Late Heroics from Patterson, Roys Lift #18 Women's Soccer to 2-1 OT Win at Southern Connecticut

Five members of the Penmen women's soccer team celebrating a goal on the field
BOX SCORE

When and Where: September 28, 2019 – New Haven, Conn. (Jess Dow Field)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 2, Southern Connecticut State University 1 (OT)
Records: SNHU 5-2-0 (3-2-0 NE10), SCSU 4-3-1 (2-2-1 NE10)

Junior Allyson Patterson (Seekonk, Mass.) tied it with 6:57 remaining in regulation and senior Shae Roys (No. Chelmsford, Mass.) struck with just 32 seconds left in the first overtime to catapult the 18th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team to a 2-1 overtime win against Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday at Jess Dow Field.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Roys' winner was her first goal of the season and first since Oct. 30 of last season when she sunk the Owls in double overtime, lifting SNHU to a 2-1 win and into the NE10 semifinals.
  • Patterson, who has now scored in six of the seven matches this season, including four straight, leads the team in goals and points.
  • Sophomore Sydney Carney (Northborough, Mass.) assisted on both goals and leads the team with seven helpers.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Rose (Waterloo, Ontario) turned away six of the seven shots she faced in the win.
KEY MOMENT
  • After Southern Connecticut snapped a scorless deadlock late in the 82nd minute, Patterson answered just 1:18 later to re-tie the score and give Roys the chance to win it at 99:28.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Owls' goalkeeper Allie Smith made six of eight saves.
  • The Penmen held a 14-12 edge in shots, including 12-5 after halftime.
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire is unbeaten in its last six meetings against Southern Connecticut (5-0-1) and last lost to the Owls Sept. 27, 2014.
  • The Penmen improve to 38-11-8 (.737) over their last 57 matches dating back to the 2016 campaign.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Oct. 2 (7 p.m.) when they play host Stonehill College at Penmen Stadium.

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