Women’s Soccer Shakes Off Marymount In Double OT

Women’s Soccer Shakes Off Marymount In Double OT


Women's Soccer Shakes Off Marymount In Double OT
Game winner comes as an own goal at 101:29


ARLINGTON, Va. - The CUA women's soccer team (9-3, 5-0 CAC) pulled out a double overtime victory Thursday night against the pesky Marymount Saints (5-6-1, 1-2 CAC) despite rain and sloppy conditions.  The win improved the Cards to 9-3 as well as an undefeated 5-0 in conference play.  CUA dominated on the offensive end accumulating 22 shots to Marymount's ten but were again hampered by a lack of goals.

"This was an ugly game.  We did not play well, but we escaped with a conference win on the road, so we'll take it," said head coach J.P. Sousa.

Neither team could score in the first half although CUA held a huge 9-1 advantage in shots and 5-1 in corner kicks.  The first goal of the night came two minutes into the second by forward Suzie Peters (Nanuet, N.Y./Albertus Magnus).  The sophomore took advantage of a loose ball in the box firing it past Beth Dickey to make it 1-0.

Marymount evened the score in the 58th minute when CUA keeper Kim Stengle (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) mishandled a shot by Alisha Parker and allowed the ball to roll past her making it 1-1.  The score would remain this way through regulation and the first ten-minute overtime.

With the rain picking up and the game getting sloppier, the Cardinals caught a break two minutes into the second OT.  Peters nailed a cross into the box and in the Saints' attempt to clear the ball, it deflected in for an own goal giving CUA the 2-1 victory.

Stengle had strong evening in the net with seven saves and the Cards held the overall advantage in corner kicks 8-4 after more than 101 minutes of play.

This Sunday, the Cardinals will travel to #18 Washington and Lee for their third match-up with a nationally-ranked opponent this season.  The game is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m.