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Reyes Scores Twice; Saints Battle Rain And Knights To Double-Overtime Draw

Reyes Scores Twice; Saints Battle Rain And Knights To Double-Overtime Draw

ASTON, Pa. - The Marymount University women's soccer team played in rough rainy conditions on Wednesday evening in Pennsylvania, playing to a 2-2 double-overtime draw with Neumann University. 

The Saints moved to 1-1-1 in Atlantic East Conference play behind a two-goal effort by senior Karen Reyes, who found the back of the net twice in the first half to give Marymount a 2-0 advantage by the half. 

Her first came quickly in the first 10 minutes after a great save on the other side of the field by sophomore Maia Pappadakis on the first attempt by the Knights. Just four minutes later at 8:45, Reyes connected on her first of the day, going unassisted on goal. 

In similar fashion, Pappadakis made another save just a minute later before senior Gabby Cabrales took her first shot of the game on the transition. However, this one was pulled in by Knight keeper Anna Attardi. With much ball movement and no offensive action for over eight minutes, Reyes broke the silence with her second and final goal of the game in the 19th minute. 

Through the rest of the half and into the remaining 45 minutes of regulation, the two teams combined for 24 shots. Two of those shots in the second half went in favor of Neumann, as they tacked on two goals inthe 58th and 89th minute to send the match to extra time. 

In the first overtime, Neumann maneuvered off two shots while the Saints had one attempt by Reyes. Only one made it on target when Neumann's Lexi Concklin went high on an attempt, but Pappadakis kept the game knotted up and sent it to a second overtime. 

In the final 10 minutes, junior Sita Nair got the first shot off but sent it wide right. It was followed by three attempts by the Knights, needing Pappadakis to reel in one to to give both teams their second double-overtime draw of the season.

Pappadakis finished with five saves through 110 minutes. 

The Saints return home for Homecoming Weekend this Saturday, October 19, hosting Marywood University for another league tilt. Start time is set for 4 p.m., at Long Bridge Park.