Women's Soccer Tops Wesleyan In 2OT
October 1, 2011
Middlebury’s Scarlett Kirk redirected a crossing pass from Julia Favorito 1:01:03 into the game to lift the Panthers (5-1-1, 3-1-1) to a 2-1 double overtime victory over Wesleyan (3-4, 1-4) on Dragone Field. Middlebury is back at it on Sunday, hosting Connecticut College in another NESCAC contest at 1:00 p.m.
Wesleyan took a 1-0 lead 11:05 into the game, when Laura Kurash redirected a corner kick feed from Kerry Doyle. Middlebury came back to threaten in the half, with a shot by Kirk sailing over the crossbar in the 30th minute and a header from Amy Schlueter going just wide left 12 minutes later.
Kirk and Wesleyan keeper Jessica Tollman were in a footrace to the ball early in the second half, but Tollman was able to slide and clear the ball away.
Kirk finally broke through at the 54:31 mark, taking a pass from Rachel Madding and ripping a shot into the bottom right corner as she was falling down.
Middlebury continued to threaten throughout the rest of regulation, but could not score. A great chance came in the 80th minute with a pass from Favorito to Kirk, but Tollman was able to making a diving save to her left to keep it a 1-1 game.
Following a scoreless first overtime, Kirk’s game-winner came just 1:03 into the second session. She has now scored seven goals in her last four games, leading the team with 10 overall.
Jocelyn Remmert finished with three saves to earn the win, while Tollman made seven stops for the Cardinals.