When and Where: October 30, 2018 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Stadium)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 3, Southern Connecticut State University 2
Records: SNHU 14-3-2, SCSU 9-10
Junior Shae Roys (No. Billerica, Mass.) found the back of the net in the 106th minute to lift the 23rd-ranked and second-seeded Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team to a 2-1 double-overtime victory against seventh-seeded Southern Connecticut State University in a Northeast-10 Championship quarterfinal tilt at Penmen Stadium on Tuesday evening.
- Roys' goal was her third of the season.
- Freshman Sydney Carney (Northborough, Mass.) also added her seventh goal of the season and her fourth in the last seven matches.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Southern New Hampshire struck first in the 14th minute off an absolutely splendid feed from senior Danielle Humphreys (Hebron, Conn.), who sent a long pass from deep on the left flank through a pair of Southern Connecticut defenders and directly to the foot of Carney in the box. Carney dribbled in toward the 6-yard box and easily beat the goalkeeper to deposit the ball in the back right corner of the net.
- The score remained 1-0 into the second half when Southern Connecticut looked to have the equalizer in the 59th minute, but Olivia Holubecki's goal was waved off, as it came off an indirect kick and never touched another player before sailing into the top left corner of the net.
- The Penmen nearly doubled their lead in the 74th minute when freshman Dorthea Glorud (Brumunddal, Norway) delivered a centering pass from the left end line right into the middle of the box for Roys, but her blast was gobbled up by SCSU goalkeeper Abigail Allen.
- The Owls would tie it just over a minute-and-a-half later when they were awarded a penalty kick that Johanna Wahlen connected on to even the score at 1-all.
- The Penmen nearly scored a back-breaker late in the 88th minute when senior Jenna Fitzgerald (Upton, Mass.) delivered a perfect corner service into the box, where Carney put a head on it, but the ball caromed off the crossbar to keep it tied.
- Southern Connecticut provided a scare for SNHU in the 95th minute when a free kick bounced around in the box before Kaitlyn D'Amico put a foot on the ball and sent it rolling toward the right post, with freshman goalkeeper Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario) racing over to meet it, but it rolled just wide.
- Southern New Hampshire had a golden opportunity just over a minute into the second overtime when Fitzgerald dribbled in alone near the right post, but a Southern Connecticut defender seemingly came out of nowhere with a slide tackle to break up the chance.
- The Penmen finally advanced with 4:45 remaining in the second extra session with a near exact replica of their 74th-minute chance, as Glorud carried the ball into the left side of the box and fed it to the middle for Roys, who drilled it into the left side of the net.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Rose made two saves, while Allen stopped six shots.
- The Penmen outshot the Owls, 19-4, including 3-0 in the second OT.
- SNHU also owned a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks.
- SNHU, which is ranked 23rd in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Poll, is unbeaten in 13 of its last 14, including 12 straight.
- Southern New Hampshire advances to the semifinal round, where it will play host to sixth-seeded Assumption College, which upset third-seeded Stonehill College, 2-1.
- The Penmen, who blanked the Owls, 2-0, at home on Oct. 20, improve to 1-1 all-time against SCSU in the NE10 postseason.
- SNHU is now 8-7-1 (.531) all-time in the Northeast-10 Championship and is unbeaten in its last four.
- The Penmen are now 4-0-2 in overtime contests this season and are unbeaten in their previous 12 OT games over the last two years (5-0-7). In five seasons under head coach Elie Monteiro, SNHU is 12-5-7 (.646) in extra sessions.
- Glorud now has 13 points over the last eight matches. She has at least one point in seven of those, including four straight.
- The Penmen are now 33-8-7 (.760) over their last 48 matches dating back to the 2016 campaign.
- SNHU also improves to 17-1-2 (.900) at home since the end of the 2016 season.
- The Penmen are back in action Friday, Nov. 2 when they play host to Assumption in a Northeast-10 Championship semifinal match at Penmen Stadium.
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