Sophomore Scores Game-Winner in 97th Minute
ROSEMONT, Pa. — Sophomore defender Lexi Young (Hardwick, N.J./North Warren Regional) scored off an assist from junior forward Melissa Barry (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) in the 97th minute to give visiting Washington College a 1-0 overtime win over host Rosemont tonight in the collegiate women's soccer opener for both schools.
Washington College 1, Rosemont 0 (OT)
How It Happened
- Young's shot came from 20 yards out from the left corner of the box and found the back of the net at the 96:29 mark.
- The Shorewomen got the better of the play in a scoreless first half, recording five of the half's six shots, including the only two on goal.
- Barry, the Shorewomen's starting goalkeeper each of the past two seasons, entered a collegiate game as a field player for the first time at the 28:24 mark and promptly rang a shot off the crossbar just 80 seconds later.
- The second half saw Washington with a 9-4 advantage in shots, though each team had two shots on goal in the half.
- The Shorewomen had three great chances to win the game late in regulation. A shot by Bailey Howard hit the post in the 88th minute and a follow-up shot by Barry went off the crossbar. Olivia Sabatino had a header shot saved by Rosemont goalkeeper Andrea Dossantos in the 89th.
- Howard had a shot saved by Dossantos in the 95th minute. That, and a shot high by the Shorewomen's Maribeth Harrington, were the only shots of the overtime period prior to Young's goal.
For the Shorewomen (1-0-0)
- Scorers: Young (1 goal - game-winning goal), Barry (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Courtney Colbert (2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 96:29)
- The Shorewomen finished with 17 shots and five corner kicks in the game.
- Harrington had a game-high six shots.
For Rosemont (0-1-0)
- Scorers: None
- Goalkeeper: Dossantos (5 saves, 1 goal allowed, 96:29)
- The Ravens managed a total of five shots and did not record a corner kick.
- Before her four-shot, one-assist performance tonight, Barry had played every second in goal for the Shorewomen in her first two years of collegiate soccer.
- Colbert became the third Shorewoman goalkeeper in four years to record a shutout in her collegiate debut, joining Barry in 2013 and Rebecca Potochney in 2012.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
9/5 v. Widener - 4:00 p.m.
- The game against Widener will be the Shorewomen's home opener. Fans in attendance can enter a free drawing for one of six chances to win a quart of water ice from Rita's of Chestertown.