When and Where: September 22, 2018 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 2, American International College 1 (OT)
Records: SNHU 5-3-0 (3-2-0 NE10), AIC 4-4-0 (2-3-0 NE10)
Freshman Sydney Carney (Northborough, Mass.) notched a goal and an assist, as she scored the game winner in the 97th minute to lift the Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team to a 2-1 overtime victory against American International College on Saturday afternoon at Penmen Stadium.
- Carney's goal was her third of the season, as well as her second game winner.
- Senior Danielle Humphreys (Hebron, Conn.) also scored for the Penmen.
- Freshman goalkeeper Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario) stopped five of the six shots she faced.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Despite being outshot, 7-4, in the opening stanza, it was American Int'l that would take a 1-0 lead to halftime after Anniina Sankoh pushed a pass up the left side of the field and into the box for Haley Wheeler, who ripped a high shot past an outstretched Rose and into the far corner.
- The Penmen did nearly tie it in the waning seconds when the corner service from graduate student Sydney Crema (Litchfield, N.H.) floated into the middle of the box, where freshman Cara Easter (Weare, N.H.) drove a header toward the near left post, but AIC goalkeeper Mikayla Demanche dove to her right and punched the ball away.
- Southern New Hampshire would gain the equalizer in the 55th minute when Carney sent a feed from the right flank across the box for Humphreys, who popped the ball into the right side of the net to even the match, 1-1.
- The Penmen looked like they would take the lead early in the 62nd minute, as junior Shae Roys (No. Billerica, Mass.) delivered a long pass up ahead for freshman Dorthea Glorud (Brumunddal, Norway), who methodically dribbled the ball in on the right side of the box, going 1-on-1 with Demanche, but her blast beat the 'keeper, before ricocheting off the near post.
- Rose kept it tied in the 84th minute, as she robbed Jacinda McCartney from in close, going to the turf to smother the shot.
- Carney ended it 6:34 into the extra session when sophomore Jaymie Caponigro (Swampscott, Mass.) played her a long ball from the middle of the field into the right of the box, where Carney rifled a shot across the box and into the far corner of the net.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Demanche racked up 14 saves for the Yellow Jackets.
- SNHU doubled up AIC in shots, 22-11, including 14-6 in the second stanza.
- The Penmen also owned a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks, including 4-0 in the opening half.
- SNHU bounces back from a loss Tuesday and is now 5-0-1 in games following a loss since the end of 2016.
- The Penmen are now 24-8-5 (.716) over their last 37 matches dating back to the 2016 campaign.
- SNHU also improves to 11-1-2 (.857) at home since the end of the 2016 season.
- The Penmen are back in action Wednesday, Sept. 26 (7 p.m.) when they take on the University of New Haven.
- The next home match for SNHU is Tuesday, Oct. 2 (7 p.m.) when it plays host to Merrimack College at Penmen Stadium.
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