Soccer wins twice in OT

Category:  Sports
Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 11:11 AM

The Edinboro women’s soccer team continued their hot start with nail-biting overtime wins against both Slippery Rock and Pitt-Johnstown.
They first went up against Slippery Rock on Oct. 2, topping them 2-1.

Brittnie Spithaler started the scoring at the 45-minute mark, just 40 seconds into the second half, when she back heeled the ball in off a rebound from a defender.

The Rock would get on the board 30 minutes later when the ball took a bounce into the net. As the game ended 1-1, overtime was needed.
Danielle Chatten scored in overtime off a Spithaler pass, knocking the ball into the corner.

“We were very organized, [and it was] very tense, as you can tell by the shots on goal. It looked like we were dominating. The whole second half we were better, [and] the first half was very competitive,” said Head Coach Gary Kagiavas.

The game against Pitt-Johnstown was also decided by one goal and went into overtime.

Marissa Shields scored her first goal of the season when she got a shot off from 10 yards out, putting it into the top right of the net.

Shields had the only goal and Anna Voelker had four saves.

“It definitely affects their legs,” said Kagiavas on how three overtime games can take a toll on a team.

The Scots traveled to Seton Hill on Wednesday (after Spectator press deadline) and travel to Mercyhurst on Friday. The Scots have faced Mercyhurst once already, winning 2-1.

“Second time is always harder,” said Kagiavas on the rematch.

“We know what each one does, we know strengths and weaknesses, we don’t have too many rabbits to pull out of our hat, we play the way we play. We try and hopefully that’s good enough to win.”

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