Women's Soccer Suffers 1-0 OT Setback At Amherst

September 7, 2013

Saturday’s women’s soccer season opener at Hitchcock Field in Massachusetts featured a thriller between NESCAC rivals Amherst (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC) and Middlebury (0-1, 0-1 NESCAC). After a scoreless regulation, Megan Kim reached the back of the net seven minutes into overtime to lift the Jeffs to a 1-0 win.

The first half featured a defensive battle that produced only five shots total. Middlebury’s Scarlett Kirk registered the first shot on goal within six minutes of play but was denied by Holly Burwick. The Panthers would not record another first half shot, while Amherst put the pressure on and tallied four straight heading into the half.

The Panthers came out strong in the second session and earned four consecutive shots including one on goal. Amherst retaliated and missed two shots wide within the final minute of regulation. Heading into overtime, the Jeffs held an 8-7 advantage in shots while Burwick defended the post nicely with four saves.

Amherst was on the attack early and often in overtime play. The team tallied three shots, two on goal, before Kim snuck past the goalie and touched one in at the 97:08 mark for the win.

Elizabeth Foody made four saves in goal for Middlebury, while Burwick totaled five for Amherst.