Union edges Saints with 5 seconds left in OT in women's soccer
Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 12:47 am

Union College's Taylor Bresnahan scored the game-winning goal with just five seconds to go in the second overtime period to lift the Dutchwomen to a 2-1 win over St. Lawrence in a Liberty League women's soccer game on Saturday.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Saints and three of the four have come in overtime. SLU is now 7-6-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the Liberty League while Union improves to 11-2 and 3-1 in league play.

Bresnahan took a pass from Melissa Mansfield and put the ball past Saint goalie Abby van Geldern at 119:55 to give Union the victory.

The Saints took the early lead in the game, snapping a three-game scoreless streak, when junior Elena Rogers scored her third of the season, taking a pass from Erika Gobielle and hitting a long chip over the head of Union starting goalie Abby Stohler 23:14 into play.

Union tied it 10:03 into the second half when Jennifer Mansfield scored her tenth goal of the year on a header over van Geldern's head.

"I thought we played very well in the first half and Elena scored on a precision shot to give us the lead," said Saint coach Franco Bari. "Union came out in the second half and put us back on our heels and was able to tie the game. Both teams were outstanding in overtime and it was very unfortunate to be scored on with six seconds left in the overtime.  I thought we played with great intensity and desire in both games this weekend."

Union outshot the Saints 17-11 and had an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks. Stohler made one save before giving way to Kayla Marti, who also had one save and earned the win for Union while van Geldern finished with eight saves for the Saints.