Potsdam, NY – A goal in the closing seconds of the first overtime doomed the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team as they fell to the Nazareth College Golden Flyers 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Hantz Turf Field.
The Golden Knights are off for a week and next host Saint John Fisher College on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Hantz Turf Field. Nazareth College is also off for a week and travel to Alfred College next Saturday.
The Golden Flyers had many more scoring opportunities throughout the game, outshooting the Knights 18-3 in regulation, but after 90 minutes no one had been able to score. Nazareth tacked on four more shots in the extra session, including the game winner with 36 seconds remaining in overtime.
With under a minute to play, Nazareth controlled the ball in the offensive zone. Kaitlyn Sowyrda passed to Anne Czelusniak along the left side of the field, who then found Michaela Soules near the middle of the turf. Soules dribbled to her right, turned, and fired a shot from 20 yards out by Clarkson goalkeeper Kim Kenline (Akron, NY) for the win.
The Golden Flyers controlled the tempo for most of the game and took 18 more shots than the Golden Knights. Kenline recorded 13 saves in the game, including two in overtime, in the losing effort. Nazareth goalkeeper Bethany Novak only needed to stop two shots in the win.
In the final three minutes of regulation, Sarah Cipperly took two shots from roughly 30 yards out that both narrowly sailed over the crossbar. Nazareth held an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks. The loss marks the fifth straight 1-0 game Clarkson has played in, going 2-3 in that span.