WORCESTER, Mass. - Colgate's Jillian Kinter dribbled the ball the length of the field to score the game winning goal in double overtime and lead the Raiders to a 2-1 victory over the Holy Cross women's soccer team on Thursday evening at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium in Worcester, Mass. With the win, Colgate improves to 7-6-3 and picks up a critical Patriot League win to go to 3-1-1 in league play, while Holy Cross falls to 7-7-3 and suffers its third league loss, falling to 1-3-1.
Holy Cross took an early lead at the 25:45 mark when senior Shelby Stand (Douglas, Mass.) took a pass from sophomore Liz Early (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and put the ball in the left corner of the net. Colgate answered back at the 36:39 mark when Avery Atkins scored to tie the game, 1-1. The remainder of the first half and the entirety of the second half was scoreless as neither team could break the stalemate.
After ten minutes of overtime the game remained tied and looked to end that way until Kinter scored the game winning goal at the 104:36 mark to end the game in favor of the Raiders, 2-1.
Junior goalkeeper Mary Ferketic (West Hartford, Conn.) made the start in net for Holy Cross, playing the entire 105 minutes of action. Ferketic recorded five saves on 11 Colgate shots and allowed two goals. Colgate goalkeeper Ashley Walsh picked up her seventh win of the season, allowing one goal on 12 Holy Cross shots and making five saves.
The Crusaders continue action in Worcester on Sunday, Oct. 25, hosting Patriot League opponent Bucknell at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium at 1:00 p.m. Holy Cross will honor its seniors in a pregame presentation.