Women's Soccer Tops Hamilton In OT

October 13, 2013

Adrianna Gildner scored the game’s only goal 98:55 into the contest to lift 14th-ranked Middlebury to a 1-0 overtime victory over Hamilton (6-2-2, 3-2-1) on Dragone Field. The Panthers improve to 8-1-2, 6-1 in the NESCAC, and will return to action on Saturday at Bates.

Hamilton had a good look in the 20th minute after a loose ball in the box. The ball came to Kendall Daly at the top of the 18 for a good look, but Panther keeper Kate Reinmuth was there for the save. Just a minute later, Middlebury’s Sarah Noble nearly converted a corner kick from Ali Omsberg, but the shot went over the net. The Panthers threatened again late in the half, but Omsberg was unable to finish a cross from Jamie Soroka racing to the net.

Scarlett Kirk nearly gave her team a 1-0 lead in the 64th minute, but her shot after a feed from Soroka went past Hamilton keeper Liza Gergenti before hitting the inside of the right post. Middlebury’s Julia Favorito had a great look from 25 yards out in the 79th minute, but her blast was just tipped over the crossbar by Gergenti.

The overtime was all Middlebury as they peppered the Hamilton net early. A flurry began in the 96th minute when Gergenti made a point-blank save on Gildner after a corner kick from Moria Sloan. Another corner followed with a shot by Hannah Robinson on the far side hitting the post and bouncing away.

Middlebury was able to cash in a few minutes later with the third of the year from Gildner. After a pass from Robinson, Gilder had some space on the left side 15 yards out. Her shot slid under Gergenti and deflected into the back of the net off the far post for the game-winner.

Middlebury held a 16-9 shots advantage in the game as Reinmuth earned her third shutout of the season with five saves. Gergenti finished the contest with eight stops for the Continentals.