September 23, 2007

Women's Soccer Falls To Hartford, 1-0, In Overtime

Sept. 23, 2007

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. - Hartford's Mary Beth Hamilton scored the game-winner with 36 seconds left in the first sudden-death overtime period as the Holy Cross women's soccer team fell to Hartford, 1-0, in non-conference action this afternoon at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-6 overall, while the Hawks improve to 2-3-2 overall.

The first half went scoreless as each team recorded 10 total shots, while Holy Cross freshman goalie Mary Ferketic (West Hartford, Conn.) made six saves and Elizabeth Cook stopped two shots.

With 1:48 left in regulation, Holy Cross senior Alison Peters (Bolton, Mass.) blasted a shot from 25 yards out that was heading just under the upper middle cross bar but it was knocked over the net by Cook. Then with 20 seconds left, Ferketic came out of the net and made a sliding save off a breakaway by Hartford's Kacey Busque.

In overtime, the Hawks had a direct kick just outside of the 18 yard box. Sara Flowers passed it to Laura Guigli who shot the ball on the ground right up the middle of the box as Hamilton then deflected the shot into the net from five yards out for the game-winner.

Ferketic made 14 saves, while Cook stopped six shots.

The Crusaders return to action on Friday, September 28, when they hit the road to play Manhattan at 7:00 p.m.