Marlins Fall 2-1 to No. 25 Misericordia in OT

Anna Pedicone. Photo by: Jim Auer
Anna Pedicone. Photo by: Jim Auer

Marlins Fall 2-1 to No. 25 Misericordia in OT

DOVER, Del. -- The Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team saw a career performance in goal by sophomore Alicia Zamora, but ultimately fell in overtime to No. 25 Misericordia by a 2-1 margin on Tuesday.

Zamora made a career-high 11 saves for the Marlins, besting her previous mark of four saves against Cal Lutheran on September 10. It also improved her .714 save percentage.

Hannah Larkin scored unassisted early in the second half to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead. She fired a shot from 25 yards out, finding the right side of the net in the 55th minute for the initial score of the game.

The Marlins tied it 20 minutes later on a loose a ball in front with Anna Pedicone finishing a pass from Sarah Heinbaugh. The goal was Pedicone's seventh of the season, the team lead in that category.

Alex Gallagher scored near the end of the first overtime period to give the Misericordia University women's soccer team a 2-1 victory. Devyn Anderson flicked a punt to Gallagher who headed home the game-winning goal.

Alyssa Pojero made seven saves in goal for the Cougars (5-2-2). Misericordia held a 22-11 edge in shots, including 13-8 on goal, and had five corners compared to four from the Marlins.

Virginia Wesleyan (5-4-1/1-0) travels to Roanoke College (4-3-1/1-0) Saturday for a 3 p.m. Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contest.