ELMIRA--Junior midfielder Alyssa Dausman (Syracuse, NY) scored her second goal of the season with seven minutes expired in overtime to lift the Clarkson University Women’s Soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Elmira College in non-league action Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Knights improved to 4-3 overall on the season, and will face RIT Sunday afternoon in Rochester, NY. Elmira remained winless through five games this season at 0-4-1.
After a physical and scoreless first half, Elmira got on the scoreboard first in the 53rd minute. However, the Knights picked up a goal when Hilary Mosher (Hilton, NY) kicked one off her laces into the side netting at 65:53, with sophomore Linde Zajac (Cicero, NY) receiving credit for the assist. Clarkson appeared to push in an insurance goal with less than four minutes to go when freshman Marissa Cook (Chateaugay, NY) toed one past the goalkeeper on a one-on-one play, with Zajac again providing the assist. However, Elmira scored the equalizer with less than two minutes remaining to send the game into the extra session.
In the 98th minute, Dausman provided the heroics for the Golden Knights. With Zajac again picking up the assist, Dausman took a shot from 25 yards out from the right side just out of the penalty area. The ball knuckled through the air and curved, upper 90, into the back of the net.
Senior goalkeeper Stephanie Collins (Colton, NY) made four saves for the Knights while Megan Lowe made five stops for Elmira. Clarkson held a 22-14 edge in shots in the game, but neither team had much luck on corner kicks as Elmira recorded two to the Knights’ one.