Schenectady, New York – The Ithaca College women’s soccer team defeated Union College 3-2 on the road in a penalty shootout on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bombers improved to 9-2-3 and 4-1-1 in the Liberty League and have a three-point lead over third-place RIT and Vassar with three games remaining in the regular season.
The first two goals of the game were each scored from the penalty spot. Emma Maley got Union on the scoreboard first, netting her puck at 14:59 of the first half. Both teams had scoring chances before Ithaca scored a free kick in the 18 yard box. Rosie Bostian He got up and turned into a goal with a score of 1-1.
The Bombers held on to lead 2-1 before the break. Julia Cascon A picture perfect corner shot Allie Stanton He shot into the back of the net in 43rd minute. Ithaca went into the halftime break leading 2-1. Claire Reader He made three saves in the period.
Union equalized in the 62ndTh At the minute, Emma Malley Ann Pearl headed past a diving reader. Despite the setback, the Bombers persevered and continued to create offensive opportunities and a heroic spirit took over. Allie Stanton With just 12 seconds left, she scored her second goal of the game and her team-leading seventh of the season.
Stanton is dispatched by the ball. Julia Cascon The junior forward was not deterred as she beat Dutch goalkeeper Rachel Berliner for the game-winner.
Ithaca will return to the friendly confines of Carp Wood Field on Saturday, October 22 when they host RPI in their final home game of the regular season. The opener is set for 2 p.m. The Bombers close out the regular season with back-to-back games against RIT (Oct. 25) and Vassar College (Oct. 29).