got a shot on goal but the ball was cleared off the goal line. First-year Catherine Williams led a nice drive that led the ball into the box before it was kicked away by a Navy defender.
Ten minutes into the second half, the Raiders got on the board when Panepinto took a shot at the top of the box, which deflected off a Navy defender into the net and gave Colgate a 1-0 lead.
Navy countered with two breakaway opportunities. The first was from Mor-gan Dankanich, who fired a shot that was partially deflected by Walsh. Before the ball crossed the line, first-year Lexi Pan-epinto got to the ball and cleared it off the line. Navy’s second opportunity was stopped when a Colgate defender kicked away a shot from Paloma Perez.
In the 71st minute, Fruin tied the game when she converted a free kick from 30 yards out. The Raiders tried to score at the final play of regulation, but J. Panepinto missed high, sending the game into overtime.
Both teams maintained strong attacks throughout the OT period. For Colgate, Williams passed the ball to sophomore Emily Manoogian, giving her a fantastic opportunity to score, but it was cleared away by defender Jade Seabrook.
In the second overtime, Manoogian and Raepple earned a great chance for a goal for the Raiders. Raepple ripped a shot at the net which looked in, but Navy goaltender Hoerner came up with the save to keep the game knotted up at 1-1.
The Raiders will play two Patriot League games away this weekend. To-morrow they will face Lafayette at 7 p.m. and on Sunday they will be matched up against Lehigh at 1 p.m..
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