Women's Soccer Edges Holy Cross in Overtime, 2-1
WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Allie Coppenrath (Green Harbor, Mass.) tallied her first goal of the season and second of her career in the 99th minute of play against Holy Cross Wednesday night, giving the Wildcats a 2-1 overtime win. With the victory, New Hampshire improves to 2-6-1 on the year while the Crusaders fall to 3-5-1.
The Wildcats struck first in the contest in the 22nd minute of play when Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kansas) notched her third goal of the season. Corder's tally came when she chipped the ball over Crusader goalie Carly McCabe and into the net from 25 yards out. Holy Cross held the advantage in shots in the half by a margin of 12-4, however the 'Cats held a 1-0 lead.
Late in the second half, Holy Cross' Annie Galvin notched the only goal of the game for the Crusaders, tying the game at 1-1. Danielle Wasserman found Galvin at the eight yard mark who in turn put the ball away to the left side of the net. At the end of regulation, the score remained deadlocked, sending the match to overtime.
In the 99th minute of the match, New Hampshire's Coppenrath tallied the only shot of the overtime frame, finding the back of the net for the 2-1 win. The play originated with Corder finding Coppenrath at the 10 yard mark. Coppenrath then blasted a shot into the right side of the net for the goal.
Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) got the win in net for New Hampshire after stopping two of the three shots she faced. McCabe made one save on the three shots she faced from the Wildcats. Holy Cross outshot UNH by a total of 19-6 in the match.
The Wildcats are back in action Sunday, Sept. 23 when they host the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for their first conference match of the season. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.