Photo by Robert Cifone
PITTSBURGH --- Carlow University women's soccer overcame a 3-0
deficit in the second half and forced two overtime periods to
secure a 3-3 tie against Indiana University Kokomo Saturday.
Kokomo (4-4-1, 0-1-1 RSC) took a 1-0 lead into the half after a
penalty kick in the 12th minute. Keely Hoopingarner
scored two goals in the 54th and
61st minutes to give the Cougars a commanding 3-0
It looked as though the Cougars had the game in the bag, but the
momentum shifted in Carlow's favor when a shot off the boot of
junior Alexa Schwab (Conway, Pa.) went top-shelf in the 79th minute.
Erin Thompson (FR/Bethel Park, Pa.) nabbed the
assist on the goal.
From there, Carlow (2-6-2, 0-0-2 RSC, 1-1 USCAA) picked up the
pace. Two corner kicks late in the game proved to be pivotal, and
senior Malak Shuman (Monroeville, Pa.) played
a role in each. Shuman found fellow senior Rachel
Flory (Huntington Beach, Calif.) on the first corner
to cut the Kokomo lead to 3-2 in the
With time winding down in regulation, the Celtics had another
chance to score on a corner kick, and they delivered.
Lauren Womer (SO/Oil City, Pa.) scored her
first collegiate goal in style, burying the shot in the back of the
net from Shuman's corner with 25 seconds remaining to force the
Hoopingarner had a chance to score right off the bat for the
Cougars, and Schwab had a nice shot in the 99th minute,
but both keepers stood strong in goal.
Neither team had a play in the second overtime to end the game
with a 3-3 tie.
Freshman goalkeeper Anya
Achtyl (Lancaster, N.Y.) picked up seven strong saves
in net, along with a few crucial blocks that kept the Cougars off
Carlow travels to Asbury (Ky.) University for a 5 p.m. RSC game
on Oct. 3. Links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/WSOC19.
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