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Women's soccer ties in first Atlantic East Conference matchup

Women's soccer ties in first Atlantic East Conference matchup

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's soccer team faced off against Neumann University for their first-ever Atlantic East Conference matchup on Wednesday afternoon at Long Bridge Park, tying, 4-4, in double overtime.

Marymount came to play from the very first whistle. Applying immediate pressure on the Knights back line, junior Karen Reyes beat her mark and headed to the left end line. With time and space, Reyes fired the ball into the box. Junior Gretel Bonilla won her position inside the box to redirect the cross to the top-left netting and give the Saints the 1-0 advantage, early.

Freshman Carolyn Treuting notched her third goal of the season in the 17th minute from another cross that came from Reyes. The cross bounced around in the box, and Treuting found herself in the right spot at the right time to redirect the ball into the back of the net.

Before the end of the half, the Saints continued to apply the pressure. Junior Gabby Cabrales received a cross from freshman Taylor Memon in the 28th minute to give Marymount a 3-0 lead going into the halftime break.

The Knights came out of the break with something to prove. They scored two goals within the first six minutes of the half to cut the deficit to 3-2. In the 78th minute of play, Tina Tarantino put the ball into the back of the net to tie the game, 3-3.

The scoring didn't stop there, as just four minutes after the tying goal, Reyes received a cross from Bonilla and was able to capitalize from 17-yards out. 

With seconds winding down in regulation, the Knights earned a corner kick. With one second left on the game clock, Morgan Ryan connected her head to the ball off the corner and put it past the Marymount defense to make the game 4-4 and force overtime.

In overtime, both sides had their share of opportunities at three shots a piece. However, neither the Saints nor the Knights were able to capitalize, ending in a 4-4 draw.

Senior Sydney Sherman made her sixth start and eighth appearance in the net. She tallied five saves in 110 minutes of play.

Marymount is back on the pitch on Saturday, October 6 the team will faceoff against another Atlantic East opponent, Gwynedd Mercy University. The Saints are recognizing their seniors for Senior Day, before the game. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.