St. Lawrence University's women's soccer team sustained another heartbreaking loss Saturday afternoon, pushing nationally-ranked William Smith to the brink before bowing 2-1 in double overtime.
Senior forward Brelynn Nasypany scored her 15th goal of the season 2:10 into the second overtime period to lift the Herons to the win on Sandy MacAllaster Field Saturday afternoon.
"While the overtime loss is a heartbreaker, I cannot even begin to say how proud I am of the performance of the team today. We created several great opportunities and the work ethic was outstanding. For such a young team, the effort in today's game was consistently strong," said Saint coach Franco Bari.
Nasypany took a short pass from Whitney Frary at the top of the box and went one-on-one with Saint goalie Abby van Geldern, stepping around the diving Saint keeper before putting the ball into the empty net at the 102:10 mark to give the 10th-ranked Herons the victory.
William Smith, 11-2-2 overall and 4-0-2 in the Liberty League, outshot the 9-6, 2-4-0 Saints 30-11, but van Geldern was solid in net with 10 saves and the Saints took the Herons to the wire before falling.
SLU opened the scoring when junior Devon Shatkin headed a corner kick by Katherine Polido past William Smith goalie Amanda Davis 3:25 into the game. It was the first goal of the year for Shatkin. The Herons tied the score at the 12:52 mark when Frary again sent a through pass into to the box where Chelsea England collected it and scored her third of the season going one-on-one with vanGeldern.
Davis finished with five saves for the Herons and the two teams were even at 3-3 in corner kicks.
St. Lawrence hosts Hamilton on Sunday while William Smith plays at Clarkson.