Overtime Goal Ends Women's Soccer Season

Overtime Goal Ends Women's Soccer Season

The Susquehanna University Women's Soccer team fell 1-0 in a double overtime NCAA First Round Tournament match with Swarthmore College on Saturday afternoon at William Smith College in Geneva, New York.

Susquehanna (14-5-2) came into the match as the third seed, meeting up with second seeded Swarthmore (15-3-2).

For much of the game, the River Hawks were forced to play their strong defensive game. The River Hawks were able to get some passes down to the Garnet end of the field but nothing threatening.

Senior Jennifer Thorsheim recorded 16 saves in the game. Thorsheim made a diving save with 22 minutes left in the second half and then again with less than a minute in regulation sending the game to regulation.

The Garnet scored with five minutes in the second overtime, finding the back of the net through the River Hawk defense.

Alyssa Bolger gave Susquehanna a scoring chance midway through the second half but the Garnet keeper, easily took the ball out of play. The River Hawks had another shot in the first overtime period with Kate Cantrell crossing the ball to Grayclynn Juckes right inside the box but Swarthmore's keeper was able to snag it out of play.

This was Susquehanna University Women's Soccer teams first trip to the NCAA Tournament in school history. The River Hawks ended their memorable season with a record of 14-5-2, tying the school record for wins in a season.