Marlins Take No. 6 Carnegie Mellon to the Final Whistle in OT Battle
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan College women's soccer team battled with No. 6 Carnegie Mellon before falling 2-1 in 30 seconds remaining in double overtime.
It was a defensive struggle in the first half with neither team getting a good attempt at the goal until the 28:12 mark when Brooke Adamchak played a high bouncer over the defense to Katie Roberts who won a foot race with the keeper, touching the ball into the back of the net for the finish.
The Tartans had a chance to tie up the contest when Vayda Farino took a hard shot to the left, but Taylor Chapman made a diving save to the right that deflected away for a corner kick. Carnegie Mellon capitalized on the ensuing corner as Katja Brackelmanns-Puig got a head on it, but it was blocked away by a defender. The ball went right back to her foot where she attempted a shot, but miss-hit it right to Kaily Bruch who swung through for the goal.
The two teams battled through the entire second half and the two overtimes until the Tartans capitalized for the game-winner with 30 seconds left.
Carnegie Mellon's Tori Iatarola took a corner kick that resulted in a hitter that was flicked right to the foot of Haili Adams who ripped it hard into the left side.
Carnegie Mellon outshot the Marlins 21-5 while maintaining a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Sarah Mahler made one save for Carnegie Mellon (2-2) while Chapman finished with six saves for the Marlins.
Virginia Wesleyan (1-2) travels back to Newport News to play Christopher Newport University Wednesday for a 7 p.m. start.