HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Susquehanna women’s soccer team certainly had its chances on offense to score, out-shooting Penn State-Harrisburg 25-9 on Wednesday night, but ultimately the two teams ended their double-overtime game in a 1-1 tie.
Marissa DeParto (Franklin Lakes, N.J./Indian Hills) netted the equalizer with five minutes to play but another 30 minutes of bonus soccer passed without another score for either side.
SU (3-7-1) was led by DeParto’s five shots, although five different players took at least two shots in the game for the Crusaders.
Freshman goalie Rachel Norbuts (Monroeville, N.J./Woodstown) played all 120 minutes and finished with five saves, including two critical stops in the final overtime period.
SU fired off 10 shots in the opening half but none were converted into goals as it stood 0-0 at the midway point.
Harrisburg’s Kara Hoy finally broke that tie 17 minutes into the second period thanks to an unassisted goal.
For 23 minutes the Lions maintained that one-goal lead until DeParto scored to force overtime.
Susquehanna held PSU-Harrisburg without a shot in the first overtime period while taking two of its own. In the second and final overtime session, both teams managed two shots but again none found the back of the net and time expired to end the match in a draw.
Next game: Saturday, Oct. 9 vs. Goucher – 1 p.m.