Women's Soccer Falls in Double OT Heartbreaker to Providence, 2-1
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team fell to Providence College in double overtime Sunday afternoon, 2-1. The loss puts the Wildcats at 1-4-1 while the Friars improve to 5-2-1 on the season.
Providence took the initial lead in the game in the 11th minute of the game after Catherine Zimmerman received a pass from Allison Walton and beat Wildcat keeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) low from six yards out. Brianna Spitler (Montoursville, Pa.) leveled the score in the 31st minute for the Wildcats, bringing the tally to 1-1. Spitler was 10 yards from the goal when she placed a shot to the lower right corner, beating Friar keeper Megan Sweeney for her first goal of the year. At the end of the first half, the score was deadlocked at 1-1.
Despite much offense from both squads, it would not be until the 108th minute that Providence's Walton found the back of the net with a header off a corner kick to give the Friars a 2-1 victory in sudden death. The play originated when Laura DiClemente sent a corner kick in, finding the head of Walton two yards from the goal. Walton connected with the header and put it away.
Providence outshot the Wildcats 19-10 in the game, five of which were on target. The Wildcats placed five of their 10 shots on net. Correa made three saves in the contest while Sweeney made one save in the time she played for Providence. Jessica Goudreault made three saves in the remainder of the game.
New Hampshire returns to action Friday (Sept. 14 – 7 p.m.) when they travel to Dartmouth.