Scranton, Pa. - The Catholic University of America women’s soccer team dropped in its season finale to the University of Scranton 2-1 in overtime.
Catholic scored the game’s opening goal in the 22nd minute of play. The midfielders carried the ball down the pitch before senior Alexa Povelaitis slotted it to sophomore Elizabeth Johnson who booted in low in the left side of the net.
The Cardinals saw an opportunity to advance their lead on their next shot as senior Andrea Jablonskyj ripped the ball at the goal, but it deflected off the crossbar. They held the Royals scoreless in the first half earning a 1-0 lead at the halftime break.
Scranton equalized the game just 50 seconds into the second half after a scramble in the front of the net following a corner kick. Neither team converted a goal in the remaining 44 minutes which forced overtime in the closing game of the 2017 regular Landmark season.
The Royals got a head on the ball in the fifth minute of overtime after a cross from the left side of the penalty box and sent it into the net to claim the weekend victory.
Catholic got off 10 shots during the match, Jablonskyj totaled three while Johnson took two. Senior keeper Ally Marcello made three saves.
The Cardinals finish their season 10-7 overall and 4-3 in the Landmark Conference. They will faceoff against Susquehanna University in the league semifinals on Wednesday, November 1, at 7 p.m., in Selinsgrove, Pa.
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